August 21, 2014

Elyria
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Browns camp: Monday lowdown

TODAY’S SCHEDULE
PRACTICE:

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

THE LOWDOWN

WHAT HAPPENED: In the morning, players had trouble catching the ball and keeping their footing on a slick field, which made for the worst practice of camp. Practice was much crisper in the evening.
QB DERBY: Charlie Frye made three good throws in a row in an 11-on-11 drill in the evening, including a deep ball to Tim Carter. Derek Anderson found Carter wide open in the end zone during a red zone drill.
ROUGH DAY: Second-year receiver Travis Wilson had a rough morning. Coordinator Rob Chudzinski yelled at him continually as he tried to install some plays, repeatedly telling him to focus. Then during drills, Wilson had a hard time keeping his feet on the wet grass.
HEY, ROOK: Coach Romeo Crennel listed two rookies as starters on the initial depth chart: left tackle Joe Thomas and cornerback Eric Wright.
TEMPER, TEMPER: Right tackle Nat Dorsey and defensive end Orien Harris got into a shoving match and were separated by teammates.
STOPPING BY: The Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County made its second stop at camp, led by Elyria unit director Donovan Belizare.
HOLDING OUT: Rookie Brady Quinn missed his 14th and 15th practices. A team source said a $400,000 gap in guaranteed money was the biggest obstacle in negotiations. The source didn’t know when the impasse would be cleared.
SITTING OUT: Linebackers Willie McGinest (back) and Matt Stewart (shoulder), cornerbacks DeMario Minter (foot) and Kenny Wright (groin), running back Jerome Jackson (knee) and guard Isaac Sowells (concussion) didn’t practice. Fullback Lawrence Vickers (hamstring) was limited.
WELCOME BACK: Receiver Tim Carter (hamstring), linebacker Antwan Peek (hamstring), running back Jason Wright (concussion) and receiver Mike Mason (knee) returned to practice. Tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) and cornerback Gary Baxter (knees) took the morning off but returned for the evening.
CAMPER OF THE DAY: For one of the few times in camp, a quarterback put a string of good plays together. Frye hit Kellen Winslow down the right sideline, then found Carter on a fly and Braylon Edwards on a hook. Frye ended the perfect series with a swing pass to Steve Heiden.
PLAY OF THE DAY: Defensive end Shaun Smith wasn’t to be denied. In a short-yardage play, Smith burst through the line and stood up running back Jamal Lewis. Smith overcame a formation with three offensive linemen on the right side and a guard pulling from the left.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think our relationship is good. I think we’re both pretty easy to get along with. I think we push each other, in the study room and out here on the field. And I think it is making both of us better.” — Frye, on his battle with Anderson.