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Highlights from press conference with Browns coach Eric Mangini

By Nate Ulrich Published: October 1, 2010

Browns coach Eric Mangini met with reporters Friday morning. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference:

  • Mangini said quarterback Jake Delhomme could be the team's No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals depending on how his ankle progresses. In the half-hour of practice open to reporters today, Delhomme looked awkward as he tried to plant his right foot while throwing. It was impossible to determine whether his awkward footwork was a product of a stiff ankle or a brace that could have restricted his movement. Delhomme wore pants, so his ankle was not visible. Mangini said he'll probably decide who will start at quarterback by Saturday night

  • Mangini said linebacker Jason Trusnik and defensive linemen Shaun Rogers, Kenyon Coleman and Robaire Smith will return to practice today. During the 30-minute portion of practice open to media, Coleman was the only aforementioned player who was not on the practice field. Mangini said he expects Rogers, Smith and Coleman to play Sunday. Trusnik suffered a concussion Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, Mangini said.

  • Mangini said it's going to be tough for offensive lineman John St. Clair, who did not practice today, to start Sunday. Tony Pashos will probably start at right tackle in place of St. Clair, Mangini said.

  • The Browns will face two reality TV stars -- wide receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens -- Sunday when they play the Bengals. When asked which Browns players would be the most entertaining on reality TV, Mangini said he would put linebacker Blake Costanzo, tight end Robert Royal and fullback Lawrence Vickers in a house with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan serving as a "house mother."


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