What We've Been Told, The Sequel

Fresh off a 'Big Show' radio appearance, Lane delivers the scoop on what the other 'Big Show' has in mind once free agency commences on Friday, including rumors on Boldin and Corey Williams...

In recent days, speculation is making its way out through media entities regarding off-season plans and free agency news concerning the Cleveland Browns.

Much of the discussion in the media has been noted and discussed at length in theOBR's "Ask the Insiders" forum. In our never-ending drive to get the latest about the team on the monitors of every Browns fan, we will take this opportunity to note what we have noted and provide additional insight as the free-agent player-signing period looms.

- Defensive lineman Corey Williams is one player widely assumed to be on the chopping block due to his pedestrian impact and high salary. At the time of this writing, the Williams camp has not been notified by the Browns of a potential release. Early in this off-season, there has been internal discussion related to utilizing Williams more as an inside presence in the 2010 season.

- Leading up to free agency, theOBR has been told the Browns staff has spent considerable time evaluating potential FA ILB's and DB's as this area was highly exploited a season ago.

- Expected to be released prior to the free agent player signing period, RB Thomas Jones will garner interest from the Browns.

- RFA Jerome Harrison, despite playing extremely well when provided the opportunity, has not gained the starting job this off-season. With Harrison being restricted and the Browns basically controlling his rights, the team is believed to be intrigued in bringing in an established player they've evaluated to be a potential standout.

- James Davis, a sixth-round selection of the organization in the 2009 college player draft, could be completely medically cleared prior to rookie camp following the draft, which is anticipated to be late April/early May.

- The Browns have not held discussions with the San Diego Chargers -- as some have speculated -- regarding CB Antonio Cromartie.

- As Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin was the subject of much discussion at the player combine in Indianapolis, the Browns have not entered into the fray. Reason being, the modest draft pick the Cardinals require in trade -- believed to be a late second to middle third rounder-- is not the issue; rather, the huge salary the oft-injured and highly productive WR will command.

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