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  Browns | Corey Coleman to bring big plays    Thu Apr 28, 11:38 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman has the speed to turn short plays into long plays and will be a dynamic weapon in the offense, according to general manager Sashi Brown.

Footballguys view: While perhaps not the guy we'd have expected them to pick, he still adds a much-needed element to a very thin receiving corps. The Browns have a long way to go to make us feel good about the passing offense for fantasy purposes, but it's a good start.

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  Browns | Corey Coleman drafted by Browns    Thu Apr 28, 09:57 PM

The Cleveland Browns selected Baylor WR Corey Coleman with the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.

Footballguys view: Most would have gone with Laquon Treadwell which could make this the most Browns pick ever, as they got the position they needed but the wrong guy. On the plus side, he's a dangerous vertical talent with the ability to get over the top of defenders who fail to recognize his speed off the line of scrimmage. on the downside, he has focus drops and is undersized.

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  Browns | Cleveland moves down in first round    Thu Apr 28, 09:15 PM

The Cleveland Browns traded the eighth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft as well as a 2016 sixth-round pick to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, a 2016 third-round draft choice and a 2017 second round pick. The Titans selected OT Jack Conklin with the pick.

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  Browns | Cleveland interested in Connor Cook    Thu Apr 28, 07:50 PM

The Cleveland Browns could be looking to trade back in the first round in order to select Michigan State QB Connor Cook, according to NFL sources.

Footballguys view: So the Browns got rid of a quarterback with attitude issues and might draft another with character issues. Cool story, bro. Cook has the physical skill set but we aren't sold on him as the answer to the Browns' problems. Especially since they could have had Carson Wentz.

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  Browns | Joe Thomas won't be dealt    Thu Apr 28, 12:56 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas said that team officials told him they have no plans to trade him.

Footballguys view: They can't risk having him leave when Alex Mack already departed. They need to protect Robert Griffin III or whatever other unlucky sod ends up under center.

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  Browns | Cleveland could pick Jack Conklin    Wed Apr 27, 06:04 PM

Michigan State OT Jack Conklin is being considered by the Cleveland Browns with their eighth overall selection. Conklin had an extensive meeting with the Browns at Michigan State's pro day.

Footballguys view: Conklin seems to be in play more in the mid-first than top 10, but with Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) having higher expectations lately, he might ride a wave of tackles up the board. Cleveland is just as likely to trade down and still get Conklin, so the rumored trade down with Miami is in play if they covet him.

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  Browns | Ezekiel Elliott at No. 8 by way of CLE?    Wed Apr 27, 10:56 AM

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott has a number of teams calling the Cleveland Browns trying to move up to their eighth pick to select him in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: The Miami Dolphins, who originally had the #8 pick, are likely to be willing to pay the most to get him because of their need at running back. The Giants (10), Bears (11) and Raiders (14) could also be teams interested in Elliott, or being used as pawns by the Browns to wring more out of the Dolphins. If Elliott doesn't go to the Cowboys at #4 or Ravens at #6 (both of which seem unlikely), he'll be there for the Browns.

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  Browns | Cleveland high on Connor Cook?    Tue Apr 26, 10:14 PM

Michigan State QB Connor Cook might be the target of the Cleveland Browns at the end of Round 1 of the 2016 NFL Draft, according to league sources. The team could move down from the No. 8 overall pick and select the former Spartan.

Footballguys view: Cook and Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) are both trending towards getting into the first round as the quarterback stocks have been inflated by trade-ups to #1 and #2. The Browns have Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown on the roster, but McCown could get traded if the team takes a quarterback early.

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  Browns | Darrian Miller not retained    Tue Apr 26, 04:56 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Darrian Miller was released Tuesday, April 26. His minimum tender was withdrawn.


  Browns | Cleveland open to trade    Tue Apr 26, 04:01 PM

Mississippi WR Laquon Treadwell could be a target of the Cleveland Browns if the Browns trade down from their eighth overall selection.

