Yesterday just 24 hours after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles, Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet was claimed again. This time by the Cleveland Browns. While people say it is a crowded backfield, Maysonet could be a guy that runs a veteran out of town. The dynamic 5’9 power back was a killer in the FCS. He ran all over teams, putting up over 2000 yards on the ground. Maysonet finished second in voting for the Walter Payton Award which is given to the best FCS football player. Maysonet is super ready for this opportunity and cannot wait.
“I’m Flying in tonight and will be ready to make an impact.” Maysonet said
Maysonet is a beast running back and one of my favorite backs in college football. With Miguel being claimed the Browns freed up a spot by releasing another small school running back Jamaine Cook from Youngstown State.
There’s a reason Billionaire Jimmy Haslam III put out over one Billion for the Browns.Cleveland Fans will buy into crap.
When Jimmy Haslam III put out over one billion dollars to buy the Cleveland Browns, he knew he would be making his money back in no time. The Browns were able to double the investment the Learner family put out to bring the Browns back to Cleveland in 1999. Think about it folks. Browns fans will buy into crap football just to say they have a team to support. It doesn’t matter if the team wins or losses, the fans sell out game after game. The Learners not only doubled the money they paid for the team, they made millions of dollars for the 13 season’s they owned the team. Some fans see me as a Hater. They claim because I write articles that point out the truth, I must not be a Browns fan. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a fan, who watched as the team I grew up loving packed up the moving truck and left town in the middle of the night. I am just as big of a fan as the next guy. I am also a fan that realizes the team doesn’t have to win football games to be successful. All…
The highly thought of undrafted rookie RB, Miguel Maysonet, joins the Cleveland Browns and an extremely crowded cast of running backs. Currently the Browns have Trent Richardson, Montario Hardesty, Brandon Jackson, Chris Ogbonnaya, Dion Lewis and Owen Marecic.
What we learned after Maysonet was waived by the Eagles just a few days ago was that the front office and head coach Chip Kelly did not see eye to eye on him. Miguel got the highest signing bonus of any undrafted free agent (10k) post draft but Kelly apparently did not see him fitting well with the offense.
If it doesn’t work out in Cleveland, it’s more than possible he gets a shot with another team. A couple of teams that could use some more competition in my eyes would be Indianapolis, St. Louis and Miami. Each one of those clubs has promising young talent but promises are often broken in the NFL.
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The Browns announced via their website the signing of rookie safety Jamoris Slaughter, their sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame. Slaughter tore his Achilles tendon and missed the majority of the 2012 season.
Slaughter started 19 games for the Fighting Irish and figures into the safety competition for the Browns.
Mike Wilkening of Profootballtalk.com writes:
‘Among the Browns’ changes at safety is the departure of Eric Hagg, which the Browns confirmed Tuesday.’
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have signed running back Brandon Jackson to a 1-year contract and rookie safety Jamoris Slaughter to a 4-year deal.
Also, the team has released safety Eric Hagg, a seventh-round pick in 2011.
Jackson has returned after spending the past two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as an unrestricted free agent in 2011 from Green Bay. Jackson missed the entire ’11 season with a toe injury and he appeared in just two games last season.
Slaughter is the first member of the 2013 rookie class to sign with the Browns, who selected the former Notre Dame player in the sixth round. He missed most of last season with an Achilles injury, but the Browns feel he’s close to returning or they wouldn’t have let Hagg go.
Hagg started the Browns’ first two games last season before he was benched.
The NFL Network’s Adam Caplan was the first to report that the Cleveland Browns are parting ways with FS Eric Haag, a seventh round draft pick in 2011-
Browns to waive FS Eric Hagg today, per source.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 21, 2013
Last season Haag started four games for the Browns. Haag (6’1″) was the tallest defensive back on the roster. Converted cornerbacks Tashaun Gipson and Johnson Bademosi have reportedly been getting reps at FS alongside T.J. Ward. The Browns are astonishingly thin at safety at the moment. Recently drafted Jamoris Slaughter, UDFA Kent Richardson and Ward are the only ‘natural’ safeties on the roster.
