OBR News-o-Rama: 11/29 AM

Top-secret stuff, today's news links, and info about tonight's radio show...


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GM Phil Savage spoke the press on Wednesday, which is spinning off into a series of articles focusing on the team's pleasant dilemma at quarterback. Continuing thoughts on the passing of Bill Willis, and the resonating echoes of the murder of Sean Taylor make it a somewhat downer of a Thursday on the newswire.

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ABJ  Tribune-Chronicle  Morning Journal  PD  Columbus Dispatch

Bill Willis Passes
ABJ  Plain Dealer


On Tuesdays, the Browns usually try to sneak in some player tryouts, and this week was no different. In addition to Kory Chapman, who the team signed to the practice squad, the Browns tried out RBs Ray Perkins (SE Louisiana), and Derrick Ross (Tarleton St). Also trying out were DT Alfred Malone (Troy), PK Justin Medlock (UCLA) and WR Matt Trannon (Michigan St).

For what it's worth, the Cardinals were trying out punters this week. Among them was our old friend Chris Gardocki.

A number of Browns fans were interested in DE Kareem Brown, recently cut by the Patriots. The Browns did not put in a waiver claim for him, but three other teams did, including the Ravens.


Things are quiet in the blogosphere. Too quiet...

A game changer for the ages - Ace Davis
A Cowboys vs. Packers Haiku - Sports Business Digest
Does Brady Quinn need to play? - Halftime Adjustments


Stuff that's tied to football. Or might not be.

Always good to see that Action 19 Tabloid Death News' vendetta against the Browns, started when the team pulled away some broadcast rights, continues unabated. Keep diggin' in the dirt, fellas!

Apparently the new portable player from Microsoft doesn't suck as much as the last one...

The inevitable coronation of Les Miles as Jim Tressel's next Ann Arbor punching back creeps forward...






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