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Cleveland’s head coach meets with reporters after Tuesday’s OTA

Head Coach Hue Jackson:

On QB Baker Mayfield practicing with the second team offense:

“I just mixed it up. There is nothing behind that. I just think that I want to keep tinkering with that a little bit. I made the decision this week with the staff to make him second and get some reps there. That is just going to go as we go. There is nothing to it. Nobody should read anything into it. It is an opportunity to go out there a little sooner than he has. That is all.”

On how the QB rotation will go during training camp:

“That is to be determined. I have not talked to (offensive coordinator) Todd (Haley) or (quarterbacks coach) Ken (Zampese) about that just yet. We will talk through it and do what we think is best for all of our players and for our football team.”

On if Mayfield is getting more reps in practice by being with the second team:

“Honestly, he was getting the same. That did not change. That part did not change, the fact that if he is third or second. He is still getting the same amount of reps. It is just now you are throwing to a different group of receivers because I think that he has to have that chemistry with all of those guys. It was good for him to do that. He did some good things today.”

On the Browns signing LB Mychal Kendricks:

“It was very exciting for me. He is a really good football player. Obviously, he brings a unique skillset to our football team. He can cover. He can rush. He can play the run. He can play the pass. He can play at all three different [linebacker] spots, which I think is very good. His versatility is outstanding. As I said last week, if we have chances to add really good football players to our team, then we will. That is what we have done.”

On which of the three LB positions Kendricks will be positioned first:

“I think we will start him out in the middle (linebacker) and also, start him out on the outside. As you know, (defensive coordinator) Gregg (Williams) plays a lot of different packages so he will be a little bit at every place. I think he is very bright. I think that he can learn it all. When he walks out there, I think he will st Randall Cobb Jersey Cheap art to move.”

On adding Kendricks into the mix of an experienced LB group:

“It is called competition, right? That is what it is. It is competition. I think that our players get it. Our job is to put the best football players on the team and then let that take care of itself. There is nothing wrong with that. I think that our guys welcome that. I d Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale o not think that anybody is upset because we put better football players on the team.”

On if adding Kendricks give Williams the capability to use four LBs at Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ty Montgomery Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap  a time:

“You know how Gregg is. Gregg is creative that way. I think that if you are a good football player and you can make plays for us, Gregg is going to find a way to get you onto the field. It is a good problem to have. Like we said, if we can keep adding good football players to this team – again, kudos to (general manager) John Dorsey and his group for continuing to add good players to our football team.”

On Kendricks not practicing today:

“We just wanted to – you guys know how I am – slowly ease him into this. I am not sure of everything that he has done and what he has done there. Obviously, I think that there is still a little ankle soreness. I do not want to push him too far too fast. We will get him up and running here soon.”

On LBs Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert playing every defensive snap last season, and if that is ‘too much or whatever works’:

“I am OK if that is what it calls for and if those guys can handle it and make the plays. They did that last year. This is a new year. We will go into this year and figure out what is going to be the best packages that gives us a chance to win this year.”

On if ‘there will be enough snaps’ for all four of the LBs to play:

“I think that there will be. As you guys know, we did not have (LB) Jamie (Collins Sr.) for a lot of the year. Things happen. I just think that we are covered in all of those different areas, too. God forbid anything happens to anybody on our football team. It just feels good to have that depth and those kind of players on your team.”

On if the pace of developing a rookie QB like Mayfield is different to last or others season, given the team has QB Tyrod Taylor on the roster:

“Absolutely. We have a starting quarterback. Tyrod still has to get those reps. Those reps are really important. He is the starter. He goes with the ones all of the time. With Baker, we are bringing him along. We are teaching him the National Football League. He has done an outstanding job working hard every day and making the most of his reps, but it is comforting for our team that we do have a starting quarterback.”

On why WR Antonio Callaway did not practice today:

“It is still the groin. We are working through that. Hopefully, we will get him back before it is all said and done. He is working through it. We are not going to put a guy out there if we have a chance to have a setback. We will just take out time and get him back out there soon.”

On if Taylor will be able to play like an experienced veteran despite being in his first year in a new offensive system:

“No doubt because it is still football. The terminology is different from Buffalo to here, but Tyrod has been around enough systems and played in enough games that he can know how to play and how he should play as an NFL quarterback. I do not see [a player who looks like he is in his first year] out on the field. I see him really picking things up fast, making great decisions with the ball and making plays.”

