Cleveland Browns Wiretap

Browns Contemplating Selecting Mitch Trubisky At No. 1

Apr 23, 2017 7:17 PM

The Cleveland Browns are still contemplating selecting Mitch Trubisky with the first overall pick.

Myles Garrett is the consensus top prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Browns also own the 12th overall pick but are unlikely to be able to pick Trubisky there.

The San Francisco 49ers could even select Trubisky at No. 2.

Mark Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Browns Have No Plans To Trade For Veteran Quarterback

Apr 20, 2017 7:57 AM

The Cleveland Browns have no plans to trade for a veteran quarterback, according to Sashi Brown.

"Could we? In theory? Yes," Brown said. "But are we planning on it or is that the plan? No."

The Browns have been linked to Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots and A.J. McCarron of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cleveland has the No. 1 overall pick in next week's NFL Draft.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Hue Jackson Prefers Myles Garrett For Browns At No. 1

Apr 15, 2017 8:59 PM

Hue Jackson reportedly prefers the Cleveland Browns to select Myles Garrett with the first overall pick rather than a quarterback.

Garrett is widely considered the best prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft.

"It's not even close between Garrett and (Mitchell) Trubisky," an NFL executive told the Plain-Dealer.

The Browns could be creating a smokescreen in order to trade down from No. 1 if they receive an attractive enough package.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Could Be Considering Trading Down

Apr 12, 2017 8:21 AM

The Cleveland Browns have cast a wide net as they evaluate players to select with the No. 1 pick, which may be a ploy.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suspects that the Browns may be setting up a trade down and the selection of a player that they'll claim they targeted with the top pick all along.

The Browns have been linked to Myles Garrett, Mitchell Trubisky and most recently, Leonard Fournette with the top pick.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Considering Leonard Fournette At No. 1

Apr 11, 2017 9:25 AM

The Cleveland Browns have considered taking Leonard Fournette with the first overall pick, according to sources.

Sashi Brown insisted at the NFL meetings that the Browns haven't focused in on a target and that several prospects are still in play.

Cleveland has been more often linked to Myles Garrett and Mitch Trubisky at No 1.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor

Myles Garrett Hopes To Be Selected No. 1 By Browns

Apr 10, 2017 5:51 PM

Myles Garrett hopes to be drafted by the Cleveland Browns.

"If there's the opportunity to turn things around, that's what great players do," he said. "They don't complain or become complacent with losing. They just go back to work every day and try to turn things around and make wherever they are a great place to be."

As for the climate, with wind and snow off Lake Erie, Garrett simply said: "That's fine with me."

Garrett has become the consensus choice for most draft analysts as the draft's best player.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc

Tony Grossi Accuses Bill Barnwell Of Consulting For Browns

Apr 7, 2017 2:27 PM

In a now deleted article, Tony Grossi accused Bill Barnwell of consulting for the Cleveland Browns.

Grossi works for ESPN 850 WKNR and was a longtime Browns' beat writer.

“Although there is no mention that Barnwell has served as a consultant to the Browns, the circumstantial evidence is that he has, or does,” wrote Grossi.

Grossi cites as evidence a column in December in which Barnell proposed the Browns absorb Brock Osweiler into their cap space.

In a recent column, Barnwell asserted that trading the first overall pick is often the best move. The Browns are widely expected to select Myles Garrett first overall.

Barnwell responded on Twitter:

"Some personal news: I don’t work for the Cleveland Browns or any other team. The consulting work I’ve done for teams in the past predates my time at Grantland."

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49ers To Meet With Myles Garrett In Case Browns Don't Take Him No. 1

Mar 30, 2017 1:35 PM

The San Francisco 49ers will meet with Myles Garrett in case the Cleveland Browns don't take him first overall as widely expected.

The 49ers own the second overall pick.

John Lynch was on hand for Garrett’s pro day workout in College Station, Texas, and seemed dutifully impressed that Garrett participated.

“I thought it was impressive,” Lynch said. “Here’s this kid who really doesn’t need to show everyone much more, but yet he shows up and runs a 40. I think it just speaks to the kind of kid he is. It was impressive. It’s well-documented – I’m not saying anything ground-breaking – he’s a special athlete.

