Jul 26, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive back Buster Skrine (22) breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) during training camp at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Buster Skrine, Chris Owens battling for Browns starting right CB spot


The Cleveland Browns defense is a solid unit heading in to the 2013-14 NFL season, but if there is one weakness you would have to point out on paper it would be right cornerback. While Leon McFadden was initially part of the competition for the starting job, his injuries have removed him from the competition which is now a two man race.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chris Owens and Buster Skrine are the two that are now battling it out for the job.

It is expected that Owens will start the team’s first preseason game as the right cornerback opposite Joe Haden, but he and Skrine could end up alternating series’.

For Haden, he loves watching the competition and seeing the two men bringing their best to the table.

“I love it,” said Haden. “It’s really good competition. It’s bringing the best out of both of them. It’s so good because you could tell when C.O. does a good play, Buster’s just looking and Buster comes out there (and makes a play). Both of them are super competitive and both of them are playing at the top of their games.”

We will have to see who ultimately earns the job, but they will need to step up in a big way because they will be seeing a bulk of the targets with Haden holding down the opposite side.

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