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Broncos reportedly asked about Quinn


Broncos reportedly asked about Quinn
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The Broncos made preliminary inquiries about trading for Browns quarterback Brady Quinn on Thursday but were told Quinn was not available for trade, a source told The Denver Post.

However, that doesn't mean the Browns and Broncos won't pull off a draft-day deal involving a quarterback. The Broncos have discussed trading up to get USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, and if he's still there at No. 5, the two teams will undoubtedly talk.

The Browns are also said to be interested in the fast-rising Sanchez, but it's not known if that's an attempt to spur interest in the pick.

The Broncos have the No. 12 and No. 18 overall picks, the latter coming from Chicago in the trade for quarterback Jay Cutler. Quinn's name also came up when the Broncos were trying to trade Cutler, but Browns coach Eric Mangini denied a report that the Browns were close to dealing him.

As for the possibility of acquiring Quinn, Broncos coach Josh McDaniels told The Post on Friday, quot;There's nothing there.quot;

The Post also reported that the Broncos might have discussed trading up with Jacksonville for the No. 8 pick in hopes of landing Sanchez, but there are strong indications now that he won't last that long. Washington at No. 13 is interested in moving up to get him ,and the Jets at No. 17 also are reportedly in the mix. Plenty of experts now predict the Seahawks will take Sanchez at No. 4.

Jackson visited: LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson, one of the fastest rising defensive players in the draft, made a predraft visit to the Browns and is on their radar with the No. 5 pick.

However, Jackson (6-4, 295) is climbing so quickly that Mel Kiper Jr. thinks he could go to Kansas City at No. 3. Jackson, who's been compared to New England's Richard Seymour, is thought to be ideally suited to playing end in a 3-4 defense.

quot;He's the only one of his kind,quot; ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said Thursday. He said, quot;Traditionally, you don't see that kind of space-eater taken that high,quot; but acknowledged his 11th-hour ascent.

In 2008, he made 36 tackles, 10? for a loss and 4? sacks. He also batted down four passes.

Jackson also visited the Chiefs, Lions, Rams, Falcons and Broncos. He played in a 4-3 defense at LSU, but 3-4 teams are falling for him.

quot;I'm real focused on my technique a lot, so if I got put in a 3-4 system, it wouldn't be [hard] for me to change that technique,quot; Jackson said at the NFL combine in February. quot;I'll just get used to that type of stance and alignment. It won't be very hard.quot;

Brown inquiry: The Browns expressed slight interest in trading for Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown, and Braylon Edwards' name was involved, but it fell apart when the Browns backed off, according to Michael Lombardi of nationalfootballpost.com.

Brown, heading into the last year of his contract at $3.6 million, rushed for 916 yards on 214 carries with eight TDs. A trade for Brown would most likely involve an agreement to extend his contract.

Smith connected: Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith, expected to go No. 2 to the Rams, hit it off with Browns offensive line coach George Warhop during a workout at Baylor. Smith also was invited to Cleveland for a visit.

quot;Coach Warhop cares about more than just Football,quot; said Smith. quot;He talked to me about life and other things. I think it would be a great place to play. I know they're serious about winning and doing it the right way.quot;

Smith said he admires left tackle Joe Thomas and would be honored to play with him. quot;I have film of him and I try to mimic him,quot; said Smith. quot;I don't know that I'm a day one Pro Bowler like he was, but I know I want to be great and I'll do whatever it takes.quot;

Browns radar: Another look at the some of the other players the Browns hosted or worked out privately: Texas DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, Louisville center Eric Wood, USC linebacker Clay Matthews III, North Carolina receiver Hakeem Nicks, Rutgers receiver Kenny Britt, Georgia receiver George Mohamed Massaquoi, Missouri receiver Jeremy Maclin, USC linebacker Rey Maualuga, Tennessee CB DeAngelo Willingham, Illinois CB Vontae Davis, Wake Forest LB Aaron Curry, West Virginia QB Patrick White, Georgia RB Knowshown Moreno, Ohio State DB Malcolm Jenkins, Western Illinois LB Jason Williams, Alabama C Antoine Caldwell, Oregon safety Patrick Chung, Ohio State RB Beanie Wells, South Florida LB Tyrone McKenzie, Oklahoma G Duke Robinson, Maryland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, Michigan State QB Brian Hoyer, Michigan TE Mike Massey, Ohio State OT Alex Boone.

To reach this Plain Dealer reporter: mcabot@plaind.com, 216-999-4670



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Added: April 28, 2009

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