“He checks all the boxes. That’s why people are talking about him in the way they are.”

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc

Browns Won't Trade First Overall Pick

Mar 28, 2017 4:09 PM

The Cleveland Browns have ruled out trading the first overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.

"No," Jackson said. "I can tell you no on that one."

The Browns are widely expected to draft Myles Garrett even though they're publicly non-committal. 

The Browns have Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan on the roster at quarterback.


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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns 'Aren't Expected' To Pursue Kirk Cousins Trade

Mar 15, 2017 8:56 AM

The Cleveland Browns "aren't expected" to pursue a trade for Kirk Cousins despite rumors that they are interested in the quarterback, according to a report.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer cited an unnamed league source in her report.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Have Interest In Geno Smith As Starter
The Browns may not have their starting quarterback yet and reportedly have interest in Geno Smith.

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Terrelle Pryor: Washington QB Situation Can't Be As Bad As 2016 Browns
Terrelle Pryor signed with Washington last week despite the lack of clarity at quarterback going forward.

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Brock Osweiler Has 'No News' On Future With Browns
The Browns are on the hook for Brock Osweiler's $16 million salary, but they have made no guarantees that he'll remain on the roster.

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Jimmy Garoppolo's Farewell Instagram Post Was A 'Hoax'
An Instagram post on the verified account of Jimmy Garoppolo saying farewell to New England sent social media buzzing, but a source believed it was a "prank" or "hoax."

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Browns Still Pursuing Jimmy Garoppolo Despite Brock Osweiler Trade
The Patriots will still want the Browns' No. 1 overall pick this year in exchange for Jimmy Garoppolo and No. 12 doesn't interest them as much.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Browns Acquire Brock Osweiler From Texans
Houston will send Brock Osweiler, a second round pick and a sixth round pick to Cleveland for a fourth round pick.

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Kenny Britt Agrees To Four-Year, $32.5M Deal With Browns
Kenny Britt's eighth season in the NFL was his most productive, as he finished 2016 with career highs in receptions (68) and receiving yards (1,002).

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Patriots Seeking Two First Round Picks For Jimmy Garoppolo
If the Patriots would accept trading Jimmy Garoppolo for the Browns' pick at No. 12 and another later round selection, Cleveland would strongly consider that.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Myles Garrett 'Clinched' Browns' Decision To Take Him At No. 1
The Browns have a need at quarterback but there isn't one in this draft that can compare to Myles Garrett as a pass rusher.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Browns Listening To Offers For First Overall Pick
The Browns may not be eager to trade the No. 1 overall pick, but they are willing to listen to offers.

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Terrelle Pryor Unlikely To Receive Franchise Tag From Browns
The Browns are willing to risk losing Terrelle Pryor in free agency.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

DeShaun Watson Hearing He'll Be A Top-Five Draft Pick
Watson will perform at the NFL Scouting Combine next month.

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Browns Will Meet With Terrelle Pryor's Agent This Week
The Browns will meet with Drew Rosenhaus this week about a new contract for Terrelle Pryor, according to a report.

Jason LaCanfora/CBS Sports

Josh McCown: Jimmy Garoppolo Has Potential To 'Carry A Franchise'
Josh McCown is no longer a member of the Browns, but he still has an opinion about who will be their starting quarterback next season.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Myles Garrett Asks Cowboys To Trade Up For Him In Video
In a separate video for KRIV-TV in Houston that was posted on Twitter on Thursday, Myles Garrett said he would "definitely" like to play for the Browns.

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Myles Garrett Will Skip NFL Draft Ceremony
Myles Garrett will join the likes of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota as top picks who skipped the draft ceremony.

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Browns Release Josh McCown
The Browns have released Josh McCown, who intends to continue his NFL career.

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Jimmy Garoppolo On Browns: 'We'll See When I Get There'
When asked whether he would welcome a trade to the Browns, Jimmy Garoppolo made an odd choice with his words.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Browns Have Real Interest In Trading For Jimmy Garoppolo
The Browns have real interest in acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots this offseason, according to a report.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Joe Thomas Lobbies For Browns To Pick Pass Rusher 1st Overall
The Browns have had 18 starting quarterbacks since he was the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.

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