What Does The Future Hold For The Browns’ Aging Defensive Line?

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Published: July 10, 2009

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... finished in the bottom five in rushing yards allowed for the last five seasons.  That being said, what is the outlook for the team's defensive line in 2009 and in years to come?

Most likely, that will all depend on the youngsters as the three players who have anchored the line for the past several seasons are not getting any younger.

Ted Washington is 41, Orpheus Roye is 36, and Robaire Smith is 31. 

If the Browns' defense is to grow, it needs to start now before the veterans are gone and we are left with nothing but inexperienced rookies and seasoned players who, despite having been in the league, do not have the starting experience of the Browns' big three.

 

Kenyon Coleman

"An unbelievable person who adds real stoutness in the run game," according to Eric Mangini.

Coleman was drafted by the Raiders in the fifth round (147 overall) in 2002 and spent time with the Cowboys and Jets before being traded...

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