Cleveland Browns Release Joe Jurevicius


Published: March 12, 2009


... player, and really never was. He is old. He did have a staph infection and will never be a No. 1 WR.

So why the fuss? Well, he provides an essential and valuable form of veteran leadership. He is a hard worker, and that is more infectious than his staph infection.

He was dedicated to the Cleveland Browns—how many other players on the roster can honestly say that?

He wasn't just a behind the scenes guy either. His hands are about as dependable as they get. He is a very big, physical presence and concentrates well.Braylon could use the coaching.

The fans like him, coaches like him (evidently not Mangini), and players like him.

Getting rid of players like Kellen Winslow Jr. is questionable. But OK, make your statement, fine. Six will argue for it and a half dozen will argue against it.

But getting rid of JJ? Maybe fans missed something, maybe the guy wanted eight million or something in the restructuring that was going on. But it seems t...

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