No, they haven't reached the point of taking out a newspaper classified ad just yet, but the Cleveland Browns are desperate for a center.
Ross Tucker thinks they've found one.
“I'm the best man for the job here, and really, the best man for the job anywhere,” he said.
Tucker, acquired last week in a trade from New England, will try to ease the Browns' concerns over their most troublesome position when they host the Detroit Lions in an exhibition game on Friday night.
Since training camp opened last month, the Browns have lost three centers: one (two-time Pro Bowler LeCharles Bentley) got hurt, one (backup Bob Hallen) retired amid controversy, and the other (Alonzo Ephraim) has been suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.