Let me start by saying that I don't like rumors, or reporting rumors, but it's that time of the year. Most of what we will hear between now and Tuesday will be speculative, exciting, frustrating, and certainly conversational all at once.

That being said, Mary Kay Cabot decided to kick the Browns rumor season off in her article late Friday night. Per at least one league source, the Browns are interested in Ryan Mallett. An excerpt from the article is below:

One NFL source said he still expects the Browns to try to trade for New England Patriots backup Ryan Mallett. Another said coach Patriots Bill Belichick won't part with him. The Boston Globe recently reported it would take at least a second-round pick to land Mallett, a former third-rounder.