Friday Practice Notes

Oh yeah, there's a football game to played on Sunday, and the Browns continue to prepare...

BEREA - Braylon Edwards will undergo surgery on his torn right Anterior Cruciate ligament Jan. 3, Coach Romeo Crennel announced Friday.

If all goes well, Edwards will be on the field Sept. 10 for the regular season opener. He would have a little more nine months from the time of surgery to the opener to rehab.

Edwards was moving around the locker room briskly Friday, but he ducked into the equipment room without talking to reporters. The area is off limits to the media.

Edwards was injured Dec. 4 in a game against Jacksonville. The doctors kept waiting for the swelling to subside. The surgery is scheduled for almost a month after the injury, which is typical of such surgeries.

COLEMAN HOBBLED - On the subject of knee surgeries, Crennel said right guard Cosey Coleman will probably have his right knee scoped to clean out debris after the season.

The knee was swollen Friday, which is not a good sign. He might not play against the Ravens.

Dave Yovanovits could get the start if Coleman cannot play. Coleman said whether he plays would be a game-time decision. Normally, Dave Pucillo would step in, but he is already playing for injured center Jeff Faine.

SCRATCH ARRINGTON? - The name of LaVar Arrington has been mentioned in The Watercooler and other forums as a possibility at linebacker for the Browns next season. He is due $12 million from the Redskins in 2006, including a $6.5 million bonus July 15. The Redskins plan to cut him so they don't have to pay the huge bonus.

Arrington, 27, says he might retire rather than play elsewhere. He said he is capable of doing other things than playing football.

SUPER KICKERS - The Browns-Ravens game features two of the most accurate kickers in the history of the NFL.

Ravens' kicker Matt Stover is the third most accurate kicker in NFL history (377 of 454, 83 percent). Dawson, the Browns kicker, is second all-time (133 of 159, 83.6 percent). Dawson has made 25 of 27 field goal tries this year and 30 of his last 32 tries.

The all-time leading kicker in NFL history is Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt (216 of 247, 87.4 percent).

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