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OBR Newswire on April 9th, 2011 AT 7:00 AM
These are links from the OBR Newswire for April 9th from 06:30 to 06:32:
- Plain Dealer – Cam Newton regains top spot, and A.J. Green sticks with Cleveland Browns: Tony Grossi’s Mock Draft 7.0 – More than one NFL expert has said that the top 10 spots in this year's draft are a minefield, loaded with more possible blowups than sure things.
- Canton Repository – Kiper says Hawk QB could be diamond in rough for Browns – Mel Kiper Jr. thinks Rickey Stanzi can become much more of an NFL quarterback than his draft status will indicate. He doesn’t think Terrelle Pryor is an NFL quarterback at all.
- SI.com – Lawyers for NFL owners, players discuss lockout mediation – The locked-out NFL players don't want to go back to collective bargaining with the league. They have now made a move to allow their former union boss to be present if court-supervised talks take place between the two sides.
- NFL.com – Bengals’ Whitworth worried lockout will affect quality of NFL – The majority of NFL players with whom I've spoken say they have yet to reach the critical point for missed offseason workouts with their teams.
- Yahoo! Sports – Owner: Bengals not shipping Palmer anywhere – Rumors have floated recently that the Cincinnati Bengals are talking internally about trying to trade for Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Kevin Kolb or shipping their disgruntled quarterback, Carson Palmer, to the Miami Dolphins.
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Browns Stadium Host MS Walk
Don Delco on April 7th, 2011 AT 2:33 PM
More news from the Browns’ front office. This time, Cleveland Browns Stadium will host a walk to support multiple sclerosis on Saturday, April 9.
The details are below:
The Browns are proud to support Walk MS Cleveland, which is taking place at Cleveland Browns Stadium for the second consecutive year, on Saturday, April 9. Online registration for the approximately two mile long walk, which will begin and end at the stadium, is now closed but participants may register in-person on Saturday at BrownsTown inside the stadium. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration is free, but donations are accepted. Participants are recommended to park in the North Port Authority Lot.
Money raised supports individuals with MS and their families throughout Ohio. Last year the money raised helped support research, provide programs and services to 11,000 area Ohioans and grant scholarships to qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS.
New League for Children with Physical, Developmental Disabilities
Don Delco on April 7th, 2011 AT 2:22 PM
Below is the latest press release from the Cleveland Browns’ public relations department:
The Cleveland Browns Adapted Football League, a program offered to the physically and developmentally challenged through the Achievement Centers for Children, will begin its inaugural season this spring. The league is for children ages seven and up, who have physical and developmental disabilities. The league, which consists of 16 teams, is the first of its kind in the state of Ohio.
The co-ed league will feature three levels of competition. Division I is for wheelchair-bound athletes and will be played on a hardtop surface. Division II is for children with cognitive and developmental delays. They will play on grass fields. Those with physical limitations and cognitive/developmental delays will participate in Division III and play in wheelchairs on a hardtop surface.
"The reason the league was created was to give kids the chance to get off of the sidelines and into the games," said Mike Urban, Manager of Sports Services at the Achievement Centers for Children. "We've set up a number of different divisions to pretty much accommodate any child or young adult that wants to get involved or participate. The reasoning behind setting up this league was to not limit, but offer it to everybody."
Each of the teams' names will pay tribute to a Browns Hall of Famer. Jim Brown's Express, Paul Brown's Legends, Joe DeLamielleure's Storm, Len Ford's Blitz, Frank Gatski's Blast, Otto Graham's Gunners, Lou Groza's Stars, Gene Hickerson's Crush, Leroy Kelly's Ramblers, Dante Lavelli's Lightning, Mike McCormack's Invaders, Bobby Mitchell's Rockets, Marion Motley's Thunder, Ozzie Newsome's Wizards, Paul Warfield's Warriors and Bill Willis' Defenders will compete in the league.
The season runs from May through August and games will be played at the Achievement Centers in Strongsville and Highland Hills on Saturday mornings. Registration is limited to 120 players for the inaugural season. Registration is $60 per athlete and includes a game jersey, mouthpiece and awards. A registration packet can be found at www.ClevelandBrowns.com.
