After a fun-filled morning session with some highlights from Brian Robiskie and the Cyclone formation, the Cleveland Browns took the field for their evening session of the third day of camp. Unfortunately, the news reports on the evening session were far and few between. If you're interested in a bunch of notes on players hitting the stationary bikes, then brace yourself. If you're looking more news on plays, then don't get your hopes up.
TRAINING CAMP REPORT - DAY 3 [EVENING] (8/2/10)
Welcome Back, Pashos: The top news item for the evening session is that projected starting right tackle Tony Pashos finally saw the field. He missed the first four sessions with a "cold." Still sidelined was last year's starting right tackle, John St. Clair.
Not Participating: Besides the players on the PUP list and St. Clair, the following players did not take part in the evening session: FB Peyton Hillis, OL Scott Kooistra, DE Derreck Robinson, LB David Bowens, and CB DeAngelo Smith. Obviously, Hillis and Bowens are the most notable players there, but nothing serious happened to them as they just rode the stationary bikes.
Royal Shows Off His Blocking: One of the bigger headlines of the evening session appeared to involve TE Robert Royal in blocking drills. There were three plays cited by the ABJ, in this order: first, Royal got thrown to the ground by LB Marcus Benard. In a re-match, Royal was able to lock up Benard and drive him back a few yards. Finally, Royal "stoned" linebacker Matt Roth, drawing a reaction from the crowd.
Wright Has Delhomme's Number: Two practices, two picks for CB Eric Wright on QB Jake Delhomme. Another defensive back had an interception -- that would be S Ray Ventrone, who got backup quarterback Seneca Wallace.
Absolute Nonsense: I like the little reports that CBSSports.com provides on training camp, but the following tidbit is utter nonsense: "There's been speculation that Browns LG Eric Steinbach could be losing his grip on the starting spot, but it's quite unlikely. He's been working exclusively with the first team." Fans in attendance have praised Steinbach.
Bobby Engram Watch: It doesn't seem like the veteran receiver is working with the first- or second-team offenses too much. The ABJ reports that he had a nice catch-and-run with QB Colt McCoy, and also muffed a punt on special teams. Too many muffed punts for these guys.
Linebacker Stays the Same: After three days, I have to say I'm quite surprised that Eric Mangini has kept the same unit on the first team at linebacker. If you don't recall, that unit consists of Scott Fujita and Matt Roth on the outside, and Chris Gocong and D'Qwell Jackson on the inside.
Big Runs for Running Backs: While fans assumed that Chris Jennings would be the odd man out of the Browns' backfield, he's not going down quietly. He had a big run on a cutback play, but his competition, James Davis, matched him by scoring on a pitch play to the left edge. Davis relied on his speed to give him the advantage and break the big run.
Adam Schefter in the House: During the morning session, ESPN and Schefter were in attendance to report on the Browns camp. Schefter's report, which is more of a broad overview, can be found here. Sirius NFL Radio will be covering Browns camp on Thursday, August 5, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Brownies: CBSSports notes that Johnathan Haggerty is getting separation from defensive backs, and the ABJ notes that Carlton Mitchell dropped another pass...coaches were 'chest-bumping' when Royal made his blocks, according to Cabot.
Monday's Link Collection / Camp Sources [Evening Session]
- Browns take a long look at unpolished 'Big Reindeer' (Plain Dealer, Grossi)
- Observations from Browns training camp, second practice (Akron Beacon Journal, Ulrich)
- Tour de Berea (Canton Repository, Doerschuk)
- Browns training camp log, Day 3 (Plain Dealer, Grossi/Cabot)
Make sure you do not head out to Berea on Tuesday, because practice is CLOSED to the public. The media will be in attendance though, so the Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, the OBR, and a few of the other sources should still have some information available.