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Browns meet with two more quarterbacks


The Browns vowed to do all the research they could into this year’s crop of draft eligible quarterbacks and they’ve lived up to their word.

By the time the draft rolls around, it seems the only quarterback that the Browns won’t have met with is the one that Kevin Costner considers taking in Draft Day. The team added two more to the list on Friday.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the team met with Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo and South Carolina’s Connor Shaw on Friday. It’s not their first meeting with Garoppolo, who worked out for the team earlier in the pre-draft process. Most prognostications peg Garoppolo as a player who would be available in the second round, but the Browns have the 26th overall pick and could use it to secure Garoppolo (or another quarterback if they select a player from a different position at No. 4) if he’s the man they want.

Shaw is not nearly as highly regarded as Garoppolo and may not be drafted at all, although he has made the rounds over the last few weeks as teams cover all their bases. Cabot reports that the team is expected to work Shaw out on Saturday.

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37 Responses to “Browns meet with two more quarterbacks”
  1. thepftpoet says: Apr 25, 2014 4:45 PM

    Whatever QB the Grieveland Frowns draft will be a complete bust.

    Whatever QB the historic Minnesota Vikings take will be a perennial all star.

  2. vbe2 says: Apr 25, 2014 4:48 PM

    Does it matter? They’re the Browns. They’ll always be the Browns.

    2 years from now, they’ll be “looking at more Quarterbacks”.

    They’re the Browns.

  3. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 25, 2014 4:59 PM

    No need to trade just sign Vince Young

  4. barneyrumble says: Apr 25, 2014 5:00 PM

    Bo Callahan University of Wisconsin.

  5. geefan1 says: Apr 25, 2014 5:13 PM

    thepftpoet says:Apr 25, 2014 4:45 PM

    Whatever QB the Grieveland Frowns draft will be a complete bust.

    Whatever QB the historic Minnesota Vikings take will be a perennial all star.


    Just like Christian Ponder

  6. lovemyqueens says: Apr 25, 2014 5:22 PM

    Just an awful salute in that picture.

  7. jchuber says: Apr 25, 2014 5:25 PM

    Some vikes fan is been doing some good drugs when he says “Whatever QB the historic Minnesota Vikings take will be a perennial all star.”

    The Vikes haven’t been to the big dance for 50 years, when Fran Tarkenton was QB. Since then they have pick a whole bunch of loosers.

  8. timmons94 says: Apr 25, 2014 5:32 PM

    6 years in a row with at least 11 losses. Of course they will screw it up

  9. brownsmakemecrazy says: Apr 25, 2014 5:34 PM

    Wheres the reports of them meeting with McCarron, Mettenberger, and Aaron Murray? They sure are wasting their time on the scrubs of the draft. How can 1 organization be so stupid? They havent lost at least 10 games in 10 out of last 11 years because they know what they are doing

  10. 2debs says: Apr 25, 2014 5:45 PM

    haters browns are gonna be the #3 AFC seed this year

  11. bunchofstooges says: Apr 25, 2014 5:46 PM

    How’s Ponder working out for the Vikes? Joe Webb. Tavaris Jackson.

  12. fin72 says: Apr 25, 2014 5:48 PM

    If Kevin Costner was willing to give up 3 first rounders for Bo Callahan I’ll bet he’d give up at least 5 for Garoppolo!

  13. raynman49 says: Apr 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    Saw many SC games. If he gets a chance, I think Shaw will surprise a lot of people.

  14. Big Ant TV says: Apr 25, 2014 6:04 PM

    wish we could get this right for a change hope we draft Blake Bortles

  15. fordmandalay says: Apr 25, 2014 6:27 PM

    Whatever QB the Grieveland Frowns draft will be a complete bust.

    Whatever QB the historic Minnesota Vikings take will be a perennial all star.

    Give me a moment while I Ponder that statement

  16. diehardfootballfan says: Apr 25, 2014 6:39 PM

    Get on with the draft already!!!!!

  17. greeksensation says: Apr 25, 2014 6:41 PM

    Keep clowning jokers! I know one thing, the rest of the AFC North had better hope they don’t hit on that QB position this year.

  18. kwjsb says: Apr 25, 2014 6:51 PM

    Garoppolo is a possibility, he has many traits like Big Ben and would fit well into the division, Shaw is liable to injure himself signing his first contract.

    Mt Money is still on Aaron Murray in the 3rd or a trade up into the 2nd to secure him.

