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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Terrell Pryor to be cut or traded by Raiders

Terrelle Pryor Ohio State Sugar Bowl

Former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrell Pryor didn’t have an awful year last year, but he apparently isn’t going to be a part of the future in Oakland. It certainly sounds like if you’re a bettor that you should probably assume he’ll get cut. It seems unlikely that anyone would trade for Pryor when the

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NFL News: Browns again sign defensive end Brian Sanford

Defensive end Brian Sanford has sign a deal with the Cleveland Browns, the team confirmed on Thursday morning. ESPN’s Adam Caplan first reported news of a two-year contract on Christmas Day. Sanford, 26, might be most well known in Cleveland for being Seattle’s return in the eventually voided John Moffitt trade. The vocal Moffitt, who

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Josh Cribbs: LeBron James should return to Cleveland

I think LeBron James should go back to Cleveland and all will be forgiven in the universe. — Former Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl return man/wide receiver Josh Cribbs in a list-based column for Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback. Cribbs also addresses chivalry, turning your cell phone off on airplanes and boner pills, in no particular

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NFL News: Seneca Wallace signs with Saints for one year

The news had it that Seneca Wallace was visiting the Raiders and somewhat close to coming to agreement, but that must not have been the case. Seneca Wallace reportedly signed with the Saints today on a one-year deal. Assuming that Seneca Wallace is officially a backup and only a backup, you have to think New

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Raiders sign former Browns safety Usama Young

The connections between the Raiders and Browns seem to keep getting stronger, or at least more strongly anecdotal. First the report that the Raiders badly wanted to keep Desmond Bryant, whom the Browns signed in free agency. Now, Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Raiders have signed former Browns safety Usama Young. Details of

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Raiders to work out former Browns QB Seneca Wallace

Adam Schefter is reporting (by way of PFT for us) that former Browns QB Seneca Wallace is going to work out for the Oakland Raiders. It just goes to show that there are at least nine lives available for anyone who can stand under center in the NFL. It also goes to show that the

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NFL News: Browns’ Kaluka Maiava lands with Raiders

The Cleveland Browns have been signing players, just not their own. Kaluka Maiava has been signed by the Raiders according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Former Browns LB Kaluka Maiava signed with the Raiders: 3 years, $ 6 million. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013 Maiava’s time with Cleveland is relatively non-descript. He was

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NFL Rumor: Is Mike Holmgren heading to Oakland?

Though Mike Holmgren said that he would spend the immediate future in a state of retirement that included motorcycles and margaritas, it appears that the alleged quarterback guru could be heading to the Bay Area to enter into a leadership role with the Oakland Raiders. ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the “former Green Bay Packers

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NFL Draft: Browns currently picking 6th

According to the experts at NEPatriotsDraft.com after crunching all the numbers and considering the Browns’ season-ending loss to the Steelers, the Cleveland Browns will be picking 6th in this year’s NFL draft. 1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-13) .491 2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) .541 3. Oakland Raiders (4-11) .470 4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) .512 5. Detroit

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Shurmur calls game clinching drive against Oakland a confidence booster

It was a big moment in the game on Sunday. The Raiders had the momentum after pulling to within a field goal mid-way through the 4th quarter. That’s when the Browns went on a 14 play, 94 yard drive consuming 6:04 of game clock. Browns coach Pat Shurmur talked about the drive on Monday- “Anytime

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Browns end ugly road losing streak against Raiders 20-17

Ben Watson stiff arm

“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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Browns-Raiders: Terrelle Pryor Is Active

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Ohio State and current Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be active for the first time this season when the Raiders host the Browns this afternoon. The third-round supplemental draft pick from 2011 saw action in one game last season after serving his 5-game suspension that the NFL carried

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Browns vs. Raiders Reader Survey

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A week after conquering a battered rival Steelers team, the Cleveland Browns take their renewed defensive health and struggling offense to Oakland to try to make sure they stay ahead in the power rankings. The Raiders are not good. The Browns aren’t good on the road. How does it come out in the educated minds

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Browns and Raiders battling for top-five draft position this Sunday

I don’t think anyone at WFNY is a proponent of losing in order to have better draft picks in the NFL. After 11 games and only three wins for the Browns it is becoming increasingly difficult not to at least think about the draft and where the Browns could end up picking. That being the

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Pryor says he was humbled by what happened at Ohio State

Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter has a piece out today on Terelle Pryor. Among many things discussed was the circumstances that led to Pryor’s suspension at OSU and the season he had last year in Oakland sitting on the bench. “It was humbling,” he said. “A mistake I made when I was a freshman by selling

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NFL Free Agency: Browns interested in linebacker Manny Lawson

After signing Frostee Rucker and Juqua Parker the Browns might not be finished with its defense in free agency just yet. Scout.com attributes to league sources that the Browns, Colts and Raiders are all interested in the 27-year-old former 49er and Bengal, linebacker Manny Lawson. Lawson is a former first rounder out of NC State.

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NFL Free Agency: Wimbley signs with Titans for five years up to $35 million

Kamerion Wimbley is headed to Tennessee to do what he should have been doing all along. Presumably, that means he will finally be an all-time defensive end. Adam Caplan reports by way of PFT… Adam Caplan reports that the Titans and Wimbley have agreed to terms on a five-year, $35 million deal with $13.5 million

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Report: Former Brown Kamerion Wimbley could be cut

According to a report by NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora, the Raiders will cut LB Kamerion Wimbley if he doesn’t agree to restructure his contract. A contract he signed before last season. Wimbley is due to make $11 million this season, with $6.5 million guaranteed, and Oakland is trying to restructure its budget and get under

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Did the Raiders Make a Tough Decision that Mike Holmgren Couldn’t?

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Many wanted to laugh at the Raiders’ new GM Reggie McKenzie for firing the coach, Hue Jackson yesterday after one season of 8-8 football. ¬†From where I sit it looks like it could be entirely reasonable. ¬†Granted, a lot will depend on who the Raiders hire and what they do next year, but given our

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