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Andrew Hawkins says the Browns are in “win now” mode

Andrew Hawkins says the Browns are in “win now” mode

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Mar 18
If there’s any team in the NFL that could be described as “rebuilding,” it’s the Browns. They’ve won either four or five games in each of the last six seasons, and they’ve gone through a thorough shakeup of their coaching staff and front office. But the…
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  • Cotchery meeting wraps up in Carolina, will choose between Pant…

    Cotchery meeting wraps up in Carolina, will choose between Panthers and Steelers

    The Panthers’ search for a wideout who caught a pass in 2013 continued with a visit from Jerricho Cotchery on Monday and Tuesday. That visit has come to an end without a signed contract and Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that Cotchery i…
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  • Bengals announce visit with Marshall Newhouse

    Bengals announce visit with Marshall Newhouse

    Tackle Marshall Newhouse started 29 games for the Packers in 2011 and 2012, but the team opted to go with other players instead of returning him to the starting lineup in 2013 after Bryan Bulaga was lost for the season with a knee injury. That doesn’t s…
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  • Double Coverage: Ben Tate

    Double Coverage: Ben Tate

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    The most significant signing for the Cleveland Browns in the first week of free agency was adding running back Ben Tate. In Tate, the Browns add a guy who has averaged 4.7 yards per carry for Houston, but has been often injured. Tate brings talent, fire…
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  • James Harrison return not so far-fetched

    James Harrison return not so far-fetched

    PITTSBURGH -- James Harrison created quite a buzz among Steelers fans with what he said Monday night on NFL Network. Harrison and Ike Taylor were taking part in the network’s "dynasty week" and Taylor blurted out “Pittsburgh” when Harrison was…
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  • 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    CNNSI.com Mar 18
    Following a poor pro day, Teddy Bridgewater is slipping down draft boards. Where does he fall in our latest mock?
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  • Where Oher ranks with Ravens' top picks

    Where Oher ranks with Ravens' top picks

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    Offensive tackle Michael Oher signed a four-year, $20 million deal with the Tennessee Titans last week, becoming one of a handful of Baltimore Ravens' first-round picks not to remain with the team beyond their rookie deal. Oher, the 23rd overall pick of…
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  • Breaking down Vincent Rey's contract

    Breaking down Vincent Rey's contract

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    Linebacker Vincent Rey will get $1 million guaranteed in 2014, the first year of a two-year deal he agreed to with the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. If he ends up making the full amount of his contract, he will end up receiving a nice annual bump in p…
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  • Alex Mack still getting no interest

    Alex Mack still getting no interest

    Alex Mack’s agents believe that an offer sheet for the transition-tagged center can be crafted that the Browns won’t match. Alex Mack’s agents have yet to find any takers, even though getting Mack would entail no compensation to Cleveland. A full week i…
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  • Free-agency review: Ravens

    Free-agency review: Ravens

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    Most significant signing: OT Eugene Monroe. If the Ravens didn't re-sign Monroe, they would have taken a major step backward at left tackle. The Ravens would have had to either bring back Michael Oher, who is a below-average left tackle; move Kelechi Os…
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  • Free-agency review: Browns

    Free-agency review: Browns

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    A look at the first week of free agency for the Cleveland Browns: Most significant signing: Ben Tate brings desire and ability to running back, a position of importance no matter what folks say about the NFL now being a passing league. Teams have to run…
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  • Report: Ravens offer contract to Ed Dickson

    Report: Ravens offer contract to Ed Dickson

    The Ravens got a jump on free agency by re-signing tight end Dennis Pitta to a long-term deal and they have designs on holding onto their other veteran free agent tight end as well. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team has made a cont…
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  • Aaron Berry visits Cleveland Browns

    Aaron Berry visits Cleveland Browns

    After being suspended three games in 2012, Aaron Berry got the chance to restart his career under defensive coordinator Mike Pettine with the New York Jets. Following an ACL injury last summer, Berry could once again get a second chance under Pettine. A…
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  • Chris Crocker feels Andy Dalton could benefit from mentor in ba…

    Chris Crocker feels Andy Dalton could benefit from mentor in backup role

    In three seasons as starting quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals, Andy Dalton has led the team to three straight playoff appearances and an AFC North division crown. However, all three playoff appearances have come up empty as the Bengals are still se…
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  • Video - Mind-blowing stats: A shutout scarcity 01:33

    Mind-blowing stats: A shutout scarcity

    Mar 18
    How rare has it become for a team to get shut out in the NFL? Plus, just how good was the 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers defense?
  • Video - The perfect draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens 02:18

    The perfect draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens

    Mar 18
    NFL Network's Charley Casserly breaks down which players would be the perfect fit for the Baltimore Ravens to select in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Inside the Baltimore Ravens draft room 03:20

    Inside the Baltimore Ravens draft room

    Mar 18
    Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah take a look at the Baltimore Ravens depth chart and discuss possible needs for the both sides of the ball. See which players our analysts like for Baltimore.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Bengals 00:52

    NFL Nation Buzz: Bengals

    Mar 18
    ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey tells Cincinnati fans to take a deep breath as they await free-agent news.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Mar 18
    It's only after the non-stop swirl of activity inspired by the first few days of free agency -- especially this year's -- that you remember how meaningless a mock draft can be when it's executed before the league's annual March meat market opens. Not ev…
  • Goodell’s Irsay Problem

    Mar 18
    I’ve been listening to people in and out of my business talk about the Jim Irsay story over the past 24 hours and I’ve heard a couple of themes: This is going to be a very tough disciplinary call for Roger Goodell because Irsay’s one of his bosses … and…