WWBT: Injuries and Changes

You want the scoop? We got the scoop. Lane lets you in on <I>What We've Been Told</I> as the Browns roller-coaster season continues. Browns injuries refuse to let up, and possible changes to starting the line-up are starting to get discussion time in Berea - and not just at QB. None of the spin and all of the skinny...

Our subscribers want the inside scoop, and we try to provide. Here are some details on items that are going to be showing up in media soon, or not, depending on how much the Browns want to reveal starting this Wednesday afternoon.

We figured that you want to know What We've Been Told:

If healthy enough to play, Kelly Holcomb will be the starting quarterback for the Browns on Sunday against the New England Patriots. Holcomb led a Browns failed comeback attempt against the San Diego Chargers in relief of starter Tim Couch, which stalled any hopes that Couch might have had of returning to a starting role. ‘If healthy' could loom large for the Browns, as Holcomb was walking with a noticeable limp following the game, which slightly improved as of Tuesday evening. Basically, Holcomb is questionable for Sunday's game against New England, but if he can practice without further incident, he will start.

The bye week can't come soon enough for this team. There are still health issues on the offensive line, and they may get worse before they get better. Barry Stokes will not play Sunday against the Patriots due to aggravating a high ankle sprain. Shaun O'Hara not expected to play following knee surgery but he will be evaluated later in the week. Jeff Faine has not been ruled out for Sunday's game, but it does not look promising.

The final injury news is that William Green is questionable due to his shoulder problems. Green will be evaluated later in the week. 

Keep your eye on this one: Quincy Morgan's tendency to drop passes has been vexing. Andre Davis has been mentioned as a replacement for Quincy Morgan. Also likely is that DT Alvin McKinley will be receiving increased playing time.

Finally, in addition to his public complaints about penalties (where Felipe Claybrooks seemed to get into the doghouse), Butch Davis is not happy with the team's performance against the run and in maintaining scheme responsibilities.

This is all, of course, from What We've Been Told...

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