NFL Notebook: Browns seek No. 1 pick, top QB
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The Cleveland Browns are kicking around the possibility of drafting a quarterback in next week's NFL draft.
Maybe the best one.
General manager Tom Heckert said the team talked to the St. Louis Rams about a trade that would get Cleveland the No. 1 overall pick, a selection the Browns would use to take Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford.
The Browns currently own the No. 7 pick and have five of the first 92 selections, so it's realistic they could put together an attractive package to entice the Rams into making a deal.
"We've actually played a little phone tag," Heckert said. "We've talked to them throughout the process and have been at workouts with the Rams people and kind of mentioned stuff to them. Just talks. We've talked to all the teams ahead of us and all the teams immediately behind us"
Oakland coach Tom Cable asked a court to throw out a civil suit filed by Randy Hanson, a former assistant he allegedly attacked. Cable's attorney filed a motion in Alameda County Superior Court in Alameda, Calif., arguing that the case should be decided in arbitration.
• Oakland signed free-agent quarterback Kyle Boller, a former first-rounder.
New York quarterback Mark Sanchez said his recovery from knee surgery is on schedule and doesn't rule out the possibility of participating in minicamp in June. Sanchez said he's looking forward to working on the field with new teammates Santonio Holmes and LaDainian Tomlinson.
Coach Pete Carroll said Seattle is "seriously" considering signing two former NFL first-round draft picks: former Southern California star Mike Williams and Reggie Williams.
As the newly elected head of the NFL Players Association's retired players group, Cornelius Bennett is skeptical of commissioner Roger Goodell's commitment to improving former players' benefits under a new collective bargaining agreement. Bennett also questioned the intent behind Goodell's assurance that retired players' benefits wouldn't be affected this season.
First Published April 16, 2010 12:00 am