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.
Upon Further Review: Special Teams: Joe Haden wasn’t the only Brown to have a career day against the Dolphins http://bit.ly/fF6Ioo
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
@scottiegraef I’m surprised we missed Woodhead, given our tendency to snap up ex-Jets.
@scottiegraef What a performance. I think there’s something to the notion that this year might be Belichick’s best as a head coach.
@Southrnbuckeye McDaniels would have NE ties to Mangini. But Mangini shows no sign of backing away from Daboll. Haskell possible.
Latest Links from the OBR Newswire
OBR Newswire on December 7th, 2010 AT 9:00 AM
These are links from the OBR Newswire for December 7th from 08:02 to 08:05:
- The Associated Press – Bosses pleased with Browns progress, says Mangini – Coach Eric Mangini believes his boss is pleased with the progress the Cleveland Browns are making. Team president Mike Holmgren told him as much on the flight home from Miami.
- Akron Beacon Journal – Browns Mangini says victory is always special – More progress.
- Canton Repository – Retired QB Mike Pagel sounds off on Browns at luncheon – What do you think of rookie quarterback Colt McCoy? How good are the Browns? Who’s going to the Super Bowl?
- Akron Beacon Journal – Browns report card: Mangini magic for last four games? – With four games remaining in the regular season, the Browns (5-7) have matched their win total from last season.
- The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram – Joe Thomas says Miami’s priority was shutting down Hillis – Left tackle Joe Thomas had a simple explanation for the uncharacteristically slow day of running back Peyton Hillis on Sunday in the 13-10 win over the Dolphins.
- Morning Journal – Mangini won’t ‘gloss over’ Delhomme mistake – Beating the Dolphins on a last-play field goal by Phil Dawson is not going to get Jake Delhomme off the hook for throwing a near-interception that could have cost the Browns the game.
- ESPN.com – Countdown Daily: Learning Curve in Cleveland – Trent Dilfer talks about what he has learned about the Browns this season
Browns-Dolphins: Joe’s Game Review: Joe Brownlee saw beauty in the Browns 13-10 win Sunday at Miami http://bit.ly/i1TNQd