Programs such as the Adapted Football League further illustrate the Browns dedication to youth football and to providing memorable experiences for those with special needs. To learn more about these programs, visit www.ClevelandBrowns.com/community.
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Latest Links from the OBR Newswire
OBR Newswire on April 6th, 2011 AT 10:00 PM
These are links from the OBR Newswire for April 6th from 20:53 to 20:57:
- Akron Beacon Journal – 2011 NFL Draft: ESPN’s Mel Kiper thinks Julio Jones best catch for Browns – The Browns obviously can use reinforcements at wide receiver and defensive line. What's not as clear is which need they'll address first via the NFL Draft in late April.
- Akron Beacon Journal – Browns’ Moore anxious to play again after surgery – Tight end Evan Moore is eager to come back from a hernia that sidelined him for the final three games of the 2010 season and required surgery in early January. In the process, he's hoping to reward the Browns for showing faith in him.
- The Associated Press – NFL Roger Goodell says next labor deal must include testing for HGH – One of the hundreds of high school students attending an assembly Monday about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances wanted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to answer this question: Why is there more drug use in baseball than football?
- ESPN.com – Peyton Hillis advances in ‘Madden’ tourney – The Elite Eight has been announced in the "Madden NFL 12" cover tournament, and there is one AFC North standout still remaining.
- USA Today – Judge: Both sides at risk if NFL, players don’t find own solution – The NFL and its players presented their arguments for nearly five hours Wednesday, but even after listening to the debate and legal wrangling, the federal judge urged the two sides to return to the bargaining table.
- Fox Sports – Tom Brady, Peyton Manning no-show at court hurts NFL players – Two of 10 players suing the NFL had valid reasons for skipping Wednesday's preliminary hearing before a federal district court judge. Neither one is named Tom Brady nor Peyton Manning.
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Browns Hosting Youth Football Camp
Don Delco on April 5th, 2011 AT 8:32 AM
The Cleveland Browns will host a Youth Football Future Stars Camp 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-7 and it will teach the basic skills of football, including throwing, catching and kicking. Local college and high school coaches will conduct the camp.
Cost is $20 and registration is available at ClevelandBrowns.com. Free parking is available for the first 50 to register.
The Cleveland Browns Future Stars Camp is presented by Medical Mutual of Ohio, in association with Cleveland Clinic.
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Private Workout an Eye Opener for Taylor: Despite going through a private workout with the Miami Dolphins at the… http://bit.ly/gRHHux
Latest Links from the OBR Newswire
OBR Newswire on April 4th, 2011 AT 6:00 AM
These are links from the OBR Newswire for April 4th from 05:38 to 05:42:
- The Associated Press – Colt McCoy’s younger brother, Case, the offensive star in Texas Longhorns’ spring contest – There's a new McCoy at Texas and it was his turn to have a big day for the Longhorns.
- Akron Beacon Journal – Poor workout could cost Bowers – Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, whom the Browns could target with the sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft, was on a mission to prove his speed and agility have not been hindered by his surgically repaired right knee.
- Plain Dealer – Checking out the improbable (but not impossible) candidates for the Cleveland Browns’ top draft pick – The majority of discussion of the Browns' first draft pick has focused on a few players. Georgia receiver A.J. Green, Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers and Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus are the names most frequently assigned in countless mock drafts.
- Akron Beacon Journal – Browns GM Heckert to stick with ‘best’ draft strategy – Browns General Manager Tom Heckert obviously can't ignore his team's needs while preparing for the NFL Draft, but he doesn't want them to cloud his judgment, either.
- ESPN.com – Can Peyton Hillis pull ‘Madden’ upset? – In the "Madden NFL 12" cover tournament, Cleveland Browns tailback Peyton Hillis is trying to put together a run similar to Virginia Commonwealth's basketball team.
- Yahoo! Sports – NFL owners refused negotiations on March 28? – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been saying that he and the owners would love to get back to the negotiating table with the players to see what can be hammered out on a new CBA. However, ESPN reports that the owners had an opportunity to do just that and decided not to.
- USAToday.com – In wide-open NFL draft class, identity of first pick is unknown – Welcome to the draft party still waiting on the announcement of its guest of honor.
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