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Cleveland Browns Rookie Minicamp Report - Sunday Session

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BEREA, OH - MAY 12: Defensive lineman John Hughes #93 of the Cleveland Browns runs drills during the second day of minicamp at Cleveland Browns training facility on May 12, 2012 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
BEREA, OH - MAY 12: Defensive lineman John Hughes #93 of the Cleveland Browns runs drills during the second day of minicamp at Cleveland Browns training facility on May 12, 2012 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Browns wrapped up their final day of rookie minicamp Sunday morning with one session. There had been two sessions on Friday and two on Saturday, so there were five rookie minicamp sessions in total. It's exciting to hear about all of these rookies, and the buzz about the likes of Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson is almost enough to overshadow the negative news from last week (the injury to Phil Taylor). Let's take a look at what the media had to say about the final session after the jump.

  1. What About Hughes? We have heard some buzz about players like Weeden, Richardson, and James-Michael Johnson, but what about defensive lineman John Hughes, a guy who will have to step up in the absence of Taylor? According to the ABJ, Hughes had an ice pack around his right leg an hour into practice, but still participated in a walk-through toward the end of the session.

  2. Where Did Sweat Go? During our first minicamp recap report on Friday, we mentioned that undrafted free agent Andrew Sweat out of Ohio State decided not to pursue a career in the NFL. If you had not heard, the Columbus Dispatch reported that he is instead going to continue his education in law school.

  3. Picks From Targeting Cooper: Quarterback Brandon Weeden was intercepted in red zone drills twice -- once by cornerback Antwaun Reed, and once by defensive back David Sims. On both attempts, wide receiver Josh Cooper was Weeden's intended target. Sims' pick involved him jumping the route, while Reed's pick came off a deflection by Cooper. Weeden also reportedly threw several touchdown passes in the 7-on-7 red zone drills, but no names were mentioned.
  4. Benjamin on Kickoff Duties: Wide receiver Travis Benjamin saw action as a kick and punt returner, something he'll probably be in the mix for when training camp rolls around. What will happen if he looks more explosive than Joshua Cribbs? Special teams was reportedly a focal point of the third day of rookie minicamp.
  5. Darron Thomas Doesn't Do Well: I guess the other quarterback in camp was Darron Thomas. Hat tip to buckeyepbc for pointing this out in a FanShot, but Thomas reportedly looked terrible, or "not even practice squad material," in rookie minicamp.

Sources for the Reports Above