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  1. What contract can rookies expect?

    James Walker

    The NFL draft is in the books, and the next step is to get rookies signed with their new teams. The new rookie wage scale has helped teams sign players much easier. The drama and potential for holdouts have been taken away now that teams, players and...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  2. AFC North Stock Watch

    James Walker

    Let's see who's rising and who's falling in the AFC North now that training camps have started. Falling Mason1. Baltimore Ravens receivers: Rookie second-round pick Torrey Smith would likely be the starter if Baltimore's season started today. T...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  3. Camp Confidential: Cleveland Browns

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- Few teams have more ground to make up after the NFL lockout than the Cleveland Browns. With a new offense, a new defense and fresh faces on the roster and coaching staff, the Browns are a team in transition. Rookie head coach Pat Sh...

    Blog | August 06, 2011
  4. Notes from Browns camp

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns continued their 2011 training camp with a full-padded practice on Friday. Here are several observations: This was the best practice Cleveland had this week. It was crisp with a lot of contact. The pace is gr...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  5. DT Phil Taylor ready to make impact

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- On the first day of practice, Cleveland Browns rookie defensive tackle Phil Taylor is already on the first team. Although Taylor missed four days of training camp in a contract dispute, Cleveland wasted no time getting its first-rou...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  6. Browns need DT Phil Taylor immediately

    James Walker

    After missing four days of practice, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur was asked Tuesday if first-round pick Phil Taylor will get immediate work with the starters. "When he gets in town he's going to get in there, that's for sure," Shurmur s...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  7. Fourth year an issue for Browns, Phil Taylor

    James Walker

    A lot of Cleveland Browns fans are asking me what the holdup is with Browns rookie defensive tackle Phil Taylor? The first-round pick is the only AFC North rookie who remains unsigned and isn't in training camp. From what I'm hearing behind the sc...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  8. Browns back-to-work FYI

    James Walker

    Readiness factor: The Browns are by no means ready and are arguably the team hardest-hit by the lockout. They have a new offense to install, a new defense and a rookie head coach who still needs to learn his players. On top of that, Cleveland still h...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  9. Would DE Ray Edwards fit in Cleveland?

    James Walker

    Since it appears the NFL lockout will go well into the summer, the AFC North blog has decided to gradually begin looking at potential free-agent targets within the division. In doing so we provide a disclaimer that teams cannot discuss players during...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  10. Would Donte Whitner fit the Browns?

    James Walker

    I have been reluctant to discuss free agency during the NFL lockout for several reasons. For starters, we're not sure who will be restricted and unrestricted until there's a new collective bargaining agreement. Second, teams cannot and will not talk ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  11. How draft impacts AFC North free agency

    James Walker

    While one dream was being made last week, another was coming to an end. Saturday in California, former Stanford fullback Owen Marecic happily took a call from the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round. Marecic was excited to be entering the NFL and...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  12. Morning take: Palmer speculation continues

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: Retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner says his former team -- the Arizona Cardinals -- would be a good fit for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer. Morning take: The rumo...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  13. Browns build DL, get Jabaal Sheard

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns are not taking any chances with the defensive line of their new 4-3 defense. Just one day after drafting massive defensive tackle Phil Taylor in the first round, the Browns got their pass-rushing end in Jabaal S...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  14. Poll Friday: Best first-round pick?

    James Walker

    After months of hype, Day 1 of the NFL draft is finally in the books. We now have four new players in the division who are expected to make an immediate impact with their respective teams. But which AFC North club had the best first-round pick Thu...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  15. Cleveland Browns building for long haul

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns had an opportunity to make an immediate splash Thursday with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft. Instead, Cleveland general manager Tom Heckert and president Mike Holmgren opted for longevity instead of immedi...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  16. Browns move up, get DT Phil Taylor

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- After making a huge trade with the Atlanta Falcons, the Cleveland Browns moved back up Thursday to select Baylor defensive lineman Phil Taylor with the No. 21 overall pick. The Browns desperately needed defensive linemen in their new 4...

    Blog | April 28, 2011