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Training Camp Report: Day 6 (Evening)

After learning that the defensive line took a hit this morning when Orpheus Roye's surgery was announced, the team had their second practice session of the day.

  1. Shorter Practice: Whether it be the long day in the heat or just finishing ahead of schedule, practice ended a little bit early for Romeo Crennel and the troops in the evening session. The attendance was lower for the evening session than it was in the morning.
  2. Quinn Holdout: If you're Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson, you have to be loving the fact that Brady Quinn is still in a holdout and is showing no signs of signing any time soon. Whoever wins the quarterback competition will have a better chance of starting 16 games this season if Quinn's holdout continues any longer.
  3. O-Line Depth: Granted, an injury to a top offensive lineman would hurt the Browns, but not as much as it would on the defensive line. If one of our tackles get injured, Kelly Butler has been in top form, including a few matchups against Willie McGinest in the night session.
  4. Mike Adams: According to the OBR, safety Mike Adams has a knack for getting downfield quickly on kick and punt returns. Excelling on special teams will win a few guys some roster spots this season.
  5. QB Derby: During the late session, both quarterbacks improved from the morning. Derek Anderson hit Braylon Edwards and Joe Jurevicius very nicely on routes that would've been past the first down marker. Meanwhile, Charlie Frye made a very good throw to Kellen Winslow over linebackers in coverage on a seam route. Once again, there was not a clear winner, but Anderson may lose the job from staring down his receivers too often still. Since both quarterbacks stepped up their play, the evening session could be considered the best practice that the offense has had in all of camp.
  6. Player of the Day: Safety Brodney Pool is taking over for Brian Russell this season, and he had a great day of practice overall on Wednesday. Pool batted down several passes and is starting to look more like a natural safety.
  7. Tidbits: Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson broke up a pass intended for Steve Heiden. Linebacker Kellen Winslow was back on the field after getting a break in the morning session.
Not a lot of notes from the evening session, as you can see. Things may pick up today with only one practice in the afternoon. Also, don't forget that Sirius NFL Radio will be in Berea today, starting at 10:00 AM. Sirius will be there for five hours, and I hope to take some notes from their broadcast.