VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WHAT: Preseason opener
WHEN: Tonight, 7:30
WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium
TV/RADIO: Channel 3; WMMS 100.7-FM
2006 RECORDS: Browns 4-12, Chiefs 9-7
SERIES: Chiefs lead 3-1 in the preseason; this is the first preseason game in Cleveland.
LAST MEETING: The Browns beat the Chiefs 31-28 in overtime Dec. 3.
COACHES: Romeo Crennel is 10-22 with the Browns and overall; Herman Edwards is 9-8 with the Chiefs, 50-52 overall.
BROWNS UPDATE: Crennel will flip a coin tonight to determine the starting quarterback. Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson are the candidates and will alternate series in the first half. … QB Ken Dorsey will play the majority of the second half. … Rookie QB Brady Quinn might get a couple of snaps in the fourth quarter. … RB Jamal Lewis will make his Browns debut. He’s looked quick during training camp. … Rookies Joe Thomas, left tackle, and Eric Wright, cornerback, are expected to start. … Lennie Friedman will start at left guard for the injured Eric Steinbach (knee). … OLB Antwan Peek will replace Willie McGinest (back surgery).
CHIEFS UPDATE: RB Larry Johnson is holding out for a new contract. He ran for 1,789 yards last year, second in the NFL. He carried an NFL-record 416 times. … RB Priest Holmes is attempting a comeback, but won’t play. … The highest-profile battle in camp is between QBs Damon Huard and Brodie Croyle. … Huard, a career backup, went 5-3 as a starter last year in place of the injured Trent Green. … Croyle was a third-round pick in 2006. … TE Tony Gonzalez, a future Hall of Famer, is Kansas City’s all-time leader in catches, receiving yards and touchdown catches. … LBs Donnie Edwards and Napoleon Harris joined the team as free agents. … LT Damion McIntosh is out with a knee injury.