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Browns likely won’t know about potential punishment of two players before draft

According to a tweet by Adam Schefter, the Saints and any team that has players involved in the New Orleans bounty program, might not know what discipline is to be handed down until after the draft.

Text of the tweet- “An announcement on player discipline in Saints bounty scandal is “unlikely” for today. Again. have to wonder now if next week more likely”

The Browns have two defensive players on the roster that could face discipline. LB Scott Fujita and S Usama Young, both potential starters were part of the defense being investigated.

Could the punishment be severe enough that the Browns would need to adjust part of their draft strategy?

[Related: Goodell will “drop the hammer” on players involved in bounty scandal]

  • mgbode

    if we are counting on Fujita as more than depth, then we need to adjust our draft philosophy

  • Humboldt

     yep

  • Hypno_Toad

    Agreed. Same with Usama.

  • Mansoor Khan

    Replace Fujita in the draft, and wait and see with Young. If Young is suspended, which I doubt he will be since he was just a back-up, we can sign a FA to replace him.

  • Dost mine eyes deceive me? A free agent signing…in Cleveland…for a “need” position?  Not in this town!

  • RyInCbus

    Right cuz it would’ve been better to sign an older player for a lot more money than wait to see what younger, cheaper players we could get in the draft before we delve into the FA market.

  • Straw man, to the rescue!

    Did I ever say that?  Did anyone?  Is it better to sit on one’s hands when someone like Winston is available and you have a gigantic hole at RT? 

    Younger and cheaper does not equal better.  Since when does a player have his best year in his rookie season?  At some point in the “long con” you need to determine if you’re not falling victim to your own charade.  I think the Browns are doing so.  I think the “we build through the draft-ONLY” philosophy is needlessly painting one’s self in a corner.

    I also think it is lunacy to have as many holes as we have in our team and not use free agency to fill some of them. 

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Oh c’mon now I seriously doubt all or even a majority of free agents are old so not a good start for your argument.

    Anyways the Browns needed an OLB anyways regardless of what penalties Fujita receives.  Personally I’m hoping he takes some heat since he put himself out front during the labor negotiations supposedly caring so much for players health.  Oh the irony.

  • mgbode

    I would like to note that you suggested that the Browns FO would never make a FA signing for a need position, when the player they would be doing so for in this case was a FA signing for a need position 🙂

  • mgbode

    Bobby Wagner
    Lavonte David
    Sean Spence
    Travis Lewis
    Ronnie Lewis (he’s bigger/slower, but if that’s what Jauron wants, I won’t rule him out)

  • What’s your point?  I said that they would never make an intelligent decision like that.  Yes, I did say that.

    Then I mentioned some smart moves they should have made.

  • Jim Brown

     When Mike Holmgren claims that Colt McCoy is his guy, I believe
    him as much as people believed John Elway when he stated, matter of
    factly, that Tim Tebow was his guy and he was going to stick with
    him…lol.   Colt McCoy is what the Cleveland Browns are stuck with,
    until the Browns management is able to get an NFL caliber quarterback
    for their team.  What do you get when you put the best NFL line and the
    best receiving corps together with Colt McCoy, that’s easy…a losing
    NFL football team.  It’s not rocket science, and no matter what spin
    Mike Holmgren puts on it, when he tells himself the truth, he knows
    that currently the Cleveland Browns don’t have a single NFL caliber
    quarterback on their team and he knows it.      To give you a
    perspective here, Tim Tebow is a 5 times better NFL caliber quarterback
    than any quarterback currently on the Cleveland Browns roster!!!! 
    That fact is pretty sad when you sit down and think about it, and it
    clearly shows how bad the Cleveland management has done the past
    several years! 

  • Jim Brown

     When Mike Holmgren claims that Colt McCoy is his guy, I believe
    him as much as people believed John Elway when he stated, matter of
    factly, that Tim Tebow was his guy and he was going to stick with
    him…lol.   Colt McCoy is what the Cleveland Browns are stuck with,
    until the Browns management is able to get an NFL caliber quarterback
    for their team.  What do you get when you put the best NFL line and the
    best receiving corps together with Colt McCoy, that’s easy…a losing
    NFL football team.  It’s not rocket science, and no matter what spin
    Mike Holmgren puts on it, when he tells himself the truth, he knows
    that currently the Cleveland Browns don’t have a single NFL caliber
    quarterback on their team and he knows it.      To give you a
    perspective here, Tim Tebow is a 5 times better NFL caliber quarterback
    than any quarterback currently on the Cleveland Browns roster!!!! 
    That fact is pretty sad when you sit down and think about it, and it
    clearly shows how bad the Cleveland management has done the past
    several years! 

  • Jworkman44

    Jim my boy, stop touting your simple opinions as facts, it makes you sound silly and unintelligent. Not to mention completely discrediting anything of substance you might have to contribute one day. 

  • Mike of the Ville

    I guess as you were growing up you demanded a lot of attention. By posting this comment a dozen times, or more, you need to feel that your narrow views are fact. I would rather see Colt here than Tim. I still believe Colt has more upside than the kneeling wonder boy. My last comment to you Mr. Brown is to “GET A LIFE”.

  • Mansoor Khan

    The team hasn’t been opposed to bringing in UFA like Dockery and Norwood. And the two players we’re talking about came in as FAs.