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Draft trade rumor angers Browns front office

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10:51 AM ET 05.05 | One of the myths surrounding the Browns' trade of a fourth-rounder to Pittsburgh (for a third-rounder in 2014) and fifth-rounder to the Colts (for a fourth-rounder in 2014) is that the new front office was using reports from the scouts of the Mike Holmgren/Tom Heckert regime -- and didn't trust the reports. One top operative became angry when I mentioned that, telling me: "We had all the information we needed. We did our homework. The scouts were not an issue when we came to the trades. We just didn't like the players available."

Cleveland Plain Dealer

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May 5, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Draft trade rumor angers Browns front office

Don't anger Joe Banner.....he could be related to Bruce.

May 5, 2013  11:09 AM ET

There were only good players available and the Browns wanted NO part of that!!!

May 5, 2013  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

There were only good players available and the Browns wanted NO part of that!!!

Well they may be the new guys in town, but they weren't about to break with tradition.

May 5, 2013  12:14 PM ET

"We just didn't like the players available."

That appears to be the reasoning behind the last 20 drafts, and tells you all you need to know.

May 5, 2013  01:04 PM ET

That is pretty stupid question... but I guess the Plain Dealer has to write something...

I guess they've beaten the Weeden / Campbell thing to death already... shame since it's 4 months til the start of the season.

May 5, 2013  01:30 PM ET

Maybe their master plan is to shoot for the first overall pick and hope there is a good QB next year

 
May 5, 2013  04:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

There were only good players available and the Browns wanted NO part of that!!!

We'll see how good all of those players are in 2 years.

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