The biggest news coming out of Berea this week seems to be the rash of injuries that has plagued the Cleveland Browns thus far in training camp.
To date, RB Montario Hardesty, CB Eric Wright, LB D'Qwell Jackson, LB Marcus Benard, DL Brian Schaefering, and OL Joel Reinders have suffered injuries serious enough to at least miss significant time during training camp and pre-season.
Defensive standout Shaun Rogers and punter Dave Zastudil are also recovering from off-season injuries and have yet to return to practice.
It is never a good thing to see a player injured, but the world of the NFL waits for no one. While fans sit and wait to learn the extent of these players' injuries, the team will be moving forward with the players it has available.
Cleveland has several young players on its roster who are hungry for a chance to prove themselves. With several key players on the sideline for the time being, these young players just might get that chance.
It is easy to focus on the negatives surrounding any player injury, but let's take a look at some of the first- and second-year players who hope to make the most of the opportunities provided by these injuries.