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Dez Bryant drawing interest, but not from Browns

Wide receiver Dez Bryant has already visited seven teams this month, and he has three more visits set for this week. But he won’t be visiting the Cleveland Browns.

A source close to the Browns told Peter King of SI.com that Bryant had been scheduled to visit Cleveland on Wednesday. Now? Not.

He’s no longer on our list,” the source told King. “He’s not visiting us.”

King also writes that the Browns would rather take guys without question marks on their resumes, and that’s why Bryant apparently won’t be going to Cleveland.

A year ago, the Browns reportedly soured on wide receiver Michael Crabtree because he showed a “diva attitude” during a visit to Cleveland. Although the Browns have shaken up their front office since then, they apparently haven’t changed what they’re looking for in a wide receiver.

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32 Responses to “Dez Bryant drawing interest, but not from Browns”
  1. WhoDey31 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:49 AM

    Bengals should get him if he drops to #21 in the draft… The Bengals would confuse a ton of defenses if they switched up their smash mouth running game with a 5-wide set with Chad, Caldwell, Matt Jones, Antonio Bryant, and then Dez Bryant?!?! Could be nasty…

  2. drumbug71 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:52 AM

    Any word on if the Steelers will take him?

  3. scooby says: Apr 12, 2010 8:57 AM

    good! he’s the only non-qb worthy of a 7 pick.. and with him out of the picture.. we can concentrate on getting the best defensive player available..

  4. Freebird2010 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:58 AM

    Well, the Braylon Edwards experience probably soured the Browns on diva WRs. Besides, the Colts proved that you can win with the Pierre Garcons and Austin Collies of the world if you have a good enough QB.

  5. Rez Burna says: Apr 12, 2010 9:06 AM

    95% of the WR’s in this world have a so called “diva complex” in some form or fashion. I think he’s the best football player in the draft besides Suh. He’ll be great, and everybody will forget about the character issues he supposedly has.

  6. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Apr 12, 2010 9:08 AM

    Tough break Dez, now you’re just gonna have to get mirsa the old fashion way…..

  7. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Apr 12, 2010 9:10 AM

    Dear Moronic Browns Fans,
    Do you remember predicting, last off season, that there was no way in hell Kellen Winslow Jr. would play all 16 games for the BUCS??? Well he turned out a Franchise record setting season for a tight end. How Massaquoi do?? LOL
    -H.I.T.

  8. Run2Daylight says: Apr 12, 2010 9:24 AM

    Hey great call Mel Kiper, up yours you hack. The draft is 10 days away and you’re already being proven wrong.

  9. roland2305 says: Apr 12, 2010 9:34 AM

    Dear Moronic Browns Fans,
    Do you remember predicting, last off season, that there was no way in hell Kellen Winslow Jr. would play all 16 games for the BUCS??? Well he turned out a Franchise record setting season for a tight end. How Massaquoi do?? LOL
    ———————————————-
    How did Massaquoi do??? Better than any wide receiver currently on your crap roster. Now go crawl back under your rock with the other 3 Buc fans in the world.

  10. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 12, 2010 9:40 AM

    Freebird2010; good song, but terrible post
    YOU THINK DELHOMME CAN DO WELL WITH NO-NAME RECIEVERS. His numbers came from Steve Smith and thats it. Jake sucks SO bad. I laughed out loud when i saw this post. Get some football knowledge.
    Delhomme would need Moss Marshall & Andre Johnson all on his team in order for Cleveland not to suck this year. Great pickup browns.
    They’d have to have browns for brains to think Jake can be a decent started again. watch his rating be around 51.6 by the end of the season.

  11. offtheportbow says: Apr 12, 2010 9:43 AM

    WhoDey31, as a Jags fan, the fact that you included Matt Jones in your “nasty” gave me a good laugh

  12. BuckFigBen says: Apr 12, 2010 9:47 AM

    I was really hoping the Browns would take him at 7, let him get get suspended for smoking weed, accused of assault a couple times, then trade him in four years while he is in his prime for a 5th round pick.

  13. Duan says: Apr 12, 2010 9:50 AM

    All bullsh*t aside, the Browns needs to address the WR in a bad way!
    It’s hard to find #1 receivers outside the 1st round. The Diva thing is what it is, especially with this generation of wide receivers.
    Brandon Marshall is the only FA available and I know Cleveland does not want to give up a #1 pick for him.
    So they really need to consider taking Bryant, I am not saying they have to take him. Due to the #7 pick – they will be due to make at least $25 million, so I can understand the concerns.
    But you can’t deny his talent, if you get’em – take some solid people and hold his butt accountable, if you are a real coach – then you can handle any kind of player – point blank period.
    I can understand “your type of guy” – but he played at Oklahoma State, not Miami, USC, UCLA, or Texas – which are diva schools.

  14. Youngstown Dan says: Apr 12, 2010 9:53 AM

    Hosstyle in Tampa
    77 Rec. for 884 yards and 5 TDs is franchise record setting? That’s sad!! Massaquoi had 34 Rec. for 624 yards and 3 TDs…not bad for a rookie reciever with horrible QB play. Just an FYI, WRs hit their peak in the 3rd pro year….Winslow “the soldier” will be retired by then.

  15. contraryguy says: Apr 12, 2010 9:56 AM

    “Although the Browns have shaken up their front office since then, they apparently haven’t changed what they’re looking for in a wide receiver.”
    A guy who can drop every pass thrown to him? The next Braylon?

  16. SonsCompass says: Apr 12, 2010 10:03 AM

    He WOULD be nasty… as a 5th WR in a 5 WR set. I’m pretty sure thats what he was sayin.

  17. Evil Dead says: Apr 12, 2010 10:07 AM

    WRs need consistency at the QB position to be any good. This is a good move. Why draft a WR when they have no long term QB? Why let his timing, route running, and chemistry develop with a washed-up pick machine that you know won’t be the QB in 2 years. Dez would have to start all over again with the new guy. No thanks, no need to pay $40 mil to a player when there is that much chaos in the offense. Go O-Line, QB, or defense.

  18. Freebird2010 says: Apr 12, 2010 10:08 AM

    myeaglescantwin, I wasn’t assuming that Jake Delhomme was a “good” QB, who would elevate the play of the WRs. Clearly, the Browns still need a QB–something Holmgren probably recognizes. Delhomme is probably nothing more than a one year stop gap backup QB, who may be pressed into duty as a starter.
    If the Rams pass on Bradford at No. 1 overall, my guess is that the Browns trade up to secure his services, probably with the Lions at No. 2 overall.

  19. lexnbenz says: Apr 12, 2010 10:08 AM

    drumbug:
    if he falls and we take another skill player round 1, ignoring the line/secondary im going to kill myself (as ive said the past 4 years)

  20. xskippzx says: Apr 12, 2010 10:08 AM

    Dear Moronic Hosstyle In Tampa,
    Do you remember, last off season, when the Bucaneers signed Kellen Winslow Jr. to one of the most ridiculous contracts ever offered to a player with two significant leg injuries that never reached the potential he had coming out of college???
    Well he did turn a “franchise record”: 77 receptions for 884 yards and 5 TD. Which, statistically, didn’t even rank Winslow in the top-5 for tight ends in the league last year.
    By the way, nice work comparing the highest salaried TE in the league with modest 2009 stats to a rookie wide receiver selected in the middle of the second round.
    Your Bucs got fleeced not only by the Browns when they gave up a SECOND round pick for a 26-year old lockerroom jerkoff with two bum knees and a daddy complex, but also by Kellen himself when they signed him to that incredibly stupid contract.

  21. Crowder911 says: Apr 12, 2010 10:15 AM

    with the 12th pick in the 2010 draft
    the MIAMI DOLPHINS select
    University of Neon Deion, WR
    DEZ BRYANT
    i was 100% sure they wont draft Bryant a few weeks ago, but after he visited for 2 days with the Fins, talked to Parcells etc + (main reason why i believe he will be a Dolphin)
    the dolphins leaked that they are looking to trade down = THEY WONT MOVE
    Ireland & Co love these games….remember everybody thought Chris Long will be the pick…they didnt even bring Jake Long in for a visit to Miami….
    THE MIAMI SMOKESCREENS

  22. Dixon29 says: Apr 12, 2010 10:16 AM

    Winslow is a big mouthed ass. Anyone who brags about him (ShitstyleinTampa) is a big mouthed ass also. Wait until his dad says that Jr. is the best player in Bucs history, although, he may not be too far off!

