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Braylon Edwards-WR-Browns May. 28 - 5:49 pm et

Braylon Edwards hasn't practiced since suffering a hip pointer on May 20.
Edwards wasn't at Wednesday's practice, although coach Romeo Crennel says the absence was due to "personal reasons." Edwards won't be around at all this week, so we won't know for sure if he's healthy until mid-June.
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Joe Jurevicius-WR-Browns May. 28 - 5:47 pm et

Browns No. 3 receiver Joe Jurevicius recently began running on his twice surgically repaired knee.

Coach Romeo Crennel says Jurevicius will "probably" be ready for training camp. Jurevicius is old (33) and his body can't be right coming off two knee surgeries and a staph infection. Expect him to be limited until the fall.
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WILSON STANDING OUT--When asked to name one player who has stood out during OTAs so far, Crennel didn't hesitate to list third-year receiver Travis Wilson.

Wilson was picked by the Browns in the third round at the 2006 draft, but has made only 2 catches for 32 yards in 4 games during his two NFL seasons so far. He did not appear in a game in 2007.

"Travis Wilson has done a good job this camp," Crennel said. "He's been more consistent. He has caught more balls. He seems to have a better attitude overall."
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Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius might not be ready for the start of the season

Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius might not be ready for the start of the regular season, a source close to the situation said Tuesday. Jurevicius, an 11th-year pro and native of nearby Timberlake, has had multiple procedures on his knee in the off-season and is still rehabbing in Berea. He's not participating in minicamp, and it's not yet known what he'll be able to do in training camp. The source said it's much too early to predict whether he'll be ready for the season. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
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a new contract? gimme a break man. two decent years from him out of four he's been with us. hardly sounds like legs to stand on for a new contract. speaking of legs, i wonder how much longer those knees will hold up? love his fantasy numbers but i think he just needs to keep his head down for another year or two.
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nmoz091 wrote:a new contract? gimme a break man. two decent years from him out of four he's been with us. hardly sounds like legs to stand on for a new contract. speaking of legs, i wonder how much longer those knees will hold up? love his fantasy numbers but i think he just needs to keep his head down for another year or two.

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Offense still looking for a spark
Steve King, Staff Writer
09.15.2008

The Browns scored 51 points in Week 2 last year en route to totaling 402 points for the season, nearly a team record.

Now it's 2008, and, following a 10-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Browns have scored 16 points -- one touchdown and three Phil Dawson field goals -- in two games.

"What happened last year is last year," Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said. "This is a totally different year.

"So far this year, we're not as efficient as we need to be, or can be."

Browns quarterback Derek Anderson knows the reason for the offense's inefficiency.

"We played two pretty good teams," he said in reference to the previous week's 28-10 season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Super Bowl favorite from the NFC. "There's nothing wrong with us. We're still the same team -- the same offense -- we were last year."

Just not as productive.

"People want to look at dropped passes as a problem, but it's not just that," Anderson said. "I've also made some bad throws."

Anderson was 18-of-32 passing for 166 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions for a 44.5 quarterback rating against Pittsburgh. For the year, he's 29-of-56 for 280 yards, one TD and two picks for a 57.1 rating.

In 2007, he had one of the best seasons ever by a Browns quarterback, throwing 29 TD passes, one off the team record.

"There are a lot of little things you need to do right to play winning football, and we're not doing them right now offensively," Anderson said. "We just need to get two or three big plays and get the guys some confidence and get them going."

Just like last year.

STANDING OUT: Tight end Kellen Winslow led all receivers with seven receptions, good for 55 yards. Included in that was a spectacular catch he made on a ball that was tipped up into the air. ... Dave Zastudil had his best game as a Brown, averaging a whopping 53 yards on five punts in the strong, tricky wind. ... Also beating the wind was kicker Phil Dawson. He hit two more field goals, from 31 and 38 yards, giving him three in as many attempts on the year. He also was outstanding in his placement on kickoffs. ... Nose tackle Shaun Rogers was a force. He had six total tackles, including five solos and one of the Browns' three sacks.

