- Leigh Bodden: He did practice on Friday, which is definitely a good sign, since he missed Wednesday's and Thursday's practice. Bodden wore a walking boot on his right ankle Friday, and stated that his status is currently a game-time decision. According to Bodden via the OBR, his chances of playing this week are 60-40, in favor of playing slightly.
- Leigh Bodden, to the OBR
"I'd say there's a realistic chance I'll play. I'm going to go out on the field today and see. I won't do too much because the game is two days away, but we'll see."
- Leigh Bodden, to ClevelandBrowns.com
If Bodden and Baxter cannot go this week, Steve Smith and Keyshawn Johnson will feast on Ralph Brown and Daven Holley. If Antonio Perkins doesn't get some extended playing time if that happens, then something must really be wrong with him, either physically or a pure lack of talent. Speaking of cornerbacks, rookie cornerback DeMario Minter is eligible to return from the PUP list soon, and will begin practicing again soon.
Here is a nice article on Kamerion Wimbley, as well as some nice comments by his agent, Joe Litna, that you do not want to miss.
One more note: fullback Lawrence Vickers was added to the injury report due to an undisclosed illness. He is currently listed as questionable. And, the Browns have never beaten the Carolina Panthers, even though we've only faced them twice.