August 3, 2015

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Browns: Terrelle Pryor looks good in first day at WR, confident he can meet the large challenge ahead of him

Robert Nelson Jr holds a blocking pad as Terrelle Pryor moves him away during a drill at camp on July 31. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

BEREA — Terrelle Pryor, at 6-foot-4, 223 pounds, stood out among the 88 players dressed for the first day of training camp. “He looks great in a uniform,” coach Mike Pettine said Thursday of No. 87. Pryor was also able to fit in. He caught everything thrown in his direction in his first practice since Read More…

Brian Dulik: Mike Pettine’s presence gives Browns some reason to believe

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The fans were subdued and the excitement level was far from buzzworthy on the opening day of Browns training camp. It truly was striking to see empty areas around the practice fields where jam-packed crowds have been the norm. Even worse, many in the crowd of 2,945 were treated to obstructed views of the action, Read More…

Browns C Alex Mack glad to be back, grateful for a “normal” start to training camp

Alex Mack takes a breather between reps at the first day of Browns camp in Berea on July 30. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

BEREA — Center Alex Mack was back in the middle of everything Thursday on the opening day of training camp. When the Browns’ starters lined up for the first team drill, No. 55 squatted between left guard Joel Bitonio and right guard John Greco and snapped to quarterback Josh McCown. The moment was significant because Read More…

Browns Training Camp Log, Day 1: Johnny Manziel has series to forget

SERIES FROM HELL: Quarterback Johnny Manziel had four awful plays in a row during an 11-on-11 session with the No. 2 offense. He was sacked twice, was nearly intercepted over the middle by defensive back Kendall James and had a ball tipped at the line for an incompletion. Manziel later had a pass tipped by Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Brian Hartline, safety Donte Whitner say it won’t be easy for Terrelle Pryor to make switch to receiver

BEREA — Brian Hartline said he’s glad to have another Ohio State Buckeye on board in Terrelle Pryor, but isn’t sure his former teammate can make the transition from quarterback to receiver in one preseason. “I’ve been playing (receiver) since I was probably 16, just like the majority of the guys that are in the Read More…

Browns: Coach Mike Pettine, players believe they have talent, maturity to finish what they started last year, make run at playoffs

BEREA — The eve of training camp is the perfect spot on the NFL calendar for optimism. The Browns’ pockets were packed with positivity. “We’re confident that if things fall right that we can be right there in the discussion at the end,” coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday. “We were sitting at 7-4 (last year) Read More…

Browns camp preview: Top six position battles

Competition is a constant at training camp, and the Browns organization has made it a priority to promote it at every position. A deeper, more talented roster should increase the intensity of camp and make winning a regular-season roster spot more difficult. The rookies reported last week, the veterans arrive today and the first full-squad Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/28/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what’s going on so you don’t have to take someone else’s word for it. Have you ever heard about an issue/story/current event from a friend, not really look into it yourself, then repeat what your friend said to a third party and you were completely Read More…

Browns: The top 5 players to watch at training camp

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The rookies reported last week, the veterans arrive Wednesday and the first full-squad practice of training camp is Thursday morning at Browns headquarters in Berea. Ninety players stuff the roster, but a few deserve our attention more than the rest. Here are the top five players to watch when the balls are rolled out and Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine says Josh McCown remains No. 1, but won’t “guarantee” him starting job for Week 1

BEREA — Josh McCown enters training camp as the clear No. 1 quarterback and coach Mike Pettine expects him to start Week 1 against the New York Jets. But he left open the door for Johnny Manziel to make a preseason push and unseat the veteran. “I don’t think anything’s changed, the repetitions will be Read More…