July 6, 2015

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Browns: QB remains team’s biggest concern

INDIANAPOLIS – NFL free agency begins March 5. So does the trading season. Quarterback Derek Anderson’s $2 million roster bonus becomes due March 19. The draft starts April 22. Browns president Mike Holmgren has those dates memorized, and he plans on using all the available time to resolve the quagmire at quarterback. “I haven’t made Read More…

Browns notes: Holmgren not sure Tebow has what it takes to be an NFL QB

INDIANAPOLIS – Browns president Mike Holmgren loves Florida quarterback Tim Tebow as a person and a football player. As an NFL quarterback, he isn’t so sure. “He’s a wonderful young man and he’s a great football player,” Holmgren said Friday at the scouting combine. “The question any organization has to answer is: Can his greatness Read More…

Browns’ Mike Holmgren says it will be ‘long shot’ for Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson to both return

INDIANAPOLIS — Browns president hasn’t made up his mind on what to do at the quarterback position, but said it’s a long shot quarterbacks Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson will both return for 2010. Holmgren touched on a number of topics in about a half-hour of interviews, but the main topic was the quarterbacks. He Read More…

Charley Casserly says first round best since 1983

INDIANAPOLIS — Charley Casserly, a CBS analyst who was general manager of the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins, thinks the upcoming NFL Draft is loaded with top-end talent. “It’s the best first round I’ve seen since 1983,” he said Friday at the scouting combine. The famous draft included Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway, Dan Read More…

Jets GM: Big offseason for Braylon Edwards

The New York Jets are expected to keep receiver Braylon Edwards for 2010, but his long-term future in New York will depend on how things go in the next year, particularly next month. “It’s a really important offseason for him, being with us all the time,” Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said. “I really believe the guy’s Read More…

Browns notes: Is right tackle worth a No. 7?

INDIANAPOLIS — The Browns drafted an offensive lineman with their first pick in 2007 and 2009. Could they do it again in April? Right tackle would be the position, as veteran John St. Clair struggled run blocking and in pass protection last season. Adding a quality right tackle to a line of left tackle Joe Read More…

NFL combine: Winslow left Browns with tight end void

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Browns missed Kellen Winslow in 2009. Not his me-first attitude, off-the-field antics or headline-making rants to the media. But certainly the production. After a season in which Cleveland’s collection of no-names and journeymen totaled about half of what Winslow did in his Pro Bowl season of 2007, the Browns are back in Read More…

Bengals’ Lewis discusses Rey Maualuga’s DUI

INDIANAPOLIS — The first question asked of Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis on Friday at the NFL scouting combine was about linebacker Rey Maualuga, who is expected to check into the Betty Ford Clinic after pleading guilty to drunk driving. “Obviously we’re disappointed in what occurred,” Lewis said. “I think Rey has really taken some Read More…

Chiefs GM Scott Pioli reunited with Romeo Crennel

INDIANAPOLIS — Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli spent much of his career in New England and turned to his roots after Kansas City went 4-12 in his first year in charge. Pioli hired defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, both of whom were coordinators under Bill Belichick with the Patriots. Pioli said Read More…

Browns’ Holmgren says relationship with Mangini evolving

INDIANAPOLIS — Browns president Mike Holmgren was stopped in the hallway Thursday afternoon by some in the national media and asked about the somewhat surprising decision to retain Eric “Honestly, he reminds me a little of myself when I first started,” said Holmgren, who’s scheduled to formally address the media Friday. “And every day has Read More…