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ESPN: Browns center Bentley hurts knee in contact drill

SDRay

Let's go Fleet! #BoatUp #AnchorDown
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#1
Sucks for the Browns. :no:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2531239&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

BEREA, Ohio -- Pro Bowl center LeCharles Bentley, one of Cleveland's biggest free-agent signings this winter, injured his left knee during the Browns' first 11-on-11 drill of training camp on Thursday.


Bentley got tangled in a pile of players as he was blocking on a running play for Reuben Droughns.


Bentley screamed, "No," before remaining on his knees as the Browns moved their scrimmage up the field so the 6-foot-2, 309-pounder could be attended to. He stayed on the ground in a seated position for several minutes before Cleveland's medical staff immobilized his left knee and carted him to the locker room.
 

AnteaterRaider

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#2
You gotta feel for the guy, comes home and might not play this year in front of his family

Hope he gets well but not til we finish playing the browns
 

Trumpet_Man

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#3
He was also honoring Otto Grahams old number 00.

That dudes salary eats up 3 or 4 linemens worth of salary cap and that is just not salary cap prudent or responsible in my fan book.
 

Shamrock

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Trumpet_Man said:
He was also honoring Otto Grahams old number 00.
I thought he did it because of former Raider OC, Jim Otto.

The Browns traded away Jeff Faine to the Saints. They have some stiff behind Bentley - AND Bob Hallen on their roster .....
 

SDRay

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That site with the video clip has this up.

UPDATE: Sources say LeCharles Bentley has a potentially season-ending knee injury.
 

Shamrock

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Browns | Hallen works with first-team offense
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 12:45:32 -0700

ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns OG Bob Hallen replaced injured C LeCharles Bentley (knee) at center with the first-team offense during the team's morning practice Thursday, July 27.
 

Shamrock

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#8
I'm listening live to the NFL Channel, and a Brown's spokesman (Phil Savage) just confirmed that it is a torn left patella tendon.

Browns General Manager, Phil Savage, also said the Browns will be looking to acquire another player for depth - behind new starting center - Bob Hallen.
 

Trumpet_Man

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Shamrock said:
I thought he did it because of former Raider OC, Jim Otto.

The Browns traded away Jeff Faine to the Saints. They have some stiff behind Bentley - AND Bob Hallen on their roster .....
I think you are right.

Otto Graham was a qb
 

Trumpet_Man

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Here is Otto Graham - a blast to the past:

When Paul Brown began organizing the Cleveland Browns team to play in the new All-America Football Conference (AAFC), the first player he signed was Otto Graham, a tailback from Northwestern University. Brown eyed Graham as the perfect quarterback for his new pro team.

Graham planned to concentrate on basketball at Northwestern. He was "discovered" playing intra-mural football as a freshman and although he became a fine passer in three varsity seasons, he had no experience in the T-formation. Brown never wavered in his decision. "Otto has the basic requirements of a T-quarterback – poise, ball-handling and distinct qualities of leadership."

It turned out the coach was right. Once Graham joined the Browns, he not only quickly mastered the mechanics of the T but he became the heart of a dynamic football machine. With Graham at the controls, the Browns won four straight AAFC titles and compiled an awesome 52-4-3 record.

Still, pro football "experts" theorized Otto and the Browns would get their comeuppance once they faced the NFL in 1950, but both the quarterback and the team proved more than equal to the occasion. In the Browns' 30-28 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in the 1950 NFL Championship Game, Graham threw four touchdown passes.

His finest title-game performance came four years later when he scored three touchdowns and threw for a trio of scores in a 56-10 lacing of Detroit. Graham retired after that game but responded to Paul Brown's SOS early in 1955. In the final game of his career, the NFL championship against the Los Angeles Rams, he ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more in a 38-14 victory. For the ninth time in 10 seasons, Otto was named first-team all-league quarterback.

While Graham was guiding the Browns, Cleveland played in 10 straight title games and had four AAFC and three NFL championships.
 

Concudan

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Damn I was expecting the Brownies to surprise some teams this season. They just have some pittifully bad luck.
 

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