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Massaquoi still upbeat

By Marla Ridenour Published: October 19, 2009

Browns rookie receiver Mohamed Massaquoi became the Browns' No. 1 receiver after the Oct. 7 trade that sent Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets.

But since then, the 50th overall pick from Georgia has caught six passes for 99 yards (five for 83 Sunday at Pittsburgh), but has dropped six more.

Call it Braylon's curse, if you will, but the Browns have totalled 15 drops since Edwards left town.

''Each game you just want to go out there and lay it all on the line and try to make as many plays,'' Massaquoi said Monday. ''You’re not going to have everything go your way, but at the end of the day you want to say you played your best and played as hard as you could.''

He said he and rookie Brian Robiskie of Ohio State have to grow up fast.

''We definitely have to continue to grow and mature and try to do our part to make sure we can contribute and help string together some wins,'' Massaquoi said.

He's certainly not satisfied with his play the last two weeks.

''I definitely want to improve,'' Massaquoi said. ''I definitely want to continue to mature as a receiver and continue to go out and try to make as many plays as I can.''

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