The Cleveland Browns would like to put 2008 in their rear view mirror and lose sight of it as fast as they can. In what can only be categorized as ignorant, Braylon Edwards showed up to Browns camp a day late and failed his physical. Edwards was placed on the Browns Active/Non-Football Injury list. Great leverage in a contract year would be to show up early and in shape.
Edwards, who led the entire NFL in drops last year with 17, has to be more of a leader. If Cleveland is going to turn things around this season, everybody has to chip in and try a little harder. With this being the first major story from Browns camp, it seems like another step backwards for a team trying to overcome the “underachiever” label they earned last season.
Edwards’ contract is done after this season. He could be fined up to $17,000 for reporting a day late. He also missed mandatory minicamp in June with an undisclosed injury. The swirling rumor mill reported he hurt his ankle playing basketball. Because he missed minicamp, Edwards was to report with the rookies a week earlier than everyone else on the active roster. Instead, he showed up a day later than everyone else.
Style Points added an interesting photo to their blog showing you where Braylon’s priorities lie these days, check it out by clicking on the link.