The second session of organized team activities (OTA) began today, and all eyes were expected to be on the quarterback position. The media got their answer early, as first-round draft choice Brandon Weeden was leading the first-team offense for most of practice. During the last OTA session open to the media, Colt McCoy was running the first-team offense. It was of no surprise that head coach Pat Shurmur tried to make nothing of the change at today's practice:
"I don’t think you can read into [Weeden taking the first-team reps]. I think last week Colt started all the team drills. This week -- or at least today -- and it’ll change throughout the week, we let Brandon start the drill. But they all got similar amount of reps with guys that are competing at the skill positions to be starters. So I wouldn’t read into that."
In addition to Weeden, running back Trent Richardson continued to take reps with the first-team offense, this time (apparently) with less splitting of time with Montario Hardesty. Second-round right tackle Mitchell Schwartz ran with the first-team offense over Oniel Cousins. The other big news? Second-year safety Eric Hagg continued running with the first-team defense at safety, while Usama Young remained with the second-team defense. The fill first-team offense and first-team defense can be found after the jump, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal:
DE: Jabaal Sheard
DT: Ahtyba Rubin
DT: Scott Paxson
DE: Frostee Rucker
OLB: Chris Gocong:
MLB: D'Qwell Jackson
CB: Joe Haden
FS: Eric Hagg
SS: T.J. Ward
CB: Sheldon Brown
CB: Dimitri Patterson (nickelback)
We don't know who filled in at outside linebacker for Scott Fujita, who was busy at an NFL grievance hearing related to the bounty scandal. D'Qwell Jackson was back in action after missing time with a stiff back. Jordan Norwood lined up as the slot receiver.