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Published on 03/06/2010 at Sat Mar 06 15:52.
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Cleveland Browns C Rex Hadnot visited with the Denver Broncos Friday

Cleveland Browns C Rex Hadnot visited with the Denver Broncos Friday

Offensive lineman Rex Hadnot, one of five unrestricted free agents reported to be visiting the Denver Broncos this weekend, has left Dove Valley without a contract, FOX 31′s Josina Anderson reports.

Hadnot (6’2″, 320 lbs.), a six-year veteran with the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns, started in six games for the Browns in 2009 while struggling through a left knee injury. Hadnot is a versatile lineman with experience at all three interior positions on the offensive line.

The Broncos, however, were mostly focused on Hadnot’s abilities at center, seeing as they cannot boast one on their current roster.

Coincidentally, the man the Broncos hoped Hadnot would replace, Casey Wiegmann, recently left a free agent visit with the Washington Redskins (and former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan) without a contract.

At 320 lbs., Hadnot is a full 35 lbs. heavier than Wiegmann, a trait of value now that the Broncos are moving into a full power blocking scheme in 2010 under Josh McDaniels.

Hadnot was the best option at center on the market, and reports suggest as many as four other teams have voiced interest in the six-year vet. If the Broncos can’t get him to come back, they’ll be desperate for interior linemen in April’s draft. And being desperate for any position come draft time is never a good thing.

  • rct930

    Damn, I was hoping we would close a deal for Hadnot today. They must be asking for the moon.

  • MrEast

    All the agents are just trying to get what they can get. I hope they bag Hadnot though.

  • NavyBSU_fan

    Not sure I agree with you MrEast, Hadnot has a bit of an injury history an we have a chance to draft a solid kid in that center from Florida. Although every player in the league is one hit away from retired i get a little nervous when the player has already had a season killing injurie.

  • Strawdog

    Why do we want him so badly? I can't find evidence he ever held onto a starting center job in the NFL. He appears to have lost his Center job at Miami and he played mostly Guard at Cleaveland. Any thoughts on why we think he should be our starting C?

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  • MrEast

    I agree, but you know how the old adage goes, half a center is better than none.

  • MrEast

    He'd be the best center on Denver's roster… by default. It wouldn't be very Zen-like for the Broncos to head into the draft without a center.

  • hope

    Rex didn't want to play for a shity team.

  • willll

    Oh no! what will we do without a C from the cleveland browns!

    :|

  • steeplebomb

    Yeah all his years on the Browns made him used to being on a good team.

  • Strawdog

    Why do we want him so badly? I can't find evidence he ever held onto a starting center job in the NFL. He appears to have lost his Center job at Miami and he played mostly Guard at Cleaveland. Any thoughts on why we think he should be our starting C?

  • MrEast

    I agree, but you know how the old adage goes, half a center is better than none.

  • MrEast

    He'd be the best center on Denver's roster… by default. It wouldn't be very Zen-like for the Broncos to head into the draft without a center.

  • hope

    Rex didn't want to play for a shity team.

  • willll

    Oh no! what will we do without a C from the cleveland browns!

    :|

  • steeplebomb

    Yeah all his years on the Browns made him used to being on a good team.