Julio Jones Trade Looks Downright Disastrous for the Cleveland Browns

When the Atlanta Falcons sent five draft picks to the Cleveland Browns to move up from 26th to sixth in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft, many figured that the Browns had finally scored the deal that would allow them to acquire multiple pieces in what had been a decade-long rebuilding process.  When the dust had settled and the trade was made, Atlanta yielded two first-round...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh’s new contract could include more power

Even as the 49ers make a late-season push that could carry them back to the Super Bowl, everything isn’t completely perfect. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News shines a light on what he calls “creative tensions” between coach Jim Harbaugh and G.M. Trent Baalke. With Harbaugh, who doesn’t have final say over the roster, due to get a new contract after the season,...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers lose Bruce Miller to a scapula injury

    According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  the 49ers will be without fullback Bruce Miller with a scapula (shoulder) injury. 49ers indefinitely lost FB Bruce Miller to a scapula injury. 49ers bringing in former Jim Harbaugh's former Stanford FB Owen Marecic. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2013 Update: Hearing that Jim Harbaugh...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers fullback Bruce Miller likely done for season

Fullback Bruce Miller is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs with a left shoulder blade injury sustained during Sunday's win at Tampa Bay. Former Stanford fullback Owen Marecic was expected at team headquarters to undergo a physical and conditioning test with the intent of re-signing him to help fill the void if all goes well during the visit...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruce Miller Fractures Scapula

It looks like the 49ers will be without Bruce Miller for the rest of the season. Coach Harbaugh spoke today about the injury Miller sustained during the 33-14 win over the Buccaneers, but he didn’t want to make it official at this time. “We have a pretty good idea,” Harbaugh said. “We won’t say anything officially, but it doesn’t look good for now. The 49ers are bringing...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Miller Suffered Fractured Scapula

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller suffered a fractured scapula in his left shoulder in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay according to a team source. Jim Harbaugh said the team hopes to bring Owen Marecic to replace Miller for the stretch run.
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers waive BJ Daniels, Owen Marecic and sign Jermaine Cunningham

The 49ers made some moves today. They have released both QB BJ Daniels and FB Owen Marecic and filled one of those roster spots with LB Jermaine Cunningham. The other spot left vacant on the roster is supposed to be filled by QB John Skelton, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Source: #49ers plan to sign QB John Skelton, whom they worked out last month. — Matt Barrows...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers Sign LB Cunningham

The 49ers made a move Tuesday, inking former New England Patriot Jermaine Cunningham to a one-year deal. In turn, they waived third-string QB B.J. Daniels and reserve fullback Owen Marecic.
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers Waive QB B.J. Daniels, Intend To Sign John Skelton

The San Francisco 49ers surprisingly released QB B.J. Daniels on Tuesday, as well as FB Owen Marecic. Matt Barrows reports that sources have informed him that the 49ers plan to sign former Cardinals QB John Skelton to take his place on their roster. Skelton previously worked out for the 49ers last month and just met with Titans this week. Skelton was with the Bengals during training...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Inactives: Week 4

49ers ILB Patrick Willis, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, QB B.J. Daniels, FB Owen Marecic, WR Chris Harper, WR Marlon Moore, G Joe Looney Rams RB Isaiah Pead, TE Mike McNeill, OT Rodger Saffold, OT Mike Person, C/G Barrett Jones, G Brandon Washington, DE William Hayes The post NFL Inactives: Week 4 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers sign FB Owen Marecic

Owen Marecic joined the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, signing a one-year contract two weeks after being released by the Cleveland Browns. If San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh had his way, Marecic would have been with the 49ers on draft day in 2011. Marecic won't be rushed into the starting lineup. Bruce Miller remains the 49ers starter at fullback. Harbaugh will find a way...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers' Ian Williams goes on injured reserve

San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a broken left ankle. Williams, who was scheduled to undergo surgery on the ankle, was injured on by a block by J.R. Sweezy early in the 49ers' 29-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Williams, a three-year veteran who made his first career start against the Seahawks, has played in six...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers fill Ian Williams roster spot with Owen Marecic

The 49ers placed DL Ian Williams on injured reserve after suffering a broken ankle Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks. With a roster spot open the 49ers went out and signed a Jim Harbaugh favorite in all around player Owen Marecic. Marecic played for Harbaugh at Stanford where he played fullback and linebacker. Look for Marecic to help primarily on special teams, but other...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers Sign Marecic, Williams to IR

