The Ghosts of Cleveland’s Past

There they stood in their white robes, their haunting ways bordering on persistent and obsessive. Just as Dickens wrote some hundred and fifty years ago, they were merely remnants of themselves—”now a thing with one arm, now with one leg.” Those who were cast aside, neglected, passed over or left for dead, they showed flashes from

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Final Mock Draft from Mel Kiper says CB Dee Milliner to Cleveland

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his final mock draft today, and with the sixth pick he gives the Browns CB Dee Milliner- “The Browns are really desperate for another corner to play opposite Joe Haden. If they get Milliner, that’s a solid No. 2 option, also allowing them to move Buster Skrine inside

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WFNY Roundtable: Browns draft predictions for the 1st round

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Per an annual tradition, WaitingForNextYear presents its annual NFL Draft predictions. We hope you enjoy our takes and we look forward to watching — for better and for worse — tonight with you at the Map Room. 1) It’s Draft Day. In your prediction, what will the Cleveland Browns end up doing in the first

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NFL News: Dee Milliner claims he won’t miss training camp

A storyline that seems to have appeared almost out of nowhere in the last week or so was questions surrounding the health of one of the top corners in the 2013 NFL draft, Dee Milliner. It seems that a story like this comes out every year, and it’s always a bit suspect to try and

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The Diff: Cleveland Browns mock draft analysis

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For my entire archive of The Diff at WFNY, check out this tag. Again, last week’s topic covered baseball attendance in April and sellout streaks. Now, it’s NFL Draft talk time. Yesterday, I wrote a teaser for a mock draft database that I was compiling. At the time, I had a sample of 50 mock

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Brendan Leister from DraftBrowns.com with some pre-draft knowledge – WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-23

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Brendan Leister has been working his tail off since December getting all the draft info together that you can possibly handle at DraftBrowns.com – He shares a little bit with us. Kenny Vaccaro from Texas Tyler Eifert and whether the Browns could take him Dion Jordan and just how good he can be Barkevious Mingo

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WFNY Stats & Info: NFL mock draft database teaser

Tomorrow, in my weekly WFNY Wednesday post called The Diff, I’ll be sharing a detailed analysis of 50 NFL mock drafts and dozens more big boards. For today, as a special “WFNY Stats & Info” sneak peek of tomorrow’s post, I bring you inside the WFNY email chain for two early items I shared with

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Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal talks about being a beat writer and the Browns draft – WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-23

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Nate Ulrich’s first appearance on the podcast was a good one. We talk about what it’s like to be a beat writer, and also some more specifics about what to expect from the Browns on Thursday. Covering the Browns and how it’s been over the last four years Jimmy Haslam’s approval at the ownership group

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The Browns and the First Round: Dee Milliner

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We are less than a week from the NFL Draft, also known as the most important day of the year for your Cleveland Browns. With (another) new regime taking over the reigns and new schemes in place on both sides of the ball, it is crucial that Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Ray Farmer, Rob Chudzinski

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NFL Draft Rumor: Dee Milliner may not be ready for training camp

Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner may not be ready for training camp as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery heading into Thursday night’s NFL Draft. “We haven’t been able to do the rehab like I want to because I’ve been going to different teams,” Milliner said of the process. “But once the draft is over,

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NFL Draft: Jacob and Kirk Tackle Browns’ 1st-Round Strategy

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With the NFL Draft coming up on Thursday night, two of your Weekend Warriors, Jacob and Kirk, thought it would be a good idea to get the juices flowing and talk about what the Browns could potentially do at #6 (or wherever else they may land in the first round). Who will be wearing that

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The impact of free agency on the Browns’ draft strategy

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one- which came first, the chicken or the egg? When it comes to the Browns and the 2013 NFL Draft, the question might apply. When the Browns made wholesale coaching changes, it appeared that a certain draft strategy would be in place. Ray Horton’s defense would require several pieces.

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Dee Milliner: Joe Haden and I could form the best cornerback tandem in NFL

I really think we can. Not to be cocky or anything, but I think we’d be two really dynamic players who could go out and do great things for this defense. Oh man, that would be awesome. I think we’d make a great combo and we’d accomplish some great things together. [...] I study the

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NFL News: Matt Barkley, Ziggy Ansah and Dee Milliner to visit Cleveland

With the NFL Draft less than three weeks away, the Cleveland Browns are slated to play host to several top-tier players over the coming days. While Monday will be largely focused on the Indians and their Opening Day festivities, the Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon-Journal reports that the Browns will be hosting BYU defensive end

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WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-01 – Dennis Manoloff talks charities, Weeden and NFL draft

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Dennis Manoloff agreed to join me for about 15 minutes to talk sports. I always appreciate the D-Man’s take on things and with a radio voice like his, it’s a crime that he doesn’t have a regular slot on the local shows. Anyway, enjoy. Outside the Lines report on athlete charities being shams The right

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Mock NFL Draft: ESPN’s McShay changes Browns’ target to Dee Milliner

Jumping ship after months of having the Cleveland Browns pegged with a pass-rusher, ESPN’s NFL Draft expert Todd McShay says that the Orange and Brown will now land cornerback Dee Milliner with the sixth-overall pick this spring. Per McShay: Analysis: I wasn’t as high as some others on Browns QB Brandon Weeden during last year’s

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NFL Draft: CB Dee Milliner could drop out of top five according to report

Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes today that the top CB in the draft, Alabama’s Dee Milliner could be available when the Browns are on the clock at number six, which most experts thought was highly unlikely a month ago- “I think with the first round of the draft one month from tonight, I am

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2013 NFL Draft: Weak draft? Fits for Browns at No. 6

The NFL Combine is well underway this weekend. We’ve already had our usual pair of incredibly impressive speedsters (West Virginia’s Tavon Austin and Texas’ Marquise Goodwin) and plenty of updates from the Cleveland media. But as all of these measurements and assessments take place, it begs the question: What is going on with this draft

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2013 NFL Draft: Jarvis Jones’ value falling, so what?

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The Super Bowl matchup is set. But for the Browns, despite the meaningless Pro Bowl next week, the next truly meaningful event on the schedule is April’s NFL Draft. Of course, there will be the combine and several other related activities until the three-day draft begins on Thursday, April 25, but let’s just go for

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Browns NFL Draft Needs: Guard or Defensive Playmaker?

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To keep up the flow of roundtable conversations this week, I bring to you a discussion I’ve had with long-time friend and occasional writer Jordan Marks, who blogs for Dawg Pound Daily. We tackle the major NFL Draft needs of the Browns and a number of prospects that could be a good fit. Let’s hear

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