NFL players say Browns are third least-desirable team to play for in the NFL

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At least we’re not… Oakland? ESPN’s NFL Nation did a confidential survey of 82 players and Oakland was the team they’d least like to play for. That’s what the poll concluded after the prompted statement, “The only way I’d play for [team name] is if they doubled my salary.” The Browns came in third after

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Manziel loses to Hoyer, Browns defense and the rest of the camp battles – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-20

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The fake Jim Kanicki who is also the real Mike Burgermeister came on the podcast to talk about the Browns today. We talked about the following… Brian Hoyer’s MNF game Johnny Manziel’s MNG game The offensive line vs. the defensive line The Cleveland Browns running attack in 2014 Jerome Harrison Browns unhealthy relationship with running

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Second-year guard Garrett Gilkey is preparing to be a starter

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The logo on his shirt is that of a Cleveland Browns dog with a barbell in it’s bared teeth trying to chew through it. Underneath are the words Cleveland Browns Strength. This image stands in sharp contrast to the smiling man wearing it. Garrett Gilkey is upbeat, polite and doesn’t seem to have a mean

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Offensive Linemen

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The offensive line is the backbone of the offense in the NFL. They are in charge of keeping the quarterback upright and making holes in the run game. If you look at the top offenses like the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos, the offensive line is a strength of the team. The Browns have two

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Cleveland’s Very Own

It was as if I had hit the ejector button. Sitting in the garage of the man who would later be the best man in my wedding, I remember watching the corner of his television and seeing that orange, logoless Cleveland Browns helmet take the place of the silver and blue star which had inhabited

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Counterpoint: Passing on Johnny Manziel in pursuit of Pro Bowl talent

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Quarterback is a pass-fail position. Sure, there are two or three on every team, but out of those 80-90 guys, there are 60 or 70 of them who are just around because every team needs one on the field; the others are insurance in case that one guy gets hurt. Half—and probably more—of the teams in the

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Phil Savage provides insight into lessons from Browns 2007 NFL Draft

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Phil Savage was full of Browns intel on Twitter yesterday. It was pretty high level draft philosophy, but it’s interesting for Browns fans to see how he looks back on drafting QBs like Kyle Boller and Brady Quinn. In both cases, he questions the philosophy of trading back into the first round to grab a

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Browns adding former Bengal fullback Chris Pressley?

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If Chris Pressley can return to form from a knee injury that cost him the 2013 season, he could be in for a treat in Cleveland. This town loves them some fullbacks. According to Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com (who by the way, does a really good job covering Browns news for the Beacon Journal) the

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Jimmy Haslam stops just short of guaranteeing Alex Mack will be back

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The Cleveland Browns are in the news today because many associated with the team were on the “orange carpet” last night for a local premier of Kevin Costner’s Draft Day movie. Mary Kay Cabot was there as well and she got some comments from Jimmy Haslam that back up much of what we’ve all been

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Ben Tate is a good signing, but not without risks

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Ben Tate seems intent on making friends in Cleveland. Since his deal with the Cleveland Browns got close he’s taken to social media to ingratiate himself to the Browns faithful. It’s pandering, but in Cleveland it’s much appreciated by the fans. It’s a strategy for a player that works just fine, but I hope Tate

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Browns current cap space estimated to be $50.4 million

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The good folks at Dawgs by Nature have been doing the job over there when it comes to the Browns and their available cap space. It’s a difficult task with lots of factors changing constantly, but they’re on top of it. Now that the Browns are deemed to not owe Davone Bess his second year’s

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Josh Gordon and Joe Thomas headline Browns players receiving NFL All-Pro honors

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The Cleveland Browns had five Pro Bowlers nominated to make the trip to Hawaii, but that wasn’t official enough for some people who discount that honor due to fan voting. Now, the AP has selected their best players of the year using a ballot of 50 voters. The Cleveland Browns were once again well-represented. Josh Gordon

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Scott Raab talks about Rob Chudzinski being fired and Andrew Bynum – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-30

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Scott Raab couldn’t be finished with the WFNY Podcast for 2013 after what happened over the weekend, so we decided to do one more in 2013. We touched on all of the obvious topics including… Scott Raab talking about the Browns Dumpster fire’s use in the mainstream Joe Banner and the ego that goes with

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Cleveland Browns Game 16: Winners and Losers

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Good grief. LOSER: Rob Chudzinski. Rob Chudzinski finished the season with a 4-12 record and was fired from the team he grew up rooting for. His dream job turned into a nightmare. WINNER: Rob Chudzinski. Chud gets to sit back for four years and collect millions of dollars. He can choose to be an assistant

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NFL News: Five Browns players named to Pro Bowl

Five Cleveland Browns players were named to the Pro Bowl on Friday, the most in the AFC North this season. Wide receiver Josh Gordon, tight end Jordan Cameron, tackle Joe Thomas, center Alex Mack and cornerback Joe Haden are all on their way to Hawaii. It’s the most Pro Bowl players for the Browns since

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Scott Raab on Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, the media, the Cavs and going for two – WFNY Podcast – 2013-11-11

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This week, with the Browns on the bye, Scott and I spent a lot of time talking about things that weren’t specifically related to Cleveland sports. We talked about the ongoing story of the Dolphins. We talked about the word “bullying” vs. the actual harassment. We talked about Richie Incognito and his checkered past. We

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Joe Thomas: Not sure running backs have a place in today’s NFL

Pat McManamon of ESPN.com published some interesting quotes from Browns pro bowl tackle  Joe Thomas in his post on Friday. The post centered around Thomas’ comments in response to being asked about Cleveland’s struggles to run the ball thus far this season. The Browns have only averaged 81 yards on the ground through nine games

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Browns, Bess fail to capitalize in Kansas City

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You really don’t want to try to blame one guy for a loss. I know that might seem comical coming from someone who has almost single-handedly blamed Brandon Weeden for the Browns’ woes the last few weeks, but really I’ve been one of many voices in that choir. Today in Kansas City it’s very difficult

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Joe Thomas finally gets his chance to see a game at Lambeau Field, and he’s playing in it

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Joe Thomas grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He was a star athlete at Brookfield Central High School, lettering in football, basketball and track. Thomas was a state champion in the shot put and discuss in high school, in addition to being all everything in football. Growing up a Green Bay Packers fan, Thomas was 12

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