May 5, 2015

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Browns: News and notes from Day 4 of training camp

BEREA – The Browns practiced in full pads today on the fourth day of training camp. A crowd of 4,466 attended, setting a record for a camp practice in Berea.
Here are some notes and highlights:
** Offensive lineman Ryan Miller didn’t practice after sustaining a concussion Saturday. Coach Rob Chudzinski said he saw him Saturday night and he’s in the NFL concussion protocol. Miller will be monitored by the medical staff and must pass a series of tests before he can return to the field.
** Running back Montario Hardesty sat out practice with a hamstring injury and worked on the side with trainers. Chudzinski said Hardesty is day-to-day.
** Defensive end Desmond Bryant watched practice with back spasms. He’s day-to-day.
Billy Winn took his place with the starters.
** Free safety Tashaun Gipson suffered a shoulder sprain on a collision with receiver Josh Gordon. Chudzinski said he’s not concerned.
Johnson Bademosi and Josh Aubrey saw reps with the first-team defense in place of Gipson.
** Receiver Josh Gordon had a solid practice after an uneven Saturday. On a fourth-down play to decide the game – according to Chudzinski’s scenarios — Gordon caught a post from Brandon Weeden for a touchdown.
** Receiver Jordan Norwood made several catches, including one that took a sweet set of hands. He corralled a fastball from Weeden on an in route in the end zone and earned praise from Chudzinski.
** No. 6 pick Barkevious Mingo had his first padded practice in the NFL. He had a sack of Jason Campbell and drew a hold on another rush, but was also stoned on several occasions by veteran tackle Rashad Butler. It’s a learning experience.
“He flashed,” Chudzinski said of Mingo.
** Scatback Dion Lewis (5-foot-8, 195 pounds) made rookie defensive back Kenronte Walker look silly. Lewis caught a pass inside the 5-yard line, shaked and baked and left Walker grabbing air as he ran into the end zone.
“He has unbelievable feet,” Weeden said.
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