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Browns accustomed to opening season at home

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--For the 13th time in 14 years the Browns will open the season in Cleveland Browns Stadium. They host the Eagles in the opener on Sept.9.

--Each team has at least one prime-time game. The Browns, 14-34 over the last three years, get the minimum of bright light nights. They play the Ravens in Baltimore on Sept. 27, a Thursday.

--Browns linebacker Scott Fujita met with league officials on Monday to discuss bounties while he was with the Saints in 2009. Fujita admits paying teammates performance bonuses for such things as sacks and interceptions but he said he did not pay into a fund rewarding players for injuring opponents.

--Cleveland.com reported the Browns have taken calls from four teams inquiring about trading up for the fourth overall pick. Two were identified as the Rams with the sixth pick and the Eagles with the 15th pick.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I'm very heavily involved and I talk to Tom every day." - Coach Pat Shurmur, referring to his conversations with general manager Tom Heckert and his involvement in draft preparation.

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