The Cleveland Browns played good poker at least: While We’re Waiting…

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The Cleveland Browns completed the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and I don’t get the sense that Cleveland Browns fans are miserable. That’s saying something, especially in a year when the Browns traded not once, but twice in order to move down. It was reminiscent of Eric Mangini, only with fewer veteran role players.1

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Trying to figure out the Cleveland Browns’ trade with the Philadelphia Eagles

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Did the Cleveland Browns make a good deal when they traded the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles? Like nearly everything else in the world, it depends.

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Favorite Over/Unders for the 2015 NFL Season

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Who are the best bets to succeed and fail in the NFL this year, and how will the Browns perform compared to their expectation of 6.5 wins?

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Browns reportedly offered No. 19 pick for Sam Bradford

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In the end it really doesn’t matter what the Browns tried to do. This pertains to Larry Fitzgerald and also Sam Bradford. The information about what they’ve attempted to do is interesting in many ways, but it’s not proof of anything, nor does it give the Browns a pass if and when they fail. I’m

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Evan Mathis on the trading block? Yes please.

With all due respect to the recently signed Paul McQuistan, the Cleveland Browns offensive line would look mighty nice with Evan Mathis in tow. #Eagles have made it known Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis is available via trade, sources say. So WR DeSean Jackson is not alone on trade block — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March

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Ray Farmer says the Cleveland Browns are not trading Joe Haden


It really is the silly season. I had no idea that the Browns would have to make such a ludicrous statement today until they did. Alas, Ray Farmer has told the beat reporters that the Browns will not be trading Joe Haden. Relax #Browns fans: We are not trading Joe Haden, says GM Ray Farmer.

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If Rob Chudzinski is fired, it’s just another Browns embarrassment

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I could sit here and break down what happened in the Steelers game, but I have no interest in doing that. The only thing on my mind right now is what an embarrassment the Cleveland Browns organization continues to be with today’s “one-and-done” rumors involving Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski. Granted nothing has happened yet,

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Cleveland Browns don’t get a second chance at a first impression


I really wonder how much of Joe Banner’s legendary arrogance is dripping over in Berea right now. We’ve all heard the stories from Philly about power struggles and ego that I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to assume the Browns are operating with a fair amount of arrogance, do you? How else can

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NFL: Former Browns pass rusher Alex Hall crushing QBs in Canada

Former Cleveland Browns player Alex Hall is sacking quarterbacks at an astonishing rate in the CFL. Hall plays for the Roughriders and had 16 sacks in the 18-game regular season. Hall finished second in the league behind Charleston Hughes, who had 18 sacks for the year. Hall was originally drafted by the Browns in the

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While We’re Waiting… Why the Tribe will make the playoffs

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at An optimistic take on the

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The Diff: Coveted Chip Kelly brings Moneyball style to NFL

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about some Browns storylines heading into Week 1. Now, I’m writing about the NFL’s latest fad and one of my favorite topics ever: Chip Kelly. Jan. 5-6, 2013:

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NFL Draft Rumor: Browns trying to trade up to land Geno Smith

The winds could be shifting in Berea as the Cleveland Browns are now rumored to be considering a trade up to the third spot in the NFL Draft to select West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. Once thought to be in the market to be trading down to acquire an extra draft pick, assumed to be

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WFNY Stats & Info: NFL mock draft database teaser

Tomorrow, in my weekly WFNY Wednesday post called The Diff, I’ll be sharing a detailed analysis of 50 NFL mock drafts and dozens more big boards. For today, as a special “WFNY Stats & Info” sneak peek of tomorrow’s post, I bring you inside the WFNY email chain for two early items I shared with

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NFL News: Browns trade Emmanuel Acho to Philadelphia for Dion Lewis

In a move that is being painted as “Chip Kelly remaking his roster,” the Cleveland Browns have acquired running back Dion Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Emmanuel Acho. A fifth-round pick of the Eagles in 2011, Lewis lost backup duties in Philly to Bryce Brown during training camp last season. At just 22

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NFL News: Browns’ Michael Lombardi to have title changed to General Manager

It was a bit of a tongue twister for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to say “Vice President of Player Personnel” in the news conference when Mike Lombardi was hired. At least that’s what I assumed when he kept referring to Lombardi as the Browns’ new GM. Well, now it appears that the confusion will

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Philadelphia Eagles and Lurie taking shots at Cleveland Browns and Joe Banner?

The Chip Kelly hiring in Philly was seemingly linked to Cleveland and it could have stood to reason that it was just Cleveland-born negativity and paranoia driving that bus. Now that Jeffrey Lurie and the Eagles are talking about their newest head coaching hire, Chip Kelly, it appears that there might be just a little

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“Chud” may be the man, but the Cleveland Browns were played by Chip Kelly

And I have been whining that there hasn’t been much to write about….. Here I was, sitting in the Kansas City airport, waiting for a flight home, perusing Twitter, and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen drops a bomb of atomic proportions: The Philadelphia Eagles will name Oregon’s Chip Kelly as their next head coach. Wh-wh-what? I was

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NFL News: Philadelphia Eagles land Chip Kelly

A shocker today from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen- Chip Kelly is the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to league sources. No announcement yet. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 16, 2013 The Browns of course were in on the Chip Kelly circus immediately after Oregon’s win over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. Following a

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Browns contribute to Deadspin naming Erie PA the NFL’s most tortured TV market

Many of our friends down in Columbus know what it’s like to not know exactly which games will be on TV every week. I’m sure it’s a pain in the neck, but know that it could be worse. Apparently being caught between the Bills, Browns, Steelers, Eagles and Lions in varied proportions has made Erie

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NFL News: Chip Kelly is staying at Oregon

The news that was expected for the last few hours appears to be here. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Chip Kelly will indeed return to Oregon. Chip Kelly considered Eagles but ultimately decided it was better to stay at Oregon. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2013 Schefter doesn’t even mention the Browns

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