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Free Agent possibilities for Cleveland

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by GoofyBuckeye, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    willie green may be gone before next season.

    if the browns somehow manage to sign ed hartwell, i'm going to have to say that they are either trading down or drafting a qb.
  2. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    William Green May be gone.. even if he's not... he might as well be.

    Taylor is a very gifted back, but he's always struggled with injuries... but he may turn out to be a heck of the 3rd down back... You MAC fans out there know what that guy can do.

    On drafting a QB... its not if... its when- I guess you might have meant with the 3rd pick... and I'm not saying that's going to happen... but they will draft one in the first 3 rounds.
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I would have to agree that with the signing of Taylor......Green's days in Cleveland are numbered....they have been trying to trade him for a few weeks and I don't know his salary cap number but is it possible they will release him if they don't get any offers?

    Taylor could be a very good third down back at the minimum. I like what Savage is doing, get rid of the dead weight and bring in some guys who have the heart and dedication to work towards a team goal.

    I also like what Savage is doing in his first off season, he is getting rid of unproductive, injury prone and high priced veterans and getting the hard working, talented guys who can form the building blocks to the franchise.

    Warren was overpriced for his production.....Green has not been the homerun they need at running back and Brown....well, he can't stay on the field.

    I still see them taking a quarterback in the first three rounds.



  4. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    It's amazing how an otherwise intelligent article can be reduced to rubbish by not taking a few minutes to look up information on a player. He left it with no hyperlink, so he wasn't even trying. Sometimes I screw up on names too, but it just makes you look bad.

    Otherwise, those were some awesome articles and I admit I like Clevelands direction right now more than ever in the last few years. The only problem is that I think we've over-offered for Taylor.
  5. aurorabuckeye13

    aurorabuckeye13 Freshman

    what most of us are forgetting about Chester Taylor is that he started for 4 games instead of Jamal Lewis... three of them were 100 yard games which tells you immediatly that this guy was sick of sitting and wants to compete.

    I think he will get a good shot here and will have a breakout year this year especially if this o-line works out the way Savage and Crennel have designed it to

    Quote from Plain Dealer Article- "Taylor wound up with 714 rushing yards, a 4.5 average and two touchdowns. The yards were just 30 behind Browns leader Lee Suggs. The touchdowns matched the totals of Suggs and Green. The average blew them away by almost a full yard."
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0


    I don't think we need to worry about that now....:(

  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0



    Looks like the Browns may need to go defensive line sometime in the draft.​



    I like what Savage is doing, bringing in solid players to lay a foundation for the franchise.​
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    </CENTER>This is probably not what Savage wanted from Droughns.
  9. aurorabuckeye13

    aurorabuckeye13 Freshman

  10. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

  11. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    I would love to see Boulware as a Brown. He is good, and still fairly young.
    Coming off an injury, he can't be demanding too much money,
  12. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Two other teams are giving Boulware a good look-see.

    Seahawks (where you have his brother Michael as safety on roster) and the Bengals where ex Raven DC Lewis landed.

    Ravens must think very highly of Cody to be cutting Boulware.
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    <CENTER><TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=0 width="98%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top bgColor=#ffffff>[​IMG]
    Luke McCown: Traded to Tampa Bay

    </TD><TD noWrap width=3></TD><TD vAlign=top>Tracking an Off-Season of Change
    By NFL Scout
    Date: May 16, 2005

    The Browns have turned over a major chunk of their roster this off-season, with more changes possible before the season kicks off in September. Courtesy of NFL Scout, here's a listing of who has come and gone via free agency and trades...
    </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3>
    • WR Andre King was one of Butch Davis' favorites. Davis is gone and soon King will be, too.
    • DE Tyrone Rogers probably won't be re-signed, but his quiet, "team-first" mentality is exactly what Crennel is looking for in his players.
    • LB Eric Westmoreland was a stopgap player last year, signed when Chaun Thompson was injured. Westmoreland won't be back.
    • OG Paul Zukauskas is one of the nicest guys on the team, but nice doesn't take out linebackers. He will not be back.

    • None.

    • OT Kirk Chambers (tendered at $305,000) might decline returning to football to follow a religious calling.



  14. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Mostly they didn't think much of his $6 million salary for this year. All of it counting against the cap. Billick has said that Boulware was a great pass rusher, but wanted to be an every down LB. The ravens weren't willing to take a chance on him, while paying that kind of jack. If the Browns can get him for a reduced price, then I think that it would be a good pick up. Evidently people feel that he could be an every down LB from the 3-4. Rather than a situational guy in the 4-3.
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    <CENTER><TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=0 width="98%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top bgColor=#ffffff>[​IMG]

    </TD><TD noWrap width=3></TD><TD vAlign=top>Newswire: Reuben's Return
    By Unknown Unknown
    Date: May 17, 2005

    Newly acquired running back is in Berea, but for how long....?
    </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3>
    If there is pessimism about the Browns prospects in 2005, it was tough to tell from the comments and news stories which flowed forth from last night's Akron Browns Backers meeting. The annual event, which is well-covered in the press because of its proximity and the participation of the team, provided enough nuggets of information to keep some Browns news flowing during the usually quiet mid-May NFL news drought.

    The key revelation, courtesy of head coach Romeo Crennel, was that holdout running back Reuben Droughns had returned to Berea and was at the facility on Monday.

    The problem, though, is that no one seems to know what he's doing there or how long he is going to stay.

    “I didn’t see him working out,’’ Crennel told the Canton Rep's Steve Doerschuck. “Maybe he’ll work out tomorrow.

    Crennel, while saying he intended to talk to the running back, didn't provide a lot of clues. The person who did provide a clue was Droughns himself, who talked briefly with Plain Dealer reporter Mary Kay Cabot via the phone.

    "Right now, I'm not worrying about the business side of it," the newly acquired running back told Cabot. "All I'm concerned about is learning the system and getting in shape for the season."

    Droughns says he believes that he will be around for the team's passing camp (which starts in a week) and the full-squad minicamp in mid-June. Whether his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, feels the same way isn't quite known. Unless his contract is re-negotiated, Droughns will attempt to live on a salary of $950,000 this year.

    While Droughns agitates for a living wage, ex-Ravens linebacker Peter Boulware looks ready to cash in after being dumped by Baltimore.

    The Browns are among the mny teams circling the Ravens all-time sacks leader. The affable Browns head coach told reporters that the Browns were "interested and doing (their) homework" on the linebacker, whose experience in a 3-4 defense would make him a natural fit in Crennel's preferred scheme.

    The Seahawks, Bengals and a number of other teams have also expressed interest in the accomplished, but oft-injured, pass rusher.

    Questions about Kellen Winslow confronted the team, as they did during last week's press conference,

    As they did last week, Browns President John Collins and Crennel shrugged off questions about Winslow's prognosis, saying that they would not have the information they needed to comment until mid-week.

    Stay tuned.

    - BDMc


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