Fred Greetham's Browns Notebook

Notes from Saturday's session in Berea with the Browns

Losing Leigh: Crennel weighed in on trading CB Leigh Bodden to the Lions as part of the trade to bring DL Shaun Rogers to the Browns.

"Leigh took advantage of the opportunity here to become a starter," Crennel said. "He did a nice job for us while he was here and we're going to miss him."

Bodden had 93 tackles and led the team with six interceptions last year.

"It will create competition in the secondary and it looks like Brandon McDonald and Daven Holly will be battling it out."

Eric Wright is expected to return as the other starter.

Slow Draft Day: In effect, the Browns have traded away their top three draft choices in 2008 in the upcoming draft. Currently, they have second-day picks four through seven.

"Brady is our No. 1 draft choice, Corey is our No. 2 draft choice and Shaun is our No. 3 choice," Crennel said.

"I would take that draft every year," Savage said.

Savage said he thinks it will be highly unlikely the Browns will make any trades to get into the first-round this year.

"I think it would be almost impossible to get into the first round with Anderson being off the books," Savage said. "We can narrow our search to the fourth through seventh rounds. "

Crennel was asked what will happen on the first day of the draft since the Browns are currently without their first three draft choices.

"We'll probably eat too much."

Time to Win: Savage said it's time for the Browns to make a run for the playoffs.

"After last season and knowing what our schedule is it's time for us to take another step," Savage said. "

The Browns hosted wide receiver Donte Stallworth and the Titan's defensive lineman Travis LeBoy yesterday, but both left without a signed deal.

"We still have (salary cap) room to do a little more," Savage said.

Crennel Happy with QBs: Romeo Crennel said he's glad that the Browns were able to retain Derek Anderson.

"I'm excited to have both guys on the team," Crennel said. "They're both good players and by having competition at that position will help both of them and the team. Both guys will help the Browns win."


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