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Braylon Edwards - Week 7? Not With Magical Recovery

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Only about month ago, all of us were not feeling well after the loss of LeCharles Bentley. We needed something to lift our spirits, and a few days later, Braylon Edwards was surprisingly activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list. During the entire offseason, Edwards' return was scheduled to be Week 7 at the earliest, which would be against the Denver Broncos following the Bye Week. Now? He could very well be playing two months sooner, in this week's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

According to the OBR and the Cleveland Browns, Edwards participated in 11 on 11 drills in full pads for the first time in training camp. It was originally thought that Edwards wouldn't see his first action until Week 1 after being activated from the PUP list, but his progress has been outstanding.

"We'll have to see how the practice week goes," Crennel said. "If the week goes well and he's feeling good, we might have to give him one or two reps to see if he can move around against some different competition. He's making good progress. The game is always different. Your teammates know what your issues are, but your opponent doesn't care what the issues are. We're being conservative and cautious. We'll give him a few reps when we think he's ready.
If Edwards plays this week, his time will be very limited, and I doubt we'll see him working on extensive blocking assignments. All he needs to do this week, if he plays, is get his feet wet with a simple pass thrown his way. With Kellen Winslow, I don't think there's a need to be overly cautious at this point. With Edwards though, he needs to be monitored closely.

In other positive news for this season, Reuben Droughns won't have to worry about missing any games or practices during the regular season due to his domestic violence trial. The trial date for Droughns' case is now set for February 5th, 2007, which is one day after the Super Bowl. Yes, that's right, Droughns won't be able to party for long after bringing the Browns a championship.