Update: Troy Brown Looking at Cleveland?

Chaun Thompson makes an unexpected stop... and is Troy Brown headed our way?

The Cleveland Browns continue to look at loading up their roster with veterans as GM Phil Savage tries to gear up the team to make a run at the playoffs in 2008.

Here are some tidbits which crossed our desk this afternoon:

  • Veteran WR Troy Brown may have an interest in the Browns, according to the Boston Herald. A "source with knowledge of the situation" (whatever that means) reports that the Browns have contacted Brown and are looked favorably on as a landing spot thanks to Romeo Crennel.
  • Chaun Thompson will be visiting Houston today. The unrestricted free agent graduated from football powerhouse West Texas A&M and may be interested in returning to his home state. As we've reported over the last several weeks, Thompson would like to see if it's possible to play a larger role on defense. The linebacker has been yanked from position-to-position and scheme-to-scheme during his stay in Cleveland, and has been making his biggest impact on special teams in recent years.
  • As we relayed on the Watercooler earlier today and via Hot News a couple of days ago, the team has re-signed Gary Baxter and Charles Ali to one-year contracts. Baxter is continuing his comeback from dual patellar tears and would be the first NFL player to come back form such a devastating injury should he return to action with the team. Baxter will likely get a shot at playing safety over the summer.

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