August 30, 2015

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Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Elyria Catholic’s Keith Rybarczyk was more than just a quarterback

Keith Rybarczyk had just watched Al McKinney rush 24 yards to the Ohio Stadium 15-yard line, which followed two other nice runs. “I felt we would pound the ball on the ground,” Rybarczyk said. Instead, the call was a slant to Ron Traut. “It felt great that Coach (Jim) Rattay had confidence in me to Read More…

McCoy center of attention at Browns rookie minicamp

BEREA – Colt McCoy wore a bright orange No. 12 jersey Friday for his first practices as a Brown. The sun was brilliant, the temperature in the 80s and he was taking the first-team snaps at quarterback. It was enough to remind the Texan of home. Even if it was only rookie minicamp. “It’s still Read More…

Olmsted Falls’ Robby Parris gets shot with the Browns

Scott Petrak The Chronicle-Telegram BEREA – Robby Parris wasn’t invited to the scouting combine and didn’t get drafted, but he hasn’t given up on his NFL dream. He’s starting it five minutes from where he grew up. The Olmsted Falls resident is at Browns rookie minicamp on a tryout. He attended meetings Thursday night, practiced Read More…

NFL draft 2010: Plenty to learn from Browns’ busy weekend

From left, general manager Tom Heckert, president Mike Holmgren and coach Eric Mangini plot draft strategy Friday inside Browns headquarters. The new front office arrangement seems to be working well. (Photo provided by the Browns.)

Mike Holmgren got it right Saturday in his recap of the Browns draft, the first with him in charge. “We will know in three years,” he said. “We are excited about it, though. I think it was good, but they have to come in and play.” Holmgren, team president, relayed a story from his years Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns have the luxury of taking their time with Colt McCoy

BEREA – When Jake Delhomme throws his first interception at Cleveland Browns Stadium and the instinct is to chant “Colt,” Browns fans should take a cue from the team’s approach during the three-day NFL Draft. Bite your tongue, sit back down and remember patience is a virtue. “He’s not going to play this year. Things Read More…

Browns finish draft with safety, receiver and defensive end

BEREA — The Browns concluded their draft Saturday with three picks, one in the fifth round and two in the sixth. Nebraska safety Larry Asante was taken at No. 160 overall, giving the Browns their second safety and third defensive back. Florida cornerback Joe Haden was the seventh pick, and Oregon safety T.J. Ward the Read More…

A Colt out of the blue: Browns pass twice on QB McCoy, finally grab him in third round

BEREA – The Browns waited patiently, sticking to their plan to take the best player available. Colt McCoy tried to wait patiently, as team after team – those with and without a need at quarterback – spurned him for players with resumes that can’t compare to his. The Browns were part of the crowd, passing Read More…

Browns: First-round pick Haden loves LeBron, having fun

BEREA – Joe Haden had been a member of the Browns for less than 24 hours, but he already sounded like a lifelong Clevelander. “Oh my goodness, I love LeBron,” Haden said Friday at his introductory news conference. “Now he can’t go anywhere because it might break my heart. “I’m trying to figure out how Read More…

Browns draft Texas quarterback Colt McCoy in third round

BEREA – The Browns waited patiently, sticking to their plan to take the best player available. Colt McCoy tried to wait patiently, as team after team – those with and without a need at quarterback – spurned him for players with resumes that can’t compare to his. The Browns were part of the crowd, passing Read More…

Browns trade for another second-round pick, take RB Montario Hardesty

BEREA — The Browns made a trade Friday night to move back into the second round, then drafted Tennessee running back Montario Hardesty with the 59th pick. The Browns made the deal with Philadelphia — general manager Tom Heckert’s former team — giving up a third-round pick (No. 71) and two of their three fifth-rounders Read More…