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- "Browns to meet with Josh Cribbs' agent during combine" (Plain Dealer) - "The Browns will meet with Josh Cribbs' agent, J.R. Rickert, at the NFL Combine to talk about the possibility of re-signing the three-time Pro Bowler. The Browns are also likely to meet with the agents of other free agents, including kicker Phil Dawson. If they're not re-signed by the Browns, they'll hit the market March 12."
- "Browns face important questions about draft prospects" (Beacon Journal) - "By the time the NFL Scouting Combine began Wednesday in Indianapolis, the Browns had already done their homework on prospects and formed opinions about them. A player’s performance in college, not the combine, is usually what makes or breaks his draft stock."
- "NFL scouting combine preview: 5 things to watch for this week" (Chronicle-Telegram) - "Once again, the scouting combine introduces a new Browns regime to the NFL. It’s become an almost annual ritual. The short-lived Eric Mangini-George Kokinis management team debuted in 2009, Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert were newly in charge in 2010, and coach Pat Shurmur was added in 2011."
- "Assessing the Field" (ESPN Cleveland) - "On the clock: The 2013 NFL season begins today with the arrival in Indianapolis of all NFL coaches, GMs, scouts, 334 draft-eligible players, about 2,000 player agents and about 800 credentialed media for the convention known as the NFL scouting combine."
- "Answers could have big impact on NFL draft stock" (AP) - "Barkevious Mingo is ready for questions he will face this weekend in Indianapolis. Seemingly every NFL team at the annual scouting combine will ask about his relationship with former college teammate Tyrann Mathieu and whether he ever hung out with the troubled cornerback."
- "Pittsburgh's top picks hinge on Mike Wallace's future" (Yahoo! Sports) - "Ben Roethlisberger is the unquestioned starter, but who will back him up? Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch are unrestricted free agents and both saw playing time in 2012. Drafting a rookie to back up Roethlisberger won't fly, especially with taskmaster Todd Haley as the offensive coordinator."
- "Patriots' Dennard convicted of assaulting officer" (AP) - "New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was convicted Wednesday of assaulting a police officer in Lincoln, Neb., last year."
- "Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman trade Twitter barbs" (NFL.com) - "We all know Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a gift for getting under the skin of his opponents. He's done it again, though this time he's drawn the attention of a high-profile star he's never actually shared the field with."