Depth Chart and Roster Changes

Some changes have shown up on the Browns "unofficial" depth chart. That, and some notes leading up to our coverage of this Sunday game, can by found within...

Team Unveils Modified Depth Chart

The Browns included a new version of the team's "unofficial" depth chart in their weekly press released today. We have updated our depth chart to include the new information, including today's release of Andrew Hoffman and re-acquisition of OL Mike Pucillo. The depth chart is also available in downloadable Adobe Reader format. Right click here and save to your hard drive.

Among the key items on the depth chart:

1. Frye moves to backup quarterback

As we reported on Monday, head coach Romeo Crennel has been convinced to make QB Charlie Frye his back-up quarterback by his performance this pre-season. Doug Johnson becomes the team's #3 QB.

2. Droughns listed at #1 RB, but...

Crennel has told the media that the team's starting running back (Droughns or William Green) will likely be a gametime decision. The designation of starter may not be that critical - expect both players to get carries and for Crennel to decide on the number of carries as the game develops.

3. Offensive line transactions

Mike Pucillo is listed as the backup center, although he can also play offensive guard if needed. Nat Dorsey is listed as the team's backup at right tackle, but could also switch over the left side if needed there.

4. Lehan and McCutcheon are the likely starters at cornerback

Gary Baxter is listed as injured on team's new depth chart. The first official injury report comes out on Wednesday, and it is expected that Lee Suggs and Baxter will not be listed as probable.


Number Changes

The team has changed a bunch of uniform numbers which will be used on Sunday. They have been updated on our roster. Here are the new uniform numbers:

94: LB Orlando Ruff
23: CB Ray Mickens
70: OT L.J. Shelton
88: WR Frisman Jackson
75: DL Simon Fraser
84: TE Billy Miller
74: OT Nat Dorsey

Practice squad players with new numbers will be Paul Irons (89), Atlas Herrion (73) and Pete McMahon (79)


Remembering 9/11

The cowardly attack on innocent civilians in the World Trade Center took place four years ago this Sunday. The NFL will be remembering the tragedy in various ways in various cities. In Cleveland, a performance of "America the Beautiful" in Washington DC by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will be broadcast prior to the game. Larry Herman of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra will sing the national anthem and the colors will be presented by the five branches of the US military.


TV Info

The Browns game will be on CBS at 1PM EST this Sunday. The broadcast team will be Ian Eagle on play-by-play and Solomon Wilcots as the game analyst.


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