Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi speculated that Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett was going to be a first-round pick. Now that Lombardi's been named as the Cleveland Browns' new GM, he'll have a chance to back up that evaluation if he so chooses.
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Cutler Benching Prelude To Trade?
NFL Insider Mark Dominik explains how the Chicago Bears could convert QB Jay Cutler's salary and why the decision to bench Cutler and keep him healthy will pay off down the road if Chicago decides to cut or trade Cutler.
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