Chad Beasley in the Spotlight

David Carducci provides the first report from Berea on offensive line changes which are hitting the Browns. Get more detail on the health of our offensive linemen and how the team is going to deal with it - plus Dave talks to Chad Beasley about what he expects if he has to step in!

BEREA - Chad Beasley's entire career at guard consists of just three plays.

Now the converted defensive lineman from Virginia Tech could very well be the Cleveland Browns starting left guard Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

If Shaun O'Hara's injured knee is not healthy enough by gameday, Beasley would get his first NFL start in his place. The banged-up offensive line will also likely include Melvin Fowler at center, replacing Jeff Faine, who has a torn MCL in his left knee.

"As a defensive lineman, I always looked forward to games when the other team's offensive line had a few new guys in there," said Beasley. "I'm sure their defensive line is probably a little excited ... but that doesn't change our approach."

"We aren't going to change a thing. That's already been addressed ... We are going to do exactly the same things that have been successful to this point."

Beasley played defensive end in college, then converted to the offensive line after he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He practiced only at guard during the 2002 season after the Browns signed him off the Vikings practice squad Oct. 1. The Browns then switched him to tackle in August, hoping they could groom him to be Ross Verba's eventual replacement at left tackle.

After playing three games on special teams and making one appearance as a tackle eligible in a goal-line situation, Beasley saw action for the first time on the offensive line in the Browns' victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday when he replaced Paul Zukauskas for three plays.

Zukauskas is expected to play Sunday on an injured ankle. Should Beasley play left guard, rookie Enoch Demar would be the first option at right guard if Zukauskas goes down.

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