The final tune-up before training camp begins on Tuesday, June 4th, when the Cleveland Browns host a mandatory minicamp in Berea that will last three days, ending on Thursday, June 6th.
It is not clear yet how many days of practice the media will have access to, but my hope is that the media will be allowed to report on all three days, since that is how things were structured in 2012. If that is the case, the media should get a better grasp of who some of the projected starters heading into training camp will be, based on who stays in the starting lineup consistently. For example, is John Greco really receiving every rep at right guard? And, who is playing inside linebacker the most next to D'Qwell Jackson?
Per league rules, minicamp must fall between Monday-Friday, with Monday being a take for players to take physicals, Tuesday-Thursday being the practice days, and Friday being an off day. Helmets are permitted, but no live contact is allowed. Per the CBA, the team will cover all expenses for players to and from the minicamp session, and will provide meal expenses of $22 for breakfast, $32 for lunch, and $50 for dinner. These players certainly eat well, don't they?
Two of the three days can be two-a-day sessions, provided a time limit is not exceeded and that one of the sessions on each two-a-day is a walk-through. One of the big early headlines will be whether or not Trent Richardson is taking part in minicamp after hurting his shin muscle a couple of weeks ago.