Three Training Camp Battles to Watch for Browns

The battle for right guard:The Browns offensive line - a unit whose lack of depth became impossible to ignore after injuries to both center Alex Mack and second string center Nick McDonald in 2014 – received an upgrade in the form of Cameron Erving after general manager Ray Farmer selected him with the 19th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Erving played both left tackle and...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Waiving LS Christian Yount

Adam Caplan of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Browns are expected to waive LS Christian Yount on Friday. Cleveland has made a number of roster moves regarding their offensive line this week including waiving OL Nick McDonald and signing OL Eric Olsen to a contract. Yount, 26, has three years remaining on his five-year, $4.21 ... The post Browns Waiving LS Christian...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Thursday 5/28

Bengals Bengals signed third-round TE Tyler Kroft to a four-year contract. (NFLTR) Broncos Broncos signed OT Ryan Harris. (NFLTR) Browns Browns waived OL Nick McDonald. (NFLTR) Browns re-signed restricted free agent DL Ishmaa’ily Kitchen. (NFLTR) Buccaneers Buccaneers signed K Brandon Bogotay. (NFLTR) Buccaneers waived C Ben Gottschalk. (NFLTR) Cowboys Cowboys signed fourth...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns have released Nick McDonald

The Cleveland Browns released offensive lineman Nick McDonald on Wednesday, according to the Cleveland Browns. NEWS: Browns waive OL Nick McDonald. Full details: — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 27, 2015 McDonald’s released was designated as an injury settlement for his knee. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman played in eight games last season for the...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns waive OL Nick McDonald

Following just one season in Cleveland, General Manager Ray Farmer announced on Wednesday that the Browns have waived offensive lineman Nick McDonald (with an injury designation). In his only season with the Browns, McDonald played in eight games (seven starts), all of which were at center, following Alex Mack’s season-ending broken fibula injury. The first six weeks of the season...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns let go center that started 7 games for them last season

With OTAs in full gear and the NFL offseason gaining momentum, unfortunately at this point in the year, some of the NFL dreams have to be denied. In a short time with the Cleveland Browns, the former New England Patriot, now will be a former Brown as well. Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot has confirmed the latest on the career of this former Browns center. #browns...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Waive OL Nick McDonald

The Cleveland Browns announced that they’ve placed OL Nick McDonald on waivers Wednesday. NEWS: Browns waive OL Nick McDonald. Full details: — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 27, 2015 McDonald, 27, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State back in 2010. He lasted until the start of the ... The post Browns...
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May 27, 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

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

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...
Via Buckeye State Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns extra points: Competition at center and tight end injury updates

More news and notes on the Browns Center Controversy?: There's a possibility the Browns will start their fourth different center this year on Sunday. C Nick McDonald injured his ankle/knee early against the Bills, but was cleared to return to the game. However, the coaches decided to stay with his replacement C Ryan Seymour for the remainder of the game. Pettine said Seymour has...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Austin taken to hospital for abdominal pain

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Cleveland Browns receiver Miles Austin has been taken to a Buffalo-area hospital for precautionary reasons after experiencing abdominal discomfort following a 26-10 loss to the Bills. The Browns announced the development after the game Sunday. It's unclear when Austin was hurt, and the team had no update on his status. Browns tight end Gary Barnidge did not...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY On Location: Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans in Pictures

FIELD VIEW FOR THE BROWNS’ 24-7 LOSS TO HOUSTON The Browns and the NFL continued the new November tradition of paying tribute to the troops on Sunday. (Grant Thompson/WFNY) With the AFC North and the AFC as a whole in a log jam, the Browns can’t afford to blow many more opportunities if they want to reach their goal of the playoffs. (Grant Thompson/WFNY) J.J. Watt is a...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Extra Points: Gipson racking up votes & what could've been for Browns?

