Bumbling Browns will at least be interesting with Kizer

When the Cleveland Browns started up again as an expansion team in 1999, their first major move was to draft Tim Couch over Donovan McNabb.

It’s been all downhill ever since for the Browns.

Couch was the first of 26 quarterbacks they’ve had since returning, while having just two winning seasons and one playoff appearance. They’ve gone 24 years without a division title.

The Browns have had more problems than just their inability to find another Otto Graham or Bernie Kosar or even Brian Sipe. They’ve been an organization in constant turmoil featuring a revolving door of coaches and front-office executives.

Three of their last four coaches lasted just two years. The fourth lasted just one year.

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Already past time for Ravens to make up their minds on Kaepernick

When is the last time an NFL team issued a statement saying its owner isn’t preventing the general manager and coach from signing a player?

That’s just what the Baltimore Ravens did Wednesday.

“We are going through a process and have not made a decision,’’ the statement said. “Steve Bisciotti has not told us we cannot sign Colin Kaepernick, nor has he blocked the move. Whoever is making these claims is wrong.’’

That is just one more example that the Kaepernick story isn’t going away any time soon.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini had reported that general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh support signing Kaepernick but have met resistance from Bisciotti.

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