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  1. Dolphins: What if Browns take Tannehill?

    James Walker

    The Cleveland Browns draft history since 1999 is one of the worst in the NFL. That is why you cannot count out any surprises at No. 4. I don't expect Browns president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert to take a major reach and overdraf...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  2. Tackle Joe Thomas could retire a Brown

    James Walker

    When Joe Thomas was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2007, he said his primary goal was to make it to the Hall of Fame. Thomas won't have to go very far to Canton, Ohio, once his playing days are over. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Thomas agreed ...

    Blog | August 22, 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. Poll: Browns' approach to free agency

    James Walker

    The most frequently asked question I've received from Cleveland Browns fans this week is: Why isn't my team making a splash in free agency? The Browns began the offseason with plenty of cap room but didn't spend money on players who can make a sig...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  5. Is Jayme Mitchell the answer in Cleveland?

    James Walker

    The Cleveland Browns were projected to target high-profile defensive ends Ray Edwards and Charles Johnson in free agency. Instead, they settled on re-signing Jayme Mitchell. Is this the right move for the Browns? Mitchell, 27, has been a myster...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  6. Holmgren: Browns in market for a WR

    James Walker

    The Cleveland Browns continue to send mixed messages when it comes to their wide receivers. When the offseason began, president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert said they were confident in their much-maligned group. But later that spr...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  7. Free-agent safety options for Browns

    James Walker

    The are a few things you can guarantee in the AFC North in what should be a wild summer of free agency. One is that the Cleveland Browns will be searching for a starting-caliber safety. Fortunately for Cleveland, safety is one of the deepest posit...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  8. Hope and Concern: Browns

    James Walker

    The AFC North blog continues its series this week on reasons for hope and reasons to be concerned for teams in the division. On Thursday we take a look at the Cleveland Browns. Biggest reason for hope: Front office The Browns appear to be in th...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  9. More underrated AFC North players

    James Walker

    On Friday we took at look at the most underrated players in the AFC North division. The list included left tackle Andrew Whitworth of the Cincinnati Bengals, linebacker Jarret Johnson of the Baltimore Ravens, tight end Benjamin Watson of the Clevelan...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  10. Morning take: Will Steelers win division?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North: Will the Pittsburgh Steelers win the AFC North? Morning take: It's too early to make any firm predictions before free agency. But I like the Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens to...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  11. Can Colt McCoy handle Cleveland weather?

    James Walker

    It sounds like a simple question: Can Colt McCoy play in cold, inclement weather? But the subject of handling the cold continues to be a hot topic in Cleveland and one that will follow McCoy until he proves otherwise with the Browns. Playing qu...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  12. Could AFC North be up for 'Hard Knocks'?

    James Walker

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers declined an invitation this summer to take part in HBO's popular, award-winning "Hard Knocks" series, which examines the trials and tribulations of training camp. HBO now has to find its second choice. Could the next team ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  13. Poll Friday: Is Colt McCoy the answer?

    James Walker

    Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur gave second-year quarterback Colt McCoy a strong endorsement this week. So have Browns president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert. Now it's your turn. In our latest edition of "Poll Friday," ...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  14. Will Browns regret passing on Bowers?

    James Walker

    Over the next few years, the Cleveland Browns and their fans should keep an eye on the defensive line of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Why, you ask? Because that is where former Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers landed with the No. 51 overall pick ...

    Blog | May 02, 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. Morning take: It's draft day!

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North as we approach Thursday's NFL draft: The Baltimore Ravens will be drafting players they feel can help beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. Morning take: Baltimore has it right. The Ravens are a g...

    Blog | April 28, 2011