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Browns claim Patriots castoff on waivers

Perhaps as part of his ongoing effort to convince the rest of the the world that his 4-11 team bears similarities to the franchise that won three Super Bowls in four seasons during the last decade, Browns coach Eric Mangini has claimed on waivers a player dumped by the Patriots.

The team announced that is has been awarded defensive lineman Titus Adams, who recently was released by the Pats.

Adams had been on the Patriots’ practice squad since 2008, and he was elevated to the active roster on December 9.

ESPNBoston.com pointed out recently that the Browns had tried to sign four different players from the eight-man New England practice squad to the Cleveland active roster, and that the players each declined.  After being moved to the active roster and then released, Adams could not refuse to join the Browns, who have acquired his rights via the league’s waiver system.

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  1. Favre On HGH says: Jan 1, 2010 6:09 PM

    Browns had tried to sign four different players from the eight-man New England practice squad to the Cleveland active roster, and that the players each declined.
    ———–
    That is just hilarious.

  2. HarrisonHits says: Jan 1, 2010 6:09 PM

    “ESPNBoston.com pointed out recently that the Browns had tried to sign four different players from the eight-man New England practice squad to the Cleveland active roster, and that the players each declined.”
    LMFAO the Pats worst players would rather stay there as practice squad players than be on the Browns active roster playing for Ratgini with a chance to actually play.
    Maybe Holmgren will take that sort of thing into account when he makes his coaching decision. For the sake of the Browns fans I hope so.

  3. patsfanlisa says: Jan 1, 2010 6:20 PM

    Not only is Mangini a crap ass coach, he’s a rat, and now he’s just a bottom feeder.
    What a loser.

  4. stefanovich says: Jan 1, 2010 6:29 PM

    This guy’s obsession with Bill Belichick is borderline homosexual.

  5. Gautam says: Jan 1, 2010 6:35 PM

    There has to be something wrong with an organization when 4 PRACTICE squad players refuse to join you ha ha

  6. Zukny says: Jan 1, 2010 6:47 PM

    the point of this article I think is being missed. Think about it! If you were a practice squad player you would play for any team period. You would play for the 0 and 16 lions if you could actually get your name out there. You guys are clearly forgetting that its about YOU not a team. Mangina might be a rat of a coach, but he still has won 4 games with a 3 game win streak. On top of that – He isn’t worse then any other crappy teams coach..
    … …maybe I am rambling just a bit, but I think you have to be a moron to not think something is fishy with that situation. NO practice squad player in the world would turn down an active roster position PERIOD. Unless Paid off or something else.

  7. wilfork4food says: Jan 1, 2010 7:00 PM

    zuckny
    you clearly do not comprehend how the patriots operate ie Yates, Wendell, O’Callahan, Arrington. pay attention to how a winning franchise do business, douche

  8. nniifu says: Jan 1, 2010 7:03 PM

    Wise up. Wouldn’t y’all rather take a chance at a Super Bowl ring from the practice squad of the Patriots than simply laboring on the practice squad or as a back up on about 24 other teams not headed to the playoffs?
    Especially since the blurb that Florio is quoting from at ESPN is dated December 26 with one game left to play.
    Face it, a Super Bowl ring looks good on a resume no matter how you got it. Not to mention that in another couple years, that ring is likely to be the easiest way to get free drinks or into the panties of any barfly that they run into, for most of these chumps.
    SMmfH

  9. tj.52 says: Jan 1, 2010 7:05 PM

    Mangina and the Browns are as low class as they come.
    All that they are doing with this move is putting Adams on their roster for one unimportant game, ending his season and robbing him of the chance to get back on the Pats practice squad and have the chance to play in the playoffs.
    If I were Adams I would walk right up to Mangina, look him in his beady little eyes and say “you are a dirty POS. I will play my but off, be here for every meeting, do whatever I am asked but whenever I call you or have to say your name out loud it will be ‘hey, dirty POS’. If you don’t like it, release me you dirty POS.”
    I hate Manginas

  10. Pastabelly says: Jan 1, 2010 7:13 PM

    Maybe Mangini wanted them all to take the bus to Cleveland from Hartford. Cleveland is not a stable situation for a player or a coach right now. It makes perfect sense why a player wouldn’t want to go there.

  11. rockotica says: Jan 1, 2010 7:15 PM

    these players are dumb they are throwing away the opportunity to ascend on a subpar roster. fire your agents.

