Browns avoid questions on trade talk

Updated: April 16, 2009, 6:13 PM ET
Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns general manager George Kokinis sidestepped questions about trade rumors involving quarterback Brady Quinn and wide receiver Braylon Edwards, saying that discussion about players on the roster was "internal business."

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Kokinis was hired in January to help new coach Eric Mangini overhaul a 4-12 team.

He did reveal that running back Jamal Lewis underwent offseason ankle surgery. He would not comment on quarterback Derek Anderson, who missed the final month of last season with a left knee injury.

Asked whether Anderson required surgery, Kokinis would only say Anderson is "100 percent."

Anderson is expected to compete with Quinn for the starting job unless one of them is dealt.


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