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Browns are still chasing free agents

With the signing of tackle Tony Pashos and linebacker Scott Fujita, the Browns hardly are finished with free agency.

Next up?  Tight end Benjamin Watson.

Per a league source, Watson has a visit scheduled with the Browns on Wednesday.  Watson, as we reported Friday, is meeting Monday with the Seahawks.

Watson has a connection to the Browns — head coach Eric Mangini was an assistant in New England during a portion of Watson’s tenure with the Patriots.

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17 Responses to “Browns are still chasing free agents”
  1. bigswifty1 says: Mar 8, 2010 1:09 PM

    Right on, Big Mike. Keep ‘em coming. Then, fill the rest of the holes through the draft.
    GO BROWNS!!

  2. tdawg69 says: Mar 8, 2010 1:13 PM

    Are they chasing anyone who is under the age of 30?

  3. BOO3LEGS says: Mar 8, 2010 1:18 PM

    I’d rather have the Ben Watson from 5 years ago.

  4. trickbunny says: Mar 8, 2010 1:23 PM

    I’d be willing to bet that Evan Moore, who was promoted from the friggin’ practice squad for the last handful of games this past season, could outplay Ben Watson. Moore made insane catches, plowed through anyone trying to tackle or block him, and made significant gains virtually every single time the ball was thrown his way. He, Josh Cribbs, and to a lesser extent Jerome Harrison, were basically the entire team for the last few games…

  5. RogerSucks says: Mar 8, 2010 1:27 PM

    Enjoy all the difficult catches he will make that will tease you, but just wait for the simple ones where he has a chance to think then the drops will multiply and eventually it will cost you a game. OK Blocker. Inconsistent Pass Catcher.

  6. MikeW says: Mar 8, 2010 1:33 PM

    # tdawg69 says: March 8, 2010 1:13 PM
    Are they chasing anyone who is under the age of 30?
    like the 29 year old ben watson? or the 29 year old tony pashos?

  7. greaserjoe says: Mar 8, 2010 1:36 PM

    tdawg69 – No, they will get the youngsters from the draft. No sense giving up draft picks and overpaying for players leaving other teams.

  8. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 8, 2010 1:38 PM

    Good free agent plan…sigining solid starters but nobody great. Get those guys in the draft. It’s better than blowing the bank on Cory Williams and Donte Stallworth to “get us over the hump” and instead finish 4-12.

  9. nick5178 says: Mar 8, 2010 1:41 PM

    @tdawg69
    Usually free agents are veterans that are up there around 30, are you new to this?

  10. Outfoxed says: Mar 8, 2010 1:49 PM

    They are also still chasing their tails!!

  11. PFTiswhatitis says: Mar 8, 2010 1:57 PM

    Many in NE will tell you that Watson was damn near a bust and thats why the Pats are not trying to keep him.

  12. BBB82 says: Mar 8, 2010 2:07 PM

    “tdawg69 says:
    March 8, 2010 1:13 PM
    Are they chasing anyone who is under the age of 30?”
    Are there a lot of quality free agents out there under the age of 30?
    Watson is 29, by the way.

  13. manginiwithcheese says: Mar 8, 2010 2:14 PM

    Hey, it’s not exactly Ozzie Newsome in his prime, but he’s better than Robert Royal and will give some depth at TE.
    Did anybody watch this offense last year? They could sign an amputee to play TE and he would be better than Robert Royal.

  14. AllThat says: Mar 8, 2010 2:17 PM

    tdawg69 says:
    March 8, 2010 1:13 PM
    Are they chasing anyone who is under the age of 30?
    No, only Big Ben does that!!!!!!

  15. Duan says: Mar 8, 2010 2:30 PM

    the age thing is the biggest tangible in regards to this free agent class!
    The collective bargaining agreement messed this whole class up, so all the UFA’s are only older players.
    No body is giving up picks for a RFA until draft day, so this has been a pretty boring free agency period, even though there is no salary cap!

  16. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 8, 2010 2:50 PM

    “Watson has a connection to the Browns — head coach Eric Mangini was an assistant in New England during a portion of Watson’s tenure with the Patriots.”
    That’s funny because if he does signs we’ll be able to say Mangini was head coach during a portion of Watson’s tenure with the Browns.
    Even if he only signs a one year deal.

  17. biglebronski10 says: Mar 8, 2010 3:41 PM

    trickbunny = silly rabbit
    “to a lesser extent Jerome Harrison”????

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