AFC Notes: Browns, Steelers, Texans


According to Kevin Clark of TheRinger, the Browns have considered the idea of drafting two quarterbacks and have even investigated the possibility.

Clark stresses that this doesn’t mean the Browns will select two quarterbacks in this year’s draft, but his source was able to rattle off every previous instance of teams drafting two quarterbacks high because he had done the prep work on the idea.

  • Tony Pauline mentions that GM John Dorsey likes Western Kentucky QB Mike White, who could be a day-three target for them.
  • Browns GM John Dorsey cited hand size as a key criteria for a quarterback playing in Cleveland. Albert Breer posted the hand size for the top QB prospects: 1) Josh Allen 10 1/8″; 2) Josh Rosen 9 7/8″; 3) Sam Darnold 9 3/8″; 4) Baker Mayfield 9 2/8″.
  • According to Dorsey, they’re still considering all options with the No. 1 pick, including trading out. “My phone – the power’s still on.” (Tom Pelissero)
  • Regarding the team’s No. 33 overall pick, Dorsey said: “I like having the first pick of day two, but that’s not to say I wouldn’t package that’ and go up and get a player.” (Mary Kay Cabot)


Former Steelers LB James Harrison said that he has “no problem” with Pittsburgh after the team released him, in addition to former teammates claiming Harrison tried to get himself cut.

“I have no problem with the Steelers family,’’ said Harrison, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I have no problem with the Rooneys. They made a business decision that was best for their organization. I made a business decision that was best for me and family at the time. We went our separate ways.

“Fans get mad because they’re stuck with a team, one team, that’s their team. At the end of the day, it’s a business. Yes, you have loyalties to teams, but when it comes down to it, it’s a job, and when your job fires you, you need to find another job.”

  • Jeremy Fowler of ESPN takes a look at some reasons why the Steelers shouldn’t draft QB Ben Rothlisberger’s successor this year including the fact that he would likely sit too long, they have other pressing roster needs, and there’s no reason to give up on 2017 fourth-round pick Josh Dobbs at this point.
  • Instead, Fowler says it makes more sense for the Steelers to consider drafting a quarterback in 2019 or 2020.


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