The Browns signed free agent wide receiver Maurice Mann to a contract yesterday. Mann was originally a fifth round draft pick in 2004 by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football for two seasons at Nevada, recording 53 catces for 827 yards and five touchdowns. It doesn't appear as if he's made a reception in an NFL game thus far, but he did play once last season for the Minnesota Vikings. He has also been on the rosters of the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks. At best, I'd expect Mann to see some action in training camp with Brady Quinn or Ken Dorsey in third- and fourth-string units.
Do you hear that sound? That's the sound of wedding bells, as offensive lineman Joe Thomas was married on Saturday in Wisconsin, according to ESPN's John Clayton. As Clayton stated, Thomas picked the right time to get married - right before his contract negotiaions heat up.
A couple of websites have positional/fantasy reviews out regarding the Browns, including Sports Blogs Nation's very own Eric Heinz of FakeTeams.com. Heinz draws an intesting comparison to the Buffalo Bills' successful combination of J.P. Losman and Lee Evans last season to Charlie Frye (or whomever starts) and Braylon Edwards this season. Besides the potential for Edwards though, the only other person that Heinz sees as a possible "must have" from the Browns would be tight end Kellen Winslow Jr..
Speaking of Winslow, Bitter Fans has another article up on the Browns, this time discussing the Browns' tremendous success at the tight end position.
The Columbus Dispatch has a good read on fullback J.R. Niklos returning to his home state.