August 1, 2015

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NFL combine: RG3 keeps impressing

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III didn’t hurt his stock at all Sunday, running a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. (AP photo.)

INDIANAPOLIS — With a determined look on his face and braids bouncing and flying behind him, Robert Griffin III did what everyone expected. He ran fast. Really fast. Griffin was officially timed at 4.41 seconds for the 40-yard dash Sunday at the NFL scouting combine. It’s the second-fastest time recorded by a quarterback since 2000, Read More…

NFL Scouting Combine: Day 4 updates

Scott Petrak, the C-T’s Browns beat writer, is still at the NFL scouting combine – at least for a few more hours. Defensive backs are due into the media room today, led by LSU cornerback Morris Claiborn. On the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, the quarterbacks, receivers and running backs are running, jumping and doing Read More…

Time for big catch: Browns want upgrade at wide receiver, but will it be through draft or free agency?

INDIANAPOLIS — If it seems like the Browns always enter the offseason with a need at wide receiver … it’s because they do. The position was a significant weakness in 2008, ’09 and ’10. Last season was slightly better with the emergence of rookie second-round pick Greg Little with 61 catches, but the outcry for Read More…

NFL combine notes: Former Browns coach Romeo Crennel thrilled to get a second chance as a head coach

INDIANAPOLIS — Romeo Crennel was back at the podium Saturday at the NFL scouting combine. It’s a position reserved for general managers and head coaches, and it seemed doubtful Crennel would ever make it back to head coach after being fired in Cleveland. But he excelled as interim coach in Kansas City last season and Read More…

NFL Scouting Combine: Day 3 updates

Scott Petrak, the C-T’s Browns beat writer, is settled in at the NFL scouting combine and will be here through Sunday. The focus shifts to defense today, which is a bit of a letdown following a star-studded Friday of quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs. But there will be plenty of big-time prospects among the Read More…

NFL combine: Big news for Robert Griffin III … he’s not too short to play quarterback

INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL world learned Friday what Baylor’s Robert Griffin III has known for some time: He’s tall enough to play quarterback in the NFL, confident in his ability to master a pro offense and comfortable in his skin — and socks. Griffin was the focus of much of the pre-combine media coverage, especially Read More…

NFL combine notes: Luck would feel ‘lucky’ to go to Colts, but isn’t counting on anything

INDIANAPOLIS — Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will likely play his home games next season in Lucas Oil Stadium, the house that Peyton Manning built. The Colts have the No. 1 pick in the draft and are expected to select Luck to replace Manning. Luck was in the building Friday for the scouting combine, and Manning’s Read More…

Robert Griffin III meets media at combine, talks Browns

INDIANAPOLIS – The hype surrounding Robert Griffin III isn’t about to die down. Griffin had a good day today at the scouting combine – as good a day as a player can have without stepping on the field. Griffin was officially measured in the morning and was 6-foot-2 3/8 – taller than many thought. In Read More…

NFL scouting combine: Browns GM Tom Heckert reportedly had surgery, and other updates

Scott Petrak, the C-T’s Browns beat writer, is settled in at the NFL scouting combine and will be here through Sunday. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs will be available to the media today, so it’s the biggest day of the week. Petrak will provide updates throughout the day on Twitter @scottpetrak and here. He’ll Read More…

Browns’ Shurmur, Childress on same offensive page

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BEREA — The sound was definitely worse than a purr, but maybe not quite a roar. The offensive line coach for the Eagles heard a wild cat behind his desk, sprinted out of his office and slammed the door. Mere feet away were fellow assistants Pat Shurmur and Brad Childress, dodging the cats chasing the Read More…