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QB - Dorsey, Ken - Released 2/9: LINK

QB - Gradkowski, Bruce - Released 2/9: LINK

WR - Jurevicius, Joe - Released 3/11: LINK

TE - Royal, Robert - FA Signing from Buffalo, 3/4: LINK

TE - Winslow, Kellen - Traded to Tampa, 2/27: LINK

OL - Young, Eric - Released 2/9: LINK

DL - Mosley, C.J. - FA Signing from NY Jets, 3/6: LINK

LB - Bowens, David - FA Signing from NY Jets, 3/10: LINK

LB - Davis, Andra - Signed with Denver, 3/2: LINK

LB - Peek, Antwaan - Released 2/9: LINK

DB - Adams, Mike - Re-Signed, 3/6: LINK

DB - Cargile, Steve - Signed with Giants: LINK

DB - Cousin, Terry - Released 2/9: LINK

DB - Daniels, Travis - Signed with Kansas City, 3/10: LINK

DB - Elam, Abram - RFA from NY Jets signed to an Offer Sheet (7 days to match), 3/11: LINK

DB - Jones, Sean - Signed with Eagles, 3/6: LINK

DB - Poteat, Hank - FA Signing from NY Jets, 3/10: LINK

P - Dragosavich, Mike - Released 2/9: LINK

K - Reda, Jason - Released 2/9: LINK

Looking over these moves...you may question one or two..but when looked as a whole it makes good sense.

 

My personal line by line analysis would be something like this:

Dorsey and Gradkowski - Neither showed the ability to move the team in their stints last year. While we know that the offense was struggling last year...their TOTAL inability to move the club guaranteed the both would be gone.

Joe Jurevicious - I liked the guy...but face it...he was slow 2 years ago...is coming off of an injury...and this team needs to evaluate the young guys at the WR position (something we failed to do last year). So JJ was going to be doing nothing but taking up reps for the young guys.

Winslow/Royal - We saw the team move well w/o Winslow last year...and we have heard rumors of this being a run first/WCO hybrid. Winslow didn't fit...he wasn't happy here...and he garnered good picks in return. Royal has always been solid...and may be a perfect fit here if Rucker or Heiden can't fill in. Good depth at the least.

Eric Young - We got him off an injury for nothing...so ending the experiment was no big surprise

Mosley/Bowens/Poteat/Elam - this is vintage Parcells/BB stuff. Go out and get a bunch of guys you know to provide depth and inspiration at positions of need. At the very least it gives the team depth and drafting freedom/options. At best we may get 1 or 2 starters out of the bunch.

Davis/Peek - LB was our worst position...and we have been complaining about these two for the past 2 years. Davis just didn't get it done and Peek rarely saw the field. These were OBVIOUS moves.

Mike Adams - He is a classic BB guy...somebody who is inexpensive and versatile enough to fill in multiple positions. I was worried when he visited NE.

Terry Cousins - what is there to say...he got burned more than a blind kid trying to read braille on the stove.

Cargile/Daniels - Neither saw the field much....and when they did were nothing but Cousins look-a-likes.

Sean Jones - We all discussed this. He was going to ask too much. The deal he signed surprised me by being a 1 yr deal...but I think HE may have pushed for it after not finding the numbers he thought would be out there. He may believe he can make tons in 2010 with a good season this year. It did leave a hole, but rumors of Cribbs moving to S may make this a more logical move...and Adams didn't exactly shrink from the position last year.

Kevin Shaffer - He was cut before a $1.45M bonus...and is overpaid. He may be resigned at a more cap friendly salary...but if not, keep in mind he is responsible for 3 QB's getting hurt over the past few years.

Dragosavich/Reda - Kickers. So what. That was probably the one area we DIDN'T suck last year.

 

Like I said. If you look at these moves as a hole...we are doing well.

 

We have gained a 2nd round draft pick...picked up needed depth at DL/LB/DB/TE with core type players who know Mangini...cleared cap space...and kept the one FA that we felt showed real promise.

 

We have also made this team younger (sorry JJ). And as for the Shaffer thing...Tucker can take it for one more year...then we go out and get a RT road grader so we can run the damn ball.

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Looking over these moves...you may question one or two..but when looked as a whole it makes good sense.

 

I completely agree. Nothing too flashy yet, but it seems like we're clearing dead & underproducing money, and bringing in some good depth and good youth & growth potential. We certainly still need a few more players signed to make this complete. And I hope there are a few more moves to get a few draft picks. . . otherwise all of this cap-clearing work only serves to save Lerner some cash (which won't be popular with the fans).

 

 

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you're just withdrawling because their isn't anyone leaking shit to the press every time ya turm around.

 

just because one isn't privy to the info does not mean nothings going on. its how it should be....quiet.

 

 

I hope you're right. I'm keeping my mouth shut until the end of April now I think! :)

 

As long as we don't turn into the Cleveland Jets.

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They were doing just fine until Favor decided to pull his best DA impersonation down the stretch.

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Cleveland Browns lose Jason Wright to Cardinals

by Tony Grossi/Plain Dealer Reporter

Monday March 16, 2009, 12:08 PM

 

CLEVELAND -- Browns running back and special teams core player Jason Wright has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals for about $2 million.

 

Wright will replace J.J. Arrington, who signed with Denver, as the Cardinals' third-down back. The Arizona coaches believe Wright will be an upgrade in pass protection and on special teams.

 

"It's just a great opportunity for Jason to go to a team that went to the Super Bowl last year," agent Mike McCartney said. "We feel Arizona is a good fit for him."

 

The Browns did make an offer to retain Wright, McCartney said.

 

Wright's rushing totals were down last year (23 carries, 85 yards) as the Browns gave more opportunities to Jerome Harrison and Josh Cribbs. But the blitz-pickup specialist still participated in more than 30 percent of the offensive snaps in 2008.

 

Wright also had 22 catches and was a regular on most of the special teams.

 

"Jason leaves with tremendous feelings about the Browns," McCartney said.

 

 

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/...e_jason_wr.html

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Thanks for the update. I'm sorry to see Wright go. I liked his smarts, leadership, work ethic. . . and he was great a picking up blitzers.

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I wish I could say thanks again. I use this contiually

 

Thank you, I'm just excited to make a contribution for once!

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I don't see a problem adding a veteran for depth. He won't start, but adding veteran depth is a fine plan.

 

 

If Poteat hits the field we are screwed, I don't mind adding depth as long as they can contribute, he can't. Give me half his contract and I promise to suck just as bad.

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Uh, why?

 

Can Alo or someone explain to me how the hell it makes sense to cut a guy like Sleestak at one of our thinnest spots? Especially since the guy looked damn good in camp last year.

 

I realize he may be more of a receiver type but still, come on.......

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Uh, why?

 

Can Alo or someone explain to me how the hell it makes sense to cut a guy like Sleestak at one of our thinnest spots? Especially since the guy looked damn good in camp last year.

 

I realize he may be more of a receiver type but still, come on.......

 

Well they did sign Royal (who replaces Dinkins), have Heiden coming back (theoritcally replaces Winslow in the lineup), and Rucker. It isn't really that thin. On paper, it is about the same as they were last season at TE, and that wasn't really a problem position for CLE.

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The Browns have been scouting late round/UDFA tight ends. The new regime probably wants to groom their own guy.

 

They've shown a lot of interest in NC State TE Anthony Hill, a guy I like: 6'5", 262 lbs., with soft hands. He has some durability concerns, so he'll go lower than he should (nfldraftscout says late 5th/early 6th round).

 

Could be a nice long-term replacement for Heiden.

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The Browns have been scouting late round/UDFA tight ends. The new regime probably wants to groom their own guy.

 

They've shown a lot of interest in NC State TE Anthony Hill, a guy I like: 6'5", 262 lbs., with soft hands. He has some durability concerns, so he'll go lower than he should (nfldraftscout says late 5th/early 6th round).

 

Could be a nice long-term replacement for Heiden.

 

 

 

Looks like the Browns signed two players under the radar...Marcus Thomas and Aaron Walker

 

 

 

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/player.php?id=3773

 

 

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/player.php?id=3772

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Looks like the Browns signed two players under the radar...Marcus Thomas and Aaron Walker

 

 

 

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/player.php?id=3773

 

 

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/player.php?id=3772

 

Walker's a big 6'6 270 lb. blocking tight end. Helps to round out the depth at thiat position going into camp.

