Chris Pokorny

Executive Editor, Dawgs By Nature

Chris has been the Executive Editor at Dawgs By Nature since its inception in March 2006. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, he is a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan and has his Master's Degree in Computer & Information Science.


Around the AFC North (7/5): Carson Palmer Sells House

In today's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a look at Carson Palmer further distancing his career from the Bengals, Donte Stallworth's thoughts on his time in Baltimore, and a little bit of Steelers history.

NFL Lockout: Negotiations for Free Agents, and More Progress on Talks

Here is the latest on the lockout front from this past week, including the importance of losing preseason games, how talks are going, and a potential free agent scenario:

Caplan: Top 15 Defensive Free Agent Options

Last week, Adam Caplan posted an article featuring the top 15 defensive free agents set to hit the market once the lockout ends. He listed potential teams that might be interested in recruiting those free agents. For the Cleveland Browns, Caplan had three players in mind: DE Charles Johnson, DE Ray Edwards, S Eric Weddle, and S Michael Huff.

Former Browns Player Preston Carpenter Dies at Age 77

According to reports, former Cleveland Browns player Preston Carpenter died at the age of 77 this past Thursday. Carpenter was drafted by the Browns with the 13th overall pick in the 1956 draft as a running back. He was the team's featured back during his rookie season, carrying the ball 188 times for 756 yards.

The Sunday Five: 4th of July Weekend Edition

"The Sunday Five" is a loosely-titled piece where I talk about five NFL- or Browns-related topics related to this past week. In today's edition, I take a look at the Browns' next offensive minicamp, Joe Thomas being idolized by Cleveland fans, and how close we are to the lockout deadline.

Buffalo Rumblings Reviews the Browns vs. Bills Week 14 Match

He just recently reviewed the first and second half of the Bills' meeting with the Browns in Week 14. Here are the links if you'd like to review their notes; some excerpts are listed after the jump.

Former Browns TE Robert Royal Will Play for Whoever Calls

In case you forgot due to the lengthy lockout, the Cleveland Browns released veteran tight end Robert Royal before the lockout, pretty much confirming that he will not be back next season. When the New Orleans Saints' front office heard this nugget from Royal at his football camp though, I imagine they were beaming with excitement:

PFT: Worst Moments for Browns Since 1987

The worst moments in Browns history (since 1987). That sounds like something we would like to hear about, right? Pro Football Talk is covering the "worst moments" for all of the NFL teams, and Mike Florio picked the top four worst moments on Wednesday.

Cleveland Browns Free Agent Review: LB Matt Roth

The Browns are making the transition to a 4-3 defense, where we are still short on defensive ends. Unfortunately, Roth has already stated that he wants to play in a 3-4 defense and is basically looking elsewhere.

Prisco Takes a Look at Active NFL Hall of Fame Candidates

Over at CBS Sports, Pete Prisco wrote an article that listed all of the league's stars who have racked up six or more years of experience. He then evaluated whether each of those players would be worthy of being in the Hall of Fame. As I'm sure you expected, none of the members of the Cleveland Browns were on the list.

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