New information that came up in the last couple of days was the reason why Mike Sellers' career with the Browns has ended.
Sellers was arrested last week with teammate Lamar Chapman on charges of possession of drugs and criminal tools. A day later, results of tests on a dollar bill found in the van Sellers was driving at the time of the arrest were positive for cocaine.
The organization stood behind Sellers last week after coach Butch Davis suspended him for last Sunday's game against Cincinnati. New information presented to Davis on Tuesday led to a decision to waive Sellers.
"It was a combination of things that maybe changed the circumstances," Davis said. "As time goes by, you become a little more educated, and it became necessary that we needed to make a change. There were some things that came to light that clearly changed the circumstances."
Davis said that he wasn't displeased with Sellers' play, but he didn't base his decision on his playing performance.
"Mike gave good effort on the field, but it might not have been as impactful as maybe we thought at the beginning of this season," Davis said. "The dismissal had nothing to do with a football perspective."
The release of Sellers means that Aaron Shea will be the starting H-back. Shea started at the position the last two weeks.
Despite the unsettled situation that has been created by the Sellers' saga, Shea doesn't expect it to have an adverse effect on the field.
"You're always surprised. Anytime something like that happens, it's a shock," Shea said. "But it's not going to affect us on Sunday. I don't think there will be in one person's mind, ‘Well, I feel bad for what happened to Mike.' We're going to think, ‘Hey, I have to block Jevon Kearse' "
MOVING UP: With Sellers out of the picture, Rod Monore's playing time will increase. Monroe has worked at tight end as well as H-back.
I'm an in-between guy. I can do both," Monroe said. "It's been pretty much a learning process for playing H-back."
INJURY REPORT: The Browns' list is short, compared to the 10 listed by the Titans. Receiver Jammi German (knee) is doubtful for the Browns. Running back James Jackson (ankle) is questionable.
For the Titans, receiver Chris Sanders (back) is out. Listed as questionable are defensive backs Blaine Bishop (foot/hand), DeRon Jenkins (foot/ankle) and Perry Phenix (knee/ankle); receivers Kevin Tyson (toe) and Justin McCareins (ankle); offensive tackle Brad Hopkins (hand); tight ends Erron Kinney (calf) and Frank Wychek (ankle), and defensive lineman Jevon Kearse (back).