Where the Browns stand: Defensive Line

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The Cleveland Browns finished another disappointing and dysfunctional season in 2015, ending the season tied for the worst record in the NFL at 3-13. This past season brought on a lot of change, including a whole new front office led by Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta and a new coaching staff led by head coach

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Browns: What players are worth keeping for next season?

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Sifting through the entire roster to determine which players on the Cleveland Browns are worth keeping in 2016.

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Browns enjoying division win, but must be careful to avoid hangover

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No time to celebrate with the Broncos coming to town.

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2015 Browns Position Previews: Defensive Line

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Over the last couple weeks, I examined the Browns defense position by position. This side of the ball seems to be in very good shape. In this preview, I finish up on the defense by looking at the Browns d-line. Last year, this group was the Achilles heel of the defense. Over this offseason, the

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Browns extend DL John Hughes contract


The Cleveland Browns may not have been as active as many would like acquiring free agents from other teams, but they did make a move today to ensure they retain one of their own. The Browns and John Hughes have reportedly agreed upon a four year deal worth up to 15 million dollars. The Columbus,

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

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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

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Week 6 Film Room: The Defense

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The Cleveland Browns played their best game of the season versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The team played a complete game on both sides of the ball and won 31-10. The defense finally looked like the defense that most people expected before the season. They allowed only 10 points on the day and the

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Jordan Cameron headlines Browns week two inactives

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Next man up… It’s a game within the game in the NFL as players try to stay healthy enough to play 16 full games. Well, Jordan Cameron is out this week with a banged up shoulder, so there goes his perfect season of health. Other Browns inactives include Barkevious Mingo with a shoulder as well,

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Defensive Linemen


WFNY’s State of the Browns series shifts from the offensive side of the ball to the defensive side. As we saw in the Super Bowl last season, great defenses can lead a team. The Browns are built for the defense to be the backbone of the 2014 Browns season. They will be running a 3-4

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NFL News: Joe Haden, four other key players inactive for Browns finale

All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden is among five key contributors that will be inactive for the Browns regular season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers today. The 24-year-old Haden will miss the game because of a hip pointer that has bugged him over the last week. Rookie Leon McFadden will make his first career start in Haden’s

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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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Browns defensive line is a deep, versatile group

On Wednesday the Browns rotated five players into three positions on the defensive line with the starting group. They have used as many as seven different players in those spots over the course of the first week of practice. Penciled in as starters are defensive ends Desmond Bryant and Ahtyba Rubin and nose tackle Phil

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Browns free agency overload with Rick – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-13

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Last night Rick and I were intent on talking Browns. We didn’t know all the details of Desmond Bryant’s deal yet, let alone the Quentin Groves pickup. Still, there’s a lot of good Kruger talk. Here’s what else… Paul Kruger signing and whether he’ll be a “leader” Signing starters, team leaders, or both Comparing signings

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ESPN: Browns’ Gordon and Hughes primed for “breakouts”

Though his focus will likely be turning to who the Cleveland Browns will be drafting come this spring, two members of the current team make ESPN draftnik Mel Kiper’s list of potential breakout players for 2013 — wide receiver Josh Gordon and defensive tackle John Hughes. On Gordon: Technically, he shouldn’t be here, as he

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WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2012: #3 Trent Richardson Headlines Browns’ Youth Movement

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2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10

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NFL News: Phil Taylor to return to practice on Wednesday

As the Cleveland Browns prepare to stop Ryan Matthews and the San Diego Chargers this Sunday, they will be one step closer to having an improved run defense with defensive tackle Phil Taylor returning to practice for the first time since the start of the 2012 regular season. Taylor injured his pectoral muscle during an

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Phil Taylor to start practicing this week

During his Monday press conference with the Cleveland media, Pat Shurmur revealed that Phil Taylor will be returning to practice after missing the first seven games of the season. And not a moment too soon, considering that Ahtyba Rubin wasn’t able to play the full game against the Colts with his calf injury. Maybe someday

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Phil Taylor on schedule to return to practice

News out of Browns practice today was that Phil Taylor is on pace to return from the Physically Unable to Perform list when he is eligible to come back.  Barring any setbacks, of course, this is great news for the Browns. Taylor underwent surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle from off-season weight-lifting training. Due

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Phil Taylor eager to get back but “won’t push it”

One of the nicer stories in an otherwise disappointing year so far for the Browns has been the defensive line. Much-maligned John Hughes and surprising late-rounder Billy Winn have been surprisingly good filling in for Phil Taylor. While it is a nice story, there’s no doubt that it would be an even better one if

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Browns’ John Hughes Preparing For First Season in the NFL

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When John Hughes was drafted in the third round by the Browns, he was surprised. Surprised might be putting it mildly. His draft watch party with his family wasn’t even until the next day, when they thought he might hear his name called. The Browns thought enough of the Cincinnati Bearcat that they pulled the

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