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in camera talk Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:41 am
by jinshuiqian0713 • 1.470 Posts

CLEVELAND -- Moments before introducing their three newest players, the Browns sacked two disappointing quarterbacks. Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell got dumped 33 minutes apart. Clevelands QB carousel has never spun faster. Weeden, a former minor league baseball player who couldnt build on a promising rookie season, was let go Wednesday less than two years after the Browns selected him in the first round with the idea he would solve a position that has haunted the franchise since its expansion return 15 years ago. Weedens run was brief and forgettable. Campbells was even shorter. Shortly after the Browns sent out a release about Weeden, they emailed a nearly identical one concerning Campbell, who went 1-7 as a starter last season. Though expected, the moves were somewhat stunning since they trumped the introductions of safety Donte Whitner, linebacker Karlos Dansby and cornerback Isaiah Trufant, free agents who passed physicals and signed free agent contracts as blizzard-like conditions battered the teams facility in Berea. Theres always a storm brewing for the Browns, who have started 20 QBs since 1999. Weeden never panned out, and it wasnt entirely the first-round draft picks fault. He played under two coaches and in two systems in two seasons. After throwing for 3,385 yards as a rookie, he lost his job early last season after he got hurt and Brian Hoyer came off the bench and led the Browns to two victories. Weeden was re-inserted as the starter when Hoyer suffered a season-ending knee injury, but the 30-year-old lost his job again, this time to Campbell. Weeden passed for 5,116 yards and went 5-15 as a starter. He also became a target for Cleveland fan abuse, and his release will allow him to start fresh somewhere else. "First and foremost, the Browns would like to thank Brandon and his agent for being true professionals," new general manager Ray Farmer said. "The circumstances in which he found himself were not easy for him or the team. After discussions with Brandon and his agent, wed like to give him the ability to pursue other opportunities." Weedens release was quickly followed by the Browns cutting ties with Campbell, who was due a $250,000 roster bonus on Thursday. Campbell had some positive moments but not enough of them for the Browns, who signed the 32-year-old veteran as a free agent last March. "We appreciate Jasons contributions to the Browns in 2013," Farmer said. "Hes a respected veteran player in this league. We felt like at this time, early in the free-agency period, we would give him a better opportunity to move forward. We wish Jason the best in his future endeavours." As for their future, the Browns are expected to draft a quarterback in Mays draft. They own the No. 4 overall pick and its possible Texas A&Ms Johnny Manziel, Central Floridas Blake Bortles or Louisvilles Teddy Bridgewater could be available when the Browns are on the clock. However, they may want to wait and take a quarterback later in the draft to groom behind Hoyer. Soon after dumping Weeden and Campbell, the Browns welcomed Whitner, Dansby and Trufant, who beamed smiles as they posed for photos with new Browns coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer. The Browns entered free agency $49 million under the salary cap, but bit off a chunk by giving Whitner a four-year, $28 million deal and Dansby one worth $24 million over four years. Its a homecoming for Whitner, who grew up in Cleveland played at Ohio State. "Its not often you can play high school, college and in the NFL in the same state," said Whitner, who spent the past three years in San Francisco and is excited for a chance to spend more time with two young children who live in Cleveland. "I know the history of this city; I know the history of this football team. I know it recently hasnt been good, but I know with a lot of hard work, a lot of good leadership and a lot of good football, physical football, we can change this thing around." Farmer excused himself after introducing the players, saying "theres more work to be done." The Browns were interested in signing lock-down cornerback Darrelle Revis, but after he reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with New England, Farmer may turn his focus to the offence in the coming days. He signed Cincinnati slot receiver Andrew Hawkins to an offer sheet on Tuesday, and the Bengals have five days to match it or lose the speedy wideout. Also, the Browns still dont know what will happen with Pro Bowl centre Alex Mack. The team placed its transition tag on Mack last week, and now must wait to see if hes offered a contract by other teams. The Browns also are reportedly interested in running back Ben Tate, who rushed for 771 yards and four touchdowns with Houston last season. Cleveland has been in the market for a feature back since trading Trent Richardson to Indianapolis. Pharrell x adidas NMD Human Race Black . -- John Senden never imagined it would take more than seven years to win again. Cheap NMD For Sale . Barnard, 28, was 1-0 with a 0.53 ERA in three appearances, including two starts, with San Angel o this season. He struck out 19 batters and walked just one in 17 innings pitched. He has previous American Association experience with the Lincoln Saltdogs, El Paso Diablos and Amarillo Sox. http://www.cheapnmdonline.com/. - The Mavericks built a 12-point lead with 2:50 to play, gave away all but two points of it, and still managed to hang on. Adidas NMD R1 Triple Black .500. The Jets have now won nine of their last 11, and five of their last six road games. With the win they moved