  23. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Apr 12, 2010 10:19 AM

    Hosstyle In Tampa says:
    April 12, 2010 9:10 AM
    Dear Moronic Browns Fans,
    Do you remember predicting, last off season, that there was no way in hell Kellen Winslow Jr. would play all 16 games for the BUCS??? Well he turned out a Franchise record setting season for a tight end. How Massaquoi do?? LOL
    _____________________________
    Just wait, ocean mouth, the honeymoon will soon be over and you will see the K2 we grew to hate.

  24. BengalsDouche2 says: Apr 12, 2010 10:23 AM

    God I hope the Bengals don’t pick this kid up. Don’t worry about a WR at #1 please! Get a Safety!

  25. ry82274 says: Apr 12, 2010 10:27 AM

    Dear Moronic Browns Fans,
    Do you remember predicting, last off season, that there was no way in hell Kellen Winslow Jr. would play all 16 games for the BUCS??? Well he turned out a Franchise record setting season for a tight end. How Massaquoi do?? LOL
    ————————————————-
    Am I seriously hearing trash talk from a team that finished with a worse record than my crappy Browns? If K2′s TE #’s last year were a franchise record….nah, that’s to easy

  26. Dawgpound2009 says: Apr 12, 2010 10:32 AM

    Cleveland needs defensive lineman, a quarterback of the future and at least one safety in the upcoming draft. Bryant is not the answer to their WR needs.

  27. 2 Dimes and a Nickel Back says: Apr 12, 2010 10:34 AM

    Bucs fans and Browns fans flaming over who is the worse team. Doesn’t get much better than that.
    Epic thread.

  28. scooby says: Apr 12, 2010 10:39 AM

    Dear Moronic Browns Fans,
    Do you remember predicting, last off season, that there was no way in hell Kellen Winslow Jr. would play all 16 games for the BUCS??? Well he turned out a Franchise record setting season for a tight end. How Massaquoi do?? LOL
    -H.I.T.
    ——————————————
    Lets judge the trade in 3 yrs.. when winslows out of football after he has his 5th knee surgery.. i’m glad winslow got you that franchise record breaking season in your deep playoff run..
    as hard as it is to be a browns fan.. it must be worse being a buc fan.. that team really just sucks.

  29. Mainbucsfan says: Apr 12, 2010 11:41 AM

    Ha ha, 3 division titles and a super bowl championship in the last 8 seasons. Oh and let me ad one of the best divisions in the NFL. Look it up

  30. Mainbucsfan says: Apr 12, 2010 11:56 AM

    Ha ha, 3 division titles and a super bowl championship in the last 8 seasons. Oh and let me ad one of the best divisions in the NFL. Look it up

  31. Duan says: Apr 12, 2010 12:03 PM

    @ Freebird2010 says:
    April 12, 2010 10:08 AM
    myeaglescantwin, I wasn’t assuming that Jake Delhomme was a “good” QB, who would elevate the play of the WRs. Clearly, the Browns still need a QB–something Holmgren probably recognizes. Delhomme is probably nothing more than a one year stop gap backup QB, who may be pressed into duty as a starter.
    If the Rams pass on Bradford at No. 1 overall, my guess is that the Browns trade up to secure his services, probably with the Lions at No. 2 overall.
    ——————————————————-
    Freebird, please don’t wish that on us!? I think Bradford is a nice kid, but he just doesn’t light my fire when it comes to his health and his arm strength and the breezes/wind gusts off lake erie will not show him any kind of pity!

  32. kelevra says: Apr 12, 2010 6:05 PM

    Dear clearly uninformed Bucs fan, AKA – Hosstyle In Tampa
    Actually Massaquoi was a bright spot on our otherwise fairly atrocious offense, thanks for asking.
    As for Winslow, I surely hope you enjoy his play now, because by the time you’re ready to compete for anything but a top 5 draft pick, he’ll be long since washed up.
    I don’t know if you heard or not, but he’s playing on two bum knees that have endured multiple surgeries now.
    Also, not sure if you’re aware, but the rigors of an NFL season actually DON’T help improve conditions of past serious knee injuries.
    That is why we got rid of him, the jury’s still out as to why you guys traded for him.
    Cheers

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