Chris Pokorny

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I have been running Dawgs By Nature, the Cleveland Browns blog on SB Nation, for several years now. I am a huge fan of baseball, basketball, and football. I love all of the Cleveland teams, but I also pay a great deal of attention to the other teams in the respective leagues.

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  • MLB Cleveland Indians
  • NBA Cleveland Cavaliers
  • NFL Cleveland Browns
  • NCAAF Ohio St. Buckeyes
  • NCAAB Cleveland St. Vikings
  • Golf Tiger Woods
  • MLS Seattle Sounders
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Caption Contest (6/14): Manziel & Loggains


Congratulations to DBN member Crawford_T for winning our previous caption contest. The results for our first caption contest of the season are listed below. There were two very worthy candidates, with unoservix coming in a very close second.

Vince Young Proclaims That He's Retired


In an interview with Brent Carney of KXAN out of Austin, Texas, QB Vince Young basically announced his retirement from the NFL as he now looks to get into an ambassador type of position with his alma mater, the University of Texas.

Browns: Most Tweeted NFL Team Over Past Month


An article published by the Dallas Morning News provided data on Twitter activity all 32 NFL teams over the past month. Thanks to Johnny Manziel fever, the Browns were the No. 1 most tweeted team in the NFL.

Browns Rookies to Stay Busy for the Next Two Weeks


Even though minicamp has concluded for the Cleveland Browns, all of the rookies aren't completely on vacation just yet. When asked about whether the rookies would still be in northeast Ohio for a little bit of time, Mike Pettine said they would be.

Cleveland Browns Minicamp - Day 3 Recap


Day 3 of Cleveland Browns minicamp took place on Thursday, as players said goodbye to each other following the conclusion of practice. Our Day 3 minicamp report is below, derived from noteworthy news and nuggets from local media reports.

Browns Claim TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi Off Waivers


A couple of weeks ago, we asked which name on the Cleveland Browns people would have the most difficulty spelling. We have a new candidate for the top of that list with the team claiming TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi from the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.

FIFA World Cup 2014: It Begins (Open Thread)


It is finally here -- today is the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! There are a lot of fans here who get excited for the World Cup every four years, so we will host a series of open threads for it over the next couple of weeks.

Could the Browns be Interested in S Mike Adams?


Entering his 12th NFL season, Adams was on SiriusXM Sports the other day, where he talked about which teams had shown an interest in him. One of those teams was the Browns.

Cleveland Browns Minicamp - Day 2 Recap


Day 2 of Cleveland Browns minicamp took place on Wednesday, with an intense battle between linemen being one of the standout stories. Our Day 2 minicamp report is below, derived from noteworthy news and nuggets from local media reports.

Browns Sign 3rd Round Draft Pick, RB Terrance West


Three down, three to go. On the second day of Cleveland Browns minicamp, the team announced that they have signed rookie RB Terrance West. Taken in the 3rd round at No. 94 overall, West agreed to a four-year deal.

Browns Reportedly Hire Ron Hill, Mike Hagen


According to ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi, Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer has added another member to his personnel department in Ron Hill. Also, InsideTheLeague reported that the Browns have hired Mike Hagen as an area scout.

Cleveland Browns Minicamp - Day 1 Recap


The Cleveland Browns began Day 1 of their mandatory minicamp session on Tuesday. One of the early headlines was that QB Brain Hoyer and QB Johnny Manziel would not be made available to the media for interviews during minicamp.

Dez Bryant: Weeden Did Some Great Things in CLE


A few days ago, the Dallas Morning News published an article highlighting the relationship between QB Brandon Weeden and WR Dez Bryant. The duo knew each other from their ties to Oklahoma State, so of course they are going to stick up for each other.

Browns' Mandatory Minicamp Taking Place June 10-12


The final tune-up before training camp begins on Tuesday, June 10th, when the Cleveland Browns host a mandatory minicamp in Berea that will last three days, ending on Thursday, June 12th.

Browns Sign OL Alex Parsons, K Jake Rogers


On the same day that they waived S Jamrois Slaughter, the Cleveland Browns added a pair of veteran players to their roster: OL Alex Parsons and K Jake Rogers. Here is a brief biography on each of them.

Browns Waive S Jamoris Slaughter


The Cleveland Browns waived S Jamoris Slaughter on Monday, one day before the start of the team's mandatory minicamp. Slaughter was a 6th-round draft pick by the Browns in 2013, but that was under the previous regime.

Browns Reportedly Work Out OLB Edgar Jones


According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Cleveland Browns worked out OLB Edgar Jones on Monday.

Burleson Anxious for Preseason Game Against Lions


In an interview with Kyle Meinke of mlive.com, Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson talked about how anxious he is to face his former team, the Detroit Lions, in the first preseason game of the year on August 9th.

Pettine: Browns Won't be on Hard Knocks in 2014


Earlier today, Tom Reed of the Plain Dealer got the confirmation from head coach Mike Pettine: the Cleveland Browns will not be the team featured on HBO's Hard Knocks in 2014. Pettine has experience with the program from his days with the Jets.

Padres Take Johnny Manziel in the MLB Draft


Johnny Manziel can't escape the headlines these days, but the latest one is simply a fun gesture by a Major League Baseball organization. On Saturday, the San Diego Padres selected Manziel with the 837th pick in the 28th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

Browns Week in Review: June 1 - June 7


This feature gives a brief snapshot of what happened during the past week related to the Cleveland Browns (or important NFL news). Outlined below is a recap from the week of June 1 - June 7, 2014.

Several Former Browns in 2014 Broadcast Boot Camp


Earlier this week, the NFL announced participants for the 8th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. Nobody on the Cleveland Browns' current roster is participating, but there are several former Browns participating.

Caption Contest (6/7): Hoyer & Pettine


I am happy to announce the return of caption contests to Dawgs By Nature! In previous years, this has been a regular feature from mid-May until the end of June, which is otherwise known as a "dead spot" in terms of news with substance in the NFL.

Dissecting Joe Banner's Interview With the PD


Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer was the fortunate Cleveland sports reporter to score a telephone interview with former Browns CEO Joe Banner. I encourage you to head on over and read the article.

Pettine on the Transition of MarQueis Gray to FB


He's only in his second season, but it's been a unique NFL career so far for MarQueis Gray. When it comes to Gray, there really is no clear-cut position that you can label him by at this point in time.

Johnny Manziel and the Inflatable Swan


This certainly isn't Johnny Manziel's swan song -- he's just getting started. The Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback will be under a microscope for the rest of his career, so we might as well get in the habit of embracing it.

Sherman Will be on the Cover of Madden NFL 15


The final votes are in, and with 55% of the votes, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman defeated Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the finals of the Madden NFL 15 cover bracket.

Hoyer's Agent: A New Deal is Hard to do Right Now


To summarize, Linta said that it would be difficult or both he or general manager Ray Farmer to come up with a good deal. All they have to work with is a good two-three game stretch for Hoyer, but now he's coming off of an ACL injury.

Browns Also Release ILB Larry Grant


On the same day that the Cleveland Browns released veteran OLB Quentin Groves, they also released veteran ILB Larry Grant. Grant was signed a little over two weeks ago after having received a tryout at the team's rookie minicamp in mid-May.

DBN is Looking to Hire a Browns Contributor


Do you like writing about the Cleveland Browns? Are you interested in being a front page contributor? Then we may have an opportunity for you. We currently have one opening available -- you would receive a stipend of $100/month.

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