October 22, 2014

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NFL Draft: Browns take WR Greg Little with 2nd 2nd-round pick

BEREA — The Browns switched sides of the ball with their third pick, but stuck with the theme of toughness. North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little was the 59th overall pick, the selection acquired Thursday in the trade with Atlanta. Little is 6-foot-2, 230 pounds and follows defensive tackle Phil Taylor and defensive end Jabaal Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns take DE Jabaal Sheard at No. 37

BEREA — The Browns stayed with defense in the second round, picking Pittsburgh defensive end Jabaal Sheard with the No. 37 overall pick. They drafted defensive tackle Phil Taylor in the first round at No. 21. Sheard had nine sacks and was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Like Taylor, Read More…

NFL Draft: Phil Taylor arrives in Cleveland, calls it ‘dream come true’

BEREA – After a day of flight delays in New York, Phil Taylor finally arrived at Browns headquarters Friday afternoon. Taylor, the team’s first-round draft pick Thursday night, received a personalized No. 1 jersey from general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur, posed for pictures and declared his love for the Browns. Not a 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…

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…

Browns GM Tom Heckert, coach Pat Shurmur express confidence in QB Colt McCoy

INDIANAPOLIS – Browns general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur reiterated their confidence in quarterback Colt McCoy on Friday at an hour-long interview session with Cleveland media at the NFL scouting combine. Heckert said he wouldn’t hesitate to draft a quarterback with the sixth pick in the draft – “two great quarterbacks are not Read More…

Updated: Dick Jauron hired as Browns defensive coordinator

Jauron

BEREA — Longtime NFL player and coach Dick Jauron was hired  this evening as defensive coordinator of the Browns,  the team announced. Jauron, 60, was also a candidate to become coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he spent 2010 as a senior assistant/defensive backs coach. “Dick is someone I have known for many years, who is Read More…

New coach Pat Shurmur shares vision with Browns brass

BEREA — New Browns coach Pat Shurmur made his Cleveland debut with president Mike Holmgren on his right and general manager Tom Heckert on his left behind a set of microphones. He looked comfortable in his new surroundings. “The relationship with Tom and Coach Holmgren is part of the strength of what we’re going to Read More…

Pat Shurmur interviews with Browns; Mike Mularkey tomorrow

BEREA – Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was the first candidate interviewed by the Browns for their vacant coaching job. A team spokesman said the meeting concluding this afternoon. The Browns’ policy is to confirm candidates only after they’ve interviewed. The Browns are scheduled to interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey on Saturday, and reportedly Read More…