2012 Training Camp Reports
The story of Day 6 was the continuing maturity of the offense, as both Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy performed well in red zone drills.
It's still early, but the reviews are in: Montario Hardesty is a new player this year.
After Monday's practice, Pat Shurmur talked about operating from a three-receiver set that includes Josh Gordon, whether Sheldon Brown's cornerback spot could be in jeopardy, the development of Mitchell Schwartz, and how afternoon practices will work
After the offensive rookies stole the show for the first three days of training camp, it was a defensive rookie who stood out on Day 4: linebacker James-Michael Johnson.
After practice, Pat Shurmur discussed Brandon Weeden grasping the offense, the quickness of Montario Hardesty, how some of the receivers are coming along, and the focus on running the ball with full pads being introduced.
Over the first two days of camp, one may have wondered, "where are the reports on third overall pick Trent Richardson?" He wasn't slacking -- he was just waiting for the pads to go on.
Pat Shurmur talked about the status of Ahtyba Rubin and Evan Moore, how wide receiver Josh Gordon has been doing, the leadership that T.J. Ward and D'Qwell Jackson bring, the tight end situation, and more.
The rain started to clear, so the gates opened at 8:30 AM as a reported 2,937 fans attended the first day of practice. That beats last year's opening number, which reportedly had 2,923 fans in attendance.
The two players who were notably absent from the field on Friday were defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin and tight end Evan Moore. When will they return to practice?
After the bombshell was dropped Friday morning that the Cleveland Browns were in the process of being sold by Randy Lerner, something else kind of got overshadowed -- the team was holding their first full-squad training camp session of the season.
Cleveland Browns training camp opens to the public on Saturday, and SB Nation asked us to highlight the team's top five position battles.
The practice was open to the media, but first round draft picks Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden were not the guys the media were interested in seeing. Instead, all eyes were on wide receiver Josh Gordon.