BEREA — Quinn and Ginn on the same field? Probably not.

While the Dolphins will face the Browns on Sunday with Cleveland native Ted Ginn Jr. playing a big role, the Browns are unlikely to use fellow rookie Brady Quinn.

In Miami’s 22-19 loss at Houston Sunday, Ginn caught a 36-yard pass and returned five kickoffs for 176 yards.

Quinn is still waiting to get in an NFL game.

Ginn found himself in the middle of the biggest story of this year’s draft when, with everyone expecting Miami to pick Quinn at No. 9 overall, the Dolphins picked the Ohio State speedball, Ginn.

One reason: Ginn could provide immediate help on returns and as a receiver, whereas Quinn would have to be groomed.

Quinn tumbled all the way to the No. 22 spot, where the Browns moved in.

The Dolphins might wish they would have picked Quinn. They are 0-5 behind 37-year-old quarterback Trent Green. This would have been a good time to develop a young quarterback.

The Browns, on the other hand, can get to 3-3 and dream of playoff contention if they beat Miami. Quarterback Derek Anderson threw three interceptions at New England, but coach Romeo Crennel said only one was his fault.

Granted, that one ruined a possession that began with a first-and-goal from the 1 in a 3-0 game. Many Browns are saying that was the turning point in a 34-17 loss.

When asked today if Anderson is on solid ground, though, Crennel simply said, “Yeah.”

Green left Sunday’s game with a concussion, suffered when he was trying to block after a fumble by Ginn.

Green left the field on a stretcher and has been ruled out of the game at Cleveland. The Browns inquired about signing Green in the offseason, but talks never progressed partly because Green was cool on Cleveland.

Cleo Lemon, 28, replaced Green on Sunday and is expected to start against the Browns. General manager Phil Savage knows him well, having been with Baltimore when the Ravens had Lemon in their 2002 training camp.

The Packers signed Lemon as an undrafted rookie out of Arkansas State in 2001. He never appeared in an NFL game until 2006, with the Dolphins. With Miami last year, Lemon was 38-of-68 for 412 yards. At Houston Sunday, he was 15-of-27 for 151 yards in a 22-19 loss.



Lewis ‘cools out’

Crennel said X-rays of running back Jamal Lewis’ injured foot were negative.

Lewis was hurt on the Browns’ first play, on which he gained 11 yards.

“It was at the beginning of the play,’’ Lewis said. “It wasn’t like it was killing me, but I knew there was something wrong. That’s when I came off the field.

“They just said, ‘Let’s just cool out.’”

He did not return, but as to wanting to play against Miami, Lewis said, “Most definitely. I think it’s gonna be all right.”

X-rays on wideout Joe Jurevicius’ knee also were negative. As to playing against Miami, Crennel said, “He’s got some wear and tear (on the knee).We’ll see.”

Crennel said a thigh bruise suffered by safety Brodney Pool doesn’t appear to be serious.



Give and take

What did the Browns gain in smothering Randy Moss with a cornerback and a safety? Exactly what they wanted.

Coming in, Moss had trashed the Jets (nine catches for 183 yards, one TD), Chargers (eight for 105, two TDs), Bills (five for 115, two TDs) and Bengals (nine for 102, two TDs).

Against the Browns, Moss had an early 20-yard sideline catch against rookie cornerback Eric Wright. On that play, Wright barked at a safety that there was supposed to be help. The rest of the day, there was. Moss finished the day with three catches for 46 yards.

This didn’t exactly shut down the Patriots. Obsessing with Moss left the Browns unable to locate athletic tight end Ben Watson, who had a 107-yard day. His four-game total had been 87.



Smarty pants

Bill Belichick looked haggard and joyless in Sunday’s postgame news conference. His dry, sometimes inaudible answers were classic, Cleveland-era Belichick.

Listening to the Browns rave about his team might cheer him up.

“They schemed us real well,” tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. said.



Player released

The Browns claimed defensive lineman Louis Leonard off waivers and released punter Scott Player on Monday.

Leonard (6-4, 330) had been with the Rams. He is 23 years old and looms as a developmental player.

Crennel said Monday that defensive lineman Ted Washington, 39, was inactive at New England because of the Patriots’ offensive scheme.

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