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The Browns won’t be trying to trade for Aaron Rodgers

The Packers have shown no inclination to trade Aaron Rodgers. And Rodgers is not believed to have the Cleveland Browns on his wish list of destinations. Even if both things were to occur, the Browns wouldn’t bite. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns aren’t interested in trading for Rodgers. [more]

Did “Browns is the Browns” motivate Cleveland? “Probably a lot,” JuJu Smith-Schuster says

In the days before a wild-card playoff game against Cleveland, Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was asked whether the 2020 Browns are a different team that what they’ve been in the past. Then came the unintended catch phrase. “The Browns is the Browns.” In a recent appearance on PFT PM, Smith-Schuster was asked how much that [more]

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: I never really had any heart issues

Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah’s drop to the Browns in the second round of this year’s draft was a surprise given numerous predictions that he’d go in the first round and a report that a heart issue diagnosed late in the pre-draft process seemed to explain why he lasted until the second day. Browns General Manager Andrew [more]

Kevin Stefanski: We’d be thrilled to bring Sheldon Richardson back

The Browns have signed two defensive tackles over the last two days. But that apparently has not closed the door on a reunion between the team and recently released defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. During a Tuesday interview on 92.3 The Fan, head coach Kevin Stefanski reiterated his desire to get Richardson back on the roster. [more]

Browns sign Damion Square

With unrestricted free agents no longer factoring into the compensatory draft pick formula, the Browns announced they’ve signed Damion Square on Tuesday. Square spent the last seven seasons with the Chargers, playing 81 games for the club with 24 starts. While mainly used in a rotational role on the line, he hasn’t missed a game [more]

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and other teams have prized the picks doled out to teams who see [more]

Andrew Berry: Nothing suggests Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah can’t have a long career

Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was largely expected to be a first-round pick. But a report on Monday indicated he slipped to the second round in part due to a heart issue that became a concern to many teams. Not so for the Browns, who selected him at No. 52 overall. During an appearance on [more]

Browns sign five undrafted free agents

The Browns announced five rookie free agent additions to their roster, including the signing of former Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson. As reported over the weekend, Wilson agreed to sign with the Browns after they guaranteed him $192,000 for the 2021 season. Wilson was a highly rated recruit out of high school who had [more]

21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and announced their decision on his option after the draft. That total is [more]

Report: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah heart condition led to draft stock falling

The Browns took former Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah midway through the second round of the 2021 NFL draft, a big surprise given that most mock drafts had Owusu-Koramoah going somewhere in the middle of the first round. A medical issue is the reason. Owusu-Koramoah was diagnosed with a heart issue that came up late [more]

Browns sign Malik McDowell

Defensive tackle Malik McDowell is getting another chance at playing in the NFL. According to multiple reports, the Browns have signed McDowell. McDowell was a second-round pick by the Seahawks in 2017, but never appeared in a game after getting injured in an ATV accident before training camp. He was arrested for DUI and disorderly [more]

Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 NFL first-round picks

NFL teams will be adding first-round picks to their roster this week and some of them will then turn their attention to first-round picks from 2018. Fifth-year contract options for players selected in the first round that year need to be exercised by May 3 and some teams have already gotten the ball rolling on [more]

Browns considered taking Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in round one

The Browns traded up in round two to get linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. They thought about taking him in round one. Via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta said Saturday that Owusu-Koramoah could have been their round one selection, before he became the guy they moved up to select [more]

Micah Parsons opens as favorite to win defensive rookie of the year

He wasn’t the first defensive player taken in the draft. He’s the first favorite to win defensive rookie of the year. Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, the 12th overall selection, has been installed by PointsBet as a +450 proposition to secure the award based on the 17 regular-season games of his first NFL season. He was [more]

Browns draft picks 2021: All of Cleveland’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

The 2020 Cleveland Browns reached the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season and won their first playoff game since the 1994 season with a 48-37 wild card win over their division rivals, the Steelers. All this came with star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr missing the back half of the season on injured reserve with a knee injury and the team under the [more]

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