July 29, 2014

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NFL combine: Peterson born to play football

INDIANAPOLIS — LSU’s Patrick Peterson is considered the top cornerback in the NFL Draft. He’s likely to be a top-five pick in April. (If he isn’t, the Browns could very well snatch him at No. 6.) He won the Thorpe and Bednarik awards as the nation’s top defensive back and overall defensive player. Peterson was Read More…

Combine update: Former LSU players praise coach Les Miles, an Elyria native

INDIANAPOLIS – Eight Louisiana State University Tigers are at the NFL scouting combine. That says a lot about the talent compiled by coach Les Miles, an Elyria High graduate and Elyria Sports Hall of Famer. His former players had plenty to say about him throughout the weekend. “Coach Miles, he’s a winner,” running back Stevan Read More…

Combine notes: Browns GM Tom Heckert says WR Brian Robiskie has bright future

Scott Petrak The Chronicle-Telegram INDIANAPOLIS – Browns receiver Brian Robiskie had seven catches as a rookie in 2009 and 29 last year. He has three touchdowns and 416 yards in his career. General manager Tom Heckert wasn’t around when Robiskie was drafted in the second round out of Ohio State, but Heckert gave him a Read More…

NFL combine: No shortage of good defensive linemen in draft

INDIANAPOLIS – One by one they took the podium Saturday in the giant media room at Lucas Oil Stadium. Alabama’s Marcell Dareus. Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers. North Carolina’s Robert Quinn. Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt. Which one will the Browns select at No. 6 in the NFL Draft on April 28? The Browns could go in a different Read More…

Browns: Notes from combine news conferences of GM Tom Heckert, coach Pat Shurmur

INDIANAPOLIS – Browns general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur stepped behind the main podium today at the NFL scouting combine to field questions from the national media. Heckert received a number of questions about defensive linemen, as the Browns are a strong candidate to take one with the sixth pick in the draft. Read More…

(Updated) Combine update day 3: Defensive linemen take center stage

INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL could’ve renamed Saturday at the scouting combine “Browns Day.” The parade of top-notch defensive linemen through the interview room at Lucas Oil Stadium began with Alabama tackle Marcell Dareus. Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers was next. North Carolina’s Robert Quinn followed, but Auburn’s Nick Fairley never made it. The defensive linemen take the Read More…

Browns bullish on Colt, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take a QB in the draft

INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL is split into distinct groups, and the separation seems as wide as the Grand Canyon. Those who have their quarterback and those looking for their quarterback. The Browns consider themselves a member of the privileged class. General manager Tom Heckert and new coach Pat Shurmur met with Cleveland-area reporters Friday at Read More…

Georgia receiver A.J. Green might be just what Browns need

INDIANAPOLIS – The Browns need to get faster. They want to add a playmaking receiver. They would like to surround quarterback Colt McCoy with more weapons. No wonder Georgia receiver A.J. Green is a popular choice in mock drafts for the Browns to take with the sixth pick in April’s draft. “Explosive players on offense Read More…

NFL combine notes: Browns GM wants to stock up on talent

INDIANAPOLIS – As a general manager, Tom Heckert’s first responsibility is to acquire as much talent as possible. After a year in Cleveland, Heckert admits his job is a work in progress. He acknowledged Friday the perception that the talent cupboard remains bare. “That’s valid,” he said at the NFL scouting combine. “We have to Read More…

NFL scouting combine update: WR A.J. Green in mix for Browns, was mentored by Mohamed Massaquoi

INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia receiver A.J. Green is a popular choice for the Browns to draft with the sixth pick in April. They have an obvious need for a game-changing wideout, and Green fits the bill at 6-foot-3½, 211 pounds with great athleticism. General manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that Green will Read More…