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Paul Kruger

Paul Kruger - #99 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 270 lbs.
Birthday 02/15/1986
Birthplace Rexburg, ID
College Utah
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 2nd round, 25th pick by Ravens

Benjamin among Browns rookies vying for playing time

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Browns could lean heavily on their rookie class, and WR Travis Benjamin is among those expected to contend for playing time.

Browns sign LB Acho, two others

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
The Browns have signed LB Emmanuel Acho, a sixth-round pick from Texas, the club announced Monday. 

Opening lines speak volumes about Browns

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
A Nevada oddsmaking firm released lines for nearly every regular-season game. The Browns weren't favored once, a bad sign, says PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Injury to promising Taylor a setback for Browns

Posted May 12, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
While the addition of two rookie tackles softens the blow, the loss of Phil Taylor to a possible season-ending pectoral injury is a significant one for Cleveland.

Browns DT Taylor has torn pectoral

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Browns second-year DT Phil Taylor tore his left pectoral, head coach Pat Shurmur confirmed Friday.

Browns DT Taylor injures pectoral

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
Browns DT Phil Taylor suffered an injured left pectoral muscle on Thursday while lifting weights, the club announced. The extent of the injury has yet to be determined.

Browns announce undrafted free agents

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 11:17 p.m. ET
The Browns announced the signing of 15 undrafted free agents on Wednesday.

Reports: Browns agree with two draft picks

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
The Browns have reportedly agreed to terms with rookie LB James-Michael Johnson and TE Brad Smelley.

Former Browns GM Savage named Senior Bowl director

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
The Senior Bowl named former Browns general manager Phil Savage its new executive director.

Browns betting on Weeden's readiness

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
First-round pick Brandon Weeden will get every chance to start from the get-go in Cleveland.

Browns keep addressing needs, add OT Schwartz

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
Cal OT Mitchell Schwartz fills another need for the Browns, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Fantasy spin: Browns QB Brandon Weeden

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:23 p.m. ET
Brandon Weeden will challenge Colt McCoy for the Browns' QB job but is no more than a prospect for large-roster dynasty leagues.

Can Weeden be plug-and-play starter for Cleveland?

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 10:57 p.m. ET
The Browns have high hopes for QB Brandon Weeden, but can he start immediately? PFW's Mike Wilkening weighs in.

Browns made right call on Richardson

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
The Browns gave their offense a big-league jolt with the addition of RB Trent Richardson, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Fantasy spin: Browns RB Trent Richardson

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
The Browns upgraded their RB position by adding Alabama RB Trent Richardson.


Posted March 12, 2013
A person familiar with the agreement says Kruger, who led the Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens in sacks last season, has agreed to contract terms with the Cleveland Browns.||||||| Kruger and the club agreed to a five-year deal Tuesday, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it has not yet been announced by the Browns. Kruger gives the Browns a proven pass-rusher as they transition to a new defensive system. He had 13 1/2 sacks last season, including two in the Super Bowl as Baltimore held off San Francisco to win the title.
Posted Jan. 10, 2010
The Baltimore Ravens have left Kruger inactive for their playoff game against the New England Patriots.||||||| Kruger, a second-round draft pick, has joined with Michael Oher and Lardarius Webb to make significant contributions as rookies this season. He played in the last eight games of the regular season and had an interception in overtime against Pittsburgh in the penultimate week.