Rumors: Browns May Have Interest In Trading For Desean Jackson


There is a rumor being reported that the Browns may be among the teams interested in trading for Eagles WR Desean Jackson.  Jackson has been highly productive with the Eagles, but his high cap number ($10.5 million dollars in 2014) has the Eagles open to trade offers. They are rumored to one at least a 3rd round draft pick in exchange for Jackson.

Shawn is the Editor-In-Chief and Lead Writer for Dawg Pound Nation.  He’s also an Army Sergeant, married to the beautiful and brilliant @MrsStarr, dad to three and aspiring Browns Writer.  You can follow him on Twitter @ShawnMStarr or @DawgPoundNews, as well as on the Dawg Pound Nation Facebook Page.

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Rumors: Ben Tate Negotiation Updates


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Contract discussions between the Cleveland Browns and free agent Running Back Ben Tate found the parties close to a deal, but hung up over the guaranteed dollars in the final deal.

Tate has long been rumored to be the Browns prime free agency target, going back to before Mike Lombardi was fired. While rumors cooled when the front office turned over, Tate is considered to be a logical fit for a Kyle Shanahan offensive system.

The Browns and Tate are expected to resume negotiations at some point in the next day or so.

*** Update ***
March 14th, 9:00 AM

Multiple sources have now confirmed that Tate is still in Berea, and talks are expected to resume this morning.

As this is likely Ben Tate only shot to cash in given Running Backs short NFL shelf life, the guaranteed money in his contract is a sticky point. The Browns should have the means to get a deal done however, and they need serious help with their anemic run game.

*** Update 2 ***
March 15th, 9:00 AM

It looks like we’re heading into the final stretch of Tate Gate, and hopefully it ends in a deal.

Tate had some fun last night, tweeting out a picture of the Terminal Tower.

Shawn is the Editor-In-Chief and Lead Writer for Dawg Pound Nation.  He’s also an Army Sergeant, married to the beautiful and brilliant @MrsStarr, dad to three and aspiring Browns Writer.  You can follow him on Twitter @ShawnMStarr or @DawgPoundNews, as well as on the Dawg Pound Nation Facebook Page.

Rumors: Browns Have “Strong” Interest In Julian Edelman


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The rumors on the level of interest that the Cleveland Browns have in New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman have started to pick up steam once again. Edelman has been a rumored target of the Browns to replace recently cut, much maligned wide receiver Davone Bess from the beginning of the free agency period.

Edelman led the Patriots in receptions last season, totaling 105 catches for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns.  He has also worked with Browns Quarterback Brian Hoyer during his time in New England.

It’s easy to see why the Browns would have an interest in Edelman. He’s considered a reliable receiver, something the Browns seriously lacked opposite Josh Gordon last season. Being able to open up defenses more would allow Gordon and Cameron to exploit mismatches in coverage.

More to come as this develops.

Shawn is the Editor-In-Chief and Lead Writer for Dawg Pound Nation.  He’s also an Army Sergeant, married to the beautiful and brilliant @MrsStarr, dad to three and aspiring Browns Writer.  You can follow him on Twitter @ShawnMStarr or @DawgPoundNews, as well as on the Dawg Pound Nation Facebook Page.

Rumors: Ben Tate to visit Cleveland Browns today


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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Free Agent RB Ben Tate, who has long been rumored to be on the Cleveland Browns radar.

It was thought that the Tate rumors would die off with the removal of Mike Lombardi, who was said to be infatuated with the back, but he would also fit well into a Kyle Shanahan system.

In 2013, Tate had 181 rushes for 771 yards and 4 touchdowns. He is thought to be a coveted option for multiple teams, and is considered one of the prized running backs in this free agent class.

Rumors: Browns Talks On Darrelle Revis Getting Serious


 

Multiple league sources are reporting that the Browns are getting closer to a possible trade to land star CB Darrelle Revis.

Per Pro Football Talk, the Browns are now the only team pursuing Revis. The team is said to be in serious talks to make a move for the cornerback.

Rumors: Figures On Extension With Browns and Joe Haden


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Multiple sources have passed along that the extension the Browns are working on with Joe Haden is currently in the 5 year, $60 million dollar range.  I’ve also heard that as much as half could be guaranteed.