Cleveland Browns Notes, Quotes 2009-04-03

--The Browns preseason schedule looks a lot like a portion of their regular season schedule. They play in Green Bay, host the Lions, host the Titans and visit the Bears. This year they play the NFC North in the regular season. They host Green Bay and visit the Bears and Lions. They also host the Vikings.

--If Donte Stallworth's legal troubles prevent him from playing in 2009 nearly half of the seven players that caught touchdown passes last year will no longer be on the team. Kellen Winslow Jr. (3) was traded to Tampa Bay. Jason Wright (1) signed with Arizona as a free agent. Stallworth (1) faces a minimum of four years in prison if convicted of DUI manslaughter in the death last month of 59-year-old Mario Reyes.

--The 11 touchdown passes thrown by Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn last season are the fewest thrown by Browns quarterbacks since Tim Couch (7) and Doug Pederson (2) threw nine in 2000. That season Spergon Wynn also started at quarterback.

--The Browns have signed 10 free agents since free agency began on Feb. 27, but for the first time since returning to the NFL, when each year they would make signing free agents a media event, none of the 10 has been introduced at a press conference.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Whenever a deadly accident occurs and a driver is impaired, families suffer. I can only repeat this message over and over: if you are going to drink, don't drive." -- Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle on the DUI manslaughter charge against Browns receiver

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Added: April 3, 2009