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Browns Week in Review: July 15 - July 21

Let's take a look at what happened during the past week related to the Cleveland Browns (or important NFL news). The week was mostly filled with more previews for training camp and speculation as to when our two first-round picks will sign on the dotted line. After the jump is a recap from the week of July 15 - July 21.

  • Sunday, July 15th: In my weekly edition of The Sunday Five, I discussed the team's decision to draft wide receiver Josh Gordon with a second-round pick. ... Pro Football Focus had data expressing that backup running back Brandon Jackson is one of the best pass protecting backs in football. ... Trent Richardson held his football camp for youths (or was it a youth football?) in Strongsville, and some video highlights were posted.
  • Monday, July 16th: In part one of our wide receiver preview, we looked at why the position is so complicated and difficult to rank on the depth chart after Greg Little. ... Supplemental draft pick Josh Gordon signed his rookie contract.
  • Tuesday, July 17th: In part two of our wide receiver preview, we wondered whether Josh Cooper or Carlton Mitchell could still make the final roster after the addition of Gordon. ... PFF also had some thoughts on the team's wide receiver position battle. ... The Browns dropped from 6th place in 2011 to 18th place in 2012 on Football Outsider's "Under-25" talent list.
  • Wednesday, July 18th: Lane Adkins from the OBR hinted that Phil Taylor is doing remarkably well and might be ready to play sooner than expected. ... In a feel-good piece, a lot of media outlets had high praise for various members of the Browns' offensive line. ... ESPN's Adam Schefter said that executives compared Josh Gordon to Randy Moss and Brandon Marshall. ... No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III signed his rookie deal.
  • Thursday, July 19th: In part one of our linebacker preview, we looked at the starters and primary backups, with a focus on who will fill in for Scott Fujita to begin the season. ... In part two of our linebacker preview, we looked at the rest of the guys at the position, including an intriguing guy named L.J. Fort. ... No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck signed his rookie deal.
  • Friday, July 20th: Our special teams preview looked at the team's kicker, punter, long snapper, return specialists, and coverage specialists. ... With the two draft picks ahead of him signing, we checked in for an update on Trent Richardson's contract status.
  • Saturday, July 21st: We had two mailbag features. ... In part one, the lead question asked what exactly the term 'offset language' meant in regard to Richardson's negotiations. ... In part two, the topics included the optimism fans have in 2012 and a little bit of history on Kellen Winslow Jr. and Art Modell.