  19. corkspop says: Apr 25, 2014 6:52 PM

    Connor Shaw won a lot of games against top notch defenses. Good arm, lots of heart, lots of game in this guy.

  20. longsufferingkcfan says: Apr 25, 2014 7:24 PM

    I could play QB for the Browns I would just throw to Josh Gordon all day lolol.

  21. TheMorningStar says: Apr 25, 2014 7:25 PM

    Matt Cassel
    Tavaris Jackson
    Joe Webb
    Christian Ponder
    Josh Freeman

    Yeah, the Vikings certainly know how to ‘develop’ (and enhance) the QB position.

  22. securb2013 says: Apr 25, 2014 7:58 PM

    Maybe they use all of their 2014 draft picks on QBs just to make sure

  23. Matt dog from C-town says: Apr 25, 2014 8:01 PM

    Browns are getting better …and have plenty of cap spacand plenty of high draft pics….dont you guys pay attn????

  24. sheepybrown says: Apr 25, 2014 8:06 PM

    …and 2 years from now you’ll still be an *rse. Can you even conceive of how much we love this team to keep caring about them.

    Sure, we’ll always be the Browns. Just remember that not too long ago even that was taken away from us.

  25. bigsowce says: Apr 25, 2014 8:07 PM

    with the 4th pick in the 2014 nfl draft, the cleveland browns select, Trent Richardson Jr.

  26. lennymoorerules says: Apr 25, 2014 8:15 PM

    Opposing fans better start giving the Browns some respect because they are collecting a lot of talent. If they hit on the right qb watch out! I am not a Browns fan.

  27. nightofthehipple says: Apr 25, 2014 8:37 PM

    They should draft them both!

  28. dickshotdogs says: Apr 25, 2014 8:47 PM

    Just like Ponder, huh?

  29. mitybuc says: Apr 25, 2014 8:50 PM

    Browns will bank on Carr. Not a bad bet.

  30. hor2012 says: Apr 25, 2014 8:56 PM

    I’m not trying to be funny but really if I have any of the frist 10 picks in this draft I don’t take a QB. I promise you that you will be able to find you started in the 2nd or 3rd round this year

  31. bassplucker says: Apr 25, 2014 9:06 PM

    Connor Shaw does not have an NFL future.

    Now, if they’re bringing him in to pump him for info on some of his more talented teammates (Clowney or Quarles), that makes a lot more sense.

  32. clintblairjr says: Apr 25, 2014 9:57 PM

    Im still shocked they fired there Head coach after one year when he made that team play better than they had in a long time! I mean when is the last time you seen so many FF points from a browns player? This Organization is one of the dumbest ever and should let there fans make there decisions bc they are more loyal and intelligent than these clowns! Also Hoyer should be there starter bc he was playing lights out until his injury. Drafting a QB has never been the Browns expertise

  33. bensstinkyfingers says: Apr 25, 2014 10:03 PM

    The browns will more than likely take 2 Qbs one in the first and one 4-7 rounds. They will find the guy this year if its Hoyer or through the draft, the browns will be a force in the AFC, and perennial playoff contenders. Watch and learn naysayers, it all starts this year kids.

  34. locator08 says: Apr 25, 2014 10:09 PM

    i wouldnt touch Derek Carr. Jimmy Garrapolo with a 10 ft pole…Garrapolo is a dink n dunk qb..which will lead to 30 checkdowns a gm..and Carr sucks

  35. mymanmccoy says: Apr 26, 2014 8:27 AM

    As a SC Browns fan I can tell you that I watched Shaw is whole career. The kid NEVER lost a game at home and is a complete warrior playing through injuries, team leader and overall great individual. Spurrier said he was the best QB he’s ever coached! He’s not a first or second rounder, but he has to be considered in later rds. as a positive impact.

  36. sean222 says: Apr 26, 2014 9:13 AM

    Latest in the rumor mill: Rams draft Manzel, Browns draft Watkins. Browns trade Watkins and a third for Manzel. Heard that two days ago.
    P.S. Vikings guy….you are no different. Two playoff appearances to the Browns one in the last 10 years and YOU have the best back since Sanders. YOU ARE EQUALLY PATHETIC. LOL

  37. evansvc says: Apr 26, 2014 2:43 PM

    GM/Coach, sit down and talk to this guy…I think he can help…..
    There are a lot worse QBs on NFL rosters that has never had the success Vince Young has had …(NFL Rookie of the Year, 2 Pro Bowls, Playoff experience and Mobility). Vince has a career winning record of 31-19…
    I hope he gets another chance even if it’s third string…

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