|CLE: Other Teams Put a Claim In? |
by Adam Caplan of ScoutNFLNetwork.com, June 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm ET
Paul Fanaika Profile
When the Cleveland Browns claimed G Paul Fanaika off waivers from the
Washington Redskins, it was believed that no other teams would show interest in him
because the interior lineman hadn't appeared in a game since he was selected by
the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Surprisingly, four other teams wound up putting a claim him for Fanaika, a
league source told Scout.com. Those teams included the Carolina Panthers,
Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, and Eagles.
Carolina has little experience or depth in back of starting Gs Travelle
Wharton and Mackenzy Bernadeau.
Jacksonville seems to be in pretty good shape with veterans Kynan Forney,
Uche Nwaneri, Vince Manuwai, and the recently acquired Justin
The Vikings, according to Viking
Update publisher Tim Yotter, are looking to bolster their experienced
depth on the offensive line after losing versatile swingman Artis Hicks
to the Washington Redskins. The Vikings also expressed an interest in free-agent
G Chester Pitts, who is scheduled to work out for teams on July 15, when
his surgically repaired knee (microfracture surgery) is scheduled to be ready.
The Eagles were one of the teams that has expressed interest in Pitts. Sources
said that Philadelphia has been looking for interior offensive line depth
(center or guard) for several weeks.
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The Orange and Brown Report.
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