PRACTICE: Closed to public
WHAT HAPPENED: The practice was closed to the public after morning thunderstorms, and the drops followed the team inside. Tight ends Darnell Dinkins and Buck Ortega and receivers Braylon Edwards and Travis Wilson dropped passes, and quarterback Charlie Frye dropped a snap.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Browns will practice once today, but it’s closed to the media and public. They were originally going to practice at Cleveland Browns Stadium, but the rain moved them back to Berea.
THE GOOD: Rookie quarterback Brady Quinn, the 22nd pick, agreed to a five-year deal and flew into town. He attended meetings Tuesday night and was scheduled to practice today. He missed 16 practices.
THE BAD: Guard Eric Steinbach, who signed a $49.5 million free-agent deal, left practice with a knee injury, the extent of which wasn’t known.
THE QB DERBY: Derek Anderson gets the slight edge. He hit Edwards deep, on a hook and on a crossing route, and found Kellen Winslow deep down the seam. Frye threw late into the flat and was almost intercepted, but did connect with Edwards on a deep in route.
SITTING OUT: Linebackers Willie McGinest (back) and Matt Stewart (shoulder) were sent to doctors for further examination. Receiver Tim Carter (thumb), cornerbacks DeMario Minter (foot) and Kenny Wright (groin), running back Jerome Jackson (knee) and guard Isaac Sowells (concussion) didn’t practice. Guard Andrew Hoffman (elbow) left practice.
CAMPER OF THE DAY: Winslow has been the best offensive player in camp (running back Jamal Lewis is second) and looked good again Tuesday, catching a seam route from Anderson and a hook from Frye.
PLAY OF THE DAY: GM Phil Savage coming to terms with Tom Condon, Quinn’s agent. Savage stuck to his guns and got Quinn to accept less than $8 million guaranteed. The deal is still rich — it could max out at $30 million — so both sides should be happy.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Joe, you look fast in those shoes.” — offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski to receiver Joe Jurevicius, who was wearing new, white cleats.