Team trying to keep Northcutt, Holcomb, Henry

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns have given troubled running back William Green permission to seek a trade.

Green's career has been slowed by injuries and personal
problems. He was suspended for eight games for violating the NFL's
substance-abuse policy. Last season, Green lost his starting job to
Lee Suggs.

General manager Phil Savage also said that the Browns will pay the roster bonus due next week to wide receiver Dennis Northcutt, and that the team will attempt to re-sign quarterback Kelly Holcomb and cornerback Anthony Henry before they hit the free-agent market.

With the team switching to a 3-4 defense next season under new
coach Romeo Crennel, underachieving defensive tackle Gerard Warren may not fit into Cleveland's plans either.

Crennel and Savage met with Warren earlier this week and told him he had until March 2 to try and work out a deal with another team. Warren is due a roster bonus on that date.

Warren was the first player drafted in 2001 by former coach Butch Davis.