RB has neck stinger, but coach has hope

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns running back Lee Suggs did
not practice Friday, leaving him doubtful for Sunday's opener
against the Baltimore Ravens.

Suggs, bothered by a neck stinger for more than a week, didn't
even bring a helmet with him onto the practice field for Friday's

Coach Butch Davis said Suggs had improved and isn't ruling him
out from the opener.

"We've still got 48 hours, and I haven't spoken to the doctors
yet," Davis said.

Davis' policy in the past has been not to play anyone who has
not practiced Thursday and Friday leading up to a game.

If Suggs can't play, William Green will get the bulk of the
carries for Cleveland.

Green, who missed the final eight games last season after being
suspended for failing the league's substance-abuse policy, had 17
carries for 54 yards in his one game against Baltimore a year ago.