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“Charlie Frye is no longer the local University of Akron quarterback playing for the Cleveland Browns. Frye was traded Tuesday morning to the Seattle Seahawks in return for a sixth round draft pick. The move is good for both sides, but it’s still a little sad to see him go, especially after the Browns held him on such a short leash.”

Charlie Frye is no longer the local University of Akron quarterback playing for the Cleveland Browns.

Frye was traded Tuesday morning to the Seattle Seahawks in return for a sixth-round draft pick.

The move is good for both sides, but it’s still a little sad to see him go, especially after the Browns held him on such a short leash.

The former UA quarterback won the quarterback competition in training camp over Derrick Anderson, Ken Dorsey and rookie Brady Quinn but he was only given 22 minutes in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Browns never gave Frye the shot he deserved after winning the starting job in training camp.

No, Frye didn’t play well in the first two quarters. He was sacked five times and threw an interception, but that doesn’t constitute such a swift change.

Even though the Browns were hasty in their decision, and Frye didn’t get his due, the split is good for both sides.

Frye is going to a Seahawks team with a proven head coach in Mike Holmgren, something he didn’t have in Cleveland.

The Browns got a sixth-round draft pick and are setting up to have Brady Quinn as their quarterback, a move that was going to happen at some point this season or next.

This move gives Frye a chance to start fresh somewhere else and grow as a player, rather than get knocked around in the Browns backfield all the time.

The trade will also be good for the university.

If Frye becomes a starter or plays in a few key games for the Seahawks, it will give UA more exposure in places that have no idea where Akron, Oh. is.

The more people know about the university, the better it will be for students and faculty. His trade opens the door for the possibility of thousands of people to give Akron a look, if even for a second.

Frye was the hometown kid who got to play 30 minutes from his college and near his family, and while that situation no longer exists, it was good for the university, and good for Frye.

And it was fun while it lasted.