Droughns backs off holdout talk

Running back Reuben Droughns has returned to Cleveland and is working out with the team, the PD’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting. Droughns, acquired via trade from the Denver Broncos, had been threatening to hold out if the Browns didn’t restructure his contract. “Right now, I’m not worrying about the business side of it,” he said Monday night. “All I’m concerned about is learning the system and getting in shape for the season.”

Smart decision. With Lee Suggs the apparent starter and William Green continuing to impress the coaching staff with his improved work ethic, Droughns had no leverage whatsoever for a holdout. The Browns weren’t going to blink on this one.

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