The 49ers announced the signing of fullback Owen Marecic, a favorite of Jim Harbaugh during his days at Stanford. He replaces Ian Williams, who suffered a broken ankle Sunday and has gone on injured reserve.
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: San Francisco 49ers sign Owen Marecic

The San Francisco 49ers signed Owen Marecic today after sending nose tackle Ian Williams to injured reserve. The former Cleveland Browns fullback was released by the team on August 27th. 49ers sign fullback Owen Marecic, nose tackle Ian Williams (broken ankle) to injured reserve — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 17, 2013 We’re talking about a former Browns fan whipping...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers to sign Owen Marecic

It looks like Harbaugh will get his Stanford favorite back on his team. The #49ers will sign former Stanford FB Owen Marecic (just released by Browns), per league source. A Harbaugh favorite from the Farm. — Kyle Bonagura (@KyleBonagura) August 31, 2013 Harbaugh on Marecic… “We did everything we could to get him here and we came up short on that one,” he said. “Cleveland...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Out with the Owen, in with the new: Keepin’ it Real

Welcome to “Keepin’ It Real (and sometimes funny),” our new weekly column highlighting relevant events in Cleveland sports, and how we might feel about them; the brainchild of the man behind Twitter’s @NotSCCleveland. We will take a dive in to the good, the bad and the downright head-scratching moments that have been the last week in Cleveland sports. Do enjoy, and please...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns place Montario Hardesty on IR for season

The Browns placed running back Montario Hardesty (knee) on injured reserve for the season for the second time in four years and waived fullback Owen Marecic today in the first roster trim to 75 players. The Browns were also awarded outside linebacker Paul Hazel from Jacksonville and punter Colton Schmidt from San Francisco. In addition they waived linebacker Kendrick Adams offensive...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Marecic among Browns’ cuts; team awarded LB Paul Hazel, P Colton Schmidt

Tuesday afternoon the Browns made several roster moves in order to comply with the NFL roster limit of 75. First the additions. Cleveland was awarded LB Paul Hazel from Jacksonville and P Colton Schmidt from San Francisco from waivers. The Browns also waived linebacker Kendrick Adams, offensive lineman Dominic Alford, wide receiver Dominique Croom, defensive lineman Nicolas Jean...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ogbonnaya's Versatility Key

No fullback? No problem. (Yes, that includes Owen Marecic.) The Browns like the versatility of Chris Ogbonnaya from the fullback position.
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Cabot: Fullback, Kicker Roster Spots Remain Up For Grabs

In her weekly Sunday question and answer column, The Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot addressed among other things the team’s fullback and kicker roster spots, which along with the reserve running back positions, remain the most up in the air in training camp and into the preseason. Hey, Mary Kay: What are the chances the Browns keep a FB? And what are the chances the Browns keep...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns sign two free agents on eve of training camp

The Cleveland Browns today added a pair of free agents with camp starting tomorrow. On the heels of Norv Turner’s admission Tuesday that the team will carry a traditional fullback, the Browns signed FB Brock Bolen to compete with Owen Marecic. In addition, the team signed LB Justin Cole. To make room, the Browns waived OL Dominic Alford and WR Kennan Davis. Here is the information...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Fullback questions, and maybe an answer

With a new coaching staff, Owen Marecic may be down to his last chance in Cleveland. (Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports) Owen Marecic was a hack sportswriter’s wet dream. At Stanford, he played both sides of the ball as a linebacker and fullback for the Andrew Luck era Cardinal teams. He was a true throwback with that rare grit and intangibles that made commentators collectively lose...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Rumor: Fullback Owen Marecic’s roster status in jeopardy

Owen Marecic, the only pure fullback on the Cleveland Browns roster, is in jeopardy of losing his spot on the team’s roster, reports the Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich. Marecic, 24, was drafted in the fourth round in 2011 as a fullback/linebacker hybrid out of Stanford. He joined the franchise as a highly regarded and very versatile player with great work ethic. During the...
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July 19, 2013  |  3 Comments

While We’re Waiting… But there were bobbleheads. So at least we have that.

“While We’re Waiting” serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Best/Worst cases for the Browns this year- “Worst Case: In spite of Norv Turner and Rob Chudzinski’s new system that emphasizes downfield throws, Weeden still struggles...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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