What We've Been Told

Quarterback concerns, O-line in flux, Haden's improved performance ... Lane Adkins has the inside info

- Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy will receive serious consideration to be under center for the Browns when his ankle sprain is healed. Presently, McCoy is not 100 percent and will be evaluated a couple times later in the week.

- Veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme, coming off a hot and cold performance against the Carolina Panthers appears the favorite to start against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. It appears unlikely backup Senaca Wallace will be elevated on the depth chart ahead of Delhomme, though the trigger may be quicker to be pulled if Delhomme's decision making process doesn't improve.

- Wide out and kick returner Josh Cribbs remains hampered by numerous separated toes. Despite the toes well into the healing process, Cribbs is having trouble planting and cutting on the foot, which has robbed him of his explosive quality.

- Jordan Norwood, a smaller, but very quick wide receiver and kick returner gets the call to the big-time. Norwood could be an interesting piece in the receiving game as a slot receiver, but his primary responsibility for the immediate is to provide depth and potentially relief in the kick return game.

- Heading into a week of practice in preparation for the Miami Dolphins, the Browns are again likely to line-up Floyd Womack at right guard and John St. Clair at right tackle. Rookie Shawn Lauvao continues to garner reps at right guard, but the coaching staff is not confident in his ability to execute consistently at this time.

- Veteran cornerback Eric Wright will practice this week (questionable for Wednesday) and will be a late in the week decision for the upcoming game.

- Rookie cornerback Joe Haden has played exceptionally well as the third corner and replacement for veteran Sheldon Brown and Wright when injured this season. The coaching staff has attempted to maintain consistency at the corner position, but the play of Haden and disappointing season from Wright has left the staff torn. In one aspect, the staff is attempting to rebuild Wright's confidence, but Haden's play has made it difficult not to provide the rookie a greater role.

- Starting safety Abe Elam has looked like a completely different player over the past three games. The difference with Elam is his role in the defensive scheme, which has moved the defensive back close to the line of scrimmage at times to play a more aggressive role, and less in intermediate coverage, for which he struggled. Additionally, the communication has improve in the defensive backfield, resulting in lesser mistakes and breakdowns in coverage.

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