2014 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Surprise in Latest Mock Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft less than a month away, the team at Buckeye State Sports decided to get together and do a Cleveland Browns mock draft last night. For those of you who followed live on Twitter, we appreciate the interaction and responses—and as promised you will find our analysis and insane logic behind each selection below. There were some curveballs which made writers...
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Browns ink fullback Chris Pressley

The Cleveland Browns are determined to find a running game in 2014. After three years of struggles on the ground, the Browns are looking up in the backfield. Cleveland took a major step by bringing in run-heavy offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to call plays. The Browns gave him a decent stable of backs by bringing in Ben Tate to play alongside with Dion Lewis in the backfield...
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Browns sign FB Chris Pressley

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns have signed fullback Chris Pressley, a potential lead blocker to open holes for new running back Ben Tate.
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Cleveland Browns have landed a big traditional full back

According to the Beacon Journal the Cleveland Browns have signed Chris Pressley, a traditional fullback they hope will pave the way for running back Ben Tate.  Pressley was a former Cincinnati Bengals full back, that is a true traditional full back. Pressley is a huge kid, weighing in at 260 pounds.  He is a very […] The post Cleveland Browns have landed a big traditional full...
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What to take from the Cleveland Browns – Alex Mack Saga.

For the Cleveland Browns, there is much more at play here than just signing a Center.  Scenario 1 screws your entire draft board, and scenario 2 interferes with your ability to resign the studs, and future studs, of your team down the road.  Here’s how I see the situation. Scenario Number 1 – The Browns can refuse to match the offer made to Alex Mack by the Jacksonville Jaguars...
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2014 NFL Draft: Top 5 Offensive Linemen for the Cleveland Browns on Draft Day

Armed with 10 selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns will look to take the draft by storm and make an impact in general manager Ray Farmer’s first solo draft. They have filled a variety of their needs on offense in free agency, including Jim Dray at tight end, Andrew Hawkins and Nate Burleson at wide receiver, Ben Tate at running back and Paul McQuistan at offensive...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Cleveland’s free agent pickups are not old

The Browns seem to be stockpiling old guys in Free Agency. Is that a good thing? -Phil in Cleveland I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing, but I actually don’t agree with your statement that the Browns are “stockpiling old guys.” If you looked at some of the players who were brought in, there’s not a noticeably huge jump in age. Overall, when you examine some of...
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2014 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Should Consider RB Isaiah Crowell in Middle of Draft

With 10 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns are one of the teams being talked about the most. However, people are mostly concerned with their two first round picks and their second round pick and not focusing on the damage they can do in the mid-to-late rounds with the depth of this class. Running back for the Browns will be addressed in the draft, but with the signing...
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Texans sign running back Andre Brown

The Houston Texans have signed running back Andre Brown to help fill the void left by former backup Ben Tate, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. Brown played the last two seasons with the Giants, battling through a broken leg in each of his two years in New York. Despite only playing in the final half of the season last year, Brown finished the season with a career...
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Breaking: Andre Brown Signs With Texans

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) Andre Brown has officially signed with the Houston Texans.  This deal is for one year and the money involved has not yet been disclosed. The Texans recently lost Ben Tate to the Cleveland Browns, and so they needed a backup for Arian Foster.   Foster isn’t exactly the most durable running back in the league, and so it’s imperative...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Browns preparing to draft a QB

Things are slowing down for the Browns in free agency…but they’re just starting to heat up in preparation for the 2014 draft! Brian Hoyer, along with many of us, fully expects a top-ranked quarterback to be picked at #4 overall. Hoyer’s ready for the competition, and we’re ready to see a dynamic playmaker under center. For a summary of what went on in Cleveland over the...
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Updated: NFL Free Agency Creates Runaway Hype Machine Candidates

A few weeks ago, we broke down a few names-to-know after the first week of NFL free agency. Namely, players generating a lot of buzz after signing new contracts. Now that we are well into the NFL free agency period, there are a few more players to add to the list of runaway hype machine candidates. Ben Tate, RB, Browns Tate finally is getting a chance to be a starting running back...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr believes he’s the best QB available in the draft

There are quite a few good quarterbacks available in the 2014 NFL Draft, but there are a few that have been louder about self promotion as the draft continues to draw closer. Derek Carr has made it clear lately that he believes that he is the best quarterback in the draft. Carr had a private workout with the Browns, and after that workout he was very clear with what he believes about...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

With The 4th Pick In The NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns Select...