More news and notes following Wednesday's Browns media availability:   Gipson Leads Pro Bowl: FS Tashaun Gipson currently is the leading vote getter for the Pro Bowl with five weeks left in the voting. Fans can vote at Gipson currently leads the NFL with six interceptions, but is questionable to play this week after suffering a concussion against the Bengals. McDonald Practices...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Running Game Update: Positives and Negatives

In the three games prior the Cleveland Browns’ 24-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the running game, averaging 1.9 yards per carry, looked to be in shambles. The injury center Alex Mack left journeymen Paul McQuistan and, most recently, Nick McDonald to replace an All-Pro. On Thursday, before the Bengals game, I wrote about the issues in the running game, taking Nick McDonald...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Offensive Line Still Holding Them Back

Despite the Cleveland Browns now being 6-3, there’s a common thread holding people back from truly believing in the team: The run game. Heading into this season, everyone (coaches, players, fans, analysts) knew that the Browns wanted to be a run-first team. And that was working until Alex Mack was lost for the year. The past few weeks, the interior of the offensive line has been...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns extra points: RBBC & the "P" word?

Some more "extra points" following the Browns win over the Bengals: Injury Update: Mike Pettine didn't update any injuries coming out of the Bengals game. He was asked about C Nick McDonald, who was seen in a walking boot. Pettine said it was something with his calf, but it was "more precautionary, than anything." He had no updates on DL Phil Taylor (knee) or any other possible...
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November 07, 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 Week 9 Winners and Losers

Has 5-3 ever felt so weird? I remember back to 2007 when a friend of mine texted me early in the season (I think it was after the home win over Cincinnati) to tell me that the Browns were going to win 10 games. I told him he was out of his mind. Next thing I know, Derek Anderson is rattling off shootout victories over opponents that were undoubtedly circling CLE as a win when the...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerald McCoy puts Nick McDonald on his butt on great sack (Video)

Gerald McCoy became the highest-paid defensive lineman in NFL history last month, and he showed on Sunday why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers paid him all that money. McCoy and one of the other Bucs D-linemen ran a twist stunt up front that left center Nick McDonald to handle McCoy 1-on-1. McCoy had so much momentum...Read More
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonald starting at center for Browns vs. Raiders

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nick McDonald is starting at center for the Browns against Oakland, allowing right guard John Greco to move back to his regular position. McDonald was activated from the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday. He had been sidelined after undergoing wrist surgery. Greco started at center last week in Jacksonville after Pro Bowler Alex Mack was lost for the season...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonald starting at center for Browns vs. Raiders

CLEVELAND (AP) Nick McDonald is starting at center for the Browns against Oakland, allowing right guard John Greco to move back to his regular position. McDonald was activated from the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday. He had been sidelined after undergoing wrist surgery. Greco started at center last week in Jacksonville after Pro Bowler Alex Mack was lost for the season...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Saturday 10/25

49ers 49ers placed CB Chris Cook and C Daniel Kilgore on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) 49ers re-signed S Bubba Ventrone to a contract. (NFLTR) Browns Browns activated OL Nick McDonald from the non-football injury list. (NFLTR) Browns waived TE Gerell Robinson. (NFLTR) Buccaneers Buccaneers signed DT Gerald McCoy to a seven-year contract extension worth $98 million...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Activate OL Nick McDonald, Waive TE Gerell Robinson

The Cleveland Browns announced Saturday that they have activated OL Nick McDonald (wrist) off the non-football injury list and waived TE Gerell Robinson. NEWS: Browns activate OL Nick McDonald and waive TE Gerell Robinson — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 25, 2014 McDonald, 27, was claimed off of waivers by the Browns back in July. He originally signed on with the Packers...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns activate Nick McDonald

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Saturday activated OL Nick McDonald to the active roster from reserve/non-football injury. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement. To make room on the roster, the team waived TE Gerell Robinson. McDonald, who was placed on NFI with a wrist injury on Aug. 26, joined the Browns via waivers from San Diego on July 22. He is a 6-4, 306...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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