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Bridgewater says his comments about not wanting to play for the Browns were misinterpreted

By Mike Florio

After the draft, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater told Dan Patrick that the former Louisville quarterback didn’t want to play for the Browns. Bridgewater is now backpedaling like the player Cleveland picked after an eight-nine flip-flop with Minnesota. “I think it was misinterpreted,” Bridgewater said Tuesday at the Rookie Symposium, via […]

Vikings sign former Browns wide receiver Josh Cooper

By nsandell@1500espn.com

After waiving wide receiver Lestar Jean, the Minnesota Vikings signed former Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Cooper on Friday.

Cooper, released by Cleveland in May, played in 11 games across two seasons with the Browns, making 17 catches for 166 yards.

Cooper will be reunited in Minnesota with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, […]

Norv Turner wanted Browns to sign Cassel last year

By Mike Florio

When Norv Turner became the offensive coordinator of the Vikings earlier this year, he joined a team with a quarterback under contract whom Norv wanted the Browns to get under contract last year. As explained by Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Turner lobbied the Browns to sign Cassel […]

Bridgewater will get some first-team reps in OTAs

By Mike Florio

In Cleveland, the Browns are trying to knock Johnny down. In Minnesota, the Vikings are trying to build Teddy up. Contrary to the “you’re a backup, act like it” message the Browns have sent to the 22nd overall pick in the draft, the Vikings apparently will employ the “you’re a starter, […]

2014 NFL Draft trades: Day One

By Mike Wilkening

Here are the trades announced on the first day of the 2014 NFL Draft. Unless otherwise noted, all picks mentioned are 2014 selections: 1. The Browns traded the No. 4 overall selection to the Bills for the No. 9 pick, plus the Bills’ first- and fourth-round selections in 2015. At No. […]

Seven teams open offseason workouts on Monday

By Mike Florio

Before 2011, all NFL teams would have opened their offseason workout programs by now. This year, no one has. On Monday, seven will. Teams with new coaches can get started on April 7. Accordingly, the Browns, Lions, Texans, Vikings, Buccaneers, Titans, and Redskins will. The rest of the teams will open […]

Broncos, Titans among teams who could be potential fits for Jackson

By Mike Wilkening

What’s next for D’Qwell Jackson? A productive starter at middle/inside linebacker for the Browns since entering the NFL in 2006, the 29-year-old Jackson figures to draw interest from other teams after his release from Cleveland on Wednesday. Let’s take a moment to weigh the factors working in Jackson’s favor — as […]

Report: Browns will wait to interview Adam Gase before hiring coach

By Josh Alper

Another coaching vacancy was filled on Monday when the Titans hired Ken Whisenhunt, but it doesn’t look like the Browns will be making a similar move in the immediate future. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Browns will wait to talk to Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase before […]

Report: Todd Bowles will interview with Browns on Friday

By Josh Alper

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is scheduled to interview with the Browns on Saturday and the Browns will fill some of the hours until then by meeting with another candidate for their head coaching job. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will interview with the […]