Just as Braylon Edwards was showing signs of becoming a special first-round pick for the Cleveland Browns, he became another broken one. Edwards will miss the rest of the season because of a torn knee ligament, yet another setback for one of Cleveland's top picks. The third overall selection in the 2005 draft, Edwards tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while trying to make a leaping catch in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Of the seven players Cleveland has selected in the first round since 1999, only center Jeff Faine is currently starting. The others -- Tim Couch, Courtney Brown, Gerard Warren, William Green, and Kellen Winslow -- are either out of football (Couch), playing elsewhere (Brown and Warren in Denver), or injured.
Missed manners?Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said he thinks the undefeated Colts might want to spend a little time on their football etiquette. Fisher wasn't happy about the way Peyton Manning and the Colts concluded the first half of their 35-3 victory over the Titans Sunday. With 24 seconds left and the Colts leading, 14-3, Manning knelt down, then handed the ball to an official and started toward the locker room. Then Manning and the Colts reversed field, seemingly hoping for one last play. That set off confusion on a field filled with players and coaches, and Fisher said yesterday that he thought it was ''absurd" and ''ridiculous."
Donahoe under fireBills president Tom Donahoe's job status became the hot topic of debate in Buffalo, a day after the team collapsed in a 24-23 loss at Miami. Should Buffalo (4-8) miss the postseason, it will mark the sixth straight campaign -- and fifth under Donahoe -- in which the team has failed to make the playoffs.
Donahoe declined an interview request from the Associated Press, but later in the day had a testy reaction when a caller to his weekly radio show asked if he ''could save Bills' fans a little pain by possibly resigning." Said Donahoe: ''We really do not encourage those kind of calls on this show. There's certainly other radio stations in this town that you can call if you want to act like a jerk."