Cleveland Browns Lack of Free Agent Activity on Offensive Line is Concerning

Heading into the 2014 NFL offseason, one of the major points of emphasis for many in regard to the Cleveland Browns was the offensive line. More specifically, the struggles of both starting guard positions and second-year right tackle, Mitchell Schwartz, were highlighted by many writers, analysts and fans alike. As the free agent signing period has been open for over a week now,...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Free Agent Targets: Offensive Guard

We examine 3 of the top possible Cleveland Browns free agent targets on the offensive line.  _________________________________ Geoff Schwartz Schwartz is the older brother of Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz, so the Browns could have some recruiting power. Schwartz stepped in for the Chiefs in 2013 and really took off. He now comes into free-agency as one of the top three available...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Grantland lays out blueprint for Cleveland Browns free agency

The Cleveland Browns are one of the teams that Grantland’s Bill Barnwell thinks should dominate free agency. If his plan comes to fruition it will certainly be a one of the most active free agency periods in Cleveland Browns history. Barnwell claims the Browns should re-sign T.J. Ward, while acquiring the services of Knowshon Moreno, Geoff Schwartz, Brandon Spikes, Calvin Pace...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Cleveland Browns Draft Profiles: Greg Robinson

GREG ROBINSON, OFFENSIVE TACKLE, AUBURN Height: 6-5  Weight: 332 lbs.  Hometown: Thibodaux, Louisiana  There are two names that you need to know at the offensive tackle position in the 2014 draft class. One of those names is Greg Robinson. The bulldozing left tackle from Auburn is a special talent with the size, strength and athleticism not often seen in massive NFL tackles....
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Position Outlook: Offensive Line

We take an in-depth look at the offensive line outlook for the Cleveland Browns. ____________ Offensive Line Current State The current state of the Cleveland Browns offensive line remains in limbo. At the beginning of the 2013 NFL season, the Browns had what was thought of as a top tier offensive line. All-pro left tackle Joe Thomas led a group that was viewed as a top strength of...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Cleveland Browns Reunite the Schwartz Brothers in Free Agency?

The revolving door at the right guard position is one that the Cleveland Browns can’t afford to ignore this offseason. After witnessing the parade of guards that rotated in and out on the offensive line, including Shawn Lauvao, Jason Pinkston, Oniel Cousins, Garrett Gilkey and John Greco, the Browns were met with mixed results. While they struggled to run the ball, they held up...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns have two Pro Bowl o-linemen, but might lose one

Editor's note: Browns beat reporter Fred Greetham will break down the Browns roster on a position-by-position basis, with the fifth part looking at the offensive line position. Offensive Linemen - (Joe Thomas, John Greco, Alex Mack, Shawn Lauvao, Jason Pinkston, Mitchell Schwartz, Oniel Cousins, Garrett Gilkey, Reid Fragel, Martin Wallace, Chris Faulk and Jeremiah Warren) Thomas...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakdown Of Steelers LB Chris Carter Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora For the final breakdown of the season, a recap of outside linebacker Chris Carter's performance against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run: 0 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 3rd and 7, 13:49 1st. LOLB, where he lined up nearly the entire game. Tries to get into right tackle Mitchell Schwartz’s pads but his hands are...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL News Cincinnati’s Domata Peko fined for penalty in Browns game

Domata Peko, defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, was hit with a $7,875 fine by the NFL for a late-hit penalty in last Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. The hit in question, which has been presented in a GIF by the Bengals blog Cincy Jungle, was with 3:48 left in the fourth quarter. Shortly after a Jason Campbell pass to new receiver Brian Tyms was broken up,...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Diff: Stats on the Browns’ depressing loss to Cincinnati

The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about the fascinating new SportVU data and early Cavaliers shooting charts. This week, it’s over to football to talk in “Fun With Numbers”-style about the Cleveland Browns’ horrific loss to Cincinnati. 67.0% – The difference...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns-Chiefs Boxscore Recap

We now know that Greg Little and Josh Gordon were not traded. Nor was Joe Thomas. Or even the critiqued Second Year OT Mitchell Schwartz. Alex Mack, with his Un-Renegotiated Contract in a Contract Year, will be with us for at least The Rest Of The Season.Brandon Weeden. Wild Speculations running rampant in the news abounding his Sudden Tradability, given the Rapid Ascent )or was...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss


The only Jewish siblings in the NFL take each other on for the first time on Sunday. BY REBECCA MEISER It’s been 90 years since two brothers who remember each other’s bar mitzvahs have played on the same NFL field. And never has such a pair played against one another. Until Sunday– when Geoffrey Schwartz, an offensive linesman for the Kansas City Chiefs takes the field against...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns vs Minnesota Vikings Week Three Preview

