September 1, 2014

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Browns: News and notes from Day 1 of training camp

BEREA – The Browns opened training camp this afternoon with a spirited practice on a gorgeous day.
Here are some highlights and notes:
** Receiver Josh Gordon suffered a leg cramp, according to coach Rob Chudzinski. Gordon was slow to get up and limped back down the field after dropping a deep pass. He talked to trainers and then tried to stretch the back of the left leg where the Achilles tendon is.
“We’ll look at him and make sure, but I’m not expecting any issues there,” Chudzinski said.
** Defensive lineman Phil Taylor (calf strain) and tight end Kellen Davis (knee sprain) didn’t practice. Chudzinski declared them day-to-day and not a concern.
** Left tackle Joe Thomas was involved in a fight that included defensive lineman Brian Sanford. The skirmish broke out behind the line of scrimmage, and Thomas hadn’t been a participant in the play.
“Joe was in there somewhere,” Chudzinski said. “I don’t know if he started on top and ended up on the bottom or not. I was in the melee there, too. It’s training camp. Energy’s high.”
** Running back Trent Richardson got the first carry of camp and looked healthy and quick. He missed minicamp with a calf strain.
** John Greco was the left guard and Shawn Lauvao the right guard with the first-team offense.
** John Hughes replaced Taylor at nose tackle with the starters.
** Paul Kruger and Jabaal Sheard were the outside linebackers. Rookie Barkevious Mingo worked with the second team.
** Quarterback Brandon Weeden took all the first-team repetitions. He started slow – he was intercepted by cornerback Chris Owens and overthrew tight end Jordan Cameron deep down the sideline – but rebounded for a solid first day.
** Chudzinski slapped hands with the fans and signed autographs after practice. It was his first training camp practice as a head coach, and a fan gave him a baseball bat with a Browns logo.