- Sunday, March 30th: QB Brian Hoyer told the media that he had just one more obstacle to clear before he is medically cleared to return to football. ... We debated whether the NFL should consider expanding the playoff field from 12 teams to 14 teams. ... Sign-ups for the fourth annual DBN Community Mock Draft commenced.
- Monday, March 31st: Head coach Mike Pettine moved into the office that was formerly occupied by Joe Banner. ... Owner Jimmy Haslam said that he would not dictate what the team did during the draft. ... We held a draft open thread that ended up spiraling into a debate about QB Russell Wilson. ... The Cleveland Indians played their first game of the regular season.
- Tuesday, April 1st: Our April Fools' joke fooled quite a few people. ... In something that was not an April Fools' joke, the Browns were rumored to be seriously considering WR DeSean Jackson. ... The first DBN Mock pick had the Texans selecting QB Teddy Bridgewater at No. 1 overall.
- Wednesday, April 2nd: The Browns conducted a private workout with QB Blake Bortles. ... The second DBN Mock pick had the Rams selecting DE Jadeveon Clowney at No. 2 overall. ... The Redskins signed WR DeSean Jackson, ending any speculation that he would end up with the Browns.
- Thursday, April 3rd: News came out that before former Raiders WR Jacoby Ford signed with the Jets, the Browns were also interested in signing him. ... Cleveland scheduled a visit on Saturday with former Lions WR Nate Burleson. ... In the SB Nation Writers Mock Draft, I took OT Greg Robinson at No. 4 overall, drawing a mix of support and hate from Browns fans. ... We reported the Browns' offseason calendar of minicamps, workouts, and OTAs, including the first workout beginning on April 7th. ... ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported a whole bunch of quarterbacks that the Browns had scheduled pre-draft workouts with.
- Friday, April 4th: The third DBN Mock pick had the Jaguars selecting OLB Khalil Mack at No. 3 overall. ... We looked at how several draft experts are on board with the thought of the Browns taking an offensive tackle with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. ... The Browns scheduled a pre-draft visit with QB Brock Jensen.
- Saturday, April 5th: The fourth DBN Mock pick had the Browns selecting QB Johnny Manziel at No. 4 overall. ... The Jaguars had a meeting with Browns C Alex Mack, and we discussed the scenarios that could unfold if Jacksonville signs him to an offer sheet. ... ESPN's Mel Kiper did a three-round mock draft, and we highlighted who he had going to the Browns.
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