At least one of the Cleveland Browns remaining restricted free agents is participating in the team's offseason training activities -- RB Jerome Harrison. It's probably a good move by Harrison. Although he had an extremely impressive stretch to close out last season (561 yards rushing in 3 games), with the team drafting Montario Hardesty in the second round, Harrison can't afford to sit around and believe his starting job is guaranteed.
Harrison was not present for the OTA session that took place Thursday, but his absence is reportedly unrelated to his contract situation. Either way, head coach Eric Mangini is pleased to see Harrison at work:
"I think it's good for everyone to be here because it's the second round of install and it helps the player and it helps us for when we go to camp,'' said Mangini. "I'm glad Jerome is here and I expect him to be here next week.''
Harrison did not participate in the team's first batch of OTA sessions last week.