Camp Notes: 8/22

Notes from Tuesday's camp session, where Reuben Droughns was happy to be back with his teammates...

Droughns Relieved:
RB Reuben Droughns was back on the practice field after arriving back from a preliminary trial in Colorado on Monday. The trial was set for Feb. 5, 2007.

He was on the field at about 3:10 pm, about a half hour late.

"I'm relieved," he said. "We accomplished what we wanted to do in pushing the trial back until after the season."

Crennel was also pleased.

"It's good to know his season or our season won't be interrupted," Crennel said. "It's probably good for him, too to clear his head and not worry about it."

Braylon's Progress: WR Braylon Edwards seems to continue to make progress. He has been on the ground going for passes and getting knocked down and seemingly unharmed.

"He seems to be doing pretty good with it," Crennel said. "He takes a tumble and has gotten back up. We are going to continue to be cautious with him."

Crennel said he hasn't decided if Edwards will play Saturday against the Bills.

"The biggest thing that weighs into the decision is talking to the medical people and Braylon himself."

Nice Plays: QB Darrell Hackney hit WR Travis Wilson on a long pass down the sideline. Wilson made a nice catch and beat two defenders on the play in Ralph Brown and Brian Russell. Also, Hackney was intercepted by CB Leigh Bodden, who returned the ball for a score and then promptly spiked the ball in the endzone.

Injury Update: CB Gary Baxter (pectoral), CB Daylon McCutcheon (knee), OT Ryan Tucker (knee) and OL Isaac Sowells (ankle) were on the field but did not practice. All but Tucker were on the bicycle.

Big Trade: The Browns traded WR Carlton Brewster to Green Bay for DB Therrian Fontenot. Fontenot (5-10, 187 pounds) was on the Packers practice squad in 2005 and appeared in one game on special teams. Fontenot was an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State. Brewster was an undrafted rookie from Ferris State.

"We have a need for a corner," Crennel said. "With a couple of our guys banged up, we thought we could use some depth." 

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