What we're hearing...
---A Browns source has told The OBR that it is premature to label Joe Jurevicius' injury as one that will keep him out for an extended period of time.
Published reports in the immediate aftermath of Sunday's embarrassing loss had the veteran missing anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.
While that time frame is possible, the source said, it's hardly set in stone. X-rays and an MRI revealed no broken ribs, although the area is severely bruised.
The extent of the injury, though, will definitely keep him out for this Sunday's game against the Bengals. Josh Cribbs is expected to take over for Jurevicius as the third receiver. Third-round pick Travis Wilson, who was on the inactive list last Sunday, will likely see playing time as well.
There is a possibility that Jurevicius could return for Game 3 against the
Ravens. However, that won't be determined until the middle of next week at
the earliest. The source added that they would be "very surprised" if
Jurevicius was unable to take the field the following week against the Raiders
should he miss the
Jurevicius injured his ribs on a third-down catch. The first-down reception was quickly wiped out by a penalty on guard Cosey Coleman.
---Speaking of Jurevicius, the Seahawks are feeling his loss following the
receiver's departure from
Wide receiver Nate Burleson, the club's big-ticket free-agent
acquisition this past off-season, has struggled to adapt to
A league source tells The OBR that, while the Seahawks realized they were up against a hometown team with enormous cap space, the club should have made a more determined effort to retain a player who was responsible for a healthy portion of the club's red zone and third-down success.
That point was driven home Sunday as the Seahawks failed to score a touchdown in four red zone opportunities during their 9-6 win over the Lions.
The loss of Jurevicius and the struggles of Burleson forced the Seahawks hand and pushed them into a trade with the Patriots for hold-out WR Deion Branch.
---Even with the loss of Jurevicius, you can forget about the Browns having any interest in Charles Rogers. The Browns have held minimal discussions regarding the receiver and whether to bring him in for a workout.
---The oft-repeated rumors of a Billy Volek trade to the Browns could be coming to an end in the very near future, a league source has told The OBR.
According to the source, the Chargers "are aggressively pursuing" a trade for Volek and should have a deal in place with the Titans at some point in the next week to ten days.
The delay in consummating a trade involves compensation on the part of the
---The Browns entertained at least five players at their
King was not offered a contract before leaving town, and will be placed on the team's emergency QB contact list. The Tulane product was the third QB to audition since the end of the pre-season, joining Mike McMahon and Dave Ragone.
In addition to King, the Browns held tryouts for defensive backs Michael
---Fullback Corey McIntyre, cut by the Browns nearly two weeks ago,
has signed a one-year deal with the Saints, The OBR has learned.
The Steelers, Lions and Chiefs also showed a varying amount of interest in the
veteran… Former Browns wide receiver Frisman Jackson worked out for the
Chiefs late last week and for the Jets earlier this week. The four-year
veteran, released by