Free agent WR Drew Bennett is scheduled to work out for the Browns today (Wednesday). He’s coming off a broken leg from last season so I guess we’ll see what kind of shape he’s in. If he’s healthy, he can be a solid possession guy like Joe Jurevicius was, only four years younger. However, I wouldn’t get your hopes up because no other NFL team has shown Bennett an ounce of interest.
I think Mangini is looking for some veteran leadership to help out rookie WR’s Robiskie and Massaquoi. It always helps if that veteran leadership can help out on the field as well. You know Braylon isn’t very good in the leadership category and who knows how much David Patten will get to play. I’d love to see Edwards, Robiskie, and Bennett in a 3 WR set. Robiskie might have to play the slot, but I do believe he’s polished enough to start as a #2. If Massaquoi can wiggle his way into some playing time that’d be cool too.
Three more thoughts:
1. Does the possible acquisition of Bennett mean bye bye for Edwards? At this point I hope not, unless we can get some good defensive players in trade, or first round draft picks in 2010.
2. With Romeo gone and Mangini in place, it’s very possible that our rookies may see plenty of playing time. Romeo seldom played rookies.
3. Robiskie will from now on….be called Robo.