September 4, 2015

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Free agency updates: Browns cut DE Jayme Mitchell; Elyria’s Nakamura signs with Panthers

NFL free agency began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Browns general manager Tom Heckert has said the team won’t “go crazy,” but that doesn’t mean they won’t participate or make news. Here’s some up-to-the-minute information from the team and around the league: The Browns cut defensive end Jayme Mitchell today, ending a curious and disappointing two-year Read More…

Browns: New DE Frostee Rucker excited for larger opportunity

Defensive end Frostee Rucker wanted more responsibility, and the Browns were glad to give it to him. Rucker, 28, officially signed a five-year deal Thursday reportedly worth $21 million with $8 million guaranteed. He’s expected to start and mentor a talented but young defensive line. “They approached me with pretty much giving me the keys Read More…

Browns notes: Mike Holmgren says Peyton Hillis needed fresh start

Browns president Mike Holmgren said the time was right for running back Peyton Hillis to move on. Hillis signed a one-year, $3 million deal Wednesday with the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Browns didn’t try to counter. “I think there comes a time in some players’ lives and clubs’ lives where a fresh start is Read More…

Browns President Mike Holmgren says Plan B is not all that bad

The Browns’ front office has received a lot of criticism in the last week. First, it didn’t pull off the blockbuster trade with St. Louis that would’ve eventually brought Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Then it failed to sign a marquee player or any receiver in the first days of free agency. President Mike Holmgren Read More…

(Updated) President Mike Holmgren says Browns weren’t outbid in RG3 trade

Browns president Mike Holmgren said the Browns were not outbid by the Redskins in an attempt to acquire the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft in a trade with the St. Louis Rams. However, the Rams picked the Redskins as a trading partner, and they are expected to use the pick on Baylor quarterback Read More…

DE Frostee Rucker calls signing with Browns “no-brainer”

Defensive end Frostee Rucker, the newest Brown, said it was an easy decision to sign with the Browns. “With the organization and how it’s built, all the coaches on the staff and the goals they’re trying to reach, it’s just a no-brainer,” he said this afternoon on a conference call. “I want to be a Read More…

Browns: DE Rucker reportedly signs; Hillis to Chiefs; Steinbach cut

Rucker

Running back Peyton Hillis won’t be coming back to the Browns. Left guard Eric Steinbach was released but left the door cracked for a return. Former Bengals defensive end Frostee Rucker is expected to sign. And Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn isn’t being pursued. The Browns have yet to sign a player from another team Read More…

Free agency updates: President Mike Holmgren talks, more moves made

NFL free agency began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Browns general manager Tom Heckert has said the team won’t “go crazy,” but that doesn’t mean they won’t participate or make news. Here’s some up-to-the-minute information from the team and around the league: Browns president Mike Holmgren said the Browns were not outbid by the Redskins in Read More…

Free agency Day 2: RB Peyton Hillis leaves Browns for Kansas City

NFL free agency began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Browns general manager Tom Heckert has said the team won’t “go crazy,” but that doesn’t mean they won’t participate or make news. Here’s some up-to-the-minute information from the team and around the league: Running back Peyton Hillis is no longer a Brown. The free agent signed a Read More…

Free agency begins: Browns fairly inactive, show interest in QB Matt Flynn

The Browns didn’t spend $55 million on receiver Vincent Jackson or $42.5 million on receiver Pierre Garcon. That was the Buccaneers and Redskins. They didn’t send a private plane to fetch defensive end Mario Williams. The Bills were the Lake Erie team trying to make a giant splash. They didn’t even re-sign their own starters, Read More…