On if the acquisition of Kendricks is related to insurance in the event Collins does not return to full speed as quickly as expected:

“I do not think it was about that. I think it was a chance to add another really quality player to our football team and put him out there. You can’t have too many playmakers, too many guys that can pay football at a high level. We were the other way in the past. We did not have enough. Now, I think that it is good to have these kind of problems. We have to make decisions on who plays. That is OK. I think that is a good problem to have.”

On Williams’ decision for DB Denzel Ward to play with the first team defense:

“That is still our decision, too. There is nothing that happens on this football team that I do not approve of or know about. Ward being out there is because he is earning it. He is working at it. He is doing good things. He plays a position that we think we have been needing a gut to step up. We see things of him improving each and every day and doing the things that we are asking. He needs to continue to do that to continue to be out there, but we know that he is very talented. That is why we drafted him. He has displayed that since he has been here.”

On one area where Mayfield and Ward each have improved most:

“For Baker, it has been playing under center, because that is something that he has not done. I think as you have seen, we have not had any balls on the ground. There is no wood to knock on. He has done a good job in that way. For Ward, for me just watching him, it is just all of the things we do and the different types of receivers that changes from play to play and who he has to go up against, learning a complicated system that we have on defense. I think that he has handled that pretty well.”

On expecting a competitive training camp:

“Absolutely. I would expect nothing less. We are going to have some really tough decisions as we go because there are a lot of good football players on this team. That is the way that it should be. I think we have improved every position group on this team. I think we will have some tough decisions, and I do not think you would want it any other way.”

On DL Chad Thomas not practicing today:

“He also has a groin. Just a groin. You get these young guys that come into your system and they start practicing, and we practice a little bit different. We kind of go. That is different. Their bodies have not done that like this at that Ty Montgomery Jersey  time. We will work though those things, but I am glad that they are happening now so that we can get them out of the way and get these guys back, whether it is minicamp or training camp, and get them going.”

On where Mayfield is from a development s Randall Cobb Jersey tandpoint:

“I think he is right on schedule. I think that he is doing good. The game is not too big for him. He demonstrates the ability to throw the ball and make decisions with the ball in his hands and learning our system. I think he is on schedule, but is he a finished product? No, he is not supposed to be, neither. He has done everything we have asked him to do. There is still a lot of work to do, a lot of work ahead of him. I think that he gets that and I think that he is excited about that.”

On OL Donald Stephenson not being at recent practices open to the media:

“I will tell you what, we will talk about that at another time. He is just not here right now. He is taking care of some business. We will definitely address that at the proper time.”

On Browns players’ helmets not having stripes:

“Earn it. There is a certain way that the Cleveland Browns have to play, and we are going to earn our stripes. The guys that put them on their helmets and get the chance to wear them, it is going to be because they demonstrate the characteristics that we are looking for in Cleveland Browns players. That is the way that they are going to play, that is how we are going to conduct ourselves and go out and win football games.”

On if ‘earning stripes’ will continue through training camp:

“Absolutely.”

On when the stripes will be worn:

“As we get towards the end. Obviously, if you are on the team, you are going to have them. That is for sure. If you are not, you won’t. It is that simple. It is pretty simple. Kind of cut and dry.”

On if there has been any ‘fallout’ following the Lake Erie event:

“Fallout? No. Nobody got sick. I do not think that anybody has gotten any issues. People were cold, needing towels. Other than that, I think that everybody was OK.”

5 Ty Montgomery Jersey things to know about new Browns LB Mychal Kendricks

The veteran shores up Ty Montgomery Jersey  depth in the middle of Cleveland’s defense

Free agency isn’t just for March. The Browns made that apparent Tuesday with the addition of veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who promises to give Cleveland immediate help in the middle of the defense.

Here are five things to know about Kendricks.

1. Kendricks comes to Cleveland after six seasons with the Eagles, who selected the 2012 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year out of Cal-Berkeley in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was an every-game starter from Day 1 in Philadelphia, bringing 74 starts and even more games of experience to Cleveland, which has added a number of players like Kendricks throughout the offseason. His NFL debut, coincidentally, came at FirstEnergy Stadium in Philