Tag Archives: ex-Browns

Former Browns in the playoffs

Several former Browns could be suiting up in the playoffs this weekend, when the final eight teams all compete to advance to the conference championship games. Among them are four of Cleveland’s first-round picks, two second-rounders, and one third. Four of these ex-Browns were signed as unrestricted free agents by these playoff teams. Saturday: Seattle […]

Returning to the returner

The Browns undoubtedly got worse this week, as five career-long Browns signed elsewhere in free agency. The hype-driven investment in Johnny Manziel long ago blew up in the Browns’ faces, and the debris of this two-year fiasco was finally swept aside yesterday, a long-awaited official exodus. Nearly everywhere is a “need” position, and the Browns […]

Having their heads examined

Browns concussions

Back in December 2011, which seems like ancient history for followers of this high-turnover franchise, a debacle featuring Browns QB Colt McCoy prompted the NFL to strengthen its protocol for handling concussions. Obviously concussed from a hit by repeat offender James Harrison, McCoy returned to the field and threw a game-losing interception. By not evaluating him promptly, […]

Where are they now?

Following the league-wide cutdown to 53-man rosters and the formation of 10-man practice squads, certain obsessive fans may be interested to see which former Browns are still employed and where. I found 44 ex-Browns listed on various other teams’ rosters. LB Jason Trusnik — DolphinsWR Brian Tyms — PatriotsCB Leon McFadden — JetsWR David Nelson […]

Repainted Peyton

Ready to revisit the Peyton Hillis fiasco? ESPN chimes in with an extended look at how the 2010 folk hero turned into a 2011 disaster. The piece plays up the rise, fall, and primed-for-redemption angle. Hillis and those close to him are named sources, and the article — while not entirely glossing over his myriad […]