November 28, 2014

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Browns: WR Mohamed Massaquoi, OL Eric Steinbach sit out first practice under coach Pat Shurmur

BEREA – The first practice of the Pat Shurmur era is in the books. The new Browns coach, who’s a head coach for the first time, began training camp Saturday morning with a two-hour session closed to the public. The players were in helmets, small shoulder pads (shells) and shorts. “It’s fun because we’re back Read More…

Browns: Cornerback Eric Wright picks fresh start in Detroit

The Browns are likely in the market for a cornerback after Eric Wright chose to sign with the Detroit Lions rather than return to Cleveland. Wright, a second-round pick in 2007, announced on Twitter early this morning that he was headed to Detroit. He reportedly signed a one-year deal. “Much love to all my Cleveland Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns’ final pick is Nebraska safety Eric Hagg

BEREA — The Browns concluded their draft Saturday night by taking Nebraska safety Eric Hagg with the 248th pick. Hagg (6-foot-1 1/2, 209 pounds) was an All-Big 12 pick after five interceptions and 49 tackles as a senior. He was named team MVP and won the character award. He started the majority of games his Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns trade up, take Pitt tackle Jason Pinkston

BEREA — The Browns started the draft with a trade, and they all but finished it with one. The Browns traded their two sixth-round picks (Nos. 168 and 170) to Minnesota to get the 150th pick and take Pittsburgh tackle Jason Pinkston (6-foot-3, 317 pounds). He played left tackle for the Panthers but is expected Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns take CB Buster Skrine in fifth round

BEREA — The Browns, desperate for speed, added some in the fifth round with Chattanooga cornerback/kick returner Buster Skrine. He ran a 4.22-second 40-yard dash as a junior, then timed a 4.37 at the scouting combine when he stumbled. Skrine is 5-foot-9 1/2 and 186 pounds but said he plays bigger and with toughness. His Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns take Stanford fullback Owen Marecic in 4th round

BEREA — The Browns drafted Stanford two-way starter Owen Marecic on Saturday in the fourth round. The pick was No. 124 overall, acquired Thursday in a trade with Atlanta. Marecic spent his whole career at fullback and added linebacker duties partway through his junior year. He started both ways as a senior for the Cardinal. Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns take TE Jordan Cameron, former hoops player

BEREA — The Browns opened Day 3 of the NFL Draft by taking USC tight end Jordan Cameron with the No. 102 overall pick Saturday. Cameron (6-foot-5, 250 pounds) started college as a basketball player at BYU, before adding some weight and deciding to play football. After stopping at a junior college, he transferred to Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns add toughness with DE Jabaal Sheard, WR Greg Little

BEREA – Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor, the Browns’ first-round draft pick, arrived in Cleveland on Friday and announced he would take down Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh defensive end Jabaal Sheard, the 37th pick, said he wants to make the hit that causes the crowd to scream. North Carolina receiver Greg Little, the 59th Read More…

NFL Draft notes: Players talk to coaches, then get locked out again

BEREA – Defensive lineman Brian Schaefering said Friday morning at Browns headquarters “felt like the first day of school.” Well, the kids are back on vacation. An appeals court granted the NFL a temporary stay of the injunction that ended the lockout Monday. A decision on whether to extend the stay throughout the appeals process Read More…

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…