WTAM has altered its report regarding Browns quarterback Charlie Frye. Earlier in the day, WTAM reported that Frye has been traded to an unnamed team. Now, WTAM reports that the Browns are merely trying to trade Frye.
Per the new report, Frye will be cut if he's not traded.
The speed with which Frye has gone from starter to reject highlights, in our view, the pressure that coach Romeo Crennel and G.M. Phil Savage are facing. Frye didn't even get a full half to prove himself.
Our guess is that the Browns initially floated the "Charlie is already traded" story in the hopes of smoking an interested suitor out of the weeds. Apparently, it didn't work.
Frye, a third-round draft pick in 2005, generated plenty of hype as a rookie. But his performance never matched the perceived potential.
He is signed through 2008, at salaries of $435,000 in 2007 and $465,000 in 2008. Since he is not a vested veteran, he can be released without the Browns potentially owing him the rest of his 2007 base pay.
I didn't see anything oin espn.com about Frye to the NYG but it makes sense if Eli is going to be about for about a month.
WTAM 1100, the Browns' flagship station, is reporting that Charlie Frye will be traded or released this week.
From starter to deposed in two days. The Browns are probably doing Frye a favor at this point by giving him a fresh start. Atlanta, Minnesota, Tampa, and Kansas City all make sense as possible destinations. Derek Anderson looks like the favorite to start in Cleveland until Brady Quinn is ready.
CBS is speculating it's either the Giants Jets or Jaguars along with the Falcons as being the teams interested.
Charlie Frye, QB CLE News: WTAM-AM in Cleveland is reporting that the Browns are actively trying to shop QB Charlie Frye, and that if they don't find any takers, they will cut him. The club is trying to make room for Ken Dorsey, who would serve as a mentor to Brady Quinn. Dorsey was at the team's training facility on Monday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Falcons are rumored to be a potential trade partner, but we speculate that the Giants, Jets and Jaguars could also be interested considering their QB issues.
Browns trade Frye to Seattle Jay Glazer FOXSports.com, Updated 9 minutes ago
Apparently, 20 minutes of action was all the Browns needed to see to make a change at quarterback.
Cleveland has traded former starting quarterback Charlie Frye to the Seattle Seahawks, FOXSports.com has learned. Terms of the deal, which went down Tuesday morning, are not yet known. With Frye out of the picture, it should only be a matter of time before first-round pick Brady Quinn gets the nod as the starter.
The Seahawks have been in the market for a backup quarterback, which will free them up to use Seneca Wallace in other positions around the field.
The Browns will bring back Ken Dorsey, who was with the team in training camp, to serve as their third quarterback.
In just over a quarter of play on Sunday against the Steelers, Frye was 4-of-10 for 34 yards and 1 INT. Frye was also sacked five times before giving way to Derek Anderson early in the second quarter.
Anderson would throw for 184 yards and the team's only touchdown of the day, but also had an interception in the Browns' 34-7 loss.