January 27, 2015

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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…

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…