Browns GM John Dorsey On Key Players, Draft Plans

Browns GM John Dorsey addressed the media this morning and provided a number of noteworthy tidbits. Here are some highlights (compiled via the Twitter accounts of Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal and Mary Kay Cabot of

On the status of RB Duke Johnson, who requested a trade a few weeks ago:

Dorsey said that Johnson’s trade request does not change how the club views him, and that he still envisions a key role for Johnson in the Browns’ offense. Johnson has not been with the team since the offseason workout program began on April 1, but there has been communication between the team and Johnson’s agent. There is still no word on whether Johnson will report for mandatory minicamp in June, but it sounds as though Dorsey is not particularly keen to honor Johnson’s trade request at this time (which means there may not be a particularly large market for his services).

On trading into the first round:

Dorsey did not rule out the possibility of getting his club back into the first round of this year’s draft, and he acknowledged the benefit of getting the potential fifth-year option for a top collegiate prospect. He said he has talked to teams picking in the bottom of the first round about a potential trade, but he added that he always does that as a part of his due diligence. The Browns’ first draft choice this year is the No. 49 overall selection, so they would need to give up a lot to jump at least 17 spots into the first round.

On Odell Beckham Jr.:

Dorsey said OBJ has not reported to the team for voluntary workouts, but he does not sound concerned. He said it would be nice to have the star receiver present, but he added that Beckham is a professional who understands what he needs to do to get ready for the season.

On Kareem Hunt:

Dorsey said that Hunt has “worked his fanny off” both with the team and in the community, and he is impressed with the progress Hunt has made.

On Morgan Burnett:

Dorsey sees the newly-acquired defender as the Browns’ starting strong safety.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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13 comments on “Browns GM John Dorsey On Key Players, Draft Plans

  1. TheTruth12

    Still waiting for the Chiefs to release Hill and the Browns to pick him up. While they’re at it though might as well give Rice a call, and there’s that Slava Voynov guy who played in the NHL apparently he kicked and choked a woman so he should fit right in! Especially the choking part cough Indians.

      • Hannibal8us

        While TheTruth went a little overboard the Browns decision to add Hunt makes them an incredibly hard team to root for and support. Which sucks because Baker seems like a real genuine good guy, and it stinks he’ll have to share a backfield with such a scumbag.

        • kenleyfornia2

          It was an altercation not an assault. Playing moral police gets you nowhere. Im sure it will really suck to have Hunt when he is making big plays for Cleveland down the stretch in December.

        • Pat

          You must have no idea what actually transpired with Hunt. The woman was repeatedly asked to leave, she refused and spat on either Hunt or someone he was with. In response, he had a human emotion and shoved the woman. Let’s not forget she was reportedly yelling at him and his group that they were niggers.

          Dude sure is a scumbag, huh?

          • dixoncayne

            Still not enough for an NFL player to become aggressive with a woman

        • Ironman_4life

          As a Chiefs fan this is all I got to say about the Browns….when Kareem hunt is leading them into the playoffs in December and having a comeback season ain’t no one going to be talking about that video no more

  2. Yep it is

    Maybe Dorsey can add one more malcontent or women beater and all he will need is a match. KABOOM

  3. john9977

    why would he lie to the chiefs about then?He,s a scumbag kicked the woman why she was already down…his girl cant defend herself so she lets him do it he is a piece of crap!

    • Pat

      Because he is a human being? Watch out! This guy with a personality and feelings has a human reaction to stimuli around him.

      Dude does more work in his community than any of you ignorant people who have never done a days worth of volunteering in your lives.

    • Pat

      “His girl can’t defend herself” his girl wasn’t even in the video, moron. You can literally look it up and see the woman shoves Hunt first. Guess what? People in stressful situations don’t think clearly. Hindsight is 20/20 and a guy with a known mental illness reacted to negative stimulus in a negative way.

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