4 Positional Needs the Browns Could Address in Round One

Nose Tackle  View image | Last year, this team was putrid on the defensive side of the ball in terms of their ability to stop the run.  When you have to improve against opposing run games, you usually want to rebuild on the interior of your defense.  Adding a top flight Nose Tackle to replace Phil Taylor would help this defensive line be more resistant...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Make First Splash in Free Agency

The Browns have officially shown signs of life this offseason. After remaining completely silent during the first week of free agency, they have come out early the second week and made two big moves with a third possibly on the way should Dwayne Bowe decide to come to Cleveland.Addressing two big defensive needs, Cleveland signed ex-Dolphins DT Randy Starks to a 2-year, $8 million...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Should Target Defensive Line in Draft

The Cleveland Browns are a mess right now.Even with the recent signings of cornerback Tramon Williams and defensive lineman Randy Starks, the team’s talent is still not where it was when free agency began.One of the biggest needs entering this offseason was the defensive line, as the Browns ranked dead last in rushing yards allowed last season. Both Ahtyba Rubin and Ishmaa'ily...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Priorities Ahead of Tuesday’s FA Opener

Cut Phil Taylor View image | It’s about time we make this move, as he hasn’t contributed enough so far in his career.  He’s pretty much been a bust thus far, and considering the Browns inability to stop the run last year, it’s time for the organization to look elsewhere to fix the run defense. In order to fix this problem, a good first step would...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Wide Receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for the entire 2015 season and the Browns weren’t expected to keep him even before that. As talented as he is, the Browns seem to have grown tired of all the off-the-field issues and he seems to be out of chances. The Browns’ receiving corps wasn’t terrible in Gordon’s absence, as free agent signing Andrew Hawkins...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: The Defensive Line

Over the next many weeks, I will be reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So lets get to it, starting with the defensive line. Coming into the 2014 NFL...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Mock Drafts From Around the Web

After gathering the mock drafts from all across the web, it’s time to look at each outlet’s picks for the Cleveland Browns and how well they fit with the current makeup of the team.Brennan Rupp, ProFootballSpot.comBrennan is a member here at and he is one of the preeminent minds out there. This mock draft is from December 2nd, so the order may be skewed.Shawn...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Santa Claus Came to Town: Phil Taylor provides a Christmas for local children

On a cold night in December, there’s a jolly man riding around town in a matching suit with an epic beard and a cap placed upon his head. He has a few toys at his disposal—your standard juvenile arsenal of foam-launching equipment. But instead of a sleigh, boots with bells and reindeer leading the way, that man is Phil Taylor, the Browns’ 350-pound defensive tackle, and he’s riding...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Browns safety Gipson out at least a month with sprained MCL

The NFL's leading interception leader will miss at least a month. Cleveland Browns safety Tashuan Gipson sustained a sprained MCL in Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons, a source told FOX Sports 1's NFL insider Mike Garafolo. Gipson was carted off the field after he collided with cornerback Joe Haden trying to break up a pass. Moments after Gipson attempted to get to his feet...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns face another one who got away

BEREA, Ohio - The Browns have been reminded in the past two weeks about the mistakes they made in the 2011 NFL Draft. Last week, the Browns faced J.J. Watt, who they had a chance to draft, but chose to trade with Atlanta.  This week, they will face the Falcon's Julio Jones, who Atlanta drafted with the pick they received from the Browns. Watt was a big factor, both on offense and...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns defense reeling, limping

If the Cleveland Browns are going to continue to compete for a playoff spot, they're going to have to do it with a patchwork defense. Starting linebackers Karlos Dansby and Jabaal Sheard were injured in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans. Monday, Browns coach Mike Pettine said Dansby could miss a month after injuring his left knee and Sheard could be out for the season with a foot...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Friday 11/14

Bears Bears activated WR Marquess Wilson from the short-term injured reserve list. (NFLTR) Browns Browns placed DL Phil Taylor on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Browns signed LB Keith Pough to their active roster. Buccaneers Buccaneers signed punter Jacob Schum to their practice squad. Buccaneers placed LB Jeremy Grable on the practice squad injured list. ...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

DL Phil Taylor out for season with knee injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Phil Taylor will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury. Coach Mike Pettine said the fourth-year pro is scheduled to undergo surgery next week, will be placed on injured reserve, and should be healthy for the start of training camp. Taylor had an arthroscopic procedure on the same knee on Oct. 8, forcing him to sit...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns will place Taylor on IR

A second knee injury has ended the season for Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Phil Taylor. The Browns will place Taylor on injured-reserve Friday. He was injured in last week's win at Cincinnati, his first game back after a four-game absence due to a different injury that required a knee scope. A first-round pick in 2011, Taylor has started 42 of 44 career games and is a big part...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Place NT Phil Taylor On Season-Ending I.R.