Footballguys view: Treadwell is arguably the best receiver in this draft class. He's what Matt Waldman calls a "plus possession" receiver, and Treadwell has a skill set similar to that of DeAndre Hopkins (Texans).

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  Browns | Saalim Hakim signs    Mon Apr 25, 02:53 PM

Free-agent WR Saalim Hakim (Lions) signed an undisclosed deal with the Cleveland Browns Monday, April 25.

Footballguys view: Hakim tried out for the Browns last week at their voluntary minicamp. Undrafted out of Tartleton in 2011, Hakim began his pro career in the UFL with the Las Vegas Locomotives. The Browns are the sixth NFL team he's been on, and Hakim will be hard-pressed to make the roster...even on a WR-needy team like the Browns.

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  Browns | Derrick Henry a target of Browns?    Sun Apr 24, 02:10 PM

Alabama RB Derrick Henry could be targeted by the Cleveland Browns with their No. 32 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository. Doerschuk views Henry as a potential upgrade over current RB Isaiah Crowell.

Footballguys view: The Browns moved down in the first round to assemble more picks. Their draft plan could include taking Henry at the top of the second round. He should be there as we only see one RB (Ezekiel Elliott) going off the board in the first. Henry reminds us of former Giants RB Brandon Jacobs. Like Jacobs, Henry is a tall/large back who has build up power and speed. He's a two-down player, and that limits his value in the NFL and for fantasy owners.

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  Browns | Robert Griffin not guaranteed to start    Thu Apr 21, 08:41 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III will have to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp even though the team traded down in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, according to vice president of football operations Sashi Brown. Head coach Hue Jackson said Griffin's presence on the team did not affect the trade.

Footballguys view: Jackson knows he has to push Griffin, so this is no shock. If Griffin cannot beat out Josh McCown, Austin Davis, Connor Shaw, Pat Devlin and whatever rookie shows up, he doesn't deserve the job. We think he has the upside but have no real idea how he will perform and whether he can physically hold up.

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  Browns | Joe Haden in walking boot    Thu Apr 21, 06:40 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (ankle) was wearing a walking boot while watching practice Tuesday, April 21. Haden underwent ankle surgery in March.

Footballguys view: He should be ready by the start of the season, but the Browns will be careful with him as they can ill-afford a setback.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline returns to practice    Thu Apr 21, 06:33 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, April 21, after not practicing Tuesday, April 19.

Footballguys view: Hartline could be effective if he's healthy next year. He missed four games and totaled just over 500 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With better quarterback play, he should have a rise in his stats, but would still be no more than a WR4 or so in fantasy.

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  Browns | Several players miss practice    Thu Apr 21, 06:24 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (personal), WR Andrew Hawkins (undisclosed), FS Rahim Moore (undisclosed) and OL Darrian Miller (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, April 21.

Footballguys view: If you're worried about guys miss inthe voluntary-not voluntary workouts in April, don't be. Leave the panicking to Mets and Royals fans.

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  Browns | Terrelle Pryor progressing    Thu Apr 21, 06:17 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor seems to be getting more and more comfortable with the transition from quarterback to wide receiver, according to QB Josh McCown. McCown said Pryor isn't thinking as much about what he's doing, which he believes was taking away from Pryor's skill set.

Footballguys view: It's going to take time, so the Browns have to be patient with Pryor. Luckily it seems as if they will be. We don't expect a ton from him this year, but should see some progress.

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  Browns | Josh McCown staying with Browns?    Thu Apr 21, 05:54 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown seems to have a better chance of staying in Cleveland after Cleveland traded down from their No. 2 overall pick. 'I don't know what's going to happen,' McCown said. 'I'm not going to worry about that. I'm just going to focus on what I've got to do today and go and work hard.'

