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Browns GM Heckert says team will not 'go crazy' in free agency

Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert addressed the local media on Thursday, stressing that the team would not "go crazy" once free agency begins next Tuesday.

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Heckert touched on a wide array of topics during a 30-minute interview, his first since undergoing heart surgery last month, including his thoughts on the Browns' quarterback position, his lack of interest in Peyton Manning, and some of his other top priorities this offseason.

One of the items on Heckert's agenda involves figuring out the futures of kicker Phil Dawson and running back Peyton Hillis.

The Browns recently used their franchise tag on Dawson for the second straight season, but Heckert told reporters that his goal remains to lock up Dawson to a long-term deal, according to The Plain Dealer.

The Browns also plan to make an attempt to re-sign running back Peyton Hillis, but Heckert said, according to The Plain Dealer, that probably won't happen until Hillis becomes a free agent. Hillis recently said that his goal was to remain in Cleveland and would be willing to negotiate a hometown discount.

Heckert also announced that right tackle Tony Pashos underwent ankle surgery on Tuesday, according to The Plain Dealer.

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