September 4, 2015

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Browns counting on Sheldon Brown being the physical cornerback they need

BEREA – Wanted: An experienced cornerback with plenty of tread left on the tires. Must be willing to get physical in run support. The Browns didn’t place this ad in the classifieds or on Craigslist.com. But if it wasn’t posted on every bulletin board in team headquarters, it was certainly embedded in the brain of Read More…

Browns notes: GM Heckert expects all club’s restricted free agents to sign

BEREA – General manager Tom Heckert expects the Browns’ five restricted free agents to sign their second-round tenders by the Tuesday deadline. “I assume they will,” he said at the start of Friday’s second minicamp practice. “There’s no reason not to sign.” Linebackers D’Qwell Jackson and Matt Roth and safety Abram Elam skipped the organized Read More…

Browns GM Tom Heckert expects RFAs to sign tenders by deadline

BEREA – General manager Tom Heckert expects the Browns’ five restricted free agents to sign their second-round tenders by the Tuesday deadline. “I assume they will,” he said at the start of Friday’s second minicamp practice. “There’s no reason not to sign.” Linebackers D’Qwell Jackson and Matt Roth and safety Abram Elam skipped the organized Read More…

Quick hits from Browns practice

BEREA — Some sights and sounds (OK, more sights than sounds) from the Friday morning practice of Browns minicamp. ** Cornerback Eric Wright (leg), tight end Evan Moore (leg) and receiver Jake Allen (leg) didn’t practice. ** The offense looked much better than it did Thursday morning. Much of the practice was spent on red zone Read More…

Kick it in gear: Dawson shows for mandatory Browns minicamp

BEREA — Phil Dawson skipped the month of organized team activities for a reason. Dissatisfaction with a con­tract that is in its final year and pays $1 million in 2010? Resentment that he was the only kicker in training camp last year, which may have contributed to a calf injury that cost him five games Read More…

Browns notes: Uninked Vickers shows for minicamp

Browns fullback Lawrence Vickers makes a catch at Browns minicamp in Berea on Thursday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

BEREA — When fullback Lawrence Vickers jogged onto the field at 11:45 Thursday morning, the list of Browns restricted free agents on the outside stood at three. Vickers, who was 90 minutes late because of personal business in Hous­ton, joined running back Jerome Har­rison at mandatory minicamp. Line­backers Matt Roth and D’Qwell Jack­son and safety Read More…

Quick hits from Browns minicamp practice

BEREA — Watched the first minicamp practice Thursday morning, talked to coach Eric Mangini and will watch practice No. 2 this afternoon. Here are a few thoughts halfway through the day. ** Kicker Phil Dawson is back at practice, but wouldn’t discuss his absence or contract situation. ** The offense struggled, with several incompletions in Read More…

Phil Dawson returns for minicamp; 3 RFAs missing

BEREA — Kicker Phil Dawson, who skipped organized team activities for the second straight year, returned Thursday morning for the start of Browns mandatory minicamp. Dawson, who has one year and $1 million left on his contract, is the only Brown remaining from the expansion year of 1999. The guys missing were just as noteworthy, Read More…

Browns’ Lawrence Vickers upbeat despite contract

Vickers

BEREA — The no-pads, no-hitting practices of May and June aren’t designed to showcase a fullback. But Lawrence Vickers’ return to the practice field after a three-week absence was obvious Monday during organized team activities. When Vickers wasn’t involved in a drill, he sprinted from sideline to sideline by himself. It wasn’t pun­ishment for missing Read More…

Observations from Browns practice

BEREA — A few observations from the Browns organized team activities practice Monday morning. ** Fullback Lawrence Vickers, who returned to practice after missing three weeks, ran sprints by himself during practice. He said he’s been working out with the players at his old high school, but it’s not the same as being on the Read More…