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Posted July 09, 2010 @ 9:54 a.m. ET
By Mike Wilkening

The Browns' starting secondary definitely will have a different look in 2010, what with FS Brodney Pool having moved on in free agency and former starting CB Brandon McDonald vying for a reserve role, but new starters at all four positions is unlikely early, the way we hear it. Rookie CB Joe Haden, the club's first-round pick, will push for a starting spot, but it won't be a surprise if ex-Eagle Sheldon Brown and Eric Wright (45 starts in three seasons in Cleveland) are the Week One starters at cornerback.

"He's done a good job, and he's been put in a lot of spots where he's had to adjust, and there's been hiccups, as well, along the way," Browns head coach Eric Mangini said of Haden at the end of the club's June minicamp.

Similarly, the Browns could go with veterans Abram Elam and Mike Adams at safety, with second-round pick T.J. Ward coming off the bench. (Fifth-round choice Larry Asante, the third defensive back Cleveland selected in its first six picks in April's draft, also likely will fill a reserve role at safety.) Elam started all 16 games last season, with Adams, who also can play cornerback, starting nine games.

 

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