It appears the hits just keep on coming for the Cleveland Browns. Is the team headed for yet another disappointing season in the win-loss column?
As reported by ESPNCleveland.com, stud cornerback Joe Haden may miss the first four games after testing positive for NFL-banned Adderall. If not, the Browns may be in the clear, but Haden's absence would set a horrible tone to start the season.
But wait, there's more.
Last year's first-round defensive tackle Phil Taylor had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle in May, according to ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley. Taylor is likely out for the season.
On top of that, the only starting linebacker from the 2011 team that will start Week 1 is D'Qwell Jackson. That's ironic, since Jackson missed the prior two seasons with pectoral injuries.
Oh, and No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson is dinged up as well.
What can we expect from the 2012 Browns with so many devastating blows this early on?
The results are actually more encouraging than you might expect.