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Browns Interested in McGinest, Fisk Released

The Browns' interest in linebacker Willie McGinest is growing again.

McGinest was headed to Cleveland on Tuesday night, said Steve Caric, spokesman for Las Vegas-based Premier Sports Management, which represents the 12-year veteran.

The 34-year-old McGinest will be wooed by Browns coach Romeo Crennel, who spent four seasons coaching McGinest as New England's defensive coordinator.
- Joe Milicia, Associated Press

The Browns also made a roster move by releasing defensive tackle Jason Fisk. The move was expected since we just signed Ted Washington. I remember when Fisk was signed last year, I thought he would bring a nice, veteran presence to the new 3-4 defense. Unfortunately, it seemed as if Fisk never even got going. Plus, we could very well draft a nose tackle and we already have Ethan Kelley, so there was no need for Fisk anymore.

With Washington under contract, the Browns released nose tackle Jason Fisk on Tuesday. Fisk, an 11-year veteran, signed a three-year deal with the team last year. He was a seventh-round pick of the Vikings out of Stanford in 1995 and played four seasons with Minnesota, three with Tennessee and three with San Diego.
- Joe Milicia, Associated Press

Hopefully we can sign McGinest, which would in my opinion be the "clincher" of free agency. We can't get everybody, but we have done such an unbelievable job compared to the past few years. I would have loved for us to get a safety like Chris Hope, but it seems as if that rumor has died down.