Aldon Smith was sentenced to 12 days in jail on gun and DUI charges. He gets credit for one day served, and he’ll serve the remaining 11 by participating in a work crew on Mondays, starting July 28th.
Seriously? Eleven days of picking up trash on the side of the highway? Come on. The reports don't say if this is related to his arrest last year or if it's a new one, but if it's a new one, this is just a disgrace. Didn't he complete a rehab program last year to avoid the jail time? So what's he doing, not just drinking and driving, but doing it with A GUN IN HIS CAR?!?!? Word has it that the NFL isn't going to even get involved here with its personal conduct policy. What a joke. If he wasn't a cautionary tale before, he most certainly is now. How do you draft this guy in an IDP league knowing that he'll likely be drunk-driving again in a matter of weeks? Either jail time or his own demise seem like the only two ways to get him to stop acting like such a moron. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nate Orchard (groin) is questionable for Monday's game against the Ravens.
Orchard has developed into a run-stuffing linebacker in the NFL, and will be missed if he cannot take the field in Week 12 against the Ravens, who will be looking to establish the run with Joe Flacco out of action. He has not built upon his sack abilities that he showcased in college at Utah, but the Browns are happy that he has developed into a run-stopper as their defense has been porous against running backs the past couple of seasons. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson