What We've Been Told

More stuff you're not really supposed to know. The buzz continues to flow to the OBR's Lane Adkins, who offers the latest inside word about the team's offensive line issues, Travis Wilson's gameday challenges, Josh Cribbs' ankle, and why RB Austin Scott was cut.

- The placing of WR Joe Jurevicius on the PUP list does not come as a surprise to those around the team. While speculation persists that the WR will retire, we've been told Jurevicius continues to rehab diligently, all in hopes of getting back on the playing field at some point in the 2008 season.

- The coaching staff was not pleased with the proficiency of the team in the pre-season loss to the Detroit Lions. In the days following the loss, paying attention to detail and playing within themselves in the scheme has been the club's chief concern.

- The interior of the offensive line, on both the first- and second-teams, has not graded out well. Starting center Hank Fraley and offensive guard Rex Hadnot have missed assignments and been slow in recognizing defensive stunts. The second-team line, outside of RT Isaac Sowells, has been handled with relative ease, and that includes veteran center Seth McKinney as well.

- Backup WR Travis Wilson may be pressing in games. The third-year player has been a non-factor in the past two pre-season games, when an opportunity to produce has to materialize positive results. The organization is not down on the receiver, but production is expected to come out of the roster spot or two that Wilson along with Steve Sanders and Syndric Steptoe are battling for.

- Josh Cribbs' high ankle sprain has not played into the mix as far as Steptoe making the roster as the team expects Cribbs to be ready for the opener. At this point, Steptoe continues to impress not only on special teams, but in the passing game as well.

- Rookie RB Austin Scott was released yesterday due to a general lack of grasping the game, which includes showing urgency and the time spent to be thoroughly ready.

- Veteran offensive lineman Ryan Tucker will be on the practice fields in the days leading up to the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

- The play of QB Brady Quinn and the Browns offense did not change the impression of the decision makers in the organization regarding the QB. Filling in for the injured Derek Anderson, Quinn was not decisive, or the offense as a whole for that matter.


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