|Top (l-r): 2011 Topps Chrome - Refractor #28; 2011 Topps Chrome - Xfractor #28|
Bottom: 2011 Topps Chrome - Refractor #126
I went to Browns training camp in 2012 and wanted to buy a new Browns jersey. I almost picked up a Hillis jersey but went with a Colt McCoy jersey instead. Sigh.
|Top: 2011 Panini Rookies & Stars - Rookie Revolution #11|
Bottom (l-r): 2011 Panini Rookies & Stars #193; 2011 Panini Crown Royale #45
I was happy to see Jabaal Sheard do well with the Patriots. He was a player that got lost in all the turnover with the Browns coaching staffs and the ever-changing defensive systems.
Josh Cribbs was always exciting to watch. He was one of the few constant bright spots on his years with the team.
|L-R: 2012 Panini Prizm #286; 2012 Topps Chrome - Refractor #215|
D'Qwell Jackson was another favorite that was let go when the coaching regime changed.
|L-R: 2013 Topps Chrome - Refractor #13; 2013 Topps Chrome - Blue Wave Refractor #13|
The funny thing with this card is that Miguel Maysonet has an Eagles card in the main Topps set, after he signed with them as an undrafted free agent in April 2013. The Eagles cut him in late May, and the Browns claimed him on waivers before eventually releasing him at the end of August. Topps changed the front, and the color scheme on the back of the card, but the text remained the same.
Anyway, to finish the Miguel Maysonet story, it appears that throughout the 2013 season he was signed to practice rosters with the Colts, Chargers, Jets and Redskins. After the 2013 season he was signed by the Steelers, but cut at the end of training camp. He was then signed to the Bills practice squad but cut after a few weeks there.
I'd like to finish off this post with a shout-out to Corky at the Pack War blog and congratulate him on the blog's seventh anniversary! He is a great trading partner, and I was lucky enough to meet him to trade in person in March. Great guy that he is, to celebrate he is having a contest. Check it out!