The top 10 players in the AFC North

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. One quick note about the AFC North, it has a boatload of superstar players. Consider some of the names that were left off of this top 10: Paul Kruger...
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The top 10 players in the AFC North

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. One quick note about the AFC North, it has a boatload of superstar players. Consider some of the names that were left off of this top 10: Paul Kruger...
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Listen: Joe Thomas talks Johnny Manziel, Alex Mack, Cavs and more

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas took some time during OTA’s on Friday to talk with SiriusXM Radio’s Bruce Murray and Kirk Morrison.  The Pro Bowl tackle was very complementary of both of his quarterbacks, Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel. “It’s been really fun to get to know Josh McCown … There’s a lot of things that I am learning from him.” He goes on to say, “Johnny’s...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

For Cleveland Browns C Alex Mack, Memorial Day is more than just a holiday

Memorial Day serves as a day of remembrance of the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives to defend America’s freedom. For Browns center Alex Mack, it hits home even more. Mack has served two USO (United Service Organization) tours overseas, including a weeklong venture to Afghanistan this offseason. Mack’s appreciation stems from his family’s service in the United...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Playoff Drought: Will a stout offensive line lead to a Cleveland Browns playoff appearance?

The Cleveland Browns have gone fifteen years without a consistent answer at the quarterback position. This year may be no different, but one thing is for sure. Whoever plays quarterback for the Browns this season should have plenty of time to throw. The Browns allowed Brian Hoyer to be a “game manager” through the first five games of last season and it led to a solid 3-2 start...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Browns Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Sleepers The Browns Should Target in the Later Rounds

As the 2015 NFL Draft draws closer, Ray Farmer continues to prepare his draft boards in an attempt to improve the team’s roster. With a multitude of needs up and down the team’s depth chart to fill, the embattled Browns GM must make the most of each of his ten picks, including those in the later rounds. Here are 5 sleepers the Browns brass should consider in those later rounds...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns center Alex Mack believes in Johnny Manziel

On Monday, in an interview with Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas stated that quarterback Johnny Manziel has “lost a lot of trust” among his teammates over the past year due to his lack of preparation and commitment to the ultimate, unified goal. On Wednesday, Browns center Alex Mack had a more optimistic mindset on Manziel’s status...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0

With the 2015 NFL Draft less then a month away, the Cleveland Browns, for the second consecutive year, own ten draft picks in next month’s draft. While it’s highly unlikely they will keep all ten selections, they have the ammunition to either fill their numerous needs either by keeping the picks or make trades to acquire impact players either higher in the draft or players currently...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Could one of the Cleveland Browns best players actually opt out after 2015?

The Cleveland Browns need to keep their best players in town. This isn’t a great sign. Teammate expects Browns center Alex Mack to opt out of contract after 2015 season — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 7, 2015 Pro Football Talk has all the details, but their report centers around comments tackle Joe Thomas recently made. AROUND COVER32 Power...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Misconception: Browns Need O-Line in 1st Round

Heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have two picks in the first round that could go a long way in getting the team to the playoffs next season. One position the Browns should absolutely stay away from with their first two picks is an offensive lineman. Last season, the Browns offensive line was a weakness. Opposing teams constantly applied pressure to quarterback...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Mack working on a slow, cautious rehab plan

When Browns Pro-Bowl center Alex Mack went down with a broken left fibula in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, so did many of Cleveland’s playoff hopes. It is not a coincidence that after starting the season 4-2 with Mack, the Browns finished the season losing seven of their final 11 games with five consecutive losses to end the season. In fact, the Browns rushing offense...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Clay Matthews and his family football legacy

Back in 2009 when Eric Mangini was running the Browns’ draft and took Alex Mack, there were a lot of Browns fans that were upset that the Browns didn’t take Clay Matthews III. As it turns out the Browns and Green Bay both did pretty well with their respective picks, but I get what a double win it would have been to not only select a great player, but also a Cleveland Browns legacy...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns had sixth-best offensive line in 2014