  12. WornFlorio says: Jan 1, 2010 7:16 PM

    How pathetic that the PUSSY Pats fans here can’t let go of Mangini. That obsession is the one that is MORE than borderline homosexual. But then again, half of the New England states allow legalized homosexual marriages, so that figures.

  13. gunboat says: Jan 1, 2010 7:23 PM

    “you clearly do not comprehend how the patriots operate ie”
    What? Do you work in the front office in Foxboro? Have Bill or Robert’s cell phone numbers? Of course, not. So what do you know about it? Nothing. But you are smart enough to be a shit to a poster who offers an opinion that you can’t comprehend. Let me help — The guy was trying to make a good point that it is odd that someone, anyone would turn down both the opportunity to play on Sundays and also a raise when it is offered by a NFL team. That would be like you saying to Apple that I would rather work in the mail room at Microsoft than take your offer of a desk job with a hefty raise. No, I guess it doesn’t sound odd at all.

  14. PurpleNGold says: Jan 1, 2010 7:28 PM

    because of the coach,
    three won’t choose active status.
    one will have to, though

  15. calabash says: Jan 1, 2010 7:45 PM

    I am not sure that they give SB rings to practice squad players or that they receive playoff shares. So, why stick around to watch others get a ring or $$? Plus, the Pats missed the playoffs last year so even the best of teams miss the playoffs. I agree, it is very strange that players would miss the chance to play for ANY team on Sundays. Hell, Cribbs is going to make out ok after playing for the Browns this season — pro bowl, good contract and the respect of his peers.

  16. WornFlorio says: Jan 1, 2010 7:45 PM

    bjsfor53ofthe53patsontheroster,
    Typical lame ass pussy Pats fan comment. No class, just like the Pats organization.

  17. DayAllOnJuice says: Jan 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    I find it very hard to believe anyone would choose practice squad pay over a chance to earn an NFL minimum paycheck. That doesn’t make sense.

  18. slipkid says: Jan 1, 2010 8:22 PM

    complaint time… keep all comments on the board and bring back taco bill!

  19. jagsfan says: Jan 1, 2010 8:26 PM

    Im think this is not the only time during the year that players have not moved when offered the chance. But it fits the narrative used here.

  20. TheWizard says: Jan 1, 2010 8:29 PM

    How pathetic that the PUSSY Pats fans here can’t let go of Mangini.
    I agree.
    That’s as bad as some loser that stalks all Patriots threads, presumably due to some inferiority complex.

  21. TXBuckeye says: Jan 1, 2010 8:42 PM

    For all of you who hate on Mangini for ratting out the Belicheat- how about I come to your house and steal all your stuff. If you call the cops, you’re a RAT! Oh wait, hmm… I hope you aren’t teaching your kids this.

  22. 2brauneyz says: Jan 1, 2010 8:47 PM

    Haiku Dude, commenting on a Brown issue. Right on, and nice to have you composing once again.
    Go Pats!

  23. stefanovich says: Jan 1, 2010 9:21 PM

    Think about it. Why sign with a Browns organization that has major questions about its future? That whole roster is getting turned over next year… again.
    Getting on a 53-man roster is no guarantee of a future in the NFL. Bottom of the roster types are cut all the time. In addition to that, why go to another team halfway through the season and have to learn a new playbook and meet new players? What about the relationships you’ve built with your teammates? What about the expense of moving into a new area? Are you going to go through all of that just to get one or two paychecks before getting cut?
    The haters will come up with anything to make the Patriots look “suspicious.” Sorry, but the Pats are just a superior employer to the Browns. Practice squad players make good money here–above average compared to the rest of the NFL–and get better coaching than most teams. Not to mention that young players can learn from guys like Vince Wilfork, Tom Brady, and Randy Moss, who are known for spending time with the PS guys.
    It’s common sense to stick with the Pats.

  24. calabash says: Jan 1, 2010 9:29 PM

    And practice squads are more secure than the 53 man roster? I think not.

  25. HBOilers24 says: Jan 1, 2010 9:40 PM

    anyone bad mouthing the Browns, you have more compelling reasons then this. this is just lame.
    hmmmmm let’s see:
    you’re a practice player for New England. now you can stay in New England, a team thats going to the playoffs, has a chance to win a super bowl and get a super bowl ring. at the end of the year you have a stable coaching staff that knows what you can do and at least you know the team pretty well.
    OR
    go to cleveland going into the LAST week of the season and then you’re done. a new president has been hired, a new GM is inbound, and there may be a new coach/new philosphy next season.
    i’d question the player who would make that move. trading a shot at a Super Bowl ring for 1 game and a likihood of not even being on the team next season anyway.
    some of you haters pick weird stuff to harp on.

