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Old 03-29-2005   #1
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NFL Network just reported that the Browns and Broncos are in talks about a trade that would send Reuben Droughns to the Browns in return for Ebenezer Ekuban...thoughts?

Broncos, Browns close to a deal

Jay Glazer / FOXSports.com
Posted: 17 minutes ago

The Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos are close to a trade that would strongly bolster the Browns backfield before the draft while giving Denver their second first-round DE in two days.

Sources have told FOXSports.com that the Browns and Broncos are in deep talks regarding a trade that would send last year's Broncos breakout back Reuben Droughns to Cleveland for defensive end Ebenezer Ekuban.

Ekuban, the former first-round pick, had surgery recently on his knee and shoulder and is not expected to be healthy until May. He is expected to visit the Broncos this week, but due to the health concerns, the two sides have discussed working out appropriate draft choice compensation for the 2006 draft if Ekuban cannot return to full strength in time for the season. However, if Ekuban's physical pans out well, the two sides may agree to a straight up player-for-player deal without any stipulation.

Droughns amassed a surprising 1,240 yards rushing last year, impressive numbers considering he didn't take over the primary ball carrier role until the second week of October. He also hauled in an impressive 32 passes for 241 yards and scored eight TDs six on the ground. Droughns had six 100-yard rushing games including games of 193, 176 and 166 yards as Denver's coaching staff and offensive line churned out yet another 1,000-yard rusher.

Ekuban, a former first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, had his best sack total of his career in 2004 when he tabbed eight QB takedowns. His previous high was 6.5 during his sophomore season. His former defensive line coach in Cleveland, Andre Patterson, is now an assistant on the Broncos' staff.

Droughns joins a Browns backfield that was split between William Green and Lee Suggs last year. However, Droughns was more productive than those two combined last season. The move also allows Cleveland to focus on a position other than running back in the first round of this year's draft.


http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/3499620
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I think the #3 will be either a QB or Defensive player. I wanna see Droughens do well in Cleveland so that all Broncos backs wont be "system backs"
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Browns | Droughns Coming Soon for Physical - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 29 Mar 2005 18:31:04 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Denver Broncos RB Reuben Droughns is headed to Cleveland Wednesday, March 30, to take a physical with the Cleveland Browns. Provided he passes the physical, he will be traded from Denver to Cleveland for DE Ebenezer Ekuban (knee, shoulder) if Ekuban also passes his physical with Denver.


Broncos | Ekuban in Town for Physical - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 29 Mar 2005 18:30:29 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Cleveland Browns DE Ebenezer Ekuban (knee, shoulder) has arrived in Denver to take a physical with the Denver Broncos. Pending his passing of a physical, he will be traded from Cleveland to Denver in exchange for RB Reuben Droughns if Droughns also passes his physical with Cleveland. The deal may also include a 2006 draft choice as a safe guard in case he is not healthy enough.
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Looks like the Broncos could just save a lot of paperwork and have the entire Cleveland Browns team fly out to Denver and undergo their physicals and get fitted for Broncos uniforms.
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Looks like the Broncos could just save a lot of paperwork and have the entire Cleveland Browns team fly out to Denver and undergo their physicals and get fitted for Broncos uniforms.
This is clevelands payback for John Elway. Give them our whole horrible D-line
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This is strange. Who is left? Kenard Lang? Who is going to play with him?
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They are switching to the hybrid 3-4 that New England uses. They have different needs now.
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Well I think is going to be a good test to see how Droughens would have done as a Texans. I am sure we both have similar O-line needs! I think he'll be a good back!
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Well I think is going to be a good test to see how Droughens would have done as a Texans. I am sure we both have similar O-line needs! I think he'll be a good back!
Not really, the Browns don't run the zone blocking scheme, what we will find out is was Droughn's stats because of his talent, or the blocking scheme in Denver.
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So the broncos now have all of the browns starting D-line except Lang, who was there best lineman. Why did they make this move anyways. None of these players have played in a 3-4 defense.
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Not really, the Browns don't run the zone blocking scheme, what we will find out is was Droughn's stats because of his talent, or the blocking scheme in Denver.
Hes not real fast and hes not real big boy he keeps those feet going!
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