There are still 11 days before the Browns have to decide how to proceed with center LeCharles Bentley. But even with the clock ticking, GM Phil Savage indicated to local reporters this week that the team will likely use all the time available.
Players who began the season on the physically unable to perform list or the non-football injury list are eligible to begin practicing this week.
Two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley has been placed on the physiucally unable to perform list by the Browns.
Eight-year veteran Bob Hallen, who was projected to start at center for the Browns, will announce his retirement Friday.
Cleveland struck quickly as free agency opened Saturday at 12:01 a.m., reaching agreements with high-profile unrestricted free agent offensive linemen LeCharles Bentley (left) and Kevin Shaffer.
On Friday, league officials informed Rams defensive end Damione Lewis that he can attach a check for $7,500, to his apology.
The Saints' massive O-line is a primary reason the club has decided to emphasize a power-running game this year.
Even though the Saints had two first-round draft picks this year, second-rounder LeCharles Bentley is likely to have the biggest impact among the rookies.