Posted: Sep 18, 2009 10:34 AM by Associated Press
Andra Davis never dreamed he would play anywhere but in Cleveland, the adopted pro football home for him and his family. But Browns coach Eric Mangini let him leave without a simple goodbye.
Davis spent seven seasons with the Browns, who drafted him in 2002. He was their starting middle linebacker, leading tackler, mentor, captain and so much more.
Davis landed in Denver, and this Sunday he'll get a chance to show Mangini made a mistake on him when the Broncos host the Browns. Davis' debut with the Broncos was unforgettable.
It ended with wide receiver Brandon Stokley hauling in a tipped pass and going 87 yards for the game-winning TD in the final minute.
It felt good to finally be on the winning end of a bizarre finish for Davis. In Cleveland, he endured more than his share of gut-wrenching losses as the Browns found every conceivable way to blow games during his time there.