Friday's official announcement of compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft allowed the Browns and other teams around the league to close the books on some previous business, specifically in finalizing trades and in knowing the exact spot in the order of certain picks they hold in this year's draft.
When the Browns and Patriots agreed on a trade sending linebacker Jamie Collins from New England to Cleveland, the pick going back to the Patriots was unknown. If the Browns got a third-round compensatory pick, they would convey it to the Patriots.
Half the teams in the league ended up with extra draft picks Friday, with 11 teams getting an extra third-rounder. The league announced compensatory choices, which are awarded to teams for net free agent losses the year before.
Mike Pettine Sr., a legendary high school football coach in Pennsylvania and father of former Browns head coach Mike Pettine Jr., passed away on Friday. Per the Bucks County Times, Pettine Sr.
The Cleveland Browns have a ton of needs entering the 2017 NFL offseason. Here are the five biggest question marks they must address.
ESPN has announced the seven quarterbacks from this year's draft class who will participate in the annual Jon Gruden QB Camp series that will begin airing two weeks before the draft.
Veteran quarterback Josh McCown is free to sign with any team because he was released by the Browns, but he doesn't expect anything to happen right away.
Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton was spotted with a cast on his left arm recently, which spurred questions on Twitter about what was bothering him. Shelton revealed he had his wrist "cleaned up" since the end of the regular season and that he'll be fine in time for next season.
Former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky will participate in everything except the bench press at next week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Trubusky's father told the News-Herald in Willoughby, Ohio.
Myles Garrett isn't the only top draft prospect who wishes the Cowboys would take him. Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said at the Davey O'Brien Award reception in Forth Worth, Texas, that he wants to be a Cowboy.