Rookie Free Agents Reflect Browns Needs

<B>UPDATED 5/2 8:30AM</B><BR>The early list of Browns rookie free agents, compiled largely by tracking local college newspapers, indicates that the Browns are focusing on the offensive line and defensive secondary with these picks. Here is the lastest list...

The source for these names are largely local papers which have noted that a college player or resident has signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns. Keep in mind that the players or these agents quoted in the paper may be overstating the case and that we will wait for confirmation from the team. However, these lists should provide a solid first look at who the team is signing.

The team is clearly focused on looking at help at offensive line, linebacker, and in the secondary, generally perceived to the Browns greatest areas of need.

Players Believed to be Attending Mini-camp

Player Pos College Hot News
Elgin Andrews MLB Jackson State Reported to have signed with Browns
Randy Bell RB Carson-Newman Signs rookie contract with Browns
Billy Blanchard TB Murray Sate Tailback signs with Browns
Leigh Bodden CB Duquesne Defensive back signs with Browns
Robert Branch DT Stillman Reportedly signs with Browns
Antoine Burns WR Minnesota May have signed with Browns
Howard Clark OLB Miami - Fl Reportedly signs with Browns
Enoch DeMar OG Indiana Reportedly signs with Browns
Gus Felder OG Penn State Signs with Browns as UDFA
Reese Hicks OL Georgetown May have signed with Browns
Israel Idonije DE Manitoba Drafted by CFL, but headed for Cleveland
Jason Jimenez OT Southern Miss Signed by the Browns as UDFA
C.J. Jones WR Iowa Signs with Browns
Chuck Klabo OT North Dakota St Signs with Browns as UDFA
Nate Hybl QB Oklahoma Reportedly signed by Browns
Corey Parlet DE Carson-Newman Fullback headed to Cleveland
Gabriel Reid TE Brigham Young Signs with Browns as UDFA
Yancey Satterwhite CB Marshall Browns grab another Marshall CB
Ricky Sharpe CB San Diego State Reportedly signs with Browns
Brady Washburn OG Appalachian State Signed by Browns as UDFA
Ryan Myers OLB Akron Rumor confirmed - will be a walk-on

Players Who Might Be At Mini-Camp (Unconfirmed Rumors)

Player Pos College Hot News
Jeremy Loyd OLB Iowa State Not so fast...
Mason Unck OLB Arizona State Rookie camp invitee? (rumor)

Players Believed to Have Received an Offer

Player Pos College Hot News
Cornelius Green DE Miami (Fl) Miami DL will visit Browns today
Dave Petruziello OG Michigan Offered contract by Browns
Doug Zeigler TE Mississippi Browns and Saints in play

Players Believed to Have Turned Down the Browns

Player Pos College Hot News
John Anderson PK Washington Turns down Browns, signs with Bears
Vinny Ciurciu MLB Boston College Panthers snatch LB away from Browns
Chris Clemons OLB Georgia Three teams chasing free agent LB
Andre Forde WR Buffalo Decides on Colts over Browns, Bills
Derrick Frost P Northern Iowa Kickoff specialist turns down Browns
Antonio Gates TE Kent State Browns lose out on tight end
Adam Goldberg OT Wyoming Browns lose out to Vikings for free agent
Andy Groom P Ohio State Browns Try and Fail to get OSU Punter
Glenn Pakulak P Kentucky Punter opts for Seahawks
David Thompson DT Ohio State Browns miss out on Buckeye DT
Adam Ziesel WR St. Josephs Bengals beat Panthers, Browns to small college WR


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