Cleveland Browns: Franchise tag deadline on Terrelle Pryor passes

As expected, Browns WR Terrelle Pryor is not one of them, opening the door for the 27-year-old to possibly become a free agent.

Teams can begin discussions with prospective free agents on Tuesday.

Pryor has said he wants to stay with the Browns, who took a chance on the former Ohio State and Oakland Raiders quarterback changing positions. "I think we have to do that", Brown said Wednesday at the Indiana Convention Center adjacent to Lucas Oil Stadium. "I think this is a trade when you probably look back at it that will work out for both teams". But whether the Browns should take him first overall is a different story, as many draft experts believe Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett is a can't-miss at No. 1.

It has always been expected that Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett will go No. 1, but Cleveland.com states that Trubisky, as well are two other unnamed players, are in the mix along with Garrett, and "he could have a slight edge given that (Browns coach Hue) Jackson said at the Senior Bowl a good quarterback would trump an elite non-QB".

"It positioned us, understanding where we were as a roster, understanding that we were passing on the opportunity", Brown said.

Two first-round names in this one that may surprise some? "I think there's some lessons all around to be learned".

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But the team still seeks a top signal caller, having struggled behind Robert Griffin III and released Josh McCown. He exceeded all expectations in Philadelphia and looks like a quarterback the Eagles can build around for the next decade.

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Brown, with a smile, assessed Garrett as "a good player".

Goodell reinstated Gordon on a conditional basis last season but the Pro Bowl receiver checked into a rehabilitation facility in September, putting his National Football League career on pause.

"No", Brown said, smiling again. "I understand the interest in that and I've seen all the headlines that have been written, but I wouldn't comment on that".

Gordon was suspended each of the last two seasons. To play the PR game as a front office and coaching staff coming off of a 1-15 season is an uphill climb out of the gate.

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