Anderson's passes are crisper, more accurate and have more velocity. He is throwing better than he did six weeks ago in minicamp. Meanwhile Dorsey's passes are slow as ever.
Of course, there is more to being a quarterback than throwing a football. In that regard, Anderson is still learning.
"Derek is better than he was last year," Crennel said. "His feet are better. He lost some weight. He moves better. He has a tremendous arm as it is. He's commanding the offense better. He's competing now for the No. 2 spot."
Crennel said he does not know how long McCutcheon will be out.
"We're trying to treat the swelling in the knee with anti-inflammatories and ice," Coach Romeo Crennel said. "If we aren't able to control it that way, then we'll do more extensive evaluations. There is not a stability issue, we're trying to treat the swelling and we'll see where that takes us.
"The competition was nose to nose. We were just going to alternate days with them. If Daylon's knee doesn't do better, then Leigh has a knee up or a leg up. We felt we would go through training camp and some preseason games and then see who we thought was the best."
Bodden has made some spectacular plays - batting down passes and hitting a receiver hard enough to jar the ball loose.
McCutcheon said before his injury that he is confident we can hold onto his starting job. Assuming he gets healthy, the Browns stand to gain either way because the loser in the battle will be the nickel back.
Another lineman in Orange and Brown
Todd Washington is the newest Brown. He is a guard/center with eight years of experience with the Redskins and Texans. The Browns cleared a roster spot for him by waiving free agent rookie offensive lineman Ben Brielmaier. .
Washington is 6-3, 310 pounds. He played in 97 games with 17 starts. He has one NFL start at center. The Browns need a backup center for Bob Hallen.