August 31, 2015

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Prime time? Not this time for Browns as NFL releases 2010 schedule

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The strong finish in 2009 and the addition of president Mike Holmgren didn’t impress the schedule-makers at the NFL offices in New York. No prime time, no national television, no league spotlight. The Browns are slated to play every game on Sunday at 1 p.m., as the league schedule was released Tuesday night. They will Read More…

NFL schedule released: Browns open at Tampa

Scott Petrak The Chronicle-Telegram For the first time since they returned in 1999, the Browns will open the season on the road. They will travel to Tampa Bay on Sunday, Sept. 12, to face Kellen Winslow Jr. and the Buccaneers in the season opener. The first home game is the following week, Sept. 19, against Read More…

NFL draft 2010: Safety first? Berry an enticing choice for Browns

Before Tennessee safety Eric Berry was coveted by thousands of Browns fans, he painted houses in the Georgia heat for minimum wage. The boss was his dad, James, who held another full-time job. “It was very hard, especially outside during the summertime and it was like 96 degrees and you could see yourself on the Read More…

NFL draft 2010: At end, Odrick could be Browns’ pick

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Meet Jared Odrick, the possible backup plan. Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is the favorite option, but goes to St. Louis with the No. 1 pick. Tennessee safety Eric Berry heads to Kansas City at No. 5 or Seattle at No. 6. Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen is available, but the decision-makers conclude he’s not the Read More…

Scott Petrak’s Draft Graphic: Receivers/tight ends

SCOTT PETRAK’S TOP OF THE CLASS Receivers/tight ends Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State: Top-five talent with big questions about his maturity. His backers say he loves football and will be fine when it’s his full-time job. Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma: The top tight end. He missed the 2009 season following knee surgery. Arrelious Benn, Illinois: Strong and Read More…

NFL Draft: Undersized Colt McCoy not short on talent

Another 2 inches, and Colt McCoy would be a top-five pick. “I’d like to say I was 6-4, but this is what God gave me,” he said at the scouting combine. “I’m going to use it the best I can.” McCoy won 45 games at Texas, the most by any quarterback in the history of Read More…

Browns Draft 2010: Hard to ignore C.J. Spiller’s all-around game

Andre’ Powell coached Tiki Barber, Thomas Jones and Willie Parker during their college days. Each went on to the Pro Bowl in the NFL. Powell initially said he doesn’t like to compare running backs, but quickly got over it. “Comparing him to Tiki and Thomas Jones and Willie Parker, at this stage of their careers, Read More…

NFL draft 2010: Getting top QB not likely for Browns

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BEREA — In the span of a few minutes Thursday, Browns president Mike Holmgren discounted the chances of trading up to No. 1 to draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford and opened the door to taking Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen. But in the homestretch of what former general manager Phil Savage called the “silly season,” nothing Read More…

Browns notes: Browns in no hurry to dump Shaun Rogers

BEREA — President Mike Holmgren isn’t in a hurry to dump defensive lineman Shaun Rogers, who was arrested and charged earlier this month after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage at Hopkins Airport. “We’re going to let the process work itself out before I make any different type of statement,” Holmgren said Read More…

Browns president Mike Holmgren says trade to No. 1 for Sam Bradford unlikely

BEREA — Browns president Mike Holmgren doesn’t want the fans to get their hopes up. While the Browns have played “phone tag” with the St. Louis Rams regarding the availability of the No. 1 pick in next week’s draft — which the Browns would use on Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford — Holmgren said it’s a Read More…