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AFC North Team by Team Offseason Transactions

Posted by Brad On August – 8 – 2011

"Team by team offseason transactions"

Baltimore Ravens

Signed RB Ricky Williams

Signed TE Kris Wilson

Cut FB Jason McKie

Signed S Bernard Pollard

Announced retirement of QB Marc Bulger

Signed C Casey Rabach

Signed FB Vonta Leach

Re-signed CB Chris Carr

Re-signed RB Jalen Parmele

Re-signed WR Marcus Smith

Cut NT Lamar Divens

Re-signed LB Prescott Burgess

Re-signed T/G Marshall Yanda

Cut RB Willis McGahee

Cut TE Todd Heap

Cut WR Derrick Mason

Cut NT Kelly Gregg

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Has Anyone Seen Brodrick Bunkley?

Posted by Brad On August – 1 – 2011

"Brodrick Bunkley to the Broncos"The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a trade on Saturday that would send Brodrick Bunkley to the Browns for a 2012 5th round pick.  Yet, we haven’t had a Brodrick Bunkley sighting in Cleveland.

Now we know why.  Bunkley didn’t want to be in Cleveland so he didn’t show up.  Someone needs to remind Mr. Bunkley that he is Mr. Bunkley.  The guy that was drafted way too high and has 6 career sacks. 

And now the Philadelphia Eagles have traded Bunkley to the Denver Broncos for a undisclosed 2013 draft pick.  At this point the Eagles are trying to drop this guy for a newly minted Roger Goodell gameball. 

So Bunkley will be a Bronco.  Unless he decides he doesn’t want to show up there, either.  Page John Elway and tell him to let us know when/if Bunkley shows up.

Browns Acquire OG John Greco from Rams

Posted by Brad On July – 31 – 2011

"John Greco traded to Browns"This story shouldn’t be news on the surface of things but the Browns may have found a diamond in the rough in John Greco.

Tonight, the Browns dealt an undisclosed draft pick to the Rams for 2008 3rd round pick, John Greco.  Greco has only made four starts in his career but is viewed by many as a talent yet to be exposed.

Pat Shurmur thought so much of him that he made sure the Browns snagged him when the opportunity arose.  Greco is a punishing run blocker that is limited in pass protection.  Many scouts felt Greco was a better player than starter Adam Goldberg in St. Louis but didn’t want to risk pass protection for Sam Bradford.  When Greco was given an opportunity he seemed to make the best of it and was a factor in the run game.  If Greco can improve in pass protection this pickup could be solid for the Browns.

Brodrick Bunkley Traded to Cleveland Browns

Posted by Brad On July – 30 – 2011

"Brodrick Bunkley traded to the Cleveland Browns"With Philadelphia’s acquisition of Cullen Jenkins, Brodrick Bunley became expendable.  And they quickly expended him to the Cleveland Browns. With the Philly spending spree that has consisted of Nnamdi Asomugha, Cullen Jenkins, Vince Young, and Jason Babin it is going to be imperative that they cast off some high priced baggage.

Brodrick Bunkley was the 14th overall selection in 2006 and hasn’t lived up to expectations.  So he was cast off for a 2012 5th round pick.  Bunkley lost his starting job in 2010 due to being hampered by an elbow injury.  He has flashed potential throughout his career but hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations placed on the 14th overall pick.

From a Cleveland standpoint, this was low risk, high reward.  They gave up a 5th round pick on a DT that is still young (27) and has shown the abilities to be a starter in the league.  Cleveland has Ahtyba Rubin and rookie Phil Taylor but very little for depth.  Bunkley will challenge Taylor for the starting spot next to Rubin and at the very least provide solid depth to spell the two mammoth DT’s.

In his five seasons as a pro, Bunkley has 144 tackles and 6 sacks in 76 games.

Cleveland Jumps Into the Free Agent Pool with Two Signings

Posted by Brad On July – 28 – 2011

"Brandon Jackson signed with the Cleveland Browns"The Cleveland Browns said before the draft that they wanted to build the core of their organization through the draft, so don’t expect them to be big players in free agency.

So far they have lived up to that billing.  Today they signed solid depth guys in Usama Young and Brandon Jackson.

Brandon Jackson signed a 2-year, $4.5 million contract to join a backfield of Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty.  Jackson has plenty of experience in the WCO coming from Green Bay.  He is seen as a third down back that can catch the ball out of the backfield and block.  He will provide solid depth for Hillis which is something they lacked last season.

Usama Young is a Kent State alumni that has spent most of his time in New Orleans as a core special teams guy.  He has started in 6 games at safety for N.O. and tallied 3 INT’s and a sack in his career.  Young is expected to get a shot at the starting SS spot that was vacated by Abe Elam.

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