The Browns are expected to announce the signing of RB Brandon Jackson to take the roster spot of Eric Haag.
[Related: Hoyer, Weeden and what it could all mean]
Norv Turner quiets the noise around Brian Hoyer: ‘He’s a guy that has been with some good teams in backup situations’
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s job is hard enough trying to get Brandon Weeden up to speed in his offense, and evaluating Jason Campbell. He now has to field questions about third string pickup Brian Hoyer, a darling of general manager Mile Lombardi. Since signing Hoyer, there have been reports of doom for Weeden, that it is an ominous sign for the second year quarterback, however, Turner put the talk to rest in explaining it was just a transaction the team felt would make them better, not bringing in the second coming of Bernie Kosar. “I think there have been more stories written about Brian Hoyer being a Brown over the last four months than probably any player in history,” Turner said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He was released. He was available. He’s a guy that has been with some good teams in backup situations. He’s played very little football, but I do think we like his skill set.”
Talk about skyrocketing value. Jordan Cameron’s ADP and trade value have ballooned over the last few weeks. He’s gone from a player commonly ranked around the 20th to 25th tight end to a guy comfortably slated in the 10th to 15th range. The rise is mostly due to recent comments from the Browns’ coaching staff that have led fantasy owners to speculate about Cameron’s ceiling given his athletic ability, as well the Browns’ new offensive scheme under head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Specifically, Coach Chudzinski recently spoke about the Browns’ new offense stating, “This is an offense that has featured tight ends and tight ends have always been a big part of it. [Cameron] has the skill set that fits.”
The offensive scheme that both Chudzinski and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner run is very favorable to tight ends. Historically, it highlighted the skills and facilitated premium production from players like Tony Gonzalez, Greg Olsen, Kellen Winslow and Antonio Gates.
Based on this, Came…
Which Browns QB’s have an advantage coming into the 2013 season? I’d say the 2 signed by decision-makers.
The Cleveland Browns come into the 2013 season with 4 quarterbacks now on their roster. It is hard to imagine there will still be 4 quarterbacks on the Cleveland Browns roster when the season starts. With that being said, which guy is not going to be here once the regular season starts. The Browns new coaching staff and front office went out and signed Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer. I’d say those 2 guys have a strong chance of being on the team once the season gets under way. That leaves 2 guys with question marks, the first is the obvious choice. It is difficult to imagine the Browns keeping Thad Lewis on the team. The current decision-makers didn’t bring Lewis to Cleveland and he is left over from the Pat Shurmur days. The second is Brandon Weeden. It is just as difficult to imagine the team getting rid of Weeden before the season starts. The Browns decision-makers didn’t pick Weeden to be on this team, they kind of inherited him much in the same way they are stuck with Lewis. Wh…
The Cleveland Browns are changing again, and in that regard Jason Campbell already feels at home.
Campbell comes to the Browns with plenty of stamps on his NFL passport, eight seasons of experience — and absolutely no guarantee of anything when it comes to a role in his new stop. He operated the second-team offense last week as the Browns started their organized team activity practices, the first of four weeks of work that wrap up the offseason program.
The Browns have been non-commital when it comes to anything involving the game’s most important position. Brandon Weeden is the returning starter, and Brian Hoyer was added last week after the first week of OTA sessions was completed. It sure smells like a full-fledged quarterback competition is coming as all involved try to learn the new offense being installed by new coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
“We haven’t talked about (a competition),” Campbell said. “Right now, the coaches are working all of us out to
Brian Hoyer was signed by the Browns next week and details of his two-year deal are starting to surface. See, unlike depth-chart speculation, this is actually news regarding Brian Hoyer and the Browns.
Brian Hoyer’s 2-year deal w/the Browns is worth $1.965M. $250k of his $715k ’13 base salary is GTD. There’s a ’14 base salary escalator.
— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) May 20, 2013
Brian Hoyer’s ’14 escalator could be similar to Jason Campbell’s ’14 escalator worth up to $2M. It’s likely that only of them will earn it.
— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) May 20, 2013
So, as you can see, regardless of whether or not Michael Lombardi thinks Hoyer can start in the NFL or not, nobody, including Hoyer’s representation was holding out for starter-level cash. Far be it for me to look down upon on a couple million bucks, but with only $250k guaranteed in 2013, he’s by no means a lock to be on this team as the Browns easily retained flexibility in the deal to move on whenever they deem it appropriate.
Norv Turner on Brandon Weeden: ‘I don’t know that there’s a lot of guys in a certain sense last year would have great success’
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner isn’t ready to throw Brandon Weeden out with the bath water.
The quarterback guru who has guided great passers in the likes of Troy Aikman and Phillip Rivers, now is putting his focus on Weeden.
Turner feels that Weeden’s rookie season didn’t have much of a chance, and that expectations on him are magnified by the first year successes of Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, or Robert Griffin III.
Turner feels Weeden can have success in his system, one that requires a strong armed quarterback, downfield reads, and exact timing between the QB and his receiver.
“I don’t know if it comes down to Brandon as much as it comes down to this team and where we’re at. Brandon’s got the physical skills to do what we want to do. I think getting Jason (Campbell) is a bonus, because you’re getting a guy that’s played and knows how to play the game, played in a lot of games and been a successful quarterback,” Turner said, via Tony Grossi of ESP…
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III, Will hold closed door private meeting with some of the NFL owners at spring meetings to talk about his legal problems.
As the NFL spring meetings get under way to talk about things like where to hold future Super Bowls and other league business, the owner of the Cleveland Browns plans on holding a few meetings of his own. Jimmy Haslam III , will be holding some closed-door private meetings to discuss his legal problems with some of the NFL’s other owners. There is little doubt that the NFL has to be getting worried about Haslam’s future as an NFL team owner. The speculation is that Haslam’s legal issues stemming from his family’s business allegedly defrauding some 250 trucking companies out of money could last for years and coast Haslam a ton of money. The NFL could be worried about Haslam’s financial condition taking a big hit due to legal expenses and the sums of money he would be forced to pay out to settle some of the claims. While there are some that think Haslam is a bottomless pit of cash, the NFL could be worried because they dropped the ball on the sale of the Cleveland Browns. This sale wa…
Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is unlikely to face criminal charges stemming from a mid-December incident which occurred at his home following the team’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Morning Journal reports that the lawsuit agains Richardson has been transferred from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to Lorain County Common Pleas Court, and that there are “conflicting statements and lack of evidence” for there to be probable cause for an arrest.
This past March, Richardson was named in a lawsuit along with his girlfriend and his brother Terrell. The initial complaint alleges that an after-hours party at Trent Richardson’s “compound” ended in an altercation. The plaintiffs, Krystal Jones of Maple Heights and Kathleen Hunter of Cleveland, allege that Trent Richardson was upset that they “disrespected” his house and that he blocked them from backing their car up to leave in order to enable his girlfriend to begin “pummeling” the driver. The initial document names
Cleveland is hungry for some winning football, Can the Browns provide it or semi pro teams Midwest Rams Next CS360 Show
The Cleveland Browns are going through another season with a new coaching staff in place. The team is searching for a way to put a winner on the field after winning just 5 games in the 2012 season. Will they be able to have a winning season? We still won’t know until sometime in December. Tonight on the Cleveland Sports 360 show we will be show casing another area semi pro football team. Tonight Mike Brown from the Midwest Rams comes to the show. He is the owner of a semi por football team and these guys play for the love of the game. If you are hungry for some football like many in the Cleveland area be sure to join us tonight on the Cleveland Sports 360 show to find out how you can take you family to the Rams games and it won’t coast you a second mortgage on your house. The show starts at 7:00p.m. and goes until 8. If you want to call in to ask Mike Browns questions or you have something to add to the conversation you can do so by dialing 216-672-4300. We will see you tonight on …