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Brock Osweiler feels welcomed by Browns, believes he can start at QB

BEREA, Ohio — Brock Osweiler remains convinced he is a starting quarterback in the NFL. “Absolutely,” Osweiler said Wednesday in his first interview since being traded March 10 from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns. To those who doubt, Osweiler was direct: “I think the proof is in the film for the past two years.” But if anyone might question that the film does not contain that proof, “It’s OK,” he said.? The comments carry bravado, but Osweiler spoke more with confidence than cockiness. He simply tried to convey he was not shaken by the Texans’ trading him one year after he signed a four-year, $72 million contract. “There was a coach that I played for in college, and he told me, only worry about the things that you can control,” Osweiler said. “So from the time of the trade, that’s all I’ve done. I couldn’t be any more excited to be here. From the day I arrived, you couldn’t have been welcomed in a better…

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Ezekiel Elliott was passenger in car that was hit, sits out OTAs again

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will miss his second straight day of organized team activities after being involved in a car accident Sunday. The Cowboys said Elliott suffered a hit to the head in the “minor accident” and is being evaluated. Elliott is doing conditioning work off to the side, the team said. It’s not known yet when he will be able to return to practice full time, but the team is being cautious with its star running back, who led the NFL with 1,631 yards in 2016. Elliott was a passenger in a car that was hit. The week before the Cowboys’ playoff game against the Green Bay Packers in January, Elliott was involved in a minor accident on his way to the facility. With Elliott not practicing, Darren McFadden will take the first-team snaps. Elliott’s representatives declined comment. The Cowboys opened up Phase 3 of the offseason program Monday and had their first 11-on-11 work Tuesday….

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