Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/22/12
At 33 years of age, there have been some talks that the Browns could be moving Sheldon Brown from cornerback to safety. Browns GM Tom Heckert defeated any of those rumors today by saying that Brown would not play safety unless there were a “disaster.” It appears he’ll play cornerback for at least one more season, though if he is resigned after the season as a free agent, it might be at a different position like safety. It’s worth wondering if the Browns would have a different opinion on Brown if they had a true successor behind him at cornerback. They drafted Buster Skrine in the 6th round last year to potentially do just that, but he hasn’t shown anything much yet in very limited snaps. Dmitri Patterson was solid last year as their nickel cornerback, but he really struggled the year before as a starter for the Eagles so the Browns are probably hesitant to move him from the slot, where he seems to fit best. There were some rumblings that the Browns were considering Morris Claiborne ...
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