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Browns signing former Bengals fullback Chris Pressley

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The Browns have discovered a new position, or at least a different version of it.

According to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com, the Browns are signing former Bengals fullback Chris Pressley.

The 5-foot-11, 260-pounder is a blocker like they didn’t bother with much last year under coach Rob Chudzinski, though that’s changing now. With Ben Tate signed to add some heft to the running game, he now has a capable blocker.

Pressley has one career rush attempt and six receptions in 43 games, but that’s not really his job.┬áHe missed last season because of a knee injury suffered late in 2012, with the Bengals stashing him on PUP and then waiving him in December.

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18 Responses to “Browns signing former Bengals fullback Chris Pressley”
  1. dawgturd says: Apr 14, 2014 10:03 AM

    Ben Tate will be happy

  2. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Apr 14, 2014 10:19 AM

    Solid guy, solid player. Browns keep making decent moves.

  3. mapedog1 says: Apr 14, 2014 10:32 AM

    Browns whole offseason hinges on whether their strategy to acquire all the injury-prone players will pay off, while the other teams pick up healthy players.

  4. klroot says: Apr 14, 2014 11:08 AM

    Have got to LOVE the job that Ray Farmer is doing! As Marty once told us,”there’s a gleam men.” The gleam is taking shape, it’s going to be a factory of GLADNESS!!!

  5. audient says: Apr 14, 2014 11:21 AM

    A fullback! Now we’re talking grind-it-out-on-the-ground football.

    Go Browns!

  6. bigbenownsthenfl says: Apr 14, 2014 11:23 AM

    Can he QB? Hahaha! After all these years the clowns still dont get it! QB is the most important position on the field! Hope you dont think hoy Boy is gonna Lead you to the promised land! #thanksfornotdraftingbigbenin2004

  7. clbrwns says: Apr 14, 2014 11:25 AM

    Making good common sense is back again in the Browns front office. I’ve heard through so many head coaches and GM’s why we don’t need a dedicated FB and we wonder why we can’t run the ball? I wish L. Vickers never left.

  8. deerhuntinfool71 says: Apr 14, 2014 11:27 AM

    The off season is our super bowl. I hope all of these moves can at least get us to a 8-8 record!

  9. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Apr 14, 2014 12:37 PM

    If the Browns are looking for more former Bengals to pick up, Chad Johnson Ochocinco Johnson is available.

  10. 4512dawg4512 says: Apr 14, 2014 12:40 PM

    Could have used him last year, maybe Weeden wouldn’t have gotten killed back there

  11. kwjsb says: Apr 14, 2014 12:51 PM

    A fullback? The stooges said we didn’t need one of those…..

  12. jtbsteeler says: Apr 14, 2014 1:16 PM

    Garvin and Hines Ward. My heroes

  13. sellout1983 says: Apr 14, 2014 2:01 PM

    This is disappointing as Bengals fan. Hue has said we’re going to be a run heavy team. He chose Orson Charles to play a hybrid FB/TE position who barley saw any time on the field last year and who was just arrested. They had a chance to sign John Conner but passed and now we lose Presley to a division team.

  14. NoobTubeTV says: Apr 14, 2014 3:42 PM

    Starting to make me remember the days of Mack, Metcalf, Slaughter and Co. Solid players with some grit that are about real football instead of that garbage of throwing it 80% of the time.

    Finally starting to feel like this is actually ‘next year’.

    #KnockOnWood

  15. oldcracker says: Apr 14, 2014 4:03 PM

    Damn, Ray Farmer is bringing back some common sense!

    In Ray we trust.

  16. kwjsb says: Apr 14, 2014 7:58 PM

    I can’t believe I am saying this, but THIS Hope and Change may actually be real …….

    If you like your Center ….. You can keep him.

  17. natijim235 says: Apr 15, 2014 3:19 PM

    cincy north

  18. sewalters79 says: Apr 15, 2014 7:44 PM

    Superbowl!

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