Browns Bring in Lee as QB Coach

The Cleveland Browns search for a quarterback coach came to an end on Wednesday when the team hired former Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach David Lee to the same position.

Lee will step in to the spot that was briefly held by tight ends coach Greg Seamon, who coached quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl , after Pep Hamilton left the team to head back to college as an offensive assistant for the Michigan Wolverines.

Before working in Buffalo, Lee also worked with Rex Ryan in New York as the Jets QB coach for two seasons. He has worked in both the NFL and the college ranks in various offensive positions during a career that has spanned nearly four decades.

The addition of Lee from Buffalo will only fuel the fire of Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor coming to the shored of Lake Erie, if the team decides to release him before guaranteeing $30 million on his contract.

Browns Release Williams

The Cleveland Browns continue their youth movement heading into 2017 as they have terminated the contract of defensive back Tramon Williams.

The 33-year old Williams joined the Browns in 2015 and started 22 games.

He never quite lived up to the hype of his three-year, $21 million deal that he signed as a free agent from Green Bay. Williams was scheduled to count for more than $7.5 million towards the cap for the Browns if he was on the roster in 2017.

Report: Browns Release Josh McCown

According to Mike Garafalo of the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns have released veteran quarterback Josh McCown.

McCown, 37, joined the Browns in 2015. He threw for 3209 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Originally brought in by former general manager Ray Farmer to be a mentor to Johnny Manziel, McCown became a fan favorite and showed unbelievable toughness on the field. There were reports that the team and head coach Hue Jackson offered McCown a chance to stay on as a coach, but the veteran still wants to continue his career as a player.

McCown signed a three-year deal to join the Browns and was due over $3.5 million in 2017, as well as a $750,000 roster bonus.

Browns Add Former Buckeye Powell

On Monday the Cleveland Browns announced that they have claimed Tyvis Powell off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

Powell, a 6’3″ 211 pound defensive back, went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft following an outstanding career as an Ohio State Buckeye.

Powell had 11 tackles and one interception for the Seahawks in the preseason, but was mainly a special teamer during the regular season and then was cut during the playoffs. Powell, who grew up in Bedford, Ohio is known as a diehard Browns fan by those who have covered him, will now have a chance to fulfill his dream of playing for his childhood team. He will also bring much needed depth to one of the weakest spots on the Browns current roster.

 

NFL Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Houston— The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee met in Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI to induct the newest class into the sports most prestigious club.

The 2017 class welcomes seven new names to Canton this summer on August 5.

The inductees are as follows:

K Morten Andersen

RB Terrell Davis

S Kenny Easley

DE Jason Taylor

RB LaDainian Tomlinson

QB Kurt Warner

Owner Jerry Jones

NFL Honors Their Best

Houston— The eve of the Super Bowl is when the NFL is at their finest during the NFL Honors celebration where the league announces award winners, as well as the newest Hall of Fame class headed to Canton in the summer.

This seasons awards show was hosted by Keegan-Michael Key. The NFL awards for excellence were mostly taken by the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys, while the New England Patriots seemed to have been somewhat snubbed.

The winners are as follows:

Fed Ex Air and Ground Players of the Year: QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta; RB Ezekiel Elliot, Dallas

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: QB Dak Prescott, Dallas

Ford Offensive Line of the Year: Dallas

Rooney Sportsmanship Award: RB Frank Gore, Indianapolis

Salute to Service Award: Head Coach Dan Quinn, Atlanta

Castrol Clutch Performer of the Year: QB Derek Carr, Oakland

AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Atlanta

AP Coach of the Year: Jason Garrett, Dallas

AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: DE Joey Bosa, L.A. Chargers

AP Defensive Player of the Year: LB Khalil Mack, Oakland

AP MVP: QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta

AP Comeback Player of the Year: WR Jordy Nelson, Green Bay

Walter Payton Man of the Year: QB Eli Manning, NY Giants, WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

 

 

 

Browns Interview Garcia for QB Coach Job

Berea— According to reports, the Cleveland Browns have interviewed former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia for the job as their quarterbacks coach.

The Browns moved tight ends coach Greg Seamon to QB coach for the Senior Bowl last week, but there is no guarantee he will stay there. Head coach Hue Jackson has said that he is unsure whether he will hire a replacement for Pep Hamilton, who left following the season to take a job with the Michigan Wolverines.

Garcia, who played for the Browns in 2004, has one year of coaching experience in the CFL and also served as an offensive assistant for the Rams in 2015.

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