Footballguys view: They'll want him to stick around in case Robert Griffin III reverts to Bob Griffin, the backup for Kirk Cousins. We don't know what Griffin is capable of so having a competent backup - which if nothing else, McCown proved to be last year - is a must. Will the Browns grab a quarterback in the draft? We don't expect a high pick, so that too shouldn't impact McCown much.

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  Browns | Waive Chase Ford    Wed Apr 20, 05:51 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Chase Ford was waived Wednesday, April 20, according to a source.

Footballguys view: That escalated quickly. They do have a lot of draft picks to make room for after Wednesday's trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, so this might just be clearing space. Ford could land any number of places, but his impact in fantasy will be minimal regardless of location.

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  Browns | Paxton Lynch an option for Cleveland    Wed Apr 20, 03:56 PM

Memphis QB Paxton Lynch will be a consideration for the Cleveland Browns at their No. 8 overall pick. Lynch has already had a pre-draft visit with Cleveland.

Footballguys view: It seems a little high for Lynch, and the Browns have a ton of other holes to fill. That said, they could trade back again with a team and grab Lynch later. Or he might be a good fit behind Robert Griffin III or Josh McCown for a year while he develops.

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  Browns | Terrelle Pryor has progressed    Tue Apr 19, 07:35 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor has made great strides at the wide receiver position and even impressed new head coach Hue Jackson.

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  Browns | Joe Haden endorses Jalen Ramsey    Sat Apr 16, 08:21 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden said he wants to the team to draft Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey with the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he said he thinks the offense can succeed with QB Robert Griffin III or QB Josh McCown.

Footballguys view: We love Ramsey's ability to play and star at either free safety or cornerback. He's smart, fast and physical. Ramsey can roam the entire field, and he has a great nose for the ball. Ramsey should be a top-10 pick, but the Browns may pass on him at No. 2 overall so they can take a QB.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon's agent confident in return    Fri Apr 15, 09:19 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he is confident that Gordon will play in the NFL this year.

Footballguys view: We don't share the same optimism as Rosenhaus. Josh Gordon will be able to reapply for reinstatement Aug. 1, according to a source. Gordon's application for reinstatement was denied Tuesday, April 12. He'll need to stay clean and out of trouble during that time if he wants a shot at playing in 2016.

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  Browns | Jackson Jeffcoat claimed    Fri Apr 15, 05:27 PM

Washington Redskins LB Jackson Jeffcoat was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns Friday, April 15.


  Browns | Cleveland may move down in draft    Fri Apr 15, 05:03 PM

California QB Jared Goff is the top target for the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft, but they will be willing to trade down if the Los Angeles Rams select Goff with the first overall pick.

Footballguys view: We could see the Browns move back as Goff could be gone at 1st overall to the L.A. Rams. They added Robert Griffin III earlier this year as insurance in case there was a blockbuster move in front of them in the draft. There should be plenty of suitors for the 2nd-overall pick.

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  Browns | Jalen Ramsey has no visit with Browns    Thu Apr 14, 12:24 PM

Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey said he hasn't had much interaction with the Cleveland Browns. Ramsey has talked with them once and doesn't have a visit scheduled.

Footballguys view: Nobody knows what the Browns are going to do with the 2nd-overall pick. With the Rams moving up to no.1 we could see Cleveland deal their pick to a team looking for a top QB.

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  Browns | No deal imminent for Joe Thomas    Wed Apr 13, 11:27 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas has had his name mentioned in trade rumors, but ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi reports nothing is brewing at the moment as far as Thomas being moved.

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  Browns | Teams inquiring about Cleveland's pick    Wed Apr 13, 07:35 PM

The Cleveland Browns have been called in regards to trading their No. 2 overall draft pick, according to director of football operations Sashi Brown. Brown expects more serious calls in about a week. He added that it's highly unlikely that the Browns would trade up to the No. 1 pick, but they could trade down in order to accrue more picks.

