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The Browns Have The Flu, So Maybe It's More Like The Greens? (Sorry)

The last thing the Browns need right now is to lose a whole patch of players, but that’s what happens when flu runs rampant through your team. You lose players:

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On Wednesday, 12 players, including Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers and five other starters, missed practice with flulike symptoms as the team began installing the game plan for Sunday’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

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Coach Eric Mangini scaled back the workout in hopes of keeping his healthy players from getting sick. He’s also emphasizing preventive measures to stop the virus from spreading deeper through the team. If players are showing any symptoms, the Browns are sending them home.

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Remember that Mangini is the guy who fined a player over $1,000 for failing to pay for a bottle of water; perhaps the tyrant can turn some of his revenue-raising attention toward hand-washing? Remember kids: soap and warm water, and really scrub in there.