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By nature, Brandon Beane loves any opportunity to make a deal. “I think I’ve always had that in me,” the Buffalo Bills’ general manager said in a recent conversation with The Buffalo News. How far back does this trait go? We’re not talking about someone who, as a kid, would work the cafeteria in search of someone who wanted to swap lunches. Beane will tell you he can…

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The Cleveland Browns' executive team wanted to hire then-Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as head coach in 2016 but owner Jimmy Haslam wanted Hue Jackson, according to an excellent in-depth look at the Browns from ESPN's Seth Wickersham. McDermott, of course, would remain in Carolina for the 2016 season and then be hired by the Bills in January 201…

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Wide receiver Rod Streater, who spent the spring and training camp with the Bills, suffered a broken neck during the Browns' 38-14 loss to the Chargers. Streater was released by the Bills at the end of the preseason and signed by the Browns following their trade of Josh Gordon. He was injured while on the punt coverage team. Doctors expect a full recovery and surgery…

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This season of HBO's training camp series "Hard Knocks" featuring the Cleveland Browns might have special interest to Buffalo Bills fans for multiple reasons. After all, former Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is now considered the Browns starter, former Bills coach Gregg Williams is the Browns defensive coordinator, new Bills receiver Corey Coleman was just acqu…

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New Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor took some extraordinary steps to take the lead in becoming a team leader for a team and fan base desperate for a winner. Taylor, who is making a guaranteed $16 million this season, footed the bill for several his teammates to meet in Los Angeles for high-intensity workouts in July. He wanted to get as many teammates together…

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No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick Baker Mayfield has had glowing things to say about his Cleveland Browns teammate Tyrod Taylor, calling him an "unbelievable" mentor. Taylor has been named the Browns' starter by coach Hue Jackson and while Mayfield hopes to compete for playing time, he said he values what the veteran former Bills quarterback has shown him thus far. Intere…

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Baker Mayfield was selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns in last month's NFL Draft, but he insists that he did not know he would be selected in that spot until he heard from Browns General Manager John Dorsey. Mayfield said Thursday on Sirius XM Radio that he thought the Browns would select Josh Allen if they did not select him. Allen, of course, was selected b…

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Tyrod Taylor already has been anointed the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns and is eager to take on the challenge of turning around a team that went winless last season. Taylor was in the building at 6 a.m. Monday for the start of the offseason program and made the rounds to familiarize himself with everyone in the organization. "I made it a point to shak…

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The Cleveland Browns wanted quarterback Tyrod Taylor and they knew they would need to move quickly because the Bills had multiple offers, according to Browns coach Hue Jackson. Via Zac Jackson of The Athletic, Hue Jackson told reporters Tuesday that the Browns had to come with a strong offer if they wanted to make a deal for Taylor. The Browns sent their third-round pic…

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As far as Browns coach Hue Jackson is concerned, it doesn't matter if the Browns select a quarterback with the first or fourth overall draft pick -- his starter is already on the roster. The Browns introduced former Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor on Thursday, a day after he was officially acquired for a third-round draft pick (No. 65 overall). "I don't think that has…

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The Cleveland Browns formally announced the acquisition of quarterback Tyrod Taylor in a trade Wednesday when the league year began. The Bills acquired a third-round pick, No. 65 overall, for Taylor. Here is what Browns general manager John Dorsey and coach Hue Jackson had to say about Taylor: Dorsey: "First and foremost, he's a great kid. Great leader, smart as a wh…

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Tyrod Taylor was easily the most frustrating Buffalo Bill in the last 30 years. Maybe ever.  And chances are that I liked him more than you. Sports in general, football especially, our team in particular, and even more so when you are a made man in the #BillsMafia, are all about Star Wars.  Good versus Evil. Us versus Them. David and Goliath. Big City versus small town.…

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Cleveland Browns star left tackle Joe Thomas is still mulling his playing future, but he endorsed the flurry of trades made by the team last week, including the acquisition of Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Brown, who has said he plans to make a decision by the March 14 deadline for the start of free agency, appeared on a podcast and offered no insight as to whether th…

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The flurry of activity by the Cleveland Browns in the last few days could impact their draft strategy. Even with all the moves, they have retained the No. 1 and No. 4 overall selections. NFL Network's Bucky Brooks said the Browns "have to" pick Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 1 choice, noting he is a "solar system" player – someone everything can rev…

Analysis

Amid a flurry of deals Friday and Saturday, the Cleveland Browns acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Bills for a third-round pick. The Browns have the first and fourth overall pick in the draft and Cleveland.com columnist Bud Shaw writes they should still select a quarterback. Taylor is the anti-DeShone Kizer for his ability to limit turnovers. He doesn't take ma…