Week 1 of the preseason is in the books. While the Browns have to be feeling good about their first game against Green Bay, how are some of the ex-Browns feeling?
Derek Anderson – Currently Matt Leinart’s backup in Arizona, Derek finished Saturday’s game with a QB rating of 45.3 after going 13 of 22 for 88 yards, a 2-yard TD to Beanie Wells, and 2 INTs. Even thought the Cardinals won 19-16, they were behind Houston 16-0 with Anderson and Leinart on the field.
Brady Quinn – Finished 6 of 16 passing for 66 yards and one INT against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. That pick was also returned for a TD and earned Quinn a spot the Monday Night Football segment “C’mon Man.” Quinn is competing with Broncos’ rookie sensation Tim Tebow for the back-up QB job, and according to ESPN AFC West Blogger Bill Williamson, Quinn is not looking so hot (zing, see photo).
Charlie Frye – Did not play in Oakland’s preseason game against Dallas due to a hand injury. He is competing with ex-Ravens QB Kyle Boller for the backup job. Boller played well, and old Charlie looks to be on the bubble for making the Raiders’ final roster.
Braylon Edwards – Caught three balls Monday night against the Giants for 35 yards. One in particular was a great 9-yard grab as he was falling down on a hook route. Browns fans who watched hoping to see a drop were forced to settle for Edwards being flagged for illegal touching, nullifying a 23 yard catch on 3rd and 17. His new beard also had a decent night, managing to catch two bees on the sideline. After essentially saying he was too pretty for Cleveland last week, Braylon tweeted this photo before the game to drive that point home.
Kellen Winslow – The 27-year-old boy trapped in the body of 42-year-old man did not play in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Dolphins because of a bum knee.
Antonio Bryant – Sat out Sunday’s preseason game against Denver with a swollen knee. His role in the Bengal passing game with the new arrival of Terrell Owens has yet to be determined. Owens meanwhile caught 4 passes for 23 yards.
Shaun Smith – The former defensive end cut by the Browns and Lions both (that would be the double whammy), played in Kansas City’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons Friday but did not record a tackle. His roster spot is considered in jeopardy despite a relationship with former Browns’ giggle machine Romeo Crennel.
Brodney Pool – Looking to make a push for a starting spot on the Jets’ loaded defensive, Pool played with the first team extensivley alongside Jim Leonhard Monday night, and recorded one TD saving tackle. No concussions either. He is currently listed behind Jet’s free safety Eric Smith on the depth chart.
Sean Jones – Acquired by current Browns’ GM Tom Heckert when he was still with the Eagles. He then signed by Tampa Bay this year and was credited with two tackles in Saturday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. He looks like a safe bet to make Tampa’s final roster as the backup strong safety.
Kamerion Wimbley – The one-move-wonder Wimbley played in Oakland’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday but was a non-factor. He did not record a single tackle in limited action.
Rex Hadnot – Now a Cardinal after being let go by the Browns, Hadnot played Saturday and is fighting for a starting spot on Arizona’s offensive line. He is currently listed as the backup guard, and should make the team after signing a 3-year free agent deal.
Jamal Lewis – While he remains semi-retired, Jamal did manage to get linked last week to notorious HGH distributor Dr. Anthony Galea in a story released by NFL Fanhouse, and various other sources.