MORE BEEF TO VISIT

Saintly visitor to invade Berea this weekend, plus tidbits on a blazing Miami Pro Day

Fresh on the heels of the signing Ryan Tucker earlier this morning, the Browns will have at least one other offensive lineman in for a visit this weekend, The Insiders has learned.

Saints guard Chris Naeole is scheduled to visit Cleveland on Sunday, agent Ben Dogra confirmed to The Insiders.  Naeole also has a tentative visit scheduled for the Jets next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Dogra labeled the Browns' interest in Naeole as "very high" and stated that his client is looking forward to the visit.

This will be Naeole's first official visit since having his contract voided by New Orleans on March 1.

HURRICANE PORTIS:  Hold onto your hats, Browns fans, as a former Miami Hurricane may be blowing into the first round and potentially into Cleveland's draft plans.

Running back Clinton Portis blistered the Miami Pro Day workout today by clocking 40-yard dash times that ranged from 4.28 to 4.32 according to two sources in attendance at the workouts.

It should be noted that those times were on damp grass as it rained in South Florida the night before.

According to one AFC scout, Portis was "far and away the most impressive athlete on the field."

Portis has teetered on the edge of the first round since leaving the university following his junior season, but this performance, coupled with the woeful Indianapolis Combine reviews given to the three RBs generally considered ahead of Portis -- William Green, T.J. Duckett and Deshaun Foster -- could allow the 5-10, 195-pound to leapfrog the trio.

SHOCK-EY FACTOR: Tight-end prospect Jeremy Shockey didn't disappoint today at the Miami Pro-Days held in Miami, Florida. The Insiders has learned that the sure-handed Shockey ran a 4.55 40-yard time and didn't drop a pass in the receiving drills.

With many NFL teams representatives in attendance, one scouting director stated, "Shockey is hands-down the best tight-end in this draft and has the ability to become something very special." 

MATTER OF POSITION: Normally when a team loses a free agent, it's due to a better offer from another team.

In the case of the Browns and Kailee Wong, who signed today with the Texans, the decision came down to a position on the football field.

"Kailee's visit to Cleveland could not have gone better.  He loved the situation in Cleveland and thought that it was very appealing," Wong's agent, Steve Baker, told The Insiders.

"But this was a career decision for him.  He had to decide whether he wanted to be a middle linebacker or a pass-rushing linebacker, and he felt his direction was as a pass-rusher.  He was a pass rusher in college, and felt that, at this time, it was best that he go with Dom Capers in Houston."


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