August 1, 2015

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Browns release tight end Steve Heiden; Jason Trusnik signs contract

BEREA — Veteran tight end Steve Heiden was released by the Browns on Friday night, hours after they signed free-agent tight end Ben Watson. Heiden was the second-longest-tenured player on the roster, next to kicker Phil Dawson. Heiden joined the Browns in 2002 in a trade that ranks among the best of the expansion era. Read More…

Browns sign tight end Ben Watson

Tight end Ben Watson, shown in this photo from December 2007 when he was with the Patriots, has been signed by the Browns. (AP file photo.)

BEREA — The Browns signed veteran tight end Ben Watson to a multiyear contract Friday morning, hopefully improving a position that struggled in 2009 after the trade of Kellen Winslow. Watson was an unrestricted free agent after playing his first six seasons for the New England Patriots. “We viewed Ben as one of the top all-around Read More…

Quinn on way out? QB reportedly trade fodder as Delhomme visits

Delhomme

The Browns quarterback situation seemed so stable, even enviable. Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn were young, talented and too valuable to part with either one. Before the 2008 and ’09 seasons, the Browns hierarchy — which changed between the seasons — decided it was best for the organization to keep them both. How quickly, and Read More…

Report: Browns shopping Brady Quinn

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday the Browns have offered Brady Quinn in trade talks. The report cites multiple league sources. President Mike Holmgren has said repeatedly he’s leaving his options open at quarterback, and no one in the organization has committed to Quinn as the starter. If Quinn’s availability is a topic around the league, trade Read More…

Derek Anderson regrets ripping Browns fans

It didn’t take Derek Anderson long to regret ripping Browns fans. He sent a statement early Wednesday morning through a former Browns public relations manager. “I said some things to (the New-Herald’s) Jeff Schudel earlier that I regret,” he wrote. “Those of you who got to know me personally from covering the Browns over the past five years, Read More…

Derek Anderson blasts Cleveland fans after release

BEREA — Derek Anderson’s fall was as fast as his rise. His turbulent five-year run with the Browns came to an abrupt, if anticipated, ending Tuesday as the Browns terminated his contract. He becomes a free agent and can sign with any team. Quarterbacks who are 26 years old with a strong arm are always Read More…

D.A. will see better days, the CT’s Scott Petrak says

Derek Anderson is clearly the top quarterback on the unrestricted free-agent market. Deal with the shock, all you Anderson haters. The market isn’t saturated, which is obvious after Browns president Mike Holmgren was forced to trade for career backup Seneca Wallace on Monday to upgrade the position. But the weak free-agent class isn’t the point. Read More…

UPDATE: Browns release quarterback Derek Anderson

CT photo by David Richard.

BEREA — Derek Anderson’s days as a Browns quarterback are over. The team terminated his contract Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after trading for Seahawks backup quarterback Seneca Wallace. The Browns claimed Anderson off waivers in 2005 and he appeared in 39 games with 34 starts. He completed 587 of 1,109 passes (53 percent) Read More…

Browns trade for Seattle backup QB Seneca Wallace

Wallace

BEREA — The makeover of the Browns quarterback position began Monday with a trade for Seattle backup Seneca Wallace. The trade is contingent on Wallace passing a physical, which isn’t expected until Wednesday. The Seahawks get an undisclosed draft pick in 2011, believed to be a late-rounder. The deal almost certainly means Derek Anderson will Read More…

Browns make deal for quarterback Seneca Wallace

BEREA — The Browns made their first move to fix the quarterback situation, trading Monday for Seahawks quarterback Seneca Wallace. The Browns confirmed an agreement has been reached and is contingent on Wallace passing a physical, likely Wednesday. The Seahawks will receive an undisclosed draft choice in 2011, expected to be a late-rounder. Wallace, 29, is Read More…