Browns HC Mike Pettine announced Friday that they have placed DL Phil Taylor on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury, per Mary Kay Cabot. According to Cabot, Taylor will undergo more surgery on his knee next week. Cleveland was without Taylor for a number of weeks before he returned last weekend. Taylor, 26, is in the final year of his four-year, $8,093,250 rookie...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Arian Foster out against Browns on Sunday; Phil Taylor to IR

As the snow continues to pummel the city of Cleveland, injury news for the Browns’ Week 11 tilt against the Houston Texans continues to pile up. One of the more discussed injuries heading into Sunday has been Houston running back Arian Foster who has been officially listed as out for the afternoon. There was early-week optimism that Foster (and his 10 touchdowns in 2014) would...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The D Shuts Down Cincy: Browns Film Room

The Cleveland Browns are in first place after beating the Cincinnati Bengals on national television last Thursday. The Browns completely dominated the Bengals, beating them 24-3. Their defense played in what may have very well been their best game of the season, forcing four Cincinnati turnovers. The unit was able to hold the Bengals’ offense to just 165 total yards in the game...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Sunday? Browns, Texans thrive with run

BEREA, Ohio -- Throwback Sunday? Or maybe Throw Only When Necessary Sunday? When the Cleveland Browns host the Houston Texans, expect more straight-ahead running than anything else -- or anything fancy. The 6-3 Browns and the 4-5 Texans are two of three NFL teams that have run the ball more than they've thrown it on the season. The Browns lead the league with an average of 33.3 rushing...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Extra points: Who's banged up for Browns?

More news and notes after Tuesday's Browns media availability... About First Place: Pettine said he didn't have to spend much time talking to the team about being in first place after nine games. The Browns haven't been in first place this late in the season since the 1994 season when they started 7-2. "We talked about it briefly," Pettine said. "(There) are no awards or prizes for...
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November 11, 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns dominate the Bengals 24-3!

The Cleveland Browns won in convincing fashion, on the road, as an underdog and in the division. The Cleveland Browns are 6-3. They are three games over 0.500 and have won four of the last five games. The Browns won the game convincingly 24-3 and did so from wire to wire, starting as fast as any game I can remember. And what a way to start the game. Craig Robertson intercepted Andy...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns won't have Jordan Cameron in lineup against Bengals

Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron will not play Thursday night against Cincinnati because of a concussion. Cameron sustained his third concussion in three seasons on Oct. 26 against Oakland. He sat out Sunday's win over Tampa Bay and will miss another game as the Browns face the AFC North-leading Bengals. Cameron has just 13 receptions this season after making 80 catches in...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns TE Cameron out against Bengals

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron will not play Thursday night against Cincinnati because of a concussion. Cameron sustained his third concussion in three seasons on Oct. 26 against Oakland. He sat out Sunday's win over Tampa Bay and will miss another game as the Browns face the AFC North-leading Bengals. Cameron has just 13 receptions this season after making...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Battle of Ohio injury report

The Browns' injury report Tuesday contained one change from the day before while a trio of players saw a change in their status for the Bengals ahead of the season's first Battle of Ohio on Thursday. For Cleveland the news was defensive lineman Phil Taylor (knee) being listed as "limited" Tuesday. He has missed the past four games and was listed as "did not participate" in the Browns...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns' Gabriel flying under radar

BEREA, Ohio -- When the season started, only the most ardent Browns fan knew who wide receiver Taylor Gabriel was. However, the diminutive receiver (5-8, 167) has had a profound impact on the Browns this season. Last week, Gabriel caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer from 34 yards out with 8:59 to play to lift the Browns to a 22-17 win. On the touchdown, Hoyer...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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