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Who Were the Cleveland Browns' First-Teamers at OTAs?


Who is ready to prematurely over-analyze the first glimpse we get at the Cleveland Browns' starting lineup? We are! The first round of organized team activities concluded today, and Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reported which players were in the starting lineup on both sides of the ball. Let's take a look:

First-Team Offense

QB: Brandon Weeden
RB: Trent Richardson
WR: Josh Gordon
WR: Greg Little
TE: Jordan Cameron
TE: Kellen Davis
LT: Joe Thomas
LG: Shawn Lauvao
C: Alex Mack
RG: John Greco
RT: Mitchell Schwartz

On offense, the big surprise was that Lauvao and Greco had swapped spots on the offensive line. Is this something we should expect moving forward? Chudzinski would only say, "We are working all the guards at all the different spots," with respect to that question.

I'm interested in knowing who lined up as the team's third receiver, although it's probably safe to assume that Davone Bess had that role. At the very least, he is gelling with Brandon Weeden already:

First-Team Defense

LDE: Ahtyba Rubin
NT: Phil Taylor
RDE: Desmond Bryant
LOLB: Paul Kruger
ILB: D'Qwell Jackson
ILB: Craig Robertson
ROLB: Jabaal Sheard
CB: Joe Haden
FS: Tashaun Gipson
SS: T.J. Ward
CB: Buster Skrine

There aren't many surprises on defense. The inside linebacker competition next to D'Qwell Jackson will play out over the entire offseason. Cornerback Leon McFadden was not at practice because he is still finishing up school, so Skrine's first-team role might be temporary. Safety Jamoris Slaughter is still on the stationary bike for awhile, so Gipson has the free safety role by default.