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Seahawks sign Jerrod Johnson

Seahawks sign Jerrod Johnson

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 24, 2013
The Seahawks have signed quarterback Jerrod Johnson, the club’s website reported Wednesday. Johnson, 24, was with Pittsburgh last preseason. The Steelers released him on August 31. The former Texas A&M passer also had a stint with the Eagles in 2011. Jo
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  • Report: Browns “seriously considering” trade for Davone Bess

    Report: Browns “seriously considering” trade for Davone Bess

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    The Dolphins’ pursuit of Chiefs tackle Branden Albert has been a big storyline of late, but that may not be the only trade talk the Dolphins have engaged in recently. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Browns are “seriously consider
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  • Increasing buzz on Geno Smith to Browns

    Increasing buzz on Geno Smith to Browns

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    There's increasing buzz that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will land with the Cleveland Browns, a team that has feigned interest in drafting a quarterback with their top pick for months. In their latest mock drafts Wednesday, NFL Network draft an…
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  • Quentin Groves: I realize I let a lot of people down

    Quentin Groves: I realize I let a lot of people down

    Browns linebacker Quentin Groves‘ arrest for solicitation on April 17 remained under wraps for a week. It took much less time for Groves, who signed a two-year deal with Cleveland earlier this offseason, to address the matter once it became public. Grov
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  • Goodell Meets With Browns Owner

    Goodell Meets With Browns Owner

    Roger Goodell, the N.F.L. commissioner, met Tuesday with Jimmy Haslam, the owner of the Browns, whose truck stop company is being investigated by the I.R.S. and F.B.I.
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  • Ranking team needs: Cornerback

    Ranking team needs: Cornerback

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    The AFC North blog continues to look at the different positions and rank each team in terms of draft need. For Wednesday, the blog is addressing cornerbacks. Mel Kiper Jr.'s top five cornerbacks are: Alabama's Dee Milliner, Washington's Desmond Trufant,…
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  • Scouts Inc.'s seven-round mock: AFC North

    Scouts Inc.'s seven-round mock: AFC North

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    So, you're tired of all the first-round mock drafts, and the three-round one by Mel Kiper, Jr. didn't satisfy you, either. Well, this seven-round mock draft is the one for you. Scouts Inc. projects every pick in this week's draft. It's an Insider post, …
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  • Cop Posing As Hooker Tells Browns LB Anal Sex Would Be An Extra…

    Cop Posing As Hooker Tells Browns LB Anal Sex Would Be An Extra $20

    deadspin.com Apr 24, 2013
    Journeyman linebacker Quentin Groves only signed with the Browns-his fourth team in six NFL seasons-last month. Welcome to Cleveland!Read more...
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  • NFL Draft 2013 team needs: AFC North

    NFL Draft 2013 team needs: AFC North

    cleveland.com ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    What are the top three team needs for teams in the AFC North? Chris Fedor gives his thoughts.
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  • Report: Ravens consider trading up for Lane Johnson

    Report: Ravens consider trading up for Lane Johnson

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    With the draft rumors flying fast and furious on the day before the first round, here’s one we hadn’t previously heard: The Ravens like former Oklahoma left tackle Lane Johnson so much that they’d be willing to trade way up in the first round to get
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  • Three-year draft review for AFC North

    Three-year draft review for AFC North

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    On the eve of the NFL draft, let's take a look back at the past three drafts for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers: CINCINNATI BENGALS Total picks: 27. Picks still on roster: 20 (74 percent). Picks who ar…
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  • Harrison contract shows what a beating he took

    Harrison contract shows what a beating he took

    As it pertains to new Bengals linebacker James Harrison, we now have a dollar figure to attach to pride. And his was costly. According to Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange, Harrison’s new two-year deal with the Bengals is worth $4.45 million, includin
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  • Is Tavon Austin a possibility for Browns?

    Is Tavon Austin a possibility for Browns?

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    After Tavon Austin was selected 13th overall by the New York Jets in Tuesday's blogger mock draft, ESPN's Matt Williamson predicted that the West Virginia wide receiver wouldn't last this long in the first round Thursday night. Williamson then added: &q…
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  • Kelechi Osemele wants to stay at guard, but comfortable at left…

    Kelechi Osemele wants to stay at guard, but comfortable at left tackle too

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    When General Manager Ozzie Newsome last addressed the status of the Ravens’ left tackle spot, he said that the team was going to roll with Kelechi Osemele if Bryant McKinnie does not wind up re-signing with the team. Osemele says that he’s comfortable
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  • Wake-up: Jones feels Steelers will draft him

    Wake-up: Jones feels Steelers will draft him

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    It's one day before the start of the NFL draft. The only news that may happen in the AFC North before the first pick is the Bengals re-signing offensive tackle Andre Smith. As I did yesterday, the wake-up call is ordered by the teams' positioning in the…
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  • Video - Mayock Mock Draft: Ravens No. 32 00:30

    Mayock Mock Draft: Ravens No. 32

    Apr 24
    Mike Mayock reveals who the Baltimore Ravens should draft at pick No. 32.
  • Video - Are the Cleveland Browns looking to trade down? 01:38

    Are the Cleveland Browns looking to trade down?

    Apr 24
    Solomon Wilcots reveals what he believes the Cleveland Browns may do with the 6th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Steelers Word on the Street 03:39

    Steelers Word on the Street

    Apr 24
    Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discusses the Steelers' offseason moves and who they might look to select with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draft

    Apr 24
    Tackles and guards will take precedence over skill positions early in the draft, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: My 2013 Mock Draft

    Apr 24
    I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out. (Editor's Note: NFL Draft Liv…