OBR Daily Blog 12/7

So, Josh McDaniels is unemployed? Trading Hillis and winning five of 23 games will do that.

Browns Make Practice Squad Move
Barry McBride on December 7th, 2010 AT 8:22 PM

Press release from the team…

The Cleveland Browns today signed tight end Tyson DeVree to the practice squad and released defensive back Rod Windsor from the practice squad, the team announced.

Originally signed by New England as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2008, DeVree appeared in two games with the Patriots in 2008. He also spent nine weeks on New England’s practice squad in 2008 and also had a brief stint with the Buffalo Bills in 2009. DeVree spent the 2010 UFL season with the Hartford Colonials, where he recorded 18 receptions for 174 yards with three touchdowns.  He played in 22 games for the University of Colorado (2006-07) after transferring from Western Michigan University (2003-04). Born November 12, 1984, the 6-6, 245-pound DeVree is a native of Hudsonville, Mich., where he attended Hudsonville High School.

6:37 PM

Upon Further Review: Special Teams: Joe Haden wasn’t the only Brown to have a career day against the Dolphins http://bit.ly/fF6Ioo

5:04 PM

TSX: Browns’ Week 13 Grades: Ugly win or not, the Cleveland’s defensive earned high marks for its stout performance http://bit.ly/ijPoJX

Eric Barton Named Browns 2010 Ed Block Courage Award Winner
Barry McBride on December 7th, 2010 AT 1:04 PM

Here’s the press release from the Browns:

Linebacker Eric Barton has been chosen by his Cleveland Browns teammates as the 2010 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. The Ed Block Courage Award is an annual recognition given to a member of each of the 32 NFL teams who exemplifies the qualities of Ed Block, the former Head Athletic Trainer of the Baltimore Colts. The qualities of courage, compassion, commitment and community serve as the criteria. All 32 winners will be honored at an event in March 2011 in Baltimore. Barton will also be recognized at the Providence House’s Annual Deck the House event on Tuesday, December 7, at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

After missing the final eight games of the 2009 season with a neck injury, Barton has responded this season with 50 tackles and one fumble recovery. He has seen action in all 12 games with 10 starts.

Cleveland Browns Ed Block Courage Award Winners:

1999        DE Derrick Alexander

2000        LB Jamir Miller

2001        OL Jeremy McKinney

2002        TE Mark Campbell

2003        DE Courtney Brown

2004        RB Lee Suggs

2005        LB Kenard Lang

2006        K Phil Dawson

2007        DB Gary Baxter

2008        WR Joe Jurevicius

2009        WR Mike Furrey

2010        LB Eric Barton

11:18 AM

@scottiegraef I’m surprised we missed Woodhead, given our tendency to snap up ex-Jets.

11:13 AM

@scottiegraef What a performance. I think there’s something to the notion that this year might be Belichick’s best as a head coach.

9:02 AM

@Southrnbuckeye McDaniels would have NE ties to Mangini. But Mangini shows no sign of backing away from Daboll. Haskell possible.

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8:21 AM

Browns-Dolphins: Joe’s Game Review: Joe Brownlee saw beauty in the Browns 13-10 win Sunday at Miami http://bit.ly/i1TNQd

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