At the fourth pick in our series of breaking down the first round, the Cleveland Browns are very interesting.  With a solid free agency, new coaching staff, and talent already on the roster, the Cleveland Browns hold two first rounders, including this pick at four overall making them fun to breakdwon.After a solid offseason of already filling holes such as safety with signing Donte...
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Power Rankings: Who’s the biggest fool in Cleveland Browns franchise history?

Last week, we rated every team’s GOAT – the greatest of all-time. This time around, it’s a different type of goat; the kind who will live in infamy in the franchise’s annals. These are the players, coaches, administrators or other random people connected with a team who did something that will forever be remembered, but for all the wrong reasons. They brought shame on themselves...
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Dumb Tweets: Hoyer healthy, Ben Tate gets kudos

Brian Hoyer continues to fight for his right to compete for the Cleveland Browns’ starting QB position. Brian Hoyer says he’s healthy, prepping for Browns QB competition — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) March 31, 2014   Meanwhile, Browns running back Ben Tate got a solid recommendation from his old teammate from the Houston Texans, Arian Foster: Arian...
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Cleveland Browns: Takeaways from Barkevious Mingo’s quiet rookie season

No Cleveland Browns fan is prioritizing defense over offense in these next few months. With running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden, both first round selections just two years ago, on different teams in lesser roles, the Browns now have Ben Tate and Brian Hoyer sitting atop the depth charts where promising skill position players go to die. Tate isn’t everyone’s...
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Browns expected to draft Clemson WR Sammy Watkins

With the 2014 NFL Draft right around the corner, there are quite a few teams that have multiple needs at the top of the draft. One of those teams is the Cleveland Browns, who have needs at quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. According to recent reports, the Browns are expected to draft Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick if he is available at...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tate’s base deal pays out a lot less than reported

When it comes to free agency, the reporting of contract numbers often goes like this: (1) the agent leaks a number higher than the actual value of the contract; (2) the real numbers eventually get filed with the NFL and the NFLPA; and (3) by the time the real numbers are available, everyone has moved on. Just like pre-free agency tampering, which everyone does because everyone...
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Cleveland Browns Mock Draft Breakdown 4.0

We break down selections No.4 and 26 to the Cleveland Browns from NFL Mock Draft 10.0 __________________________________ 4. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Johnny Manziel has been the selection for the Cleveland Browns in our last two mocks. Manziel may have just increased his stock even further by shining in his Pro Day. The former Heisman Trophy winner is the ultimate lightning...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

A perfect fit with the Cleveland Browns, Ben Tate among our list of Free Agency's biggest winners

Ben Tate, Cleveland Browns Ben Tate landed with a team who had an obvious need at RB. He should make good on his shot as a starter (Photo: Getty Images). The reason this is a win for Tate is simple. He arrives on a team desperate for production from the running back positio and gets his first crack at the starting job. Tate had a bit of a down year in terms of overall production...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Browns?

According to the NFL Players’ union, as of Tuesday morning the Cleveland Browns are still sitting on $31,828,788.00 worth of cap space for the 2014 season. The Browns entered free agency with around $45 million. They have signed free agents Donte Whitner (S), Karlos Dansby (ILB), Ben Tate (RB), Jim Dray (TE), Andrew Hawkins (WR), Isaiah Trufant (CB) and Paul McQuiston (OL). They...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Derek Carr May Be The Perfect Quarterback

Derek Carr would be a perfect fit for the Cleveland Browns (via draftbrowns) With the 2014 NFL Draft just under two months away, some team will decide Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is the savior of its franchise’s future. The most likely candidates at the moment are the Oakland Raiders and the Cleveland Browns, both teams desperately in need of a quarterback to right the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Best players on Cleveland roster and more

Free Agency is slowing down, but the Cleveland Browns still managed to make some headlines this past week. For a summary of what went on in Cleveland over the past seven days, take a look at the links below. Browns Columns - Cleveland signs Ben Tate (READ) - Ben Tate’s goal was to sign with Cleveland (READ) - DE Prospects for the Browns (READ) - Andrew Hawkins will make...
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Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate refuses to talk about former teammate Matt Schaub.

One of he newest Cleveland Browns free agent signing’s Ben Tate, refuses to talk about his former Texans teammate Matt Schaub. During a radio interview, Tate was asked a direct question, about Schaub. His reaction was to pass right over the question, pretending he didn’t hear it. Then the question was redirected as to what Tate thought about Schaub’s quarterbacking abilities...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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