Cleveland Browns: Stocks Rising

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The first quarter of the NFL season is behind us so it’s a natural point to stop and take a look at the Cleveland Browns and see Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine’s portfolio of players to see whose stock is rising and whose is falling. We’ll start with the guys you can send your buddies texts, emails, and

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Linebackers

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The Cleveland Browns start training camp in little over a week. They have had a big offseason full of big-name additions and huge stories. One of the positions that the Browns addressed during the offseason once again was linebacker. The weakest part of this group last season was the inside linebackers. So, the Browns knew they

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Browns ink Terrance West, discuss extension with Jabaal Sheard

As the Cleveland Browns inch toward the completion of minicamp, they have officially signed third-round running back Terrance West to a four-year, $2.796 million contract, including a $527,400 signing bonus. The 5-foot-9, 230-pound bowling ball of a running back was the 94th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. He rushed for 2,509 yards and 42 touchdowns last season

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NFL salary cap could jump to $160 million by 2016

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Last week the NFL set the salary cap for 2014 at $133 million which was higher than many thought it would be. According to league sources in contact with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, it could be a trend that continues. One source with knowledge of the process…  tells PFT that the cap could

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Cleveland Browns lose 27-26 thanks to key pass interference call

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You really can’t spend a lot of time talking about NFL football and talking about refereeing. It has a tendency to go both ways and good teams overcome all kinds of bad calls all the time. It’s a part of the game, period. Of course I open my recap that way because today is not

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WWBD – What will Banner do?

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It is no secret that the Browns are still a team in transition, building for the future. Team President and GM Mike Lombardi have already shown they have their own agenda and anyone who was brought in during the run of the previous regime shouldn’t feel safe. Today at 4:00 PM, the NFL has its

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Reign On Spotlight Player of the Week: Jabaal Sheard

As a local market representative and league manager of one of 16 teams invited to be a part of Crown Royal’s inaugural Fantasy Football League dubbed “First and Crown,” I will be using this spot every Sunday before the Browns kick off against their respective opponent to tell you who I’ll be watching during this

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While We’re Waiting… Uncle Drew coming back soon

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Looks like Uncle Drew will be back

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NFL News: Jabaal Sheard and Jason Pinkston back to practice

The injury news is better for the Cleveland Browns this week. OLB Jabaal Sheard is practicing today, and head coach Rob Chudzinski said he was very close to being able to play last Sunday. The team expects Sheard should be able to play in Green Bay on Sunday barring any setbacks. Also returning to practice

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Browns defense disappointed following loss to Detroit Lions

The Browns came into Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a top-10 rated defense, and more quarterback sacks than 30 other NFL teams. They ranked fourth in yards-per-game allowed and ninth in points allowed, and they were well on their way to padding those numbers heading into the locker room for halftime. In the

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Browns vs Lions Week Six Inactives include Winn, Sheard; Calvin Johnson will play

The Browns ruled Billy Winn out of today’s game during the week. Joining him on the inactive list today are LB Jabaal Sheard who went through a pregame warm-up routine but was scratched. It is his third game missed with the hamstring injury. TE Keavon Milton, OL Patrick Lewis, Martin Wallace, Garrett Gilkey and newly

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NFL News: Browns re-sign Josh Cooper, Desmond Bryant practices

Wide receiver Josh Cooper signed again with the Cleveland Browns today as the team prepares for life with Brandon Weeden back at quarterback. Cooper, a slot receiver at Oklahoma State who caught eight passes for the Browns last season, was released just last Monday. Then today, the team signed him back to the practice squad

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NFL News: Cleveland Browns inactives against Buffalo

Quarterback Jason Campbell headlines the Browns’ list of inactives for the Thursday night game against the Bills. Brandon Weeden will be active and will be the second string quarterback. The Browns will not have the services of DE Billy Winn for the second game in a row with a quad injury. Linebacker Quentin Groves will

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Browns building dominant defense

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Jabaal Sheard missed Sunday’s game with a knee injury. Quentin Groves was also out. Defensive lineman Billy Winn wasn’t able to go. Those are three productive players on the Browns’ front seven. And the defense didn’t miss a beat. The Browns are building a defense that other teams have to take notice of. The term

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NFL News: Weeden, Winn, Sheard, Groves, Wallace, Lauvao, Milton all inactive for Browns vs Bengals

The Cleveland Browns released their list of inactive players for the ‘Battle of Ohio’ today at FirstEnergy Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals. Quarterback Brandon Weeden will sit out again with a strained thumb. Quentin Groves is out with his ankle injury that could linger for a few more weeks. Billy Winn hurt his quad in

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Cleveland Browns Film Room Game Three: Pressure!

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. So, first a bit of an explanation. There was no film room last week. Actually there was, but it was never

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NFL News: Buster Skrine added to Browns’ injury report

Cleveland defensive back Buster Skrine was added to the injury report with an undisclosed shoulder injury. He was listed as a limited participant. DE Jabaal Sheard was also added Thursday with an illness, but also was a full participant in practice. Thursday’s full report: – G Shaun Lavauo (ankle) did not participate in practice –

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