That number may potentially increase, as BerniesInsiders.com has been told that Miami Hurricane center Brett Romberg is heading to Cleveland to meet with Head Coach Butch Davis, and potentially sign a contract with the club. Our source is not definitive about whether a contract offer has been extended, but reports that Romberg is optimistic that he will soon be with the Browns.
Brett Romberg was a consensus All American and Rimington Trophy winner in 2002 as the nation's best collegiate center, beating out eventual Browns first-round choice Jeff Faine. Romberg manned the center of the Hurricane offensive line as the team rolled to the 2001 national championship and finished second in 2002 to Ohio State. The previous two winners, Dominic Raiola and LeCharles Bentley are already successful NFL players.
Romberg was surprisingly undrafted and signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars following his college career, and was released by the team in the final roster cutdown over the weekend.
Interestingly, Romberg may have some of the versatility along the offensive line that Davis craves, having played at left guard for two seasons with the Hurricanes before shifting to center in 2000.
Romberg is known to be a fast and powerful blocker, but needs to enhance his run-blocking techniques and can sometimes be knocked off-balance. At the same time, he was excellent at plugging gaps with the Hurricanes and highly-regarded in his ability to call out blocking schemes.
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