Shortly after the clock hit 4 p.m. and the new league year opened, the Browns reached deals with two new members of their defense, safety Donte Whitner and linebacker Karlos Dansby.
It happens every year in free agency. A team writes a huge check for a good player, expecting them to be great - or a team overpays for a player based on his resume and ends up with buyer's remorse when they realize that the player's best years are behind him.
When the clock strikes 4 p.m. this afternoon the new league year will officially open, allowing free agents to sign with new teams. You can follow along with the latest here.
Cavs Insider: Plain Dealer's Jodie Valade on Zydrunas Ilgauskas' role with the Cavs and the upcoming six-game stretch
On Cavs Insider, cleveland.com's Chris Fedor is joined by The Plain Dealer's Jodie Valade to recap the Zydrunas Ilgauskas retirement ceremony and talk about the Cavs brutal six-game stretch coming up.
The Plain Dealer's Jodie Valade joins Chris Fedor on Cavs Insider today at 11 a.m.
Make no mistake, free agency is always risky. It's not very often that the team that wins the off-season hoists the Super Bowl trophy.
Dennis Manoloff on Alex Mack's future in Cleveland and whether Zydrunas Ilgauskas should have his jersey retired: Podcast
Are the Browns shying away from quarterbacks in the draft? Does Alex Mack want out of Cleveland? The Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff answered those questions and more in his weekly podcast.
Mar 7, 2014
Get your questions ready and join Dennis Manoloff today at 12:30 p.m. as he talks Cleveland sports.
Draft Insider: Whether the Browns should consider defense at No. 4; who are the top QB's beyond Round One
On today's Draft Insider, cleveland.com's Glenn Moore and Chris Fedor talked about whether Khalil Mack should be considered at No. 4 for the Browns and if it's a big deal that the Browns didn't interview any QB's at the Scouting Combine.
Today, live at 2:30 p.m., join cleveland.com's Glenn Moore and Chris Fedor as they talk about the latest pro days on Draft Insider.
The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine has come to a close. But there is plenty more work to be done before May's draft. Next up will be individual Pro Days and interviews between prospects and teams. After what went down in Indy this past week, there are some changes in the Mock Draft.
The calendar has flipped to March and the draft is now two months away. With the combine in the rearview mirror, teams are flying all over the country to be at individual pro days.
LeBron James, one of Zydrunas Ilgauskas' former teammates and friends, is expected to be in attendance Saturday night when Big Z has his jersey retired. As James looks on, he has to wonder whether his number will once hang high atop the Q.
Former Cavs superstar LeBron James, who famously spurned the franchise, now has a cupcake named after him.
For the first time at this year's combine, prospects took to the field for workouts.