Talk about having the wind sucked out of the sails. Week three for the Cleveland Browns was supposed to be a promising one with the return of Josh Gordon from a two-game suspension. Now, following the trade of Trent Richardson, it marks the beginning of a slow death march towards the NFL Draft. Despite losing arguably one of their most explosive players on offense and not having...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

Last week: 30 The Browns’ offensive line was supposed to be one of the better offensive lines in the NFL, but the right side has gotten completely blown up through the first 2 games. Right guard Oneil Cousins has been as bad as a player can possibly be in 2 starts as an injury fill in, while right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, coming off a very strong rookie year, has already given...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Film Room: Game 1, What the heck happened? Part 2

For the third consecutive year, we’ll take a seat each week in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the game, with a specific focus.  Do enjoy. If you missed part 1 of this week’s film room, go back and read it. It’s sort of a prerequisite. So in part 2 we are going to look at what the Browns did to try and help Mitchell Schwartz against Cameron...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Film Room: Game 1, What the heck happened? Part 1

For the third consecutive year, we’ll take a seat each week in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the game, with a specific focus.  Do enjoy. Before we roll tape, let me first talk about my method for these pieces. Each week after the game I try to come up with a question to be answered. For example, last season I wanted to know how we were...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Game One: Winners and Losers

Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. The Browns hit the field Sunday, which means one of my favorite weekly features is back. That’s right it is time for another Monday morning round of Winners and Losers. You know the routine. I will give you a head start with a few of my winners and losers...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Game One: Cleveland Browns 10, Miami Dolphins 23

The Browns and Dolphins played a very ugly offensive game Sunday afternoon. Both offensive lines struggled to protect their quarterback or open holes in the running game. The Browns sacked Miami’s Ryan Tannehill three times and allowed only 20 yards rushing on 21 attempts. Cleveland’s Mitchell Schwartz had a tough time trying to stop DE Cameron Wake, who got to Brandon Weeden...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mingo’s injury puts spotlight on McFadden

Last season the Browns started several players that were drafted in 2012. They included Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden and Mitchell Schwartz, plus spot starts or significant contributions from Billy Winn, John Hughes, James Michael-Johnson and Travis Benjamin. In addition, undrafted free agents Craig Robertson, L.J. Fort, Tashaun Gipson, Josh Cooper and Johnson Bademosi all were...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns vs Lions: What I’m Watching

The preseason continues tonight for the Cleveland Browns. Can they build on last week’s performance? These are the things I’ll be watching for… From the starters: 1) Cleveland’s offensive line handled the Rams. Especially in pass protection. Brandon Weeden had all kinds of time and took advantage of it to the tune of 10 for 13 passing for 112 yards and a touchdown. The Lions...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Steady Schwartz improving

BEREA, Ohio-- The plan was to find a bookend for perennial Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas to play right tackle for the Browns. So far, so good. The Browns used a second-round pick to take 6-5, 320 pound Mitchell Schwartz out of Cal in the 2012 NFL Draft. He didn't make it to the Pro Bowl as Thomas did in his rookie season, but he was voted to the Pro Football Writer's Association...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns training camp primer

The Browns kick off another training camp in Berea today. Practices open to the public will be held from 4:00 to 6:30. Gates will open an hour before practice is scheduled to start. The first day for the team in full pads will be on Saturday. Remember, inclement weather could force the team indoors, which would close practice to the public. Check or call 877-6BROWNS...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns OL preview

The Browns officially kick off their first training camp under Rob Chudzinski and staff on Thursday July 25. We will break down each position in the weeks leading up to the start of camp with the players currently on the roster. The fifth position we take a look at is the offensive line. For years, Browns fans complained about the teams offensive line. However, spending first and...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s been all quiet on the Weeden front this off-season

Shawn Lauvao and Mitchell Schwartz block for Brandon Weeden You know who hasn’t had their name drug through the mud all that much this off-season? How about Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden? It’s kind of a different look for anyone who has the letters Q and B next to his name on the Cleveland Browns roster over the last decade. It’s been an even stranger phenomenon...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Potential Browns’ targets Jennings, Cason, and Schwartz sign elsewhere

With Joe Banner stating the Browns are done making big moves in free agency Browns fans will most likely have to get used to sitting back in the recliner and watching potential free agents fly off the board (Not that this is anything new). In the last 24 hours three names the Browns have been linked to have signed their names to the dotted line elsewhere. Former Green Bay wide receiver...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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