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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

Pressuring Roethlisberger a must for Browns

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked three times or more in 8-of-11 starts this season. Guess who's the only team not to sack him? Interestingly enough, it's the one who sacked him eight times — eight times! — in ...

Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Steelers-Browns game.

Browns Rookie Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 2:41 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies this season.

Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Steelers-Browns game.

OLT Thomas lone Brown to get Pro Bowl nod

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 10:01 p.m. ET
Browns OLT Joe Thomas was named an AFC starter for the 2011 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Tuesday. He is the only Brown to make the squad.   

Browns' 60-second rant: McCoy must shake off mistakes

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Browns QB Colt McCoy needs to avoid the mistakes he made in a three-interception performance vs. Baltimore Sunday if Cleveland is to upset Pittsburgh this week.

Browns MVP Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through 15 games.    

They said it: Browns Week 17 edition

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of quotes from Browns players and head coach Eric Mangini on Monday.

Eric Mangini hot-seat meter: Hot

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 8:31 p.m. ET
A three-game December losing streak has speculation about Browns head coach Eric Mangini's future becoming the dominant story line as Cleveland prepares for its regular-season finale vs. Pittsburgh.

Browns need to catch up to AFC North's best

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
No matter who coaches the Browns next season, narrowing the gap between Cleveland and the powerful Steelers and Ravens looms one of the Browns' biggest challenges for 2011 and beyond.

Hillis starts strong, limps to finish line

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
If you're someone who picked up Peyton Hillis early on, odds are you had a great regular season. Unfortunately, you also likely had a quick playoff exit.

Mangini hoping for patience from Holmgren

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:44 a.m. ET
Eric Mangini hopes that the Browns' upsets of the Patriots and Saints will convince team president Mike Holmgren to overlook the team's more recent performances and retain Mangini as head coach for 2011.

Browns players of the week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:13 a.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week 16.

Ravens clinch playoff berth with 20-10 win over Browns

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, Lewis and the rest of Baltimore's tenacious defense bottled up Cleveland's Peyton Hillis, and the Ravens clinched their third straight playoff appearance, beating the fading Browns 20-10 on Sunday.

Ravens-Browns prediction

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening believes the Ravens' punch on offense will give the Browns fits and be the difference for Baltimore, which is aiming to sweep the season series.


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.