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What Will Happen on Cleveland Browns’ Real Draft Day?

April 18th, 2014 at 8:40 PM
By Jeff D. Gorman

While Kevin Costner manages the Cleveland Browns' future at the cinema in the movie "Draft Day," Browns fans are wondering who the Browns' real general manager Ray Farmer, will choose on May 8.

The Sporting News thinks the Browns are the most likely team to draft Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Rob Rang and Dane Brugler of CBS Sports also thinks the Browns will pick Johnny Football.

Their colleagues, Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan, are picking the Browns to take Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report also has Watkins going to the Browns with the fourth overall pick. 

Will Brinson of CBS Sports thinks the Browns will take Blake Bortles, the quarterback from Central Florida.

Who do you want the Browns to pick?

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Cleveland Browns to Face Washington Redskins in ESPN Preseason Game; is Alex Mack Leaving?

April 10th, 2014 at 7:32 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

The Cleveland Browns will visit the Washington Redskins on a preseason episode of Monday Night Football on ESPN on Aprill 18.

The Browns will open the preseason against the Detroit Lions on a date to be determined between Aug. 7 and 10.

Cleveland will wrap up the preseason with a pair of home games against the St. Louis Rams (between Aug. 21-24) and the Chicago Bears (Aug. 28).

In other news, Alex Mack became the highest-paid center in the NFL when he signed an offer sheet for a five-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now the Browns have five business days to match the offer.

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Cleveland Browns Set to Talk to Former Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson

April 4th, 2014 at 7:28 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Nate Burleson, a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions until he was cut in the offseason, will visit the Cleveland Browns tomorrow, according to published reports.

Burleston was injured for most of the past two seasons, and the Browns are considering the 32-year-old to provide the leadership that Davone Bess was supposed to offer last year.

Cleveland has already signed wide receiver Anthony Hawkins, and they could also add a receiver or two in next month's draft.

Speaking of the draft, the Plain Dealer reported that the Browns in the midst conducting workouts with quarterbacks Blake Bortles of Central Florida, Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville,, Jimmy Garropolo of Eastern Illinois, Keith Wenning of Ball State, Tom Savage of Pitt and Derek Carr of Fresno State.

 

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Cleveland Browns Skip Johnny Manziel’s Pro Day: What Does It Mean?

March 28th, 2014 at 8:40 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

The Cleveland Browns were one of two teams that did not attend Johnny Manziel's pro day at Texas A&M. The Chicago Bears were the other.

Even though the Browns have a gaping hole at quarterback, they didn't bother to show up. What does it mean?

The NFL draft board has changed drastically in the last couple of months. Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles used to be in everyone's top five. Now they are being passed by guys like Khalil Mack (Buffalo linebacker) and Sammy Watkins (Clemson wide receiver).

This means the Browns could take a quarterback with their later first round pick, or even in the next few rounds. That means Cleveland will probably not get one of the top three quarterbacks.

That's not necessarily a bad thing. If an Andrew Luck talent isn't available to be thrust immediately into a starting role, it's best not to reach too far. If the Browns can get a quarterback they like (Derek Carr of Fresno State, for example), he could learn on the bench for a year and start next year.

Remember, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers did not start immediately in the NFL.

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Cleveland Browns Offense Adds Ben Tate, Anthony Hawkins; Who’s Next?

March 21st, 2014 at 7:47 AM
By Jeff D. Gorman

Now that the Cleveland Browns have bolstered their offense by adding Houston Texans running back Ben Tate and wide receiver Anthony Hawkins, fans are looking to the 2014 draft to see who's next.

The Browns could take a highly touted quarterback like Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziell or Blake Bortles. They could also skip all three signal-callers and go with Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Ultimately, it will come down to the personal preferences of General Manager Ray Farmer. He's getting paid to decide who has what it takes to be a future star in the NFL. The Browns trust his judgment, so the fans have to as well.

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