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John Greco | Guard | #79

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 318
College: Toledo
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (65) / LAR
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Saints signed OG John Greco, formerly of the Browns.
32-year-old Greco was part of the Browns' final cuts after Cleveland added interior talent in free agency. The former third-round pick has made 111 career appearances, including 70 starts. Greco has experience at guard, center, and right tackle. The Saints just lost RT Zach Strief (knee) to I.R. Oct 3 - 8:34 PM

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Free agent OG John Greco worked out for the Bills on Tuesday.

Greco is one of the better offensive linemen on the market, even at 32. He was let go by Cleveland at final cuts after the Browns invested a ton of money in their interior offensive line. Greco has made 70 career starts.
Sep 13 - 8:55 AM

Browns released OG John Greco.

This move was always likely after Cleveland invested over $110 million in Kevin Zeitler and Joel Bitonio. Cutting Greco saves the Browns $3.1 million this season. Healthy after a Lisfranc injury late last year, Greco should latch on somewhere.
Sep 1 - 5:05 PM

Browns OL John Greco (foot) has been cleared for team drills.

It's the first activity he's done since mid-December Lisfranc surgery. Greco's health is trending in the right direction, but he remains a strong cut candidate. The Browns would save $3.1 million from Greco's release.
Jul 29 - 4:07 PM

Browns OL John Greco (foot) is questionable for training camp.

Greco missed the offseason recovering from Lisfranc surgery. He's unlikely to be cleared for training camp and isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1. ESPN Cleveland believes the "odds are stacked against" Greco making the final roster.
Jun 30 - 6:59 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes the "odds are stacked against" Browns G/C John Greco for a 53-man roster spot.

Greco is recovering from Lisfranc surgery, and the Browns added a ton of bodies on the interior offensive line in new C J.C. Tretter and RG Kevin Zeitler, while LG Joel Bitonio is coming back from foot surgery of his own. Greco, 32, remains a quality player and would draw interest quickly if cut.
May 26 - 8:54 AM

The Browns could move RG John Greco to center.

Moving Greco would allow Cam Erving to play right tackle after his disastrous 2016. The Browns also want to add a starter at guard with Greco and Joel Bitonio recovering from Lisfranc surgeries. Greco isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Feb 24 - 7:24 PM

Browns RG John Greco (Lisfranc surgery) expects to be ready for training camp.

It is an aggressive goal after Greco underwent Lisfranc surgery in mid-December. He is more likely to open camp on the PUP list, but he could be ready for Week 1. LG Joel Bitonio is also recovering from Lisfranc surgery.
Jan 2 - 12:44 PM

Browns RG John Greco (foot, I.R.) underwent Lisfranc surgery this week.

This puts Greco in danger of missing the start of next season. Both Greco and LG Joel Bitonio required Lisfranc surgeries this season, and their losses helped torpedo this offense. Greco could open next summer on PUP.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Browns RG John Greco believes his right foot injury is a Lisfranc sprain, and that he'll likely require surgery.

Injured in Week 12, Greco would be facing a 12-month timetable if he needs a Lisfranc operation. The veteran interior lineman is signed for $975,000 next season. He turns 32 in March.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Browns placed RG John Greco on injured reserve with a sprained foot, ending his season.

Coach Hue Jackson said the injury is to Greco's "mid-foot," suggesting a Lisfranc sprain. Alvin Bailey will replace him at right guard. The Browns have lost both of their starting guards to year-ending foot injuries, having previously placed LG Joel Bitonio on I.R. Greco is under contract with Cleveland through 2017.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 04:33:00 PM

Browns RG John Greco has a sprained right foot.

He was spotted on crutches with a walking boot following Sunday's loss. He could be headed to injured reserve. Alvin Bailey is the next man up.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Browns RG John Greco suffered a sprained MCL in the Week 15 loss to the Seahawks and will miss the final two weeks of the season.

First-round rookie Cam Erving will he reinserted into the starting lineup between RT Mitchell Schwartz and C Alex Mack. LT Joe Thomas and LG Austin Pasztor round out the rest of the line. Greco, 30, started all 14 games this season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 37 guard out of 82 qualifiers. Greco has two years left on his five-year contract.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Browns RG John Greco exited Week 15 against the Seahawks with a knee injury.

Greco had his left knee slammed into on a running play in the first quarter. He never returned. Rookie Cam Erving replaced him in the lineup. Greco left the stadium in a brace and is headed for an MRI Monday.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Browns RG John Greco "has taken almost every snap" with the first-team offense.

Greco hasn’t lost any reps to rookie Cameron Erving. The Browns have been giving Erving snaps at left tackle during the preseason, but he should open the year as a swing interior lineman. 30-year-old Greco received positive grades in both run blocking and pass protection from PFF last year.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 04:52:00 PM

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