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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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NFL News: Browns sign Edwin Baker from Texans practice squad (video)

The Cleveland Browns announced they’ve signed Edwin Baker from the Houston Texans’ practice squad. To make room, they’ve let go of recent QB pickup Caleb Hanie. From the Browns’ release… Baker is 5-8, 210 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Michigan State. Originally a seventh-round draft choice (250th overall) by San

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NFL Draft Rumors: Browns heavily scouting running backs

The Browns basically have no idea what they’re going to do in the draft because they have no idea where they will pick and are constantly analyzing their own roster. Having said that, it’s reasonably to assume with their moves this year – most notably with the Trent Richardson trade – that they would be

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NFL News: Browns claim RB/KR Whittaker, waive Hardesty and Cooper

The Browns today claimed RB/KR claimed Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from San Diego. In addition, the team waived wide receiver Josh Cooper and running back Montario Hardesty, who was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 27. Whittaker is a 5-10, 202-pound running back in his first NFL season out of Texas. He spent the final

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NFL Rumors: Browns to release RB Montario Hardesty

Several reports this morning claim that the Cleveland Browns will release running back Montario Hardesty after he comes off the injury list. Hardesty could be cleared as soon as Monday, and waived shortly thereafter. The oft-injured Hardesty has rushed for 537 yards in his career with the Browns on 153 attempts. He scored one touchdown.

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For the Browns, it’s time for the “next man up” to produce

Following Thursday night’s game, Brandon Weeden addressed the injury situation. “I believe we have the depth to overcome them,” Weeden said. “We have a lot of young guys to roll with the ‘twos’ that can fill in. It’s just the next guy, that’s part of playing this sport.” Weeden may be correct about the next

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NFL News: Montario Hardesty scheduled for arthroscopic surgery

On Thursday, instead of playing in Cleveland’s second preseason game against the Lions, running back Montario Hardesty will be having arthroscopic surgery on his knee. The knee scope is the latest in a series of physical setbacks for the fourth year player from the University of Tennessee. Hardesty was hampered with a hamstring injury during

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Hardesty and Shurmur: Second-guessing the second-guessing

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Before anyone could question or critique any facets of his team’s most recent victory, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur lobbed the criticism upon himself. Visibly upset, Shurmur stated that he was “pissed” at himself for not handing the ball to reserve running back Montario Hardesty. Given the frequency of scoring drives over the course

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Is this the beginning of a Browns running committee?

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The NFL really doesn’t seem to care a lot about the lives of fantasy football “owners.”  How else can you explain the multiple teams that seem to run the ball almost exclusively without exclusivity? Running by committee is a clichéd statement around the NFL, but the committee has pretty much completely avoided Cleveland since 1999.

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Browns end ugly road losing streak against Raiders 20-17

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“Just win baby!” The famous words of deceased Raiders head honcho Al Davis rang so very true in Oakland today as the Browns faced the silver and black. It wasn’t a pretty game. The rain held off, but the field was mucky just the same. The Browns had some big plays including long passes to

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WFNY Podcast – 2012-11-29 – Craig talks Browns with DP

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After talking to Denny earlier in the week, I wasn’t satisfied only talking to one former WFNY’er. So, I decided to track down DP to talk about the Browns and their upcoming matchup with the Raiders. We did talk ever so briefly about the NHL lockout because DP writes about the Blue Jackets for SB

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NFL Injury News: Ahtyba Rubin out for Sunday’s game against Chargers

The Cleveland Browns might someday dominate the defensive line when they get Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor back. That won’t be the case this Sunday. The Browns injury report as of Friday says that Rubin, Dimitri Patterson and (of course) Scott Fujita are out. Mohamed Massaquoi, Trent Richardson and Tashaun Gipson are questionable. The probables

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Browns Survey Results: 57% of Browns fans expected a win

The Cleveland Browns got a win on Sunday and 57% of Browns fans who filled out our survey expected them to win. And then, of those 57%, the expected spread was seven points. That’s not all bad as the Browns won by ten 34-24. Of those who predicted victory, the average Browns score was 27

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Hardesty has big day filling in for Richardson

Montario Hardesty hadn’t seen any action at all this season until Sunday’s win against the Bengals. He also scored his first regular season NFL TD in the win. Hardesty carried the ball 15 times for 56 yards with a 14-yard long. He also had a catch for nine yards. It’s the third highest rushing yard

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NFL News: Trent Richardson injures “flank”

Fantasy news… Browns news… NFL news… Bad news… Trent Richardson departed the Cleveland Browns’ first victory over the Bengals with an injury to his “flank.” Most assume this means his side, and could even be his ribs. He missed big chunks of the second half of the game after appearing tentative attacking the hole. Montario

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Cleveland Browns Preseason Game #4: Winners and Losers

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Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. Well, that was….not…really…that good. With cuts coming sometime today (deadline is 9pm), the Browns got their final look at several players last night. What they saw might not have been very impressive. WINNER: Brandon

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Montario Hardesty: I Think I Played Well

I think I came and played well. I think I put my best foot forward and we’re going to just go from there. I’m not into this and that, I just try to come out here and work everyday and do the best I can do.  [...] I just go out and take everyday day-by-day. We

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