Berea Notes: Wednesday

More goodbyes for Charlie, and Chad Johnson up to his old tricks...

Jottings from the notebook in Berea...

Thanks Charlie: Several of the players paid tribute to Charlie Frye, including Crennel.

"Charlie did a good job for us while he was here," Crennel said. "We appreciated every thing he did for us while he was here. We talked about moving one of those guys and the opportunity arose, we wanted to take advantage of it."

Quinn said he already missed Frye's presence in the locker room.

"I'm going to miss Charlie in a lot of ways," Quinn said. "He will be missed as a leader, in the quarterback room and as a friend. I think he will be successful in Seattle or wherever he is."

Anderson said he spoke to Frye before he flew to Seattle.

"First, I'd like to say that Charlie and I have a good relationship and there are no hard feelings," Anderson said. "It could've easily have been me (that was traded)."

Stopping the Run: Crennel said he wasn't pleased with the Browns rushing defense and expects better play this week.

"When you give up 200 yards can't say they're playing well," he said. "They did o.k. in the first half, but didn't in the second half. We have to play good for all four quarters."

He didn't indicate they were looking to make any personnel changes.

Injury Update: Crennel said that DB Daven Holly (mild concussion) and LB Antwan Peek (foot muscle strain) will not practice Wednesday. WR Josh Cribbs (knee) and WR Tim Carter (knee) will be limited. P Dave Zastudil (back)will do a little punting.

" Right now, I expect everybody to be out there on Sunday," Crennel said.

Crennel also said that DB Gary Baxter won't play this week.

"Baxter is making progress but is not going to play this week."

On Chad: TE Kellen Winslow said he enjoyed the display of a Hall of Fame replica coat that Bengals' WR Chad Johnson put on after scoring a touchdown against the Ravens.

"He's a fun guy," Winslow said.

However, thinks CB Leigh Bodden will do a good job on Johnson Sunday.

"I think No. 28 (Bodden) is the best cornerback in the league," he said. "I know he'll get up for this game."


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