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Greg Little sounds off on Browns and Mike Pettine

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Greg Little talked about head coach Mike Pettine, who didn't seem to want to have anything to do with the former Browns receiver.

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This is a special week for Bengals wide receiver Greg Little, who was cut by the Browns this May after a three-year stint with Cleveland after they spent their the 2011 second-round draft pick on him.

Little was wildly inconsistent and constantly had problems with drops, but with Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden throwing most of the passes, no receiver not named Josh Gordon has done much for them over that span.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Little sounded off on why Thursday's game is personal for him:

"Just in the fashion that how the whole release was handled. I just knew it would be a time I was going to play the Browns. I felt like it was inevitable and the time has come."

"I was coming in to a new coaching staff I was growing towards and they were looking at me to come in and play well. I had a great relationship with them and the front office decided to go in another direction. Hopefully I'll make them pay."

Little also talked about new Browns head coach Mike Pettine, who didn't seem to want to have anything to do with Little.

"No, I didn't get along with Pettine, Pettine doesn't talk to any of his players. You will walk past him in the hallway and he doesn't even speak to you so to have that type of relationship for a coach is kind of odd. I can't go out and say that I'm going to lay it on the line for a guy that won't even speak to me if we are the only two people in the hallway. Never spoke to anybody."

It's safe to say that Little has a bitter memory of his former team, and he'll be looking to do his best Thursday night to make them feel wrong for cutting him.