Browns, Headlines

Ohio natives: Brian Hartline decision soon, Ted Ginn visits, and Trent Cole to be released

As we have noted, the Browns have interest in a pair of former Buckeye wide receivers that are currently available. These receivers continue to meet with teams, but will likely sign somewhere before the free agency officially opens. PFT reports that Brian Hartline is spending today in Chicago and will likely make a choice between

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Play Ball: Indians spring season begins with McAllister audition

Finally, the long winter season without baseball games has ended as the Cleveland Indians opened the Cactus League season with a game against their spring baseball partner Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday afternoon. Given that the Indians brought back nearly everyone and did not make any big moves in the offseason (with apologies to Brandon Moss),

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Brian Hartline to visit Browns today

Josh Alper at PFT reported this morning that Canton native and former Buckeye Brian Hartline is visiting with the Browns today. The 2009 fourth round draft choice of Miami had a rough year for the Dolphins where he saw his role reduced in their offense and ended up with a mere 39 receptions for 474

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Indians

Baseball is fine, but MLB could use some tweaks (Part 2)

I repeat: Baseball is not broken. Baseball is as beautiful a sport as it has ever been. The art of hitting a baseball with an elongated, rounded bat has amazingly persevered through the generations as something that is worth attempting. The drama that builds during crucial games is incredible as every single pitch can have

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Indians

Baseball is fine, but MLB could use some tweaks (Part 1)

Baseball is not broken. Baseball is as beautiful a sport as it has ever been. The art of hitting a baseball with an elongated, rounded bat has amazingly persevered through the generations as something that is worth attempting. The drama that builds during crucial games is incredible as every single pitch can have more meaning

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Todd McShay upgrades the Browns selections to DeVante Parker and Ereck Flowers in latest mock

In the last installment of Todd McShay’s mock draft, we were treated to a possible worst case scenario of drafting a project RT and an inconsistent WR-TE hybrid with our two 1st round selections.1 Thankfully, in the post-combine update to his mock draft, those choices are no longer given to the Browns even though he

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Browns

Mediocre Quarterback Sampling

As lifelong fans of the Cleveland Browns, I feel as though many of us are connoisseurs of mediocre-to-bad quarterbacking. We have sampled so many different types of these quarterbacks that we often can properly assess them and see the differences between them, while a New England or Indianapolis fan would just shrug them off as

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The Ten Percent That Matters: Indians Spring Training Notes

Reams of information are digitally thrown around during Spring Training. In the end, I would estimate that only 10% of it really matters. The catch? We will not know which 10% until May (at the earliest). All Cleveland Indians fans should be informed, however, so I will post the potentially important nuggets of information and we

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Terry Francona and Nick Swisher discuss MLB’s Pace of Play rule changes

Rob Manfred, baseball’s new commissioner, has been on the job for a short period of time, but has already shown that he is not afraid to push Major League Baseball in new directions if he believes said changes will make for a better product for the fans.1 It was during just last season that Keith Olbermann

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Indians

Charting Expectations for the Indians by Kluber’s Enthusiasm

The genesis for this article was actually spawned from one of my alltime favorite WFNY running articles (Anderson Varejao Enthusiasm Charts from Denny Mayo). He has graciously allowed me to completely mangle it by extending the concept to the Indians and the player who wears his emotions as outwardly as anyone ever has. If you

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Brandon Moss and Jason Kipnis: Early storylines coming out of Goodyear

On Wednesday, I explained some of the reasons Spring Training matters to me. In doing so, I neglected to discuss anything about the actual pitchers and catchers reporting for the Cleveland Indians. Well, the Tribe did have their official opening of Spring Training and MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports that most of the players are already in Goodyear

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Browns sign defensive back Varmah Sonie

Earlier today we mentioned the Cleveland Browns interest in a 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneer, and they have now signed one.1 The Browns announced that they signed defensive back Varmah Sonie, who was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad for the last two weeks of last season. The report also mentions that the 5-foot-8, 180-pound cornerback from

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Browns may pursue QB Josh McCown

The one constant we have in a Browns offseason is the everlasting search for a franchise quarterback. Or even an average quarterback, for that matter. We have already had suggestions that owner Jimmy Haslam is open to pursuing a new starter, rumors that a new QB could be had via trade up for Marcus Mariota, reports that

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Buckeyes’ Mike Weber may be envious of Roquan Smith

Editor’s Note: Hey look, you guys. MGBode has his own byline! Even though many of us are still basking in the afterglow of the Buckeyes’ championship , it is readily apparent that the college football dynamic between schools and players will continue to change. The movement for players getting better compensation started with the O’Bannon

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Indians

Celebrate the Indians’ Pitchers and Catchers Reporting

I miss many things about Arizona where I spent the first four years of my professional adulthood. I miss going to Canyon Lake with my wife and dogs.1 I miss the beauty of the mountains in the distance. Or, the beauty of the mountains from their peaks at South Mountain or Top of the Rock

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