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Cleveland Browns Training Camp Recap: Day 17 - Ready for Sunday

Did we see our first fight of training camp?

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp Report - Day 17 (8/20/21)

1. Squaring Up? We “think” we got our first attempt at a fight in training camp, as WR Sterling Shepard and CB Troy Hill got into it at the conclusion of practice. It doesn’t appear that either player landed any punches, and there wasn’t a big scrum to break it up. Even head coach Kevin Stefanski wasn’t aware of the fight when he was asked about it after practice.

The reason we said “think” is because LB Anthony Walker said that they were just goofing around. Hmmmm.

2. Same as Last Week: As far as playing time goes for this Sunday’s game, Stefanski said that it’ll be much of the same as last week. That means QB Baker Mayfield won’t play, and the rest of the starters are expected to sit again.

3. Garrett & Clowney Return to Practice: In somewhat of surprising news, the team’s star defensive ends, Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney, were both in pads and returned to practice today for individual drills only. CB Greedy Williams left practice before it could really get started and was diagnosed with a migraine.

4. In His Sleep: Even though he won’t play on Sunday, QB Baker Mayfield got plenty of work the past two days against the Giants, which might as well serve as a game. He got off to a sharp start in 1-on-1 passing drills, as he completed all nine of his pass attempts against members of the Giants’ secondary.

5. Teams Getting Vocal: I mentioned the “fight” at the end of practice, but during team drills, things started to get chippy with more trash talking between players. After Cleveland dominated yesterday’s practice, the Giants’ players went nuts after they picked off a deep ball thrown by QB Case Keenum. Something also happened with S Ronnie Harrison that had the coaches talking to him:

Whatever it was, Harrison seemed to avenge it by picking off QB Daniel Jones in 7-on-7 drills.

SS Jabrill Peppers of the Giants also picked up the trash talking to QB Baker Mayfield, and WR Jarvis Landry reportedly chirped back and asked if he wanted to come back to Cleveland.

6. Parkey Connects: We haven’t heard much about the kickers lately, but according to Zac Jackson, K Cody Parkey was accurate from beyond 40 yards and up to 51 yards. K Chase McLaughlin was 4-of-5, missing wide right from 51 yards.

7. Brownies: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was a guest at practice today. ... C Nick Harris left practice early with a lower leg injury, and with C J.C. Tretter getting the day off, OL Blake Hance filled in at center. ... LB Mack Wilson returned to team drills. ... Both teams failed to score in their two-minute drills, with sacks killing the drives. ... DE Porter Gustin left practice with a knee injury. ... Cleveland signed LB Willie Harvey Jr. and LB Montrel Meander. ... The team also waived RB Corey Taylor and WR JoJo Ward.

8. Next Up: The Browns will face the Giants this Sunday at 1:00 PM ET, and I will be there, thanks to tickets that I won after attending training camp. The Browns’ next practice session is Tuesday at 2:25 PM.