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Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (8/2/13)

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Jason Miller

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Cleveland Browns:

  • "Goodell satisfied Browns owner handling probe" (AP) - "The NFL is standing by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. With Haslam embroiled in a legal scandal involving his family-owned truck-stop business, Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed his confidence in Cleveland's owner and said the league has no plans to intervene or discipline him at this point."
  • "McFadden Trying to Make Mark" (FS Ohio) - "Rookie Leon McFadden is trying to make a quick impression on the coaching staff and make his case for being the starting cornerback opposite of Joe Haden. However, McFadden will have a lot of ground to make up between now and Sept, 8 as he tries to overtake veterans Chris Owens and Buster Skrine."
  • "Peter King Says He’s 'Not Convinced Weeden is the Long Term Guy'" (92.3 The Fan) - "Peter King from Sports Illustrated joined Bull and Fox in Berea to assess the Browns. King mentioned Coach Chud truly impresses him, he thinks Norv Turner offers crucial experience to the team, and Ray Horton is in the “next wave” of head coaches in the NFL."
  • "The Fan Experience Is Different For Every Fan" (TheClevelandFan.com) - "We have to say we were a bit surprised by the push back from some fans over the announcement that the Cleveland Browns are working to try and improve the game day experience at home games."

NFL:

  • "Willis, Culliver among those injured at 49ers camp" (AP) - "Injuries are suddenly piling up fast for the San Francisco 49ers in training camp. All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis was wearing a black cast around the base of his right hand and wrist and was among more than a dozen players not participating in practice Thursday."
  • "Rob Ryan: Keenan Lewis was the NFL’s best defensive free agent" (PFT) - "Rob Ryan has never been shy about talking up his players, and he hasn’t stopped in his new job. Ryan, the first-year defensive coordinator of the Saints, says that when New Orleans signed cornerback Keenan Lewis away from Pittsburgh, they got the best defensive free agent in the entire league this year."
  • "Riley Cooper to receive training" (ESPN) - "Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday on ESPN Radio that the NFL will not punish Riley Cooper for his use of a racial slur, while the Philadelphia Eagles announced later in the day that the wide receiver would undergo sensitivity training."
  • "Jennings' newest Rodgers comments just make things worse" (SI.com) - "If new Vikings receiver Greg Jennings was trying to follow his head coach's orders and steer clear of any distraction-creating talk about his former Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers, he failed quite miserably on Thursday afternoon at Minnesota's training camp."