NFL Experience: 7
Last year, Friedman hardly played for the Bears, as he saw time as an offensive and defensive lineman. He played in eleven games last year, but his role was a backup. He started the first two games of the 2004 season for the Washington Redskins as a center. He started 14 games in 2001 for the Denver Broncos, who are always known for strong running games. Although Friedman's primary position is center, he can be used as a guard as well, much like Hallen and Alonzo Ephraim. If Friedman turns out to be suitable enough as a reserve, it may allow the Browns to say bye to Ephraim after Week 4.
Here are some injury notes regarding Browns' players and their status in this week's game against the Buffalo Bills.
- Gary Baxter: He should begin practicing next week. Since it's an early game on Thursday next week against the Chicago Bears, it's unknown whether he'll be playing in that game.
- Braylon Edwards: At the moment, he will play for a few plays against the Bills. Nothing is official yet though, but if everything goes well before the game, there's nothing preventing him from playing.
- Ryan Tucker: He isn't ready to play against the Bills, although his knee feels fine. Don't be surprised if he gets his feet wet against the Bears.
- Brodney Pool: It looked as if Pool hurt his knee during practice, but he got up eventually and seemed to be ok.