Morgan Reacts to Trade Rumors

David Carducci wasted no time following up on reported trade rumors with the deal's possible bait: WR Quincy Morgan. Find out what Q thinks of a possible deal to the Dolphins as well as the very latest on today's activity in Berea...

BEREA - Rumors of a possible trade to the Miami Dolphins are not going to bother Cleveland Browns wide receiver Quincy Morgan.

"It's not like it like they are sending me to Iraq," said Morgan.

According to a report on ESPN Monday night, the Browns have discussed trading either Morgan or fellow starting wide receiver Andre Davis to the Dolphins, presumably in return for help on either the offensive or defensive line.

"Strange things happen in this league," said Morgan. "I'll play wherever I'm wanted"

Morgan said he has not discussed the rumor with Browns coach Butch Davis.

"I haven't talked to him about it, and I'm not going to," said Morgan. "If it happens, it happens."

With David Boston lost for the season following knee surgery, the Dolphins have been in the market for a wide receiver to complement Chris Chambers. They signed veteran Antonio Freeman this week to add depth at the position, but the former Green Bay Packer star is well past his prime.

Don't be surprised to see Browns running back James Jackson added to the rumor mill. Jackson hinted last week that he wouldn't mind being traded, and the Dolphins would be a logical fit considering his ties to the Miami area and the recent surprise retirement of Ricky Williams.

The Dolphins currently list Travis Minor as the top running back on the depth chart, but he has just 370 total rushing yards in limited duty during his first three NFL seasons.

Morgan, who has been a disappointment in his three seasons since being selected in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, is an unrestricted free agent after this season. If the Browns were to trade a receiver, he would be the likely choice.

Jackson is also headed for free agency at the end of the year. Since being drafted in the third round in 2001 and starting for the bulk of his rookie season, he has dropped to a distant third on the depth chart behind William Green and Lee Suggs.

The Browns could be interested in holdout defensive end Adewale Ogunleye. The restricted free agent, who led the Dolphins with 15 sacks last season, reportedly wants an eight-digit signing bonus before he is willing to report to training camp. And while the Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins have talked with several teams to gauge interest in Ogunleye, they would still have to sign the four-year veteran from Indiana before they could deal him.

LIKE IT OR LUMP IT - Kellen Winslow isn't about to tone down his approach to practice, and teammates like defensive back Roosevelt Williams are just going to have to deal with it.

Williams called Winslow "unprofessional" for lowing his shoulder into him during what was supposed to be a light-contact drill Monday.

The rookie tight end was at it again Tuesday morning, holding his block and driving defensive lineman Felipe Claybrooks downfield long after the whistle during a full-team drill. When Claybrooks took exception, Winslow took the confrontation to another level, forcing teammates to separate the impromptu wrestling match.

"I think the Browns need that," said Winslow. "I only know one speed. I'm going 100-percent every play. That's just my thing."

According to Winslow, most of his new teammates appreciate his high-energy style in practice.

"They know me," said Winslow. " Roosevelt thought I was unprofessional, but that's the way I am. Not unprofessional, but 100-miles per hour. I think he should do the same. That's how you get better."

- Winslow admitted that some of his intensity comes from bringing a defensive approach to the offensive side of the football. In high school in San Diego, Winslow was his conference's defensive player of the year as a pass-rushing end.

"Sometimes I do ask coach if I can play defense," said Winslow. "My college coach didn't let me, but (the Browns) may let me rush on punts."

Winslow has also talked to Browns defensive coordinator Dave Campo about possibly playing some defensive end.

"He said he'd look at it," Winslow said with a smile.

PRACTICE PICKS UP - The intensity of training camp has turned up a notch since the Browns returned from a disappointing preseason opener in Nashville.

"The leaders of the team took control of the situation," said safety Robert Griffith.

How just how did the team leaders take control?

"We talked about what we want in life," said defensive end Kenard Lang. "Do we want to be known as champs or chumps? Those are the only two options we have in life. We want to be the best team in the NFL. You can feel it now, that it's a whole lot more physical out there."

And while Lang said he likes the new tempo of practice, it means nothing if it doesn't carry over to Saturday's preseason game with Detroit.

"Jaw-wagging and talking about practicing harder is one thing, but you have to go out there and perform the same way (in the game)," said Lang. "People talk, but I only worry about the people who show up on game day. The ones who don't show up, they'll get taken care of real quick, because they won't last very long.

"We are angry because we thought we took some positive steps in the scrimmage with Buffalo two weeks ago, and then we go out and play the way we did in Tennessee."

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