Safety Positions Could Be Cause for Concern for Browns Defense


Published: July 7, 2009

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Okay, Elam is not in that class quite yet, and he may never reach that elite status. However, head coach Eric Mangini is comfortable with him, and Elam is familiar playing in Mangini’s system. He will also be able to assist his partner in the defensive backfield, Brodney Pool.


There was speculation that the Browns were discussing bringing in former Bears safety Mike Brown. Reports were saying that Mangini and general manager George Kokinis were looking at Brown as a player that could provide depth behind Elam and Pool.


Currently, Mike Adams is listed as the primary backup behind the two starters.


Mangini has also been discussing giving special teams specialist Josh Cribbs reps at free safety. However, it is unrealistic to think that Cribbs can step in and start, or ...

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