May 5, 2016

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Browns don’t pick up 5th-year option on OLB Barkevious Mingo; OLB Scott Solomon cut

The Browns declined to exercise their fifth-year option on the contract of outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo. The deadline was Monday. Mingo, the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft, remains on the roster for this season. The option for 2017 would’ve been worth $11.9 million and been guaranteed for injury. The fifth-year option is part Read More…

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Commentary: Jackson wants fans to trust him with Kessler pick — but it might not be blind faith

BEREA — Browns quarterback Cody Kessler was a third-round pick and the No. 93 overall selection in the NFL Draft. Though the Southern California product was not considered a strong prospect around the league, Cleveland views him as a long-term keeper. And in the short-term, Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown shouldn’t get too comfortable Read More…

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Browns Notes: Fourth-round pick Derrick Kindred played senior season with broken collarbone; CB Jamar Taylor acquired from Dolphins

BEREA — When perusing the bio sheet of Browns fourth-round draft pick Derrick Kindred, the typical information jumps out. He had a productive career and senior season — finishing with 87 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions — at Texas Christian and was considered one of the top defensive backs in the Big 12 Read More…

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NFL Draft: Browns picks say change is coming; coach Hue Jackson says 14-player class will start to put “stamp” on what team’s about

BEREA — Decked out in suits with shiny Browns pins on their lapels, the team’s first five draft picks sat behind a podium Saturday afternoon with their families watching feet away. The optimism was obvious. “You can tell that a change is coming,” said outside linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah, the second-round pick who had 24 sacks Read More…

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NFL Draft, Day 3: Browns open 4th round by picking Wisconsin LB Joe Schobert and trading No. 100 to Raiders

BEREA – The Browns stayed true to form to start Day 3 of the NFL Draft. They used the first pick of the fourth round, No. 99 overall, on Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert. They then traded No. 100 to the Oakland Raiders, who selected Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. The Browns have traded four times. Read More…

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NFL Draft 2016: Browns snap up Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah with first pick in second round

BEREA — Emmanuel Ogbah was born in Nigeria, grew up in Texas and attended college in Oklahoma. His future, though, will be in Cleveland. The Browns kicked off the second day of the NFL Draft by selecting the Oklahoma State defensive end with the No. 32 pick, which was the top selection in Friday’s second Read More…

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(UPDATED) NFL Draft, Day 2: Browns bide their time, take Southern Cal quarterback Cody Kessler with 93rd pick

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson always planned to add a quarterback in the draft. The one he landed was a surprise to many outside of Browns headquarters. After passing on bigger names with bigger bodies and bigger arms, the Browns selected USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 pick near the end of the Read More…

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NFL Draft: Browns hold No. 32 pick to start 2nd round, and another trade seems likely

The Browns will be back on the clock tonight when the NFL Draft resumes for the second round, but they seem unlikely to keep the No. 32 pick for long. Executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Thursday night during the first round he had already received calls from teams interested in trading Read More…

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NFL Draft: Browns pick Coleman ‘ready to rock’

BEREA — Corey Coleman said his eyes widened as he looked down at his phone and saw an Ohio number on the screen. The Cleveland Browns were calling to make the Baylor wide receiver the No. 15 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. “They asked me if I’m ready to roll,” Coleman said. Read More…

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Commentary: Give Browns credit for filling a need by picking a speedy wide receiver, but no credit for creating that need

If NFL Draft picks were victories, the Browns would be on the fast track to the Super Bowl. Alas, they are not — nor do picks translate into wins — so Cleveland finds itself even deeper in the football abyss after the first round of the three-day event. The Browns traded down to accumulate additional Read More…

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