Earlier today, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com wrote that the Browns‘ ideal situation may involve taking a player like Sammy Watkins or Greg Robinson at No. 4, then nabbing a QB like Derek Carr or Teddy Bridgewater at No. 26. Some have connected Cleveland to a prominent QB with that No. 4 pick, but that may not be the direction the team goes in. The latest out of Cleveland..
- When asked if owner Jimmy Haslam could intercede in the Browns‘ selection process on Thursday, coach Mike Pettine said, “That would never happen,” tweets Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com. Haslam has been said to be infatuated with polarizing Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Haslam told Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer (Twitter link) that there’s “zero chance” that he’d step in and demand that a certain player gets drafted.
- Jay Glazer told FOX Sports Radio’s JT The Brick (on Twitter) that the Browns will not draft Manziel. Maybe Johnny Football isn’t coming to Cleveland after all.
- Browns tight end Jordan Cameron, set to become a free agent in 2015, has fired agent Michael Hoffman at Premier Sports, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). The tight end hasn’t hired a new agent yet, but the folks at CAA are the frontrunners (link). Cameron, who was the Browns’ fourth-round selection in the 2011 NFL draft, had 80 receptions for 917 yards during the 2013 season. We heard recently that contract talks between Cameron and the Browns haven’t progressed a whole lot.