Confirmed: CB Daven Holly Suffers Knee Injury
Daven Holly

Posted May 20, 2008

The Browns situation at cornerback may have gotten even dicier on Tuesday, as a source close to the team has informed the OBR that CB Daven Holly has been injured.


UPDATE 5/21 10AM: The OBR's story has now been confirmed by the Browns, WTAM, and the Lake County News-Herald.


The Browns situation at cornerback was troubled somewhat as the sun rose on Tuesday, and was troubled somewhat more as the sun set. 

The Orange and Brown Report has been told by sources close to the organization that CB Daven Holly injured his knee this week, and that an MRI has confirmed that ligament damage has occurred. The seriousness of the injury and how it occurred are not yet known.

Phone calls to the Browns organization seeking confirmation left early this evening have not been returned.

If the report proves to be true, the Browns situation at cornerback becomes problematic for GM Phil Savage.

The acquisition of defensive lineman Shaun Rogers cost the Browns veteran starter CB Leigh Bodden. Bodden's exit, in turn, put Holly and second-year player Brandon McDonald in a likely training camp battle to fill the starting role at corner opposite Eric Wright.

Neither Holly nor McDonald have been a regular starter at cornerback during their careers.

It was assumed that the loser of the competition would wind up playing the nickel back role.

In addition to Bodden, the Browns also lost the services of CB Kenny Wright over the off-season, as the veteran was waived last week after getting into legal trouble in Texas. CB Jereme Perry was signed this last week to replace Wright.

The team was unable to find a cornerback in the draft, and will now likely pursue several veteran cornerbacks who remain available.

The OBR will update this story as we get confirmation or additional details.

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