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Holmgren Begins First Season with Browns in Leg Cast

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Former Seattle coach Mike Holmgren recently had surgery on his right foot and is set to begin his first season with the Cleveland Browns. Former Seattle coach Mike Holmgren recently had surgery on his right foot and is set to begin his first season with the Cleveland Browns.

BEREA, Ohio - Mike Holmgren is starting his first season as Cleveland Browns president in a leg cast. Holmgren prefers to talk about the Browns' upcoming season rather than his recovery from right foot surgery.

After 17 years as a pro coach, Holmgren said his new role has him as excited as he has been entering a season. He believes the Browns' rebuilding program is going well and expressed confidence that coach Eric Mangini will be able to assemble a team that can improve upon last season's 5-11 record.

Holmgren said the acquisition of 35-year-old quarterback Jake Delhomme brings experienced leadership to a team that was sorely lacking a veteran presence in recent years.

Holmgren also believes No. 1 draft choice, cornerback Joe Haden, could be signed by the time camp opens Saturday.  

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