So, let's check in with Harrell and see if he's setting the world on fire yet. The Cleveland Browns invited him to their rookie minicamp, and according to Mary Cay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, they liked Harrell. To a point.
The staff felt Harrell, who participated in rookie camp on a tryout basis, picked up the system quickly and has great potential, the source said. However, the team let him leave town without a contract, in part because it currently has four quarterbacks on the roster: Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson, Brett Ratliff and Richard Bartel.
So, kind of a mixed bag there. They said they liked him, but they didn't give him a contract, because they already have guys like Brett Ratliff and Richard Bartel. That's kind of like a girl telling you, "Oh yeah, I really think you're a sweet guy. So, yeah, I'll be over in the corner making out with the guy in the upside-down visor."
Harrell says he's got offers from a couple of other teams to attend their minicamps, too, but his preference would be to stay with the Browns. The Browns don't look like they share his vision, at least at the time being. But hopefully, he'll catch on somewhere.
- Graham Harrell