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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

Browns No. 3 pick scouting report: WR Greg Little, North Carolina

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
North Carolina WR Greg Little joins a Cleveland offense looking to get the ball outside more and lacking a go-to target. 

Browns No. 2 pick scouting report: DE Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh DE Jabaal Sheard, the Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2010, could contend for a major role immediately in Cleveland. 

Browns No. 1 pick scouting report: NT Phil Taylor, Baylor

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
The Browns traded down, then up, to land Baylor NT Phil Taylor, who has been compared to Vikings DT Pat Williams, with the No. 21 pick. 

Browns' decision to move down raises questions about WR plans

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
The Browns passed on drafting WR Julio Jones at No. 6 and traded down with Atlanta, a move that allows them to bolster their depth — and raises questions about their plans at wideout. 

Taylor doesn't lack for potential; will Browns reap rewards?

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:55 p.m. ET
The Browns need defensive linemen, and Baylor NT Phil Taylor, a talented but somewhat risky pick, will be counted on to be a key part of their transition to a 4-3 front. 

Falcons trade up for Alabama WR Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
The Falcons traded five draft picks, including their 2011 and ’12 first round picks, to the Browns in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick, which they used to select Alabama WR Julio Jones.

Report: Patriots interested in No. 6 pick

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Patriots have interest in trading up to acquire the No. 6 overall pick, currently held by Cleveland, in Thursday's draft, according to The Boston Globe.

Hillis on the cover of 'Madden NFL 12'

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Browns RB Peyton Hillis will be on the cover of EA Sports' "Madden NFL 12" after winning a head-to-head vote against Eagles QB Michael Vick.

Browns, Bengals would benefit from return to normalcy

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
The lifting of the lockout — and the potential for free agency and trades to commence soon — could help many teams, but the AFC North's Browns and Bengals would be among the primary beneficiaries.

Report: Browns considering moving down from No. 6

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
The Browns, who hold the No. 6 pick in Round One in Thursday's draft, have discussed trading down from that spot, team president Mike Holmgren told PFW Browns correspondent Tony Grossi of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer on Wednesday.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 6

Posted April 22, 2011 @ 9:15 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the sixth pick in the NFL draft, including TE Vernon Davis by the 49ers in 2006.

Report: Browns fined $50K for "improper contact" with players

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
The Browns were fined $50,000 for "improper contact" with QB Colt McCoy and other players before the beginning of the lockout, PFW Browns correspondent Tony Grossi of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, citing a source, reported Thursday.

Browns GM Heckert confident in right side of O-line

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
Browns general manager Tom Heckert expressed confidence in the right side of Cleveland's offensive line at his pre-draft press conference Thursday.

Browns schedule analysis: Final month stern test

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Browns' 2011 schedule appears favorable early — and fearsome late.

2011 Browns schedule

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
The Browns' 2011 schedule was released Tuesday evening.


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.