3rd Dorsey to discuss Jamie Collins' future
Another meeting Dorsey plans to take during his time at the Combine is with the agent for linebacker Jamie Collins. The focus will be on the future of Collins, who is set to enter his third full season with the Browns.
Since Cleveland acquired Collins in a 2016 midseason trade with the Patriots, the talented linebacker has 204 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions
“I want to be able to hear everybody's thoughts with his impact on this defense right here. That´s from the linebackers coach, the defensive coordinator, the head coach, "Dorsey said. “I just want to sit down and talk through as many of our own players' agents this week at the Combine and it just so happens Bus (Cook) is going to be here and I'm going to talk with Bus tomorrow. [1
4. Dorsey's special breakfast
Dorsey was beaming Thursday morning, and had nothing to do with his session of media bond.
Dorsey had breakfast with John Wooten, the former Brown's offensive guard who has spent the better part of two decades as the Chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, an advocacy group that works closely with the NFL to help promote and develop minorities for coaching and front office positions. Wooten played with the Browns from 1959-1967 and was named a Browns Legend in 2010.
"Do you really know how to feel Cleveland Brown?" He goes' John, you guys got this thing going in the right direction. The alumni are so happy for you guys. Just keep this thing going, "Dorsey said. “And you know what? Myself personally, that kind of touched me a little bit. I'm like you know what? Who are the Cleveland Browns but those guys who once played, who put on those jerseys? And John Wooten was one of those, so that kind of touched my soul and little bit. I thought that was nothing. "
Dorsey likes the upside of Jaelen Strong, the new addition to Cleveland's wide receiving corps, and is high on the group as a whole.
Strong, a former third-round pick by the Houston Texans signed with the Browns last week He was out of football in 2018 while recovering from a torn ACL.
"Jaelen's big, he runs really good routes, he's got great hands. I think he'll fit in to this offense, "Dorsey said." Again, he's a younger guy. He's been out of football for a couple of months. I'm willing to take a shot because I think there's some talent to unearth there. "
Asked if the browns need to add a bigger target to the unit, Dorsey said he likes the group's overall size and the variance of skill sets within it.
"The receiving class in this class, there's a lot of big guys. There's one or two smaller guys that are really exceptionally fast e offensive game plan, "Dorsey said. “I think it comes down to the individual and what makes them click. I like to have a 6-3 guy that can run 4.3. It's going to be every day but you're not going to get those guys. You really want competitive guys that love the game of football. ”