What Has Cleveland Browns’ Eric Wright Done to Lose the No. 1 CB Job?

July 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On April 2, the Cleveland Browns swung a deal to bring former Pro Bowler and Philadelphia Eagles starting cornerback Sheldon Brown, in an effort to upgrade a secondary that was downright dreadful in 2009.
Brown was expected to be paired with starter Eric Wright, finally giving the Browns two quality cornerbacks and seemingly wiping the position off of the 2010 draft wish list.
However, just a few weeks later on April 22, the Cleveland Browns used the seventh overall pick in the draft to select star cornerback Joe Haden out of Florida.
Members of the national media immediately stated that Haden would compete with current starter Eric Wright for the number two cornerback position.
Wait a second.
When exactly did Wright go from number one to number two?
It is a statement of the national perception of the talent on Cleveland's roster to assume that an aging, if still productive, player would be handed the top job over an incumbent player without taking so much...

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