August 26, 2014

What You See Is What You Get

Though the Browns are incredibly thin at wide receiver, cornerback and now the strong safety positions, fans of the Orange and Brown may want to give up on shouting out names like Ty Law or John Lynch. In an interview with WTAM, via James Walker, it appears Phil Savage is pulling his name out of the ring of possible acquirers of free agent talent.

“Quite honestly, we’re pretty much tapped out on our budget for this year,” Savage told WTAM. “There’s really not a lot of extra room to go grab another player, and at this point, there’s not a lot to pick from that’s on the street right now that’s going to come in and help you beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. That’s just not going to happen.”

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Are We Collecting Thirty-Somethings?

Oh boy.  First this.  Now this.

Before the 1996 NFL draft, a small-school receiver met with a young, up-and-comer from the Baltimore Ravens by the name of Phil Savage, who was the first scout willing to spend time and visit with [Joe] Horn coming out of Itawamba Junior College. [...]

A dozen years later, Savage is the general manager of the Cleveland Browns — a team in need for a veteran third receiver to complement Pro Bowler Braylon Edwards and Donte’ Stallworth.

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