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Would Browns trade down to draft Derek Carr?

Not many Derek Carr fans around these parts.

I lust for the day when the Cleveland Browns draft rumors won’t involve first round quarterbacks. In order for that to be the case, the Browns will have to find one, probably in the first round. So, the only question is where in the first round? As the Browns are set to host Carr in

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Ozzie Newsome taken from stadium in ambulance

Following today’s Ravens-Bears game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ravens general manager and former Browns great Ozzie Newsome did not feel well and left the stadium in an ambulance, according to several reports. “Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome left Soldier Field via ambulance after his team’s loss to the Bears, as first reported by WNST’s

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Browns

Browns fans predict the team will go 9-7 in 2013

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Browns fans are an optimistic bunch, at least collectively. When you add up the results of our survey, it yields a 9-7 prediction. (Game-by-game results are listed below.) That’s probably a bit too confident for my tastes. I’ve said all along that eight wins should be the goal for the team if they are able

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NFL Free Agency Rumor: Ed Reed to the 49ers?

As the news gets worse for Baltimore Ravens fans, it could continue to get better for Browns fans. Albert Breer reported on Twitter that Ed Reed hired an agent, and now Pro Football Talk is reporting that that agent might help him get to San Francisco. I could call the 34-year-old Reed a “Browns killer,”

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How the Browns could win a Joe Flacco negotiation

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The world of NFL contracts is pretty tough to comprehend at times due to the fact that there are various bonuses and cap implications. Baseball, conversely, is pretty easy. There are contracts with dollar amounts and options, and other than options, pretty much everything else is guaranteed. The structures (and re-structures) of NFL contracts will sometimes

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Podcast

WFNY Podcast – 2013-01-31 – The Art Modell Episode

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The Art Modell talk has been going strong lately, and in this episode Craig and I discussed the former Browns owner’s upcoming consideration for the pro football Hall of Fame. We tried as much as possible to not rehash all the excellent pieces that have been written on the subject lately, but some of the

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Browns

A note to the Browns regarding the Ravens…

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This week we heard some encouraging news that the team leaders decided to forego any days off in order to start prepping for the Ravens right away on Monday. Trust me when I tell you that Browns fans love to hear this kind of stuff. It helps bridge the gap between the level of desire

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Browns

Cleveland ’95: Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds

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Of course. But maybe. Louis CK, the Emmy-winning comedian who is arguably the best1 at his craft, kicked off his nationwide tour on Wednesday night, doing so in the city of Cleveland, or as he refers to as “kind-of-big-guy Cleveland.” In typical CK fashion, he weaved between his act and whimsical tangents with no race,

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Headlines

Ravens Bringing Moneyball to the NFL?

One of the great things about having organizational continuity is that you get the luxury of innovating. Through every “rebuild” in Berea, the Browns have been vacating and filling roles over and over again, but they’re seemingly the same roles that exist in every franchise. When you have organizational continuity from the top down, and

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Ozzie Newsome: Richardson May Not Even Get to Ray Lewis

What I will tell you is we’ve got a freshman at Alabama that’ll probably make us forget about Trent Richardson already. They’re that good down in Tuscaloosa right now. Trent’s a physical player. So is Ray [Lewis]. They asked [Ravens top draft choice] Courtney Upshaw about playing against Trent, and he said, ‘I think I

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NFL News: Ravens franchise Rice, cut Lee Evans and Chris Carr

Just like the Steelers, the Ravens are shaking things up this off-season. Although not at running back. The Ravens franchised their star running back Ray Rice. As has come up with talks of franchising Peyton Hillis, the tag looks like it could cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $7.7 million to tag a running back.

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Browns

I Love Ozzie

Growing up in the late 70′s and 80′s, there was one constant in Cleveland Browns Football – the excellence of Tight End Ozzie Newsome. A first round draft pick in 1978 out of Alabama, the workhorse Tight End started from day one through the end of his illustrious 13-year career. He was the gold standard

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Wishing Bernie Kosar Well

The rumors started buzzing out of WKNR on Twitter, and Scott talked about it earlier this week.  Now Terry Pluto is speculating about possible destinations and roles in various organizations.  As we Clevelanders often do, many are figuring out what this means and how they feel about it. How do you balance your love for

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