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Offensive Lineman Jason Pinkston Likes Future For Browns, Pitt

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(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Former Pitt and current Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston joined Colin Dunlap and Jim Colony on The Fan Morning Show Friday to update the guys on his career and preview Sunday’s Browns vs. Steelers game.

Pinkston, who is sidelined for the year following a dangerous blood clot that hospitalized him earlier this season, gave a vote of confidence for embattled Browns head coach Pat Shurmur

“It has pretty exciting from my first year to the second year,” Pinkston said. “I just hope that they give [Shurmur] a chance. We’ve finally got the right guy. We’re right there. We’ve been in every game this year.”

He has been impressed by new Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam.

“He’s been one of the nicest guys ever,” Pinkston said. “It’s exciting having him around, because the old owner [Randy Lerner], I didn’t really see him around too much.”

Pinkston was just 1-year-old the last time the Browns swept the Steelers in a season series, and said he’d be thrilled to see that happen again.

“That’d be great man,” Pinkston said. “Just to beat them twice in the same year, that’s be huge for us.”

He also shared his positive impressions of first-year Pitt football coach Paul Chryst, and had some kind words for current Pitt player T.J. Clemmings, as well as former Pitt and current Browns teammate Jabaal Sheard.

The interview can be heard here

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