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Posted on: August 24, 2010 11:33 am
 

Hot in Cleveland - well lukewarm, anyway

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Last year at this time, the Browns were staring at a mess. Their quarterback choices were Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn. WR Braylon Edwards would soon be on his way out of town. RB Jamal Lewis was getting old.

New head coach Eric Mangini already was facing problems within the organization. And as Tony Grossi from the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, “Mike Furrey was one of the surest tacklers in the secondary. Yes, Mike Furrey, the possession receiver.”

Life is different now in Berea, Ohio, though.

Jake Delhomme might only be a slight upgrade – if that – but at least the QB spot isn’t in question, though if the coaches wanted to make things interesting, they could throw in Seneca Wallace every now and again (I’m not sure what the deal is here, but Grossi also mentions third-round pick Colt McCoy needs to play well in the final two preseason games in order to make the roster). Rookies Joe Haden and T.J. Ward have performed well in the secondary during training camp, and RB Jerome Harrison rushed for 561 yards in the final three games of last season.

Of course there are still plenty of questions in Cleveland and there’s almost no chance they won’t finish last in the AFC North, but life just seems a little bit better for the Browns. At least compared to last year.

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Posted on: August 19, 2010 2:57 pm
 

Mike Furrey done for season, could retire

Posted by Andy Benoit

Redskins wide receiver Mike Furrey, who once had a 98-catch season as a Lion, is out for the season and possibly forever. Furrey has battled concussion problems and missed a large portion of training camp. His is pondering retirement. Chris Russell of ESPN 980 in Washington broke the story.

Furrey is one of the few players in NFL history to legitimately play both sides of the ball. He’s been a wide receiver (mainly a slot receiver) and safety.

Furrey's absence could mean one more chance for Washington's disappointing second-round receivers, Malcolm Kelly and/or Devin Thomas.

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