Who is ready to prematurely over-analyze the first glimpse we get at the Cleveland Browns' starting lineup? We are! The first round of organized team activities concluded today, and Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reported which players were in the starting lineup on both sides of the ball. Let's take a look:
On offense, the big surprise was that Lauvao and Greco had swapped spots on the offensive line. Is this something we should expect moving forward? Chudzinski would only say, "We are working all the guards at all the different spots," with respect to that question.
I'm interested in knowing who lined up as the team's third receiver, although it's probably safe to assume thathad that role. At the very least, he is gelling with Brandon Weeden already:
Weeden with a gorgeous TD pass to Davone Bess. #Browns— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) May 16, 2013
There aren't many surprises on defense. The inside linebacker competition next to D'Qwell Jackson will play out over the entire offseason. Cornerback Leon McFadden was not at practice because he is still finishing up school, so Skrine's first-team role might be temporary. Safety Jamoris Slaughter is still on the stationary bike for awhile, so Gipson has the free safety role by default.