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Browns holding private workout for Geno Smith

Browns holding private workout for Geno Smith

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 9, 2013
Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will work out for the Browns on Saturday in Miami, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Tuesday night. The Browns hold the No. 6 pick in Round One of the draft, which begins April 25. This is …
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  • Seattle reaches deal with Quinn to be backup QB

    Seattle reaches deal with Quinn to be backup QB

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    Brady Quinn is the new backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks after agreeing to terms with the club.
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  • Raiders sign Usama Young

    Raiders sign Usama Young

    profootballtalk.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Raiders continue to collect bargain-priced defensive talent, and it helps if you have a connection. Today’s acquisition, as announced by the team, was veteran safety Usama Young. Young spent the last two years with the Browns, but was with the Saint
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  • Seneca Wallace continues his tour with stop in Oakland

    Seneca Wallace continues his tour with stop in Oakland

    profootballtalk.com Apr 9, 2013
    The backup quarterback bus rolls on, and one of them is getting a good look at the West Coast. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Seahawks and Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace will work out for the Raiders Wednesday. Wallace was also part of th…
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  • Tomlin gets spot on competition committee

    Tomlin gets spot on competition committee

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been named to the NFL's competition committee.
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  • Jets sign Dawan Landry

    Jets sign Dawan Landry

    profootballtalk.com Apr 9, 2013
    A month after safety LaRon Landry left the Jets to sign a free-agent contract with the Colts, the Jets have signed his older brother. Dawan Landry, also a free agent safety, signed with the Jets today. A 2006 fifth-round pick of the Ravens, Dawan Landry…
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  • AFC North links: Andy Dalton optimistic

    AFC North links: Andy Dalton optimistic

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens Do the Ravens view Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins as the next Anquan Boldin? Indeed, those are big shoes to fill. But the Ravens appear to be intrigued by Hopkins, and met with him at the NFL scouting combine in February. The Baltimor…
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  • Report: Bengals considered trade for Rolando McClain before he …

    Report: Bengals considered trade for Rolando McClain before he was cut

    profootballtalk.com Apr 9, 2013
    Linebacker Rolando McClain passed through waivers unclaimed after getting released by the Raiders as teams passed on the chance to pick up the former first-round pick on the terms of his pre-rookie wage scale contract. At least one team considered addin…
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  • Browns sign WR Nelson to one-year contract

    Browns sign WR Nelson to one-year contract

    CNNSI.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Cleveland Browns signed free agent wide receiver David Nelson to a one-year contract.
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  • Tight end Alex Smith to visit Bengals this week

    Tight end Alex Smith to visit Bengals this week

    profootballtalk.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Cincinnati Bengals are looking into providing a backup option to starting tight end Jermaine Gresham. According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Bengals are bringing in former Cleveland Browns tight end Alex Smith for a visit this week. Sm…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: High Price For Revis 02:14

    NFL32OT: High Price For Revis

    Apr 9
    Episode 302: ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini breaks down the situation with the Jets and the possible trade of Darrelle Revis. The NFL32 crew discuss which team is most in need of drafting an impact running back.
  • Video - Who will Bengals select with 21st pick? 04:22

    Who will Bengals select with 21st pick?

    Apr 9
    Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Joe Reedy discuses the Bengals' offseason, negotiations with offensive tackle Andre Smith and who the Bengals might pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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    Apr 9
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    Apr 9
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