- Myles Garrett drops 10 pounds this offseason for ‘a frightening mix’ of speed and power (cleveland.com) - There’s a reason Myles Garrett looks like he’s been shot out of cannon on almost every play in Browns training camp this summer. He’s down about 10 pounds from last season to his college fighting weight of about 262.
- Kareem Hunt’s limited debut may pay dividends (ohio.com) - Kareem Hunt’s first practice as a Brown may have done more for his psyche than his preparation for this season. Hunt participated only in individual drills during Saturday’s Orange & Brown Scrimmage after missing the first eight practices of training camp with a groin injury. But quarterback Baker Mayfield thought it was important mentally for the running back from Willoughby South High School to get back onto the field.
- Former Browns assistant Bob Wylie attributes offense’s 2018 success not to Freddie Kitchens, but another coach (CBS Sports) - Bob Wylie gained internet fame last year after his appearance on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” when the show spent the 2018 training camp with the Cleveland Browns. The former Browns offensive line coach is back in the news after offering some critical comments of Cleveland’s new head coach, Freddie Kitchens.
- Browns bask in ‘unreal’ energy provided by 37,686 fans at Orange & Brown Scrimmage (clevelandbrowns.com) - This wasn’t the kind of crowd he’ll see when he coaches his first regular season game as Browns head coach, but Freddie Kitchens felt compelled to take the mic and show his appreciation after Saturday’s Orange & Brown Scrimmage.
- Questions abound regarding Antonio Brown’s grotesque-looking foot condition (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Antonio Brown arrived via hot air balloon to Raiders training camp and had a soft landing. But he has practiced just once with his new team due to a foot condition.
- Jay Gruden ‘seriously’ doubts Redskins will trade Trent Williams (Washington Post) - Day 8 of training camp without his franchise left tackle — Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden walked to the podium. Trent Williams was not in the building, but his shadow loomed. A reporter asked Gruden whether the Redskins would trade Williams. “I would seriously doubt that,” Gruden said. “So, no.”
- Andrew Luck rehabilitating calf; timetable for practice return uncertain (Indy Star) - A timetable for Andrew Luck’s return to the practice field remains up in the air. Luck, who suffered a setback with the calf strain he’s been battling since April in the first four days of training camp, missed all three morning practices this week, as expected.
- Bengals’ John Ross: It’s got to be my best (cincinnati.com) - John Ross put a little pressure on John Ross when he said this: “It’s got to be my best year.” The hitch in that is staying healthy. Ross has played in exactly half of the games since the Bengals made him their first-round pick in 2017. And he’s currently out with a hamstring issue.