  26. TheBigOldDog says: Jan 1, 2010 9:48 PM

    Zukny,
    Ya, what player wouldn’t jump at the chance to be fined thousands of dollars for taking a bottle of water out the mini-bar or be bused from Cleveland to Hartford at gun-point? Or, better yet, full contact practice w/o pads. Yup. Something fishy is going on here. I mean, who wouldn’t chose Cleveland over Boston?

  27. AdrenalineJunkie says: Jan 1, 2010 10:17 PM

    WOW… you guys see Patriots and you just comment without the least bit of research or knowledge of how the team operates.
    If you read Mike Reiss on a regular basis, he has often addressed this issue. The Patriots value their PS players, and thus they pay them much more than other teams, and in some cases, pay them the league minimum.
    “Wendell had explained that he was taking a long-range view of his career, and he felt staying in New England under line coach Dante Scarnecchia gave him the best chance at improving. ” (http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4673481/wendells-patience-rewarded-with-promotion)
    Above is just one of the examples of why some of these players would rather stay on the Patriots PS than go to a team like the Browns.
    I get it, you don’t like the Patriots. Fine. But at least, you should know what you are talking about. This season there have been a lot of posts in Reiss blog regarding Patriots PS players and why they are paid more and/or why they have chosen to stay.
    I mean, if you are going to be so obsessed with the Patriots, at least educate yourselves.

  28. JoeSixPack says: Jan 1, 2010 10:19 PM

    WornFlorio says: How pathetic that the PUSSY Pats fans here can’t let go of Mangini. That obsession is the one that is MORE than borderline homosexual. But then again, half of the New England states allow legalized homosexual marriages, so that figures.
    The only thing more pathetic would be guys like WornFlorio who are so insecure about their own latent homosexuality that they feel a need to call others homosexual in an adolescent attempt to insult.

  29. GoBrowns19 says: Jan 1, 2010 10:53 PM

    Yeah right, a practice squad player would ever turn down a chance at an active roster. There’s obviously a bit more to the story morons. The guy’s a Steelers fan duh.

  30. kosarsmyidol says: Jan 1, 2010 11:41 PM

    JoeSixPack says: January 1, 2010 10:19 PM
    WornFlorio says: How pathetic that the PUSSY Pats fans here can’t let go of Mangini. That obsession is the one that is MORE than borderline homosexual. But then again, half of the New England states allow legalized homosexual marriages, so that figures.
    “The only thing more pathetic would be guys like WornFlorio who are so insecure about their own latent homosexuality that they feel a need to call others homosexual in an adolescent attempt to insult.”
    We like to watch groups of muscular men in tight pants. These groups are led by a another man in tight pants who starts every play with his hands in the vicinity of a bent-over man’s taint. After scoring, a player often jumps in the stands to be embraced by a group of men. After winning, the first thing a player wants to do is give his coach a (Gatorade) bath. After the game, the players all shower together.
    While not as latently homosexual as wrestling, it’s time to face the facts and acknowledge that we’re all a little gay for watching football.

  31. tobago says: Jan 1, 2010 11:57 PM

    If this stuff is true, and hopefully Holmgren i s aware of this , he would be nuts to keep this guy.

  32. whywerule says: Jan 2, 2010 3:25 AM

    these players are dumb they are throwing away the opportunity to ascend on a subpar roster. fire your agents.
    I would agree that the players are dumb if the Browns had tried to sign the players early in the season, but apparently they just tried the signing in the last couple of weeks. Those players probably decided they would rather stick around on the Pats practice squad over the final couple of weeks of the season, and have a shot at making the roster next season, rather than get stuck on a crappy Browns team this late in the season and in training camp next year. That reasoning makes sense to me; especially since the Pats have had some success developing practice squad players into regular roster contributors.

  33. BoneCrusher says: Jan 2, 2010 8:43 AM

    I’m sure BB “advised” his players it wouldn’t be a good move.

  34. Audient says: Jan 2, 2010 9:01 AM

    I never heard of practice squad players getting Super Bowl rings when the team wins. Maybe they do, or maybe some of them do, but either way it is news to me.

  35. Big Rick says: Jan 2, 2010 9:26 AM

    What you people are failing to realize is that Titus Adams was drafted in the 7th round by Mangini his first year in New York! He’s bringing back one of his own…

  36. TampaJoey says: Jan 2, 2010 9:36 AM

    Isn’t that the same way the Browns got their coach?

