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Cleveland Browns Strategy and Personnel 2009-05-15


Cleveland Browns Strategy and Personnel 2009-05-15
If the Browns miss fewer tackles in 2009 they can credit a drill coach Eric Mangini introduced at the rookie minicamp and one he plans to use throughout remaining minicamps, training camps and the regular season.


A ballcarrier and a defensive player line up about 20 yards apart and charge each other like jousting knights. The defender tries to strip the ball. The ballcarrier tries to elude him. When the players are in pads in training camp the tackling will be live.

"That's a tackling drill we'll do pretty close to every day during training camp," Mangini said. "A lot of times you get to pro football people think, 'I've done this a million times. I'm a great tackler.' But there is a lot you can teach them from that drill. One is straight ahead. We teach them how to take better angles. It's one-on-one. We want to keep repeating that fundamental to minimize missed tackles."

The exact number isn't available, but missed tackles cost the Browns often over the last four years.

Mangini said he will use the tackling drill during the regular season though defenders will stop short of tackling the ball carrier.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--OL Lennie Friedman.

--LB Kris Griffin.

--CB Daven Holly.

--LB Willie McGinest.

--LB Shantee Orr.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

--TE Brad Cieslak (ERFA rights terminated).

--DE Chase Pittman (not tendered as ERFA).

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--S Mike Adams: UFA; $4.1M/3 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--FB Charles Ali: ERFA; terms unknown.

--WR Syndric Steptoe: ERFA; terms unknown.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--LB Eric Barton: UFA Jets; $11.15M/4 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--LB David Bowens: FA Jets; $7.2M/4 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--DE Kenyon Coleman (trade Jets).

--S Abram Elam (trade Jets).

--WR Mike Furrey: FA; terms unknown.

--RB Noah Herron: FA Jets; terms unknown.

--CB Corey Ivy: UFA Ravens; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--DT C.J. Mosley: UFA Jets; $5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--WR David Patten: FA Saints; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--CB Hank Poteat: UFA Jets; $745,000/1 yr.

--QB Brett Ratliff (trade Jets).

--TE Robert Royal: FA Bills; $10M/3 yrs, $3M guaranteed.

--LB Bo Ruud (waivers Patriots).

--T/G John St. Clair: UFA Bears; $9M/3 yrs, $600,000 guaranteed.

--OT Floyd Womack: UFA Seahawks; terms unknown.

PLAYERS LOST

--CB Terry Cousin (released).

--CB Travis Daniels: UFA Chiefs; terms unknown.

--LB Andra Davis: UFA Broncos; $5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--TE Darnell Dinkins: UFA Saints; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--QB Ken Dorsey (released).

--P Mike Dragosavich (released).

--QB Bruce Gradkowski (released).

--S Sean Jones: UFA Eagles; $3M/1 yr, guarantees unknown.

--WR Joe Jurevicius (released).

--C/G Seth McKinney: UFA Bills; terms unknown.

--LB Antwan Peek (released/failed physical).

--PK Jason Reda (released).

--OT Kevin Shaffer (released).

--TE Kellen Winslow (traded Buccaneers).

--RB Jason Wright: UFA Cardinals; $2M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--OT Eric Young (failed physical).

--OG Scott Young: UFA Broncos; terms unknown.



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 15, 2009

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