Did the Browns break an “unwritten rule?”

The Cleveland Browns made a relatively below-the-radar move earlier this month, adding offensive lineman Michael Bowie after he was waived by the Seattle Seahawks. Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable appeared on 710 ESPN Seattle, suggesting that the Seahawks still believed in Bowie and that the Seahawks expected the Browns to stay away from him,

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Browns claim injured offensive tackle from Seahawks

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In what appears to be a pretty strange transaction, the Cleveland Browns have signed Michael Bowie, who was waived injured by the Seattle Seahawks. Bowie is expected to be out 4-6 months with an injured shoulder according to the Seattle Times. Pete Carroll reportedly called the shoulder injury “significant,” but that remains to be seen.

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Cavs targeting Bulls’ Adrian Griffin to replace Mike Brown?

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The Cavaliers surely wasted an entire year bringing back Mike Brown to the Cavs bench for the 2013-14 season. How else do you explain his ouster after just one season of his five year $20 million deal? David Griffin has got to be deep into his search for Mike Brown’s replacement already and Sam Amick indicates

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How far can NFL teams go to keep “away” fans away?

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Could the Browns someday work to eliminate Steelers fans from Browns games? Wouldn’t that be sweet? Could they only sell tickets to fans who live in a certain area? Those two questions will be answered soon, it would appear, thanks to a lawsuit filed by a 49ers fan against the Seattle Seahawks. I’m fascinated by

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The Browns could have been trading with the Jets in Draft Day movie

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I’m not spoiling Draft Day when I say that it involves some wheeling and dealing for draft picks in and around the NFL Draft. I’m also not spoiling anything when I say that the Seattle Seahawks were the trade partner with Kevin Costner and the Browns regarding a presumed number one draft pick quarterback. What

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Browns reportedly agree to terms with Nate Burleson

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The Browns thought they had a reliable veteran receiver when they traded for Davone Bess last season. That didn’t work out all that well for the Browns as Bess turned into what appeared to be a pot-smoking rastafarian via his own social media presence. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns have found a

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Hopes for the Cleveland Browns as the off-season begins for real

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The off-season already feels old for the Cleveland Browns as it’s been 35 days since they last played football on December 29. As the Browns seem set to announce Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator, and as we sit back and think about how Seattle decimated the Broncos in the Super Bowl, I have a

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Browns coaching search, Anthony Bennett and Super Bowl predictions with Dennis Manoloff – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-29

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It’s always great to catch up with Dennis Manoloff (follow D-Man on Twitter) and it has been too long since I have done so. D-Man talked to me about a variety of topics today from the Browns hiring Mike Pettine, philisophically how he treats the Pilot Flying J case as a Browns story, and Anthony

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I want to be The Earthquake

I want a new stadium. A modern, open-air, architectural beauty of a venue placed right in the heart of the city. One that looks like it is straight from Flight of the Navigator. It has curves and construction and impressively bright lights with jaw-dropping views of the downtown skyline. One that holds in all of

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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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Why I don’t like the Trent Richardson trade… yet

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I have the feeling that there are more fans of the Trent Richardson trade than detractors at this point in time. That wasn’t the case on the day that the trade occurred, I don’t think. Those who claimed that the Browns were tanking the season (like I did) have been treated to a three game

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NFL News: Browns void trade with Seattle, retain Brian Sanford

That was interesting. The Browns and Seattle Seahawks made a trade yesterday sending DE Brian Sanford to the Seahawks for offensive lineman John Moffitt. The guard was in Berea today, but just before practice he was brought back into the locker room. It seems the Browns didn’t like what they saw in Moffitt’s physical. Moffitt

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In defense of the great Phil Dawson

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I was reading an otherwise great article today at Grantland by Bill Barnwell that pointed out how bad a job Jacksonville Jaguars GM Gene Smith is at his job, when a snippet caught my attention. While talking about Josh Scobee and his contract from the Jags, a footnote said the following about Phil Dawson. Given that

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: Week 6 Field Goal Protection

Each week this season, we’ll take a seat in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the previous week.  Do enjoy. I spent some time going over all 4 of the Browns’ field goal attempts from last Sunday. You probably don’t need reminded that 2 of these kicks

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More On Leading With the Helmet

Thank James Harrison.  Seems like an odd thing to say on a Cleveland-based sports blog, but it is true.  The NFL was on the path to over-regulating tackling and hitting anyway, but James Harrison’s plays against the Browns (including a near decapitation of Josh Cribbs) are pretty much the reason we find ourselves watching the

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Week 7: The Browns Will Win If…

It’s almost starting to feel like game days are the respite from the craziness that is swirling around the Browns these days. Between the offense and the Peyton Hillis contract and the general malaise of Browns fans, it’s been an interesting couple of weeks. Well, Game Day is Game Day, so here’s hoping the Browns

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Holmgren Speaks… to Seattle Radio Station

Mike Holmgren broke his silence today as he spoke to Mitch in the Morning on KJR 950 in Seattle.  Here’s what he said… Mitch: How long you going to do this?  In 10 years are you going to be the President of the Cleveland Browns? Holmgren: Well, you know it’s hard to tell for sure.

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Cleveland Browns Tickets Available Through WFNY

An unsolicited testimonial came our way this morning from long-time reader REEPJP about WFNY Tickets: Nothing to do with the WWW, but I used WFNYTickets yesterday for the first time and it was a breeze! Scored 18 (yes, 18) tickets to the Browns v. Titans game on 10/2 for $30/ticket….I thought this was a steal

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Browns Should Try to Add Picks This Year

There is a generally accepted NFL Draft Pick Value Chart that most NFL front offices use to gauge value of picks for trade purposes.  It is a point system where the first pick is worth 3,000 points and Mr. Irrelevant is worth two points.  The idea being that if you wanted to trade the 25th

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Former Buckeye Quinn Pitcock Unretires

In one of the stranger stories out of the NFL a couple years ago, Quinn Pitcock retired after his rookie season with the Indianapolis Colts.  Pitcock wasn’t an afterthought in the draft either.  He was originally selected in the third round of the 2007 draft.  After having his rights waived by the Colts this year,

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