Browns Lose Starter, OL Bundren
Nov. 14, 2000
CLEVELAND (AP) _ Browns left guard Jim Bundren is out for the rest of the season after surgery Monday on a broken right ankle.
Bundren, hurt in Sunday's win over New England, is the second Cleveland left guard to be lost for the year. He was replacing starter Jim Pyne, who tore a knee ligament in Week 2.
Cleveland coach Chris Palmer said he isn't sure how he'll shuffle his offensive line for this week's game at Tennessee. Right tackle Steve Zahursky could be shifted into Bundren's spot or either rookie Brad Bedell or Noel LaMontagne might get the start.
Bundren was selected by the Browns in the expansion draft last year. The 6-foot-3, 303-pounder was originally drafted in the seventh round in 1998 by Miami.
He is the Browns' fifth offensive starter with a season-ending injury. Cleveland also lost Pyne, quarterback Tim Couch, running back Errict Rhett and wide receiver JaJuan Dawson.