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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

Shurmur has tall order in Cleveland

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:21 p.m. ET
If new Browns head coach Pat Shurmur is to succeed, he is going to need president Mike Holmgren and GM Tom Heckert to give him the players necessary to do so.

Browns name Shurmur head coach

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Browns named Pat Shurmur head coach on Thursday, the club announced.

Report: Browns hope to hire Shurmur by Friday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The Browns hope to hire Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their new head coach by Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday.

Browns coaching-search update

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 9:01 p.m. ET
Here's an update on the progress of the Browns' head-coaching search, detailing who has been interviewed and who the early favorite is.

Browns WR coach McDonald takes same job with Miami (Fla.)

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Browns WR coach George McDonald has taken the same job with the University of Miami (Fla.), the school announced Tuesday.

NFLPA prepares for lockout in 52 days

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
On March 4, NFL owners can prevent players from reporting to work, player rep Dominique Foxworth told the media Tuesday, and the union's message to its members remains, "Prepare for a lockout."

Browns sign three players

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Browns signed QB Jarrett Brown, DL Scott Paxson and DB Ramzee Robinson for the 2011 season.

McCoy's future factors in Browns' search

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
At the outset of the Browns' head-coaching search, president Mike Holmgren indicated QB Colt McCoy's future development is a factor to be considered in the club's process to find a replacement for Eric Mangini.

CB Haden finalist for Pepsi 2010 NFL Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Browns CB Joe Haden is one of five finalists for the Pepsi 2010 NFL Rookie of the Year Award, the NFL announced Friday.

Browns sign seven free agents

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 9 p.m. ET
The Browns announced the signing of seven players to reserve/future contracts as free agents for the 2011 season on Thursday. All seven of the players finished the season on the Browns' practice squad.

Report: Browns to interview Shurmur Friday

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Browns will interview Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur on Friday, PFW Rams correspondent Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday.

Browns defensive coordinator Ryan a candidate for Panthers job

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
The Panthers have requested permission to interview Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for their vacant head-coaching position, according to a report from PFW's Panthers correspondent Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald.

Browns' 60-second rant: Third time could be charm for Mangini

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:59 a.m. ET
Eric Mangini can be a successful NFL head coach, and he should get another shot at the job, but when that opportunity might come remains to be seen.

Browns Rookie Meter: Week 17

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:32 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies this season.

Report: Shurmur to interview with Browns

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Browns will reportedly interview Pat Shurmur for their vacant head coaching position.

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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