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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' D-line in transition, in need of bolstering

Posted April 13, 2011 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Adding at least one defensive lineman, and perhaps multiple defensive linemen, would seem something the Browns would strongly consider in the 2011 NFL draft.  

Familiar foes dot Browns' preseason slate

Posted April 12, 2011 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
Three regular regional preseason opponents — the Packers, Lions and Bears — dot the Browns' preseason schedule released Tuesday.

Browns fan sues NFL

Posted March 25, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Ken Lanci, a Browns fan and self-made millionaire, is suing the NFL and its teams over the current lockout, claiming it violated his contract to buy seats through his personal-seat license.

Kickoff rule change hurts Browns

Posted March 25, 2011 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
With Joshua Cribbs returning kicks, the Browns were reportedly one of six teams to vote against the NFL's move of the kickoff line of scrimmage from the 30- to the 35-yard-line.

Draft Dose: Who needs a wide receiver?

Posted March 25, 2011 @ 9 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a player like A.J. Green or Julio Jones? For one, Browns QB Colt McCoy could use some WR help.

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Holmgren likes versatility of Hillis, Hardesty

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
If the Browns enter 2011 with Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty as their top running backs, team president Mike Holmgren would have no problem with that scenario.  

Browns WR Windsor joins Arena League

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Arena League has signed another player from the NFL.

Holmgren hopeful on resolution to labor dispute

Posted March 14, 2011 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Browns president Mike Holmgren expressed optimism Monday that there will be a resolution to the labor dispute between NFL owners and players, though he acknowledged the timetable for a return to action was uncertain.

Browns positional analysis: Specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
This is the ninth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Browns' personnel entering the 2011 season. Here is our analysis of Cleveland's special teams.  

Browns positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
This is the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Browns' personnel entering the 2011 season. Here is our analysis of Cleveland's DB situation.

Tender shows Browns' regard for Moore

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
The Browns have given TE Evan Moore a second-round restricted free-agent tender, a source close to the situation confirmed on Thursday.

Report: Browns re-sign LB Jackson

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson has re-signed with the team for one year for more than $4.5 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Holmgren considered coaching Browns

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
In an interview with KJR-AM in Seattle on Thursday, Browns president Mike Holmgren said he considered a return to coaching after firing Eric Mangini in January.   

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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