to within two points of Vancouver in the west, the Canucks holding down the eighth spot. Vancouver lost in Boston, while the other big game saw Dallas win in Phoenix. Best Fake NMD Human Race . - A pitch clock will be used this season during minor league games at Triple-A and Double-A, but it has been ruled out for the major leagues this year. NEW YORK -- Jim Leyland has nearly half a century in baseball. Torii Hunter is a five-time All-Star. Anibal Sanchez is a rising talent. Whatever the perspective, the opinion is the same: Miguel Cabrera is on a whole different level. Cabrera homered against the Yankees again and had three hits while playing on a bandaged leg and Torii Hunter connected and drove in four runs, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-3 victory over New York on Saturday. "Its hard to believe what we are seeing," Leyland said. "Im seeing things that are mind-boggling." Sanchez (10-7) tossed seven easy innings against a Yankees lineup that was without Alex Rodriguez. Manager Joe Girardi said he was giving the third baseman a day off after he struck out three times in his season debut in the Bronx. Austin Jackson followed a four-hit, three-double night Friday with a homer and triple against the organization that drafted him. Don Kelly had a two-run single after Phil Hughes (4-11) was lifted in a four-run fifth to help the AL Central leaders win for the 17th time in 21 games since the All-Star break. Hunter and Kelly each had three of Detroits 17 hits and Victor Martinez had an RBI double. Lounging on a clubhouse couch Saturday morning, Cabrera was wearing a big, square Band-Aid over the spot on his left shin where he fouled one of two balls Friday night before homering off Mariano Rivera to send the game into extra innings. Detroit lost that one to end a 12-game win streak, but the Tigers rolled along Saturday behind the hobbled Triple Crown winner. "Sore," Cabrera said after driving in his 109th run. "Its a long season. You go through a lot of stuff with injuries. You got to try to hang in and battle." Cabrera singled in the first and connected in the third on an inside pitch for his 35th of the year. He singled against Hughes in the fifth, slowly working his way around the bases and scoring on Kellys two-run single in a four-run inning. "Its not about talk," Cabrera said. "Its about going out there and play." A-Rod, who bolted the ballpark before talking to the media Friday night, was not surprised that Cabrera was able to homer while in so much pain. "The guy is amazing. I mean that was a joke," Rodriguez said Saturday. "Everyone thought he was dead -- it was like the movies, youve got to shoot him to make sure hes dead. I knew he wasnt coming out of the game and said, Dont fall for that bait of limping around. Hes a dangerous guy." Hunter homered off Joba Chamberlain in the sixth to make it 9-2. Fans booed the little-used reliever about as much as they jeered Hughes, who failed to get past the fifth inning for the ninth time in 22 sttarts this season.dddddddddddd Jackson tripled over the head of centre fielder Brett Gardner to start the game, and he scored on Hunters sacrifice fly. Cabrera homered in the third on a pitch that appeared as if it might hit his knee, and Jackson sent a one-out line drive over the left-field fence in the fifth. "He knows how to make adjustments. Once you think you got him, Nah. He got you figured out already," Hunter said. "Miguels definitely the best hitter on the planet." The slumped-shouldered Hughes was lifted following Hunters single. He allowed seven hits and four runs in 4 1-3 innings, striking out six without a walk. "I have to keep grinding," Hughes said. "There are a few pitches Id like back -- the hanging slider to Jackson. But the fastball to Cabrera, that was a foot inside and well off the plate? You just tip your cap to him." When asked if dropping Hughes -- who is 2-9 with a 5.29 ERA in his last 11 decisions -- from the rotation was a possibility, Girardi said: "I dont know if we have other options. We need him to pitch well." Cabrera then singled and Martinez had an RBI double off Preston Claiborne with Cabrera slowly chugging into third. He scored on Kellys two-run single for a 6-0 lead. "Im glad this guys a part of this team," Sanchez said. "Hes amazing." Chamberlain relieved with two on in the sixth, and gave up Hunters 13th of the year on his third pitch. Lyle Overbay had pulled New York to 6-2 in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run drive to right. Overbay added an RBI single in the ninth. Sanchez did not allow a baserunner until Gardner led off the fourth by fisting a blooper to right that went only a few yards farther than a shard of his broken bat that landed in between first and second base. "Sanchez controlled the tempo of the game," Lelyand said. In the first start of his career at Yankee Stadium, Sanchez gave up two runs and four hits. He struck out seven and walked one. NOTES: Detroit catcher Alex Avila went 1 for 5 in his return to the Tigers lineup. He sat out Friday, a day after being hit in the mask by a foul ball. ... Major League Baseball overturned an official scorers call in a game July 25, giving Andy Dirks an error on a line drive by the White Soxs Tyler Flowers in the fourth inning. The hit was originally called an RBI double. Now, all four runs that inning against Justin Verlander are unearned. ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter (right calf) played catch on the field before the game. He said he might ride a stationary bike, and he also thinks he could start running in a couple of days. ... Verlander (12-8) faces Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte (7-9) on Sunday. ' ' '

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