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Browns forgo final OTA practice for charity golf outing

The Browns held a golf tournament on Thursday. Unfortunately, Mike Holmgren did not show.

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This Holmgren picture from 2010 is the only Browns-related golf file photo I could find.
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By all accounts, the Cleveland Browns' OTAs went well.

So well, in fact, head coach Hue Jackson decided to skip the team's ninth of 10 OTA sessions allowed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Instead, the club held its annual Cleveland Browns Foundation Golf Tournament.

Jackson and owner Jimmy Haslam both spoke to the media at the outing. Jackson said he "came for one reason, and I expect to win," while Haslam praised the coaching staff's work ethic.

Jackson also predicted a Cavs' NBA title, saying "It'll be a tough series, but they'll get it done." Here's hoping.

No word on how the players or coaches fared golfing, but players who didn't golf, including quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Cody Kessler, seemed to have fun with the kids who attended.

Cleveland.com posted an article recapping the sights and sounds from the tournament, while ESPN.com penned an article about left tackle Joe Thomas wearing flip-flops to the event.

All in all, the Browns' charity golf tournament seemed to be a success.

On the flipside, to play devil's advocate, why did the Browns only hold 8 of 10 OTA sessions? Why not have the practices to further develop a big rookie class?

Whatever the answer, the Browns have some time off before holding mandatory minicamp from June 7-9.