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Browns have injury problems at receiver, too

Josh Cribbs,  Morgan Cox AP

With the Jets losing receiver Santonio Holmes for the season, some have suggested that they should try to swing a trade with the team that helped bring Mark Sanchez to town three years ago.

The Browns, whose top-five pick in 2009 resulted in the Jets landing Sanchez, aren’t thrilled with the inability of receiver Greg Little to catch the ball consistently.  So the Browns should send him to the Jets and further build for the future, right?

Apart from the fact that the current power structure in Cleveland may not be around to use any draft picks that could be obtained via trading Little, the Browns need him.  As recently explained by Jeff Schudel of the Morning Journal, three wideouts missed Monday’s practice with injuryMohamed Massaquoi has a lingering hamstring problem, Josh Cribbs suffered a concussion against the Ravens, and Travis Benjamin has an undisclosed injury.

After Tuesday’s off day, the Browns will convene for practice on Wednesday, and it’ll be important to scan the injury report for updates on all three players.  If none will be available for Sunday’s game against the Giants, Little becomes even more important to the offense.

And even if/when all receivers return to 100 percent, Little remains critical to the effort to win enough games to avoid a house cleaning.  Nothing the Jets can give the Browns in return for Little will do that.

Then again, nothing anyone could give the Browns could do that, up to and including a deal that would bring Tom Brady to Berea.

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15 Responses to “Browns have injury problems at receiver, too”
  1. fumblenuts says: Oct 3, 2012 9:09 AM

    They should advertise in the newspaper, hiring immediately for wide receivers at the “Factory of Sadness.”

  2. zimaman says: Oct 3, 2012 9:11 AM

    sounds like a good idea

    the way the Jets are going we might soon see Tebow (who cant throw) to Little (who cant catch)

    luv it a recipe for success if I ever saw one

  3. charbycharlie says: Oct 3, 2012 9:19 AM

    The Browns have receivers?

  4. sterilizecromartie says: Oct 3, 2012 9:29 AM

    Well, they could have Julio Jones on their roster right now but they did the “smart thing” and traded down, choosing quantity over quality. They did the same thing when they didn’t pony up enough picks to move up two spots to get RG3. Hmm, so the Browns could have RG3 throwing to Julio Jones right now if they weren’t so stingy? Yes. Tough pill to swallow Browns fans.

  5. eecs2323 says: Oct 3, 2012 9:34 AM

    Wow, being a d*ck for no reason when writing about the Browns. That’s new.

    My team sucks. Thanks for the head’s up. I hadn’t noticed.

  6. eecs2323 says: Oct 3, 2012 9:40 AM

    Well, they could have Julio Jones on their roster right now but they did the “smart thing” and traded down, choosing quantity over quality. They did the same thing when they didn’t pony up enough picks to move up two spots to get RG3. Hmm, so the Browns could have RG3 throwing to Julio Jones right now if they weren’t so stingy? Yes. Tough pill to swallow Browns fans.

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    8 draft picks for two players. Yep, that’s how you build a team. Browns will struggle this year but have built a foundation…Jets? Getting worse every year with no hope in sight. Tough pill to swallow Jets fans.

  7. pabrownsfan says: Oct 3, 2012 9:43 AM

    You know i would complain about your comments but they were all so true i had to give them all a thumbs up!

  8. chalkruz1989 says: Oct 3, 2012 9:52 AM

    I feel for Brandon Weeden, despite what you may think about him as a quarterback, his supporting cast is in the bottom tier of the NFL if not the complete bottom. His receivers are threes and fours at best while his offensive line would be miserable without Joe Thomas. Mike Holmgren sure hasn’t turned Cleveland around and might have even set them back with some of their moves.

  9. joemammy says: Oct 3, 2012 9:54 AM

    @sterilizecromartie:

    Man-crush on Julio Jones much? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  10. salsendardo says: Oct 3, 2012 10:04 AM

    Don’t the Browns have like 10 rookies starting/getting significant playing time right now? Lets write them all off after 4 games. They’ve peaked. And therefore they will suck forever. Sounds like a great idea.

  11. blantoncollier says: Oct 3, 2012 10:07 AM

    Keep piling it on the Browns.

    Heckert is building this team the right way. He took over one of the oldest teams in the NFL that wasnt going to win. Gutted the roster and is building the team the right way through the draft.

    Will every pick work out? NOPE—then again every pick doesnt work out in Pittsburgh or New England or anywhere.

    For the first time since 1999–everyone is on the same page on how to build the team. Holmgren, Heckert and Shurmur. There is a plan. They are following it and not looking back.

    The team lacks depth all over. Especially at receiver and guard. Also need help in the defensive backfield.

    Pat Shurmur might not be a popular guy in Cleveland because he isnt media friendly–but he is confident in the plan and not afraid to bring experienced coaches like Dick Juraon and Brad Childress.

    As Weeden and Richardson develop, they will win some games in November and December–surprise some people.

    Once it was announced the team would be sold, the easy thing would have been to try and find some veterans bring them to win faster to save front office jobs. But Heckert and Shurmur stuck with the blueprint.

    Its a shame Mr. Haslam and Joe Banner will blow this team up.

  12. sdakota says: Oct 3, 2012 10:21 AM

    funny comparison, the jets, a team with no young talent or future, vs. a team 0 and 4, yet full of young promise and talent

  13. itsthemelman82 says: Oct 3, 2012 10:22 AM

    I hope Josh Gordon turns out to be the answer because Greg Little isn’t a number 1 WR. It would be really nice to see the Browns compete in the AFC… Not as nice as a Bears Super Bowl but, nice nonetheless.

  14. greymares says: Oct 3, 2012 1:28 PM

    just play tough defense and run T.R. like the Eagles ran McCoy.

  15. jackblackshairyback says: Oct 3, 2012 4:31 PM

    Here’s a fun fact….through 4 games, Josh Gordon has more receiving yards than Justin Blackmon.

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