April 18, 2014

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Browns commentary: Things to look for in a QB

The Browns have been looking for the long-term answer at quarterback since the day they returned to the NFL in 1999. The fans know all too painfully the list of 20 that began with Tim Couch and is paused on Jason Campbell. No. 19, Brian Hoyer, is the only one who remains on the roster. Read More…

Browns: Weighing in on Mack situation, Haslam optimistic center will stay put

VALLEY VIEW — The visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars by free agent center Alex Mack hasn’t changed the outlook of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. “We remain optimistic that Alex Mack will be a Cleveland Brown for a long time,” Haslam said Tuesday night before the Cleveland premiere of “Draft Day,” a fictional movie about the Read More…

Browns: Burleson sees good things ahead

Nate Burleson believes he brings a lot to the Browns — leadership, experience and a 1,000-yard season if healthy. He wouldn’t have come aboard unless he thought the team was poised to get over the hump and make a run at the playoffs. “I see them as a team that’s ready to take that next Read More…

Browns: Burleson expected to visit

Veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson is expected to meet with the Browns on Saturday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The Browns continue to look for help at receiver and aren’t content to wait until the receiver-rich draft. Nate Burleson, an 11-year veteran, is scheduled to make a free agent visit to the Browns on Saturday. FoxSports’ Alex Marvex was first to report the visit, adding Burleson was scheduled to meet with the Dolphins first. Read More…

Browns commentary: Farmer sticks to the plan

Ray Farmer believes in building a roster through the draft. But even though he’s in his first year as a general manager, he’s been around the NFL plenty long enough to know he couldn’t ignore free agency. The Browns had too many holes and too much salary cap space to stand idle in March while Read More…

Browns: ‘O’ line is bolstered, team signs McQuistan

The Browns brought in a Super Bowl champion Monday to strengthen the offensive line. Eight-year veteran Paul McQuistan agreed to terms on a contract, adding versatility and experience. The deal is for two years and $3 million with $750,000 guaranteed, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported, citing a source. McQuistan, who will turn 31 next month, was Read More…

Browns: QB Bortles draws interest

Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles wasn’t perfect at his pro day Wednesday, but he impressed onlookers and received a passing grade. He fared better than Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, who struggled Monday with his accuracy and was criticized by analysts. Bortles completed 41 of 50 throws, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. The percentage isn’t great Read More…

Browns: Hawkins comes full circle, slot receiver in fold

The circle is complete. Slot receiver Andrew Hawkins began his NFL career — kind of — at a Browns rookie minicamp after going undrafted out of Toledo in 2008. He wasn’t given a contract and didn’t make his first NFL catch until 2011 with the Bengals. He returned to the Browns on Tuesday when the Read More…

Browns: Reports indicate Bengals won’t match offer for WR Hawkins

The Browns are in a holding pattern as they try to find a slot receiver, but it looks like they might get their man. Bengals restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins signed his offer sheet with the Browns on Thursday after agreeing to terms Tuesday. The four-year deal can reach $13.1 million and includes a $3.8 Read More…

Browns: Whitner happy to come home, Pettine big reason Dansby signed

BEREA — The Browns didn’t express any interest in Cleveland native Donte Whitner during his first venture into free agency. Three years and two Pro Bowl selections later, however, the hard-hitting strong safety was at the top of their wish list. Whitner formally signed a four-year contract worth $28 million with the Browns on Wednesday, Read More…