Footballguys view: We could see Cleveland trading back in the draft to acquire more picks. With the Rams moving up to no.1 overall, the Browns pick just got even hotter. Any team interested in Jared Goff (California) or Carson Wentz (North Dakota State) should be calling the Browns.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel not injured in accident    Wed Apr 13, 06:46 PM

Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) was a passenger in a hit-and-run collision that is under investigation by Los Angeles police. Manziel and others involved were not injured and no other vehicles were involved. Manziel was interviewed and the investigation is ongoing.

Footballguys view: Trouble seems to find Manziel no matter where he goes. We'll see if he can get his life back on track and return to the football field anytime soon.

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  Browns | Claim Chase Ford    Wed Apr 13, 04:57 PM

Free-agent TE Chase Ford (Ravens) was claimed by the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, April 13.

Footballguys view: The Browns could use Ford as a reserve TE in 2016...if he makes the team. He's a big-bodied blocker who can make a few tough catches, but Ford is no fantasy factor.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon can reapply in August     Wed Apr 13, 04:37 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be able to reapply for reinstatement Aug. 1, according to a source. Gordon's application for reinstatement was denied Tuesday, April 12.

Footballguys view: We'll see if he can even stay out of trouble between now and then. Gordon has phenomenal talent, but these off-field issues are keeping us from seeing his amazing skill set on the field.

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  Browns | Jared Goff is Cleveland's target    Wed Apr 13, 11:10 AM

California QB Jared Goff is expected to be the first quarterback drafted, likely by the Cleveland Browns, barring a trade of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, in the opinion of CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora.

Footballguys view: We've heard all sorts of things about the Browns and the 2nd pick. Some reports indicate they'll trade back, others (like this one) say they'll stay put and pick a QB. Goff would be well worth the pick, but some team could leapfrog the Browns to pick him up.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon's petition denied     Tue Apr 12, 05:04 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's petition for reinstatement from his indefinite drug ban was denied by the NFL, according to a source.

Footballguys view: With another failed drug test rumored to have happened in the last few weeks, it was doubtful that Gordon would be reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Gordon will be able to apply for reinstatement later in the year.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon decision delayed    Tue Apr 12, 09:22 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's potential reinstatement decision has been delayed until the NFL feels more comfortable. He has 60 to 90 days to steer clear of red flags, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Does anyone believe that he'll steer clear of trouble? Gordon's talent is off the charts, but he also has a long history of making bad choices.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon fails another test    Mon Apr 11, 06:54 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon failed another drug test last month when the test showed a diluted sample and traces of marijuana, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Gordon still has a chance to be reinstated since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can rule on his status at any time.

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  Browns | Joe Haden wants to be ready for Week 1    Thu Apr 7, 09:07 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (ankle) was upset when he learned that he might not be ready for the start of the 2016 season, according to head coach Hue Jackson, and Jackson said Haden is working his 'tail off' to be ready.

Footballguys view: Well we hope he doesn't over-do it, as that can cause more problems and hold him back an even longer amount of time. He has to keep the long game in mind - a setback or coming back too early can make it worse.

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  Browns | Joel Bitonio declares himself healthy    Tue Apr 5, 10:23 PM

Cleveland Browns OG Joel Bitonio (ankle) said Tuesday, April 5, that he stayed near the team's facilities after the regular season ended to heal his injury, and the ankle injury which cut his season short is now healed and he is ready to go.

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  Browns | Three re-signed    Mon Apr 4, 01:44 PM

Cleveland Browns PK Travis Coons, WR Darius Jennings and OL Kaleb Johnson were re-signed to undisclosed deals Monday, April 4.

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  Browns | Connor Cook works out for Cleveland    Mon Apr 4, 01:35 PM

Michigan State QB Connor Cook worked out for the Cleveland Browns over the weekend, according to sources.

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  Browns | Josh McCown shows up for workouts    Mon Apr 4, 12:46 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown showed up for the start of offseason workouts with Cleveland Monday, April 4.

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  Browns | Donte Whitner released by Cleveland    Sat Apr 2, 08:23 PM

The Cleveland Browns have released SS Donte Whitner, the team announced Saturday, April 2.