NOT LIKE LAST YEAR, BUT ...: Browns returner Joshua Cribbs played for the first time this year after missing the Cowboys game with an ankle injury. He did not burn the Steelers like he did in the late-season game in 2007 when he returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, but he still averaged a decent 8.8 yards on five punt returns.

UP NEXT: The Browns and Steelers are both on the road next Sunday for 4:15 p.m. games, Cleveland meeting the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh opposing the Philadelphia Eagles.

QUOTABLES: "We're going to remember this game. We'll see them later in the season." -- Browns inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson looking ahead to the return match on Dec. 28 at Heinz Field to end the regular season

"We've put the Dallas game behind us, and now we're putting this game behind us. We're not panicking, not at all. This is a long season. We're not putting our heads down. We're going to keep fighting." -- Browns outside linebacker Willie McGinest.

"This was a big game, but next week is a big game, too. We still have 14 games to play." -- Crennel.
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Smith suffers Achilles injury
Zac Jackson, Staff Writer
09.15.2008

The Browns lost Robaire Smith to an Achilles injury in the second half of Sunday night's loss to the Steelers.

Browns Coach Romeo Crennel said he's not yet sure of the severity of the injury, which was first thought to be an ankle injury. Smith left the locker room Sunday night in a protective boot.

"He's not in the best of shape," Crennel said. "For a big man an Achilles is a tough thing to deal with. We'll see how severe it is and make some decisions from there."

Crennel said the Browns otherwise had some "bumps and bruises" from a "tough, physical game."

He said Joshua Cribbs strained his hamstring on a fourth quarter punt return but could have returned to the game. Kris Griffin left the game with a calf injury and didn't return.

There was no news on the status of Donte' Stallworth, who's missed the first two games with a quad injury.

"We'll find out Wednesday what Donte' can do," Crennel said. "As soon as he's ready he'll be back out there. But I'll know more Wednesday where he is and whether he'll be ready for the next game or not."
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The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Kellen Winslow was suspended not only for statements disparaging the Browns, but also for "profane verbal abuse" of a public relations official.

If what the Plain Dealer reports is true, then the Browns are making a Matterhorn out of a molehill here. Despite Winslow's conciliatory statement earlier this week, it seems that too much baggage has been built up on both sides in Cleveland.
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Browns receiver Braylon Edwards drops another big pass, then doesn't talk with reporters

Browns receiver Braylon Edwards, who was off to a fine start, dropped a deep pass at the Ravens' 25 in the fourth quarter Sunday. At that point, it was 27-27 and a catch could have resulted in a touchdown. Edwards, who caught four passes for 86 yards - including a 28-yard TD - dropped one more at midfield two drives later with the Ravens up, 30-27, and the Browns punted two plays later. Edwards, who has dropped a league-high 13 passes this season, left the locker room without talking to reporters. The two drops were the only two balls thrown his way on five fourth-quarter drives. "You just have to play the next play," said Browns receiver / kick returner Josh Cribbs. "He knows that. He was up. He's a professional athlete, and he knows how to put it out of his head and play the next play. That's what he does a good job at. We count on him a lot and he makes a lot of big plays for us." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Browns receiver Braylon Edwards won't be benched despite dropsies

WR Braylon Edwards' drop of quarterback Derek Anderson's 50-yard pass in the fourth quarter on Sunday against Baltimore unofficially was his 12th of the year. (He has 26 catches.) Earlier in the third quarter, Edwards wrested the ball from Ravens cornerback Frank Walker in the end zone for his third touchdown catch of the year. Crennel said Edwards and coaches have worked on reducing the drops. "We keep him at practice, done concentration drills, we've talked to him, get him on the JUGS [machine], he stays after as well. We'll keep working on it," Crennel said. As for benching Edwards, Crennel said: "On any team, if you have good competition that allows you maybe to sit somebody down, I think that can have an impact. But you've got to look at your situation and determine what you think is best." Translation: They've got nobody to play in Edwards' place. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer