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The Cleveland Browns have four full-squad workouts until the preseason home opener against the St. Louis Rams. Coach Rod Chudzinski says that the practices are ‘critical’ in nature for the maturation of the team. Roles still need to be carved out and a rough game plan needs to put in place. The Rams are an up and coming team that is expected to battle division foes San Francisco and Seattle for the top spot in the NFC West and will provide a good barometer of where the Browns are so far. “These four days, yesterday as well as the next few days, are really important for us, from developing a physical mindset,” Chudzinski said, via Matt Florjancic of “We’ve been in pads the last couple days. We’ll be in pads on Saturday as well. We’re really working to improve and develop that attitude. It’s a critical time for us.  “You get the first wave of five practices, and then, we have a little bit of a break,” Chudzinski said. “These four practices are where that lull hits. Everybody’s excited, usually, in that first five practices. “Really, you can see guys start to separate themselves, getting in pads, trying to develop that toughness and see guys, how they’re going to react, really press and push them in situations where they’re going to be tired. You really get answers on guys at this time before we get into games.”


Training Camp News and Notes: Richardson sits out; Taylor fights with Mack

Twice in practice Friday night, Phil Taylor got into a scuffle with center Alex Mack. The first occurred in 11-on-11 drills. Taylor took a swing at Mack after the two were tangled during a play. Taylor hit the top of Mack’s helmet with his hand. The next time was in an offensive/defensive line double team drill. At the snap Taylor pushed his forearm into Mack’s neck and kept...

Browns defensive line is a deep, versatile group

On Wednesday the Browns rotated five players into three positions on the defensive line with the starting group. They have used as many as seven different players in those spots over the course of the first week of practice. Penciled in as starters are defensive ends Desmond Bryant and Ahtyba Rubin and nose tackle Phil Taylor. While Bryant has been out with back spasms second year...

McFadden Trying to Make Mark

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Browns RB Richardson gets tips from Marshall Faulk

Browns running back Trent Richardson spent time after practice with Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk. Richardson has long admired Faulk, one of the NFL's most versatile backs who rushed for 12,279 yards and added 6,875 receiving yards with 136 career touchdowns. Richardson wants to be a ''three-down'' back like Faulk, who was at training camp as an analyst for NFL...

Brandon Weeden not impressing the Browns

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Browns' Richardson back in practice

Browns running back Trent Richardson returned to practice Monday. However his status for the team's preseason opener remains uncertain. Richardson had been held out of Cleveland's two previous training camp sessions with a bruised right shin. The injury occurred Thursday when the 5-foot-9, 230-pounder was inadvertently kicked in the lower leg by a teammate. Though Richardson...


SportsTime Ohio and the Cleveland Browns reached a newmulti-year television agreement, as jointly announced today by Franois McGillicuddy, Senior Vice President andGeneral Manager, SportsTime Ohio and FOX Sports Ohio, and Alec Scheiner,President, Cleveland Browns. SportsTimeOhio will feature exclusive Browns programming with inside access to the team,starting with Browns Training...

Former Browns president Holmgren at practice

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Training Camp News and Notes: Roger Goodell visits Berea

Today was a big day in Berea with the commissioner in town for a special youth “Heads Up” promotion aimed at teaching football fundamentals to help avoid head injuries. After participating in that, Goodell entered the media scrum to avoid answering much of anything about Jimmy Haslam. It wasn’t at all surprising that Goodell refused to play the “What if?” game with regards...

Running Back Context: Trent Richardson Destined for 300 Carries in Norv Turner’s Offense?

Despite a reasonably talented roster the Browns plodded to a 5-11 record and Pat Shurmer and his staff were replaced. In comes Head Coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Much has been made about how Turner’s offense means a great deal for the down field passing game, and for the fantasy value of tight end Jordan Cameron but Turner can help the Cleveland run...

Ray Horton has pedigree to transform Browns defense

The three Super Bowl rings rest on a corner of Ray Horton's desk. They are at once inconspicuous -- the exclusive jewelry is hardly the first thing you notice when you walk into his office -- yet unavoidable. Once your eyes make contact with them it's hard not to stop and stare. You are aware throughout the duration of the conversation as Horton outlines his philosophy and...
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