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Bentley Passes Physical and Will Participate in Mini-Camp

Remember the other day when I stated that even if LeCharles Bentley passed his physical, we shouldn't get too excited just yet? Well, I'm sorry...but I just can't help myself.

The Browns community received great news this morning when general manager Phil Savage told the media that the former Pro Bowl center will be practicing with the team today. If you didn't know, today is the official start of mini-camp. However, it is not a full-go for Bentley yet. Much like the past, he won't really be joining the team where it counts: seven-on-seven or eleven-on-eleven scrimmages. Instead, he'll work on individual drills while the team continues to evaluate his progress.

The same is true for defensive back Gary Baxter, who suffered patellar tears in both knees two seasons ago. Wide receiver Joe Jurevicius is continuing his rehab for the time being, and therefore is not participating.

The OBR is reporting that wide receiver Donte Stallworth and defensive back Brandon McDonald are not at mini-camp today due to deaths in their family. I'll have a more extensive recap of mini-camp later today if any more news becomes available.