Afternoon Report from Berea

Mike McLain brings us the latest from Berea in this afternoon's report. Here's the scoop on Quincy at the Clinic, Corey Fuller's locker room friends, and some numbers of note.

BEREA -Quincy Morgan was a no-show for much of Thursday's practice session, but it's apparently nothing to concern coach Butch Davis.

The receiver was held up longer than expected at the Cleveland Clinic. He was there to have tests taken on his injured hip, but a problem with a machine caused a lengthy patient delay.

Morgan is listed as probable on the injury report. He practiced Wednesday, and Davis expects him to be on the field for Friday's practice session.

The Browns are in relatively good shape in terms on injuries. Defensive end Courtney Brown is probable due to a foot injury, but he's been able to practice at full-go.


FRIENDS OF FULLER: Corey Fuller still has many friends in the locker room. One is linebacker Brant Boyer, whom Fuller singled out this week as one of his favorite ex-teammates.

"I miss Fuller a lot," Boyer said. "He's a good guy to have on your team. He's a good person. Some guys have problems with him, but I would like to play with that guy again any time. When the lights are turned on, that guy shows up every week. Those are the guys you'd like to play with."

Morgan  received a phone call from Fuller Wednesday night. Morgan expects to hear a lot of trash talk from Fuller on Sunday.

"He's going to talk trash all day, even if you beat him twice," Morgan said. "We're not enemies on the field. We have jobs to do. He wants to stop me, and I want to beat him."

Fuller is listed as questionable with a strained hamstring. He missed practice on Wednesday.


LEHAN GETTING CLOSE: Cornerback Michael Lehan should be activated for Sunday's game in Baltimore. Lehan pulled a calf muscle in the Green Bay preseason game and hasn't played since.

"He's working his way back in there at left cornerback," Davis said. "Hopefully, we'll have him active and in there helping us on special teams this week."


NUMBERS OF NOTE: The Browns have a five-game road winning streak, their longest since 1971-72. Wins at Baltimore and at San Francisco next week would tie the team record of seven consecutive road wins set on three previous occasions.

If the Browns win Sunday, they will have defeated the Ravens three consecutive seasons in Baltimore. It would be the second-longest streak against a team. The Browns have four straight wins in Philadelphia. Their last loss there was on Dec. 17, 1967.

The Ravens are one of six teams the Browns have never had an individual 100-yard rushing game against. Cleveland has gone eight games without someone cracking the century mark against Baltimore.

The longest streak is 19 against Denver. Kevin Mack had 87 yards against the Broncos Dec. 8, 1991.

At 3.4 years, the Browns have the lowest average experience in the NFL. Arizona is second at 3.6. The Browns' roster includes 10 rookies and 11 second-year players.


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