This weekend, my Blackberry pushed through a notification that the Browns had agreed to terms with wide receiver Donte Stallworth. Not surprising was the fact that Rock was all over this move, hitting the nail on the head with the fact that the Browns do not need Stallworth to do anything outside of spreading the field.
In fact, he just needs to be better than Tim Carter – not a difficult task, by any means.
However, when I got the notification, my old roommate and I were together, and his first words were “I guess that means the end of Travis Wilson.” If you recall, Wilson was the third-round selection of the Browns back in 2006, and was the self-proclaimed “best wide receiver in the draft.” Quite a selection, he would turn out to be. Right?
Apparently, Wilson was unaware of other receivers like Santonio Holmes, Greg Jennings, Brandon Marshall and Marques Colston. But in his defense, there were plenty of people who hadn’t heard of Colston.
Since Wilson’s addition to the Browns, he’s played in four games, hauling in two passes for a whopping 32 yards. Last season, Cleveland moved running back Reuben Droughns to the Giants – allowing him to win a ring, mind you – for run-of-the-mill receiver Tim Carter. Carter immediately passed Wilson on the depth chart, playing in all 16 games.
Wilson’s only real shot will be if he can remain on the practice squad long enough to outlast the career of Jurevicius – who has hinted towards retirement after the 2008 season. The Browns obviously only like using Josh Cribbs as a decoy, or on end-around plays, so he doesn’t pose an immediate threat to Wilson’s “career.”
The first step in any sort of future will be making the team. It’s not looking good.
Oh, and those fans that are a bit upset at the trading of our third-round draft pick for Shaun Rodgers? I’m willing to bet that Rodgers gets his hands on more passes this season than Wilson…Print This