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GM Tom Heckert tells ESPN Browns will try to re-sign RB Peyton Hillis, who's looking for new agent again

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 29, 2012

Browns running back Peyton Hillis is no longer represented by agent Kennard McGuire, a league source confirmed this afternoon for the Beacon Journal.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reported that Hillis and McGuire had an amicable split. Last year, Hillis parted ways with two other agents before hiring McGuire.

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NFL Scouting Combine: Potential target file — Browns have talked to Baylor WR Kendall Wright

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 29, 2012

 

Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright

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Report: Browns, other teams have had preliminary talks with Rams about trading for No. 2 pick

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 28, 2012

The Browns are among the teams that have had very preliminary discussions with the St. Louis Rams about trading up for the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported early Tuesday morning.

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III would be the presumed target for teams trying to make the move.

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Browns GM Tom Heckert recovering from heart surgery, President Mike Holmgren says

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 27, 2012

Browns General Manager Tom Heckert did not attend the NFL Scouting Combine because he is recovering from heart surgery, President Mike Holmgren said this afternoon.

"He had heart surgery," Holmgren said. "He's gonna be fine. Actually, he's a very healthy guy now. He had a blockage in an artery. They found it, they went, they fixed it. But it lays him up for a while. This was done a couple weeks ago.

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Browns sign LB D'Qwell Jackson to a multi-year contract extension

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 27, 2012

The Browns have signed middle linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced today.

Browns President Mike Holmgren and Jackson are scheduled to meet with media at 3 p.m. today at the team's headquarters in Berea.

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NFL Scouting Combine: Virginia CB Chase Minnifield proud of his father's legacy with Browns

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 26, 2012

Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield talked to reporters this afternoon at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Minnifield is the son of Frank Minnifield, who played cornerback for the Browns from 1984-92 and made four Pro Bowls. The elder Minnifield and Hanford Dixon formed one of the best cornerback tandems in NFL history. Chase Minnifield said he has not met with the Browns at the combine, but he discussed his father's legacy and ties to the team as well as his own goals. Here are some of the highlights from the conversation:

What is the best advice your dad gave you?: “I got advice every day. Just don’t let people outwork you. His work ethic was passed down to me. I’m a big believer in you get out the work you put into it. My dad was a walk-on that turned into a four-time Pro Bowler. He’s a big-time, hard-working guy, and that’s what I’ve been. That’s what he passed down to me.”

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NFL Scouting Combine: Potential target file — Browns have talked to Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 25, 2012

Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd

Height: 6 feet, 2  5/8 inches.

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Browns will try to re-sign DE Marcus Benard even if they don't offer him restricted free-agent tender

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 25, 2012

The Browns will try to re-sign defensive end Marcus Benard, even if they don't offer him a restricted free-agent tender, a league source said.

Pro Football Talk reported this morning that the Browns don't plan to make Benard a tender offer. However, the source told the Beacon Journal "nothing is set in stone on that."

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Browns GM Tom Heckert reportedly recovering from surgery

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 24, 2012

Browns General Manager Tom Heckert is missing the NFL Scouting Combine because he is recovering from a major surgery, Mike Trivisonno reported today on the team's flagship station, WTAM (1100-AM).

On Thursday, the Browns cited an illness when explaining Heckert's absence from the combine, which runs through Tuesday.

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Video: Transcript from NFL Scouting Combine Q&A with Baylor QB Robert Griffin III

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 24, 2012

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III met with reporters this afternoon at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here is a transcript of the question-and-answer session:

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Official height of Baylor QB Robert Griffin III revealed at NFL Scouting Combine

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 24, 2012

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III measured in at 6 feet, 2 and 3/8 inches, NFL.com's Gil Brandt reported this morning.

Baylor listed Griffin, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, as 6 feet, 2 inches and 220 pounds, and several draft gurus thought Griffin's height could be a concern if he was shorter than advertised. But Griffin's official measurement should only help his draft stock.

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Video: Browns coach Pat Shurmur says team not hesitant to spend picks to trade up, plus other highlights

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 23, 2012

Browns coach Pat Shurmur spoke to reporters this evening at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here are some the highlights from the interview session:


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Browns GM Tom Heckert expected to miss entire NFL Scouting Combine with illness, team spokesman says

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 23, 2012

Browns General Manager Tom Heckert is not at the NFL Scouting Combine today, and he's not expected to attend the combine at all, a team spokesman said this afternoon. The combine runs through Tuesday.

"He's fine," Browns coach Pat Shurmur said this evening when he spoke with reporters at the combine. "I talked to him a couple times today. He's fine. He just didn't travel here."

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NFL Scouting Combine: Potential target file -- Browns talk to Ohio State's Mike Adams about playing right tackle

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 23, 2012

Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams

Height: 6 feet, 7 inches.

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Browns coach Pat Shurmur looking forward to meeting RG3 at NFL Scouting Combine, plus other highlights from interviews

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 22, 2012

Coach Pat Shurmur and offensive coordinator Brad Childress met with reporters this morning before heading to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. Here are some highlights from the interviews:

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Browns President Mike Holmgren talks about the status of quarterback Colt McCoy

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 8, 2012

By Stephanie Storm

Browns President Mike Holmgren spent almost 15 minutes with host Vic Carucci on the team’s radio show "Cleveland Browns Daily" on ESPN 850 WKNR Wednesday night, touching on a few timely subjects including the status of quarterback Colt McCoy.

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Browns President Mike Holmgren talks about the hiring of offensive coordinator Brad Childress

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 8, 2012

By Stephanie Storm

Browns President Mike Holmgren spent almost 15 minutes with host Vic Carucci on the team’s radio show "Cleveland Browns Daily" on ESPN 850 WKNR Wednesday night, touching on a few timely subjects, including the hiring of Brad Childress as the team's new offensive coordinator.

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2012 NFL Draft: List of prospects invited to combine

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 7, 2012

The NFL Scouting Combine will be held Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis. Here is a list of the prospects who were invited to the combine:


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2012 NFL Draft: First-round order is set

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 7, 2012

The first round of the NFL Draft will kick off April 26. The second and third rounds are set for April 27, and rounds four through seven are scheduled for April 28.

The Browns, of course, have two first-round picks, the fourth and 22nd overall selections. Here is the complete first-round order for this year's draft with strength of schedule listed in parenthesis:

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