October 14, 2015


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 final three […] 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 to […] 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 max […] 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.
Marecic (6-foot, […] 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 USC.
He […] 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 pick, is […] 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 is expected […] 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 Sheard.
“Greg […] 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, Sheard also […] 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 bad first […] Read More…