Paul Zukauskas, serves as counterpoint to yesterday's selection of Kevin Bentley as top camp rookie. Both players are featured in today's newswire. More..."> Paul Zukauskas, serves as counterpoint to yesterday's selection of Kevin Bentley as top camp rookie. Both players are featured in today's newswire. More...">

Saturday Wire: Do the Bentley Boogie

The agony of life on the bubble, experienced through 2001 draft pick <A HREF="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=149&p=8&c=1&nid=293348&yr=2002">Paul Zukauskas</A>, serves as counterpoint to yesterday's selection of <A HREF="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=149&p=8&c=1&nid=305648&yr=2002">Kevin Bentley</A> as top camp rookie. Both players are featured in <A HREF="http://www.brownstng.com/browns/news/btng_newswire.asp">today's newswire</A>. <I>More...</I>

Paul Zukauskas has never played a single regular-season down as an offensive tackle. Sent to the practice squad in 2001, the Boston College grad has another tense Tuesday to look forward to as he waits for the phone to ring. Steve Doerschuck's look at the stressful part of being a pro football player takes center stage in today's smallish group of newswire stories.

Most other stories focus on statements which were made at yesterday's Browns media luncheon.

Hmmm... my invite must have gotten lost in the mail. Or maybe it was never sent. Yes, yes, that's it. Never sent. * Sniff * When will I ever get my due as a real * Sniff * sportswriter?. * Sniff *

Maybe when I become one. Sorry for the digression. Yes, I suck.

Anyhow, Kevin Bentley's infectious, if not penalty-inducing, enthusiasm was the focus of the luncheon, attended by all the real writers. Plus, apparently Davis said something about Qasim Mitchell's problem not being heat-related, because that's what everyone says in their stories. We at Bernie's Insiders, however, are really clever and read the AP Wire, so we can tell you that it is apparently a bruised lung caused by a collision with Courtney Brown.

We've also got some stories about Mac Speedie, Brian Sipe, and Clay Matthews joining Bernie in the Browns Legends group, which is pretty cool. For fun, count how many times the official site - www.clevelandbrowns.com - puts its URL, which is www.clevelandbrowns.com, in the press release on the official site (www.clevelandbrowns.com). Since we're rather modest, you can be sure that Bernies Insiders (http://browns.theinsiders.com) would never stoop to such blatant self-pimpage. If we ever did, we would surely surround it by HTML tags so that you know you're being pimped at.

For further displays of this type of restraint, come visit our website at http://browns.theinsiders.com..

- AB

 


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