November 25, 2015


Browns: Joshua Cribbs hurts leg in practice, and other observations

BEREA – The fans welcomed the Browns back Sunday morning with the first open practice of coach Pat Shurmur’s 2-day-old training camp.

Here are some highlights of the 2½-hour session and the interviews that followed.

** Receiver/special teamer Joshua Cribbs stopped practicing about halfway through and had his knee wrapped in ice for a while. He said a defensive back came down on the leg during a one-on-one drill and he suffered a strain.

“I didn’t want to press through it and risk missing a preseason game,” Cribbs said.

** Receiver Carlton Mitchell left the field after what Shurmur called “a shoulder episode.” Shurmur didn’t know the severity of the injury.

** Tight end Benjamin Watson watched practice from the sideline after suffering a concussion Saturday during practice. Shurmur said he felt good but he’d be out a “little bit.”

** Shurmur wouldn’t confirm the Saturday trades for defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley and guard John Greco. The moves aren’t official and the team prefers to wait until then to discuss them.

** First-round pick Phil Taylor’s holdout continued and he missed his second practice.

** Defensive end Jayme Mitchell, who agreed to a free-agent deal, still hasn’t reported to camp.

** Rookie receiver Greg Little saw some time with the starters due to the injuries to Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi (leg). He made some nice catches in traffic.

** Shurmur was bothered by several overthrows. He said that was at the top of his list to bring up with the quarterbacks.

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