Camp Notes: Two Surgeries Scheduled

CB Daylon McCutcheon

Here's the latest from Berea, following the Browns Monday evening practice, where two players scheduled surgeries, but hope to be back by the first game of the season...

Two more Browns are about to go under the knife.

Daylon McCutcheon and Tucker will undergo will have arthroscopic surgery Tuesday by Dr. Anthony Miniaci surgery today. Miniaci will fix cartilage in Tucker's in left knee and McCutcheon's right knee. They will be sidelined three to four weeks but, barring complications, will be ready to face the Saints in the opener Sept. 10.

So much for the battle at left cornerback. McCutcheon being on the shelf for most of August means Leigh Bodden will be the starter against the Saints, and probably for the season unless he does something to lose the job.

"By the time Daylon gets back and gets in condition, if we're playing, Bodden will be more ready to play at that time," Crennel said.

Antonio Perkins, Dave Holly and Pete Hunter are getting more playing time since McCutcheon is out of action.

"Holly has shown some quickness and catch-up ability," Crennel said. "The last two days Perkins has made some plays. Maybe the door opened for him and he sees the way. If he can stay consistent, he might come on."

Nat Dorsey and Jonathan Dunn are going to get playing time at right tackle. Crennel is not thrilled with the way Kirk Chambers is playing there.

Tucker has not practiced since Friday. McCutcheon's knee swelled and he did not practice Sunday or Monday.

Joe Jurevicius sits: Joe Jurevicius, a starting receiver, missed two practices Monday because of back spasms. Crennel said he does not think the injury is serious.

"I anticipate he'll relax and the muscles will relax and he'll be back out there," the head coach said.

Good combo: Charlie Frye and Dennis Northcutt hooked up two more touchdown passes Tuesday. One was deep and one was on a shorter route. Crennel said Northcutt will be used in the slot more this year, which should make Dennis more productive than he was last season.

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