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Griffith Voices Concerns Over Playing Time

When the Browns went into their salary cap reduction mode, one player who was a candidate was safety Robert Griffith. Injured early in the 2002 season, Griffith did not provide the team with the experienced playmaker in the defensive backfield that they envisioned when signing him to a five-year deal before the 2002 season.

"Griffith was being counted on to be a solid contributor and really a force in the defensive backfield," a team source said. "When he was injured he was really just coming on and feeling comfortable in the defensive scheme. In reality, Griffith came back from the shoulder injury too early and we did not see the real Robert Griffith last season." The real Griffith recently made some...

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