Edwards concerned about stamina

September, 7, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

We're less than four hours away from kickoff in Cleveland, and ESPN's Ed Werder has filed several reports from the stadium. Via text message, Werder just told me that Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards is concerned about his stamina after missing most of the preseason following a freak injury during training camp.

For some reason, Edwards had removed his shoes on the practice field just before Donte' Stallworth hopped on his back and accidentally spiked Edwards' heel. The injury required stitches and effectively ended Edwards' preseason.

The Browns are already without starting right guard Rex Hadnot, who will be replaced by Seth McKinney, and running back Jamal Lewis and Joshua Cribbs are both banged up. Lewis will play but Cribbs' high ankle sprain will probably keep him out.

Here's what I expect early: Derek Anderson taking a couple shots downfield on the Cowboys' inexperienced secondary. I think defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will roll the coverage toward Edwards, which could leave Stallworth one-on-one against Adam Jones or Anthony Henry.

Keep your eye on how the Cowboys defend tight end Kellen Winslow. On passing downs, safety Roy Williams will "race" off the field and Henry will cover Winslow.

Remind me to tell you guys about my night on the town with former Browns great Eric Metcalf last night when we have more time.

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