Browns Trying Out DB Vernon Kearney at Minicamp

According to reports, the Cleveland Browns have brought in one player to minicamp on a tryout basis: Vernon Kearney of Lane College. Kearney originally signed with the Buffalo Bills after the 2013 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent, but was released a couple of days ago by the team.

Kearney has some height at 6'2", and he weighs 185 pounds. Dane Bruglar of CBS Sports had him ranked as the 39th best cornerback in his pre-draft rankings. In his senior year at Lane, he finished the season with 24 tackles and 2 interceptions. I couldn't find much scouting information on Kearney, but Pro Football Zone supposedly conducted an interview with him back in March:

At your position, how do you break down film, please inform our readers what you look for when breaking down film? We were taught to always look for their strengths and weaknesses. I find out where he lines up most, is he physical, does he have a good release, is he physical.

If you could pick out your biggest weakness what would it be? I can get better in my press coverage.

During the interview, he also noted that he spoke with all 32 teams at the NFL Combine, and was told that he could add some weight. Presumably, there is a good chance that he did, since he was listed at 179 pounds back then. We'll see if the Browns end up taking a flier on Kearney or not by the end of the week. If they do, they'll have to waive someone, as they are currently sitting at 90 players.

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