Tag Archives: transactions

Roster turnover already tops Banner era

The release of starting strong safety Donte Whitner tells us that even in the month following free agency, the process of pruning the Browns roster of highly-paid players that don’t fit well into the long-term plans continues apace. Whitner wishes that the move, if it was inevitable, would have been made earlier, so he’d be […]

Browns wait 4 years for RGIII, saving 3 first-round picks

The Browns just made a smart move to pick up a very talented quarterback. The two-year contract for Robert Griffin III is the kind of low-risk, high-reward signing that even the league’s savvy organizations seldom find. Contrast that to the scene only four years ago, when the Heisman winner inspired a bidding war between Cleveland […]

The precarious state of the QB depth chart

The Browns’ already weak quarterback situation is now bordering on catastrophe, and we’re still half a month from opening day. Injuries have necessitated the signing of Pat Devlin, a 27-year old street free agent now on his fourth team and yet to make his regular season debut. Let’s review the depth chart from top to […]

Back-enders

Willis McGahee, a month shy of age 32, is the newest Brown, signed today to step into a thin backfield suddenly thinner given the trade of Trent Richardson. With 8,077 career rushing yards, McGahee ranks 42nd all-time. He joins the following list of veteran backs who became Browns only in the last legs of their […]

On Sunday, watch Minny’s T-Riches

One of the ironies of yesterday’s Trent Richardson trade is that he won’t be playing for the Browns this Sunday in Minnesota, where the Browns acquired the third overall pick they felt they needed to draft Richardson last year. As with Butch Davis keying on Kellen Winslow II in 2004, the Holmgren/Heckert regime was willing […]