What Happened At Browns Training Camp Day 6: Pads Continue, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Is Back, Anthony Walker Will Only Miss ‘Week Plus’, And More
BEREA, Ohio – The pads worked for the first time, the intensity has increased and real football can’t be far behind.
It was the first of three consecutive days in the pads this week, and four in total, including Sunday’s practice at FirstEnergy Stadium. The afternoon was marked by an uneven performance from Baker Mayfield, who was frustrated with an irregular 7v7 streak, and was selected in the end zone by Mack Wilson.
But he also made good plays, including touchdowns in the red zone against Austin Hooper and David Njoku.
Jadeveon Clowney stole the day in defense, giving right tackle Jack Conklin all he could handle and even pounding a few shots from tight ends.
Kevin Stefanski reminded his players before training not to get carried away with the pads, and no brawls broke out.
“Guys understand that we have to train hard, but we have to take care of each other,” he said.
It was the complete opposite of what happened today at the Giants camp, where a brawl resulted in Daniel Jones at the bottom of the stack. Coach Joe Judge, who started a swearing rant, punished players with push-ups and runs, and called off practice.
“Yes, there are consequences for that sort of thing,” Jones said afterwards. “It’s like that in a game. You have to keep your cool. There are consequences, and it hurts your team. That was the message. I think everyone gets it.
The Giants, who have Freddie Kitchens on their staff, had better take him out of their system before the Browns and Giants lead joint practices here on August 19 and 20. The Browns have started a lot of fights during joint training with the Colts under the kitchens. – led the Browns in 2019.
Here are some other things that happened on day 6:
1. Good news on LB Anthony Walker
The Browns were relieved to find Walker’s non-contact knee injury suffered in practice on Monday was not serious and would not require surgery.
“It’s a week and more, but we’ll see,” Kevin Stefanski said. “I can’t put exact timing on it.”
The silver lining of Walker’s injury is that it will give second-year linebacker Jacob Phillips much-needed first-team representatives who are hard to find for substitutes.
Walker is such a savvy and experienced veteran that he can afford to miss a few weeks.
The Browns also received good news regarding safety back Sheldrick Redwine, who also left practice Monday with an ankle injury. He was absent on Tuesday, but his injury will also heal without surgery.
2. Jérémie Owusu-Koramoah returns
Owusu-Koramoah was activated outside the COVID-19 reserve on Tuesday and only participated in individual exercises after a 10-day quarantine. Owusu-Koramoah looked great and ready to go, but they’ll put it into practice and relax with him.
It will likely take a while for JOK to win over some of the first-team reps, although he showed in the spring that he is quickly approaching the learning curve.
3. Rashard Higgins talks about the Super Bowl
The Super Bowl speech was pretty tame in this camp, but a fiery Rashard Higgins rolled it out, like the red carpet his teammates rolled out for him in the end zone after touchdowns.
“I’m telling you, man, if we’re not going to the Super Bowl then we shouldn’t be talking,” Higgins said. ” That’s the point. This is the wait.
4. Kareem Hunt aims to lead his hometown team
With Nick Chubb getting plenty of rest early in camp, Hunt carried the load and looked in mid-season form. He hopes to have even more impact this season alongside his good pal Nick Chubb.
“Honestly, it feels good,” he said. “By trying to be more than the face, we try to be the face that helps bring something special here, and it’s a championship. We still have to go out there and prove every week as we will, and I know what kind of players we are and I really don’t buy into anything that running backs don’t matter. I know a lot of running backs who can take a game on their own. ”
Hunt appears to be in a great position this preseason, both emotionally and physically.
5. Players inactive for Tuesday, injured or as part of their recovery protocol
The following players missed all or most of the practice: Tony Fields II (foot), S Ronnie Harrison Jr. (hamstrings), S Sheldrick Redwine (ankle), WR Anthony Schwartz (hamstrings), LB Walker Jr. (knee), Takk McKinley (disease), Odell Beckham Jr. (ACL protocol), Grant Delpit (Achilles protocol), OT Chris Hubbard (knee protocol).
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