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  Browns | Release Ifo Ekpre-Olomu     Sat Apr 2, 02:54 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was released Saturday, April 2.

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  Browns | Two prospects visiting Browns    Fri Apr 1, 04:47 PM

North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz and Notre Dame WR Will Fuller visited the Cleveland Browns Friday, April 1.

Footballguys view: The Browns have the no.2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Even though Fuller may be the best WR in this draft class, that's too high to take him off the board. Wentz is the more likely possibility as the Browns continue to search for a real franchise quarterback. Perhaps the Browns would consider Fuller if he is still on the board at the top of the second round.

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  Browns | Jared Goff in Cleveland     Thu Mar 31, 04:55 PM

California QB Jared Goff is visiting the Cleveland Browns Thursday, March 31.

Footballguys view: The Browns would put themselves in good position to start rebuilding by drafting Goff, who is more "game ready" than North Dakota State's Carson Wentz. Wentz has higher upside though, if the Browns could be patient. Of course, the Browns could be playing us all for suckers and go a different direction. Remember, team visits often mean nothing.

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  Browns | Josh McCown wants to compete    Thu Mar 31, 01:30 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown, who is expected to be released or traded, said he would like to remain with the Browns and compete with QB Robert Griffin III. McCown also said he's open to sitting behind Griffin and helping him if that's what the organization chooses. 'The Browns' quarterback woes have been well-documented. For us to put a good quarterback on the field who can be productive and help our team win, that's our ultimate goal,' McCown said. 'We'll see how it plays out, but I look forward to working with him.'

Footballguys view: There's no guarantee that Robert Griffin III will be "the guy" even if the team doesn't pick a quarterback early in the 2016 Draft. So yes, we expect McCown to be in the mix as long as he is on the team.

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  Browns | Cleveland looking at Laquon Treadwell    Thu Mar 31, 01:26 PM

Mississippi WR Laquon Treadwell is in town visiting with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, March 31.

Footballguys view: They desperately need receiving talent but they would need to grab him early. Which makes us again wonder if grabbing Robert Griffin III means they are thinking of waiting until Day 2 of the draft before grabbing a quarterback.

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  Browns | Joey Bosa visiting Cleveland    Thu Mar 31, 01:21 PM

Ohio State LB Joey Bosa is visiting with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, March 31, according to a source. Bosa is rated as the top player at his position this year and No. 4 overall player in this year's draft.

Footballguys view: The Browns are exploring all options but we doubt they go defense in the first round, when they need so much help on the offensive side of the ball.

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  Browns | Corey Coleman visits with CLE    Mon Mar 28, 11:21 PM

The Cleveland Browns visited with Baylor WR Corey Coleman Monday, March 28, according to a source. The team will not confirm pre-draft visits.

Footballguys view: The Browns are in need of help at the WR position. Coleman is blazing fast and does a good job of tracking deep passes. He could be available in the early second round of the 2016 NFL draft.

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  Browns | Cleveland visits with Paxton Lynch    Mon Mar 28, 11:21 PM

The Cleveland Browns visited with Memphis QB Paxton Lynch Monday, March 28, according to a source. The team will not confirm pre-draft visits.

Footballguys view: There's a chance the Browns pass on a QB with the second-overall pick. If they do that, then perhaps a player like Lynch would be available in the early second round. At the very least, perhaps the team is interested in trading back in the first and adding Lynch.

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  Browns | Cleveland wants to address receivers    Mon Mar 28, 08:10 PM

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said the team needs to address their wide receiver situation. 'I've gone on record before saying that I like to have bigger, faster guys play the position,' Jackson said.

Footballguys view: The Browns could add a receiver early in the draft, likely with a second-round pick. We don't know what the future of Josh Gordon (suspended) holds as he's not yet been reinstated by the league. Travis Benjamin (Chargers) moved on in free agency, and the team clearly needs help at the position.

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