 

Zombo

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Well they did sign Royal (who replaces Dinkins), have Heiden coming back (theoritcally replaces Winslow in the lineup), and Rucker. It isn't really that thin. On paper, it is about the same as they were last season at TE, and that wasn't really a problem position for CLE.

 

Come on Mik I don't see how you can say TE is not a problem position. First off, Heiden blew his MCL and ACL and is going to be 33 by the start of the year. Rucker is a totally unproven commodity (thanks again RAC 'n ROLLS) that we don't even know if Mancock likes, especially given that he's a receiver first type. Alo broke down the Royal signing for me very well so I can get with that, but to think this position is even close to being deep is off base.

 

Here's what I think we can surmise: They traded Winslow, a notorious receiver only threat who couldn't block in tight and severely limited our running game. Smart move there and tells us (especially with the Royal signing) what kind of TE they like, which is more the Chris Baker than Witten type. Now they're bringing in bigger, more physical types to compete in camp, so it's safe to say Sleestak just doesn't fit their prototype at TE more than it intimates them being satisfied with the depth there.

 

I also don't feel the need to draft another TE this year with all our defensive needs, that's just plain stupid since we're short on picks in the late round thanks to Phillip and his Glue Hands Hubbard crush.

 

I'm with Alo I think. Seems to me good scouting can find you what you want here without using a draft pick.

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Thanks for the updates, I've made the changes. Something tells me this Aaron Walker and Marcus Thomas signings will be training camp casualties. . . but maybe we'll be surprised.

 

 

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Uh, why?

 

Can Alo or someone explain to me how the hell it makes sense to cut a guy like Sleestak at one of our thinnest spots? Especially since the guy looked damn good in camp last year.

 

I realize he may be more of a receiver type but still, come on.......

 

 

 

Odd too because philly.com says he will be the Eagles starting TE..

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dneagle..._tight_end.html

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Seth McKinney is now with the Bills.

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FYI, I've updated the list to show draftees, players received in draft-day trades, then I sorted it to remove the 'departures.' In the 'departures' I included Free Agents who haven't been signed anywhere.

 

If you see anything that is incorrect, or anything I've missed, please let me know!

 

LITTLE HELP, PLEASE?! I've got 'mixed signals' on four players who I thought were FAs, and I find no indication that they were signed, however they show up on the Browns Roster page on clevelandbrowns.com. Those players are Kris Griffin, Louis Leonard, Shantee Orr, and John Madsen. Anyone got any ideas?

 

 

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Thanks, Italian Dawg. . . guessing at a depth chart right now might be really difficult. I'll give it a whirl after the team squares away some of these undrafted FAs, and if I figure out whether Griffin, Leonard, Orr, and Madsen are still on the roster.

 

 

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Griffin and Orr are on Adam Caplan's list of the best available free agents, so it appears they're no longer under contract with the Browns.

 

Rotoworld's got Madsen signed through this year. And they've got Louis Leonard listed as an exclusive rights free agent, which means he'll probably be coming to camp.

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Griffin and Orr are on Adam Caplan's list of the best available free agents, so it appears they're no longer under contract with the Browns.

 

Rotoworld's got Madsen signed through this year. And they've got Louis Leonard listed as an exclusive rights free agent, which means he'll probably be coming to camp.

 

 

Ok, I'll go with that. . . consider Griffin and Orr as FAs, and Madsen and Leonard and still on the roster. If you hear otherwise, please share. I'll update the tracker now.

 

 

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daven holly hasn,t been sighed

help me if i,m missing something but i know he wasn,t a great cb but why wouldn,t they move him to safty

wouldn,t cost us shit and i didn,t think he was that bad at cover

(safty back up is still a need)

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daven holly hasn,t been sighed

help me if i,m missing something but i know he wasn,t a great cb but why wouldn,t they move him to safty

wouldn,t cost us shit and i didn,t think he was that bad at cover

(safty back up is still a need)

 

what's up with the comma's, lol that's a weird read

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