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Saturday Dawg Chow: Browns news (4/8/23)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Saturday Dawg Chow.

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  • Tennessee Titans, Jeffery Simmons agree to contract extension (The Tennessean) - The Tennessee Titans and star defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons have agreed in principle to a four-year contract extension, ESPN’s Turron Davenport reported Friday.
  • From Amazon to NFL hopeful: How FAMU’s Xavier Smith turned dreams to reality (ESPN) - Xavier Smith finished his high school playing career without much attention or fanfare. His dreams of playing football at a higher level appeared bleak. He didn’t have the snazzy statistics like some other prospects, and at 5-foot-9 and 155 pounds, he didn’t pass the eye test either. And now, he’s hoping his dreams will become a reality during the 2023 NFL draft after recently completing his college career at Florida A&M.
  • Newly signed Buccaneers safety Ryan Neal ready to prove he’s ‘a legit starter’ ( - Ryan Neal made his NFL career the hard way, going undrafted out of Southern Illinois in 2018. A restricted free agent, the Seahawks gave Neal a $2.63 million tender, and it appeared he’d continue his upward trend in Seattle. But after the Seahawks signed Julian Love, the club rescinded the tender, making him a free agent. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, where he’ll have a clear shot at earning a starting role alongside Antoine Winfield Jr.