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Thursday, April 2, 2009
Browns' drops

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

In the process of writing last week's feature on Pittsburgh Steelers' receiver Limas Sweed, we asked the Elias Sports Bureau to provide its 2008 list of drops for the reigning champs. Elias is one of the few companies to keep the stat, which is not recognized by the NFL.

In an effort not to cheat fans of the other three teams, we checked in again this week with Elias to provide its list of 2008 regular-season drops for the rest of the AFC North, starting with the Cleveland Browns.

Who had the dropsies in Cleveland?
Player Position Drops REC Drops as %
of drops+REC
Braylon Edwards WR 14 55 20.3
Kellen Winslow TE 3 43 6.5
Steve Heiden TE 3 23 11.5
Jamal Lewis RB 2 23 8.0
Syndric Steptoe WR 2 19 9.5
Darnell Dinkins TE 2 5 28.6
Donte' Stallworth WR 2 17 10.5
Charles Ali FB 1 4 20.0
Josh Cribbs WR 1 2 33.3
Martin Rucker TE 1 2 33.3
Jason Wright RB 1 22 4.3
Source: Elias Sports Bureau