The Cleveland Browns may have not been able to run the ball down the stretch, and their quarterback play left plenty to be desired. But if the team has anything on which to hang their hat when searching for a new offensive coordinator over the coming weeks, it’s that they have one of the best offensive lines in the game. According to Pro Football Focus: 6. Cleveland Browns (12th...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

How Alex Mack's Injury Changed the Browns' Season

The Cleveland Browns entered Week 6 of the 2014 season at 2-2 with a chance to beat their divisional rival Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns could have easily been 4-0, having lost games to the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the season by a combined total of five points. The Browns offense looked like it was finally clicking, and there was serious reason for optimism...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Numbers Prove a Change at Center is Needed

When the Cleveland Browns lost Pro Bowl center Alex Mack to injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers, nobody quite understood how devastating the loss would be. With a broken left tibula, the Browns had no choice but to shut down the best center in football and start the impossible task of filling his shoes on the field. The Browns immediately pushed career guard John Greco into action...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Heck Happened to the Browns’ Running Game?

Nearly every team in the NFL is hit with at least one injury to a key player during the course of the season. But, rarely does this injury completely devastate a team as much as Alex Mack’s broken leg has decimated the Cleveland Browns’ running attack. In the five games prior to Mack’s injury, the Browns’ rushing attack seemed nearly unstoppable at times as Ben Tate, Terrance...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Last minute game notes

The Cleveland Browns enter their Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals in an unfamiliar position.  For the first time since 2007, the Browns are 5-3 and playing meaningful games in November.  Not only are the Browns still alive in the playoff hunt, but a win on Thursday would propel Cleveland to first place in the AFC North.  The Browns would be tied with the Pittsburgh...
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: No Mack, no run

The Cleveland Browns have run into a wall the last few weeks.  The Browns, with the 4th best rushing attack in the NFL through six weeks, have had an anemic run game the last two weeks.  The two games against Jacksonville and Oakland have dropped the Browns to the 12th best rushing attack in the NFL.  What has led to this drastic drop-off? No Alex Mack The Browns recorded one...
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Losing Mack and Others May Not Spell Doom for Cleveland

Pro-Browl center Alex Mack had not missed a snap in over 5,000 plays since he was drafted for the Cleveland Browns in 2009. He will now miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula he suffered in the Browns win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mack suffered the injury when he fell at the bottom of a pile and his left foot twisted 90 degrees. There was slight hope that he would only...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns C Alex Mack place on injured reserve

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have placed Pro Bowl center Alex Mack on injured reserve with a broken left leg, officially ending his 2014 season. Mack broke his fibula on Sunday while blocking on a running play in the first half of Cleveland's 31-10 win over Pittsburgh. Mack underwent successful surgery on Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team said Mack is expected to make...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Mack to IR, Seymour signed to active roster

The Cleveland Browns have officially placed center Alex Mack onto the Injured Reserve after a successful surgery to repair his broken fibula. Mack broke his fibula last week in the win versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is expected to make a full recovery before the 2015 NFL season. Mack will end his streak of 85 consecutive starts to begin his career on Sunday when the Browns...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Alex Mack Put on Injured Reserve

The Cleveland Browns are rolling right now, but they’ll have to continue their hot streak without their Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. Mack broke his leg in last week’s win over the Steelers, and the team originally thought he could return in eight to 10 weeks. Now, that thought is lost as the team has placed Mack on the injured reserve list. With that move, the team also announced...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns' Mack placed on IR

Alex Mack's season is officially over. The Browns announced Friday that Mack is being placed on injured reserve after what the team deemed "successful" surgery to repair a broken fibula on Thursday in Charlotte. Mack suffered the injury in last week's win over the Steelers. Earlier this week, Browns coach Mike Pettine said there was a chance doctors might find a clean enough break...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Top 3 Candidates to Replace Injured Alex Mack

When Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack went down, fans collectively held their breath. The news did not get much better as Mack’s ankle was stabilized in an air-cast, and he was carted off the field. The Browns lost the heart of their offensive line, an incredible worker, a leader who leads by example and arguably the best in the game at his position. Alex Mack’s injury...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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