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Can't Get Strait? Go After LeSueur

Jeremy LeSueur

Position: DB
Height: 6-0
Weight: 204
Born: 10/5/1980
College: Michigan
NFL Experience: 2
Perhaps the Browns have given up for the time being on seeking a trade for another cornerback. The Browns signed free agent DB Jeremy LeSueur, who was with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks last year. He played in two games with the Jets, but did not record a single statistic. The Seahawks had signed him to their practice squad on January 11th, 2006, and then waiver him on April 20th, 2006. He had a lot of upside back in the 2004 draft, when the Denver Broncos selected him in the third round. He spent the 2004 season on the injured reserve due to a hernia injury.

Glad to see Savage adding depth as soon as possible, but you'd have to imagine it's a long shot for this kid to make our team. He's a step behind the rest of our players, and wasn't on a team during training camp to begin with. Obviously, this signing was made after we were unable to acquire Derrick Strait since Lee Suggs failed his physical.

Here is some information on LeSueur from back in 2004 when he was in the process of being drafted. He ran the 40 in 4.53 seconds in February of 2004, but it went up to 4.65 seconds in on March 31st, 2004.

In college, he lined up against the likes of Michael Jenkins (Atlanta) and Lee Evans (Buffalo). LeSueur also has some experience as a kickoff returner in college during his junior year of college, when he averaged 22.4 yards per return. However, the Browns are pretty settled with their kick return game. He had two interceptions in his final college season, with one of them going for a touchdown.

"But he plays much faster than his verified 40 time," said general manager Ted Sundquist. "This is a guy who just has an innate feel for how to jump on pass routes. He's very aggressive and physical against the run. He's got long arms. For a cornerback to have 32-plus inch arms, it's unusual. He's 6-foot, 200 pounds, so he's going to be able to come up and play the run game and be aggressive against the run and use that length to jam at the line of scrimmage. He's another guy that we studied, and he's one of those guys that's a football player. He made football plays.

Also, to follow up on an earlier rumor about William Green possibly being traded due to speculation from what was heard on Sirius Radio, those rumors are false. The OBR's Barry McBride had his people get in touch with Sirius, and they stated that no such thing was ever said.