Baxter lost for season

BEREA – The Cleveland Browns’ once-promising season has plunged from bad to worse.

Cornerback Gary Baxter, whose signing last year as a free agent was supposed to plug a huge hole in the Cleveland Browns defense, tore the patellar tendons in both knees during Sunday’s 17-7 loss to the Denver Broncos.

The devastating injury for Baxter – he’ll need more than one year of rehab – is another colossal loss for the Browns (1-5), who entered training camp with renewed hope following a big offseason.

Instead, they are in disarray.

“It’s sad,” linebacker Andra Davis said of Baxter. “I feel bad for anybody who gets hurt. I know how bad GB wants to play and the pressure was on him as the top free agent when he came here. He’s had some bad breaks.”