  37. TheWizard says: Jan 2, 2010 10:16 AM

    While not as latently homosexual as wrestling
    How stupid.
    It’s probably the toughest sport.
    Just about any wrestler would kick your ass good and proper if you said that to their face.

  38. Laxer37 says: Jan 2, 2010 10:24 AM

    Shady dealings, misinformation, and a total lack of personality – the Mangini/Belichick way.
    These guys deserve each other.

  39. GoBrowns19 says: Jan 2, 2010 11:22 AM

    If Mangini is such an asshole, why do all of his players love him?
    The only people that hate him are media members and Bill Belichick (which explains why media members don’t). So the media spins tiny stories and makes Mangini look like a dick, so all of you followers just blindly listen. The man has made plenty of mistakes this year, starting with the draft, but he had a plan and stuck with it.

  40. scooby says: Jan 2, 2010 12:31 PM

    holmgren is a smart man.. he’s not going to listen to the media or ignorant fans comments when making his decision of keeping mangini..
    with that said.. with a strong president in place.. a GM that controls the 53 man roster.. mangini is possible the best X n O’s coach available.. (not named shannahan, gruden or cowher.. but not one of those are coming here under that structure either) i can’t picture him running mangini unless he already has someone in mind.. what makes more sense.. a mangini lead team that has bought into his type of coaching.. or a marty morhwhenag lead team with all new co-ordinators.. i would really question holmgrens thinking if the later happened..

  41. VicksPuppies says: Jan 2, 2010 1:03 PM

    I don’t remember much grieving when Mangini got axed from the Jets. My guess is, the same will be true of Cleveland.

  42. LJ says: Jan 2, 2010 2:15 PM

    Yes, there’s obviously more to this story than is being reported here. If the Pats are paying their practice squad guys league minimum or even close then that would explain it. Very few people would turn down the pay increase that comes with being elevated from practice squad minimum to league minimum. Not even for one game. Too much jack. I enjoy the hell out of this website, and the price I have to pay is that Florio hates the Browns and right now he has lots of opportunities to make them look really really bad. I’ll actually enjoy reading his comments that slam the Browns once they’re consistently finishing above the Stillers (that day isn’t far away Stiller fans, face it). And the fact that anyone would be taking shots at the Pats is stupid. They’re a good organization and like it or not Bill B. is one hell of a coach. If the Browns had listened to Kosar and re-hired him in ’99 Cleveland wouldn’t have been floundering around for the past ten years.

  43. HBOilers24 says: Jan 3, 2010 1:05 AM

    why wouldnt practice squad guys get a ring? have they not helped in some way, shape, or form to get the team to the super bowl? i promise you they get rings and if they dont then thats a big crock for sure.
    also according to wikipedia…The winning team can typically present rings to whomever they choose, including usually, but not limited to: players (active roster or injured), coaches, trainers, executives, personnel, and general staff. Some teams have also been known to give rings to former players, despite not having been on the winning roster.

  44. Duan says: Jan 3, 2010 9:48 AM

    @ Zukny
    you made a good point.
    You want to go to an active roster to get to your pay day and to say, naw I am good on getting dumped at anytime says volumes about that player!?
    Someone made the comment about practice players getting super bowl rings!? doesn’t happen! YOU HAVE to be on the ACTIVE ROSTER to GET ONE!!!!
    Good point Z

  45. WornFlorio says: Jan 3, 2010 11:03 AM

    TheWizard says:
    January 1, 2010 8:29 PM
    How pathetic that the PUSSY Pats fans here can’t let go of Mangini.
    I agree.
    That’s as bad as some loser that stalks all Patriots threads, presumably due to some inferiority complex.
    _________
    Certainly not as inferior to you PUSSY Pats fans, whose only identity is wrapped up in the successes and (mostly) failures of their mercenary pro sports teams, teams who are comprised of players mostly from other areas of the country besides New England. Face it, loser, without pro teams, New England would have little to no sports legacy, as the region is mostly devoid of home-grown athletic talent. Even most of your college players are from elsewhere. So, basically the typical male New England sports fan is some no athletic talent loser who needs his pro sports teams in order to have some semblance of athletic “victory” in his life. Now, that is the most pathetic thing of all. YOU LOSE, WizzOnHimself.
    @JoeSixPack,
    My comment was in response to stefanovich (a Pats fan), so if your comment applies, then my comment was correct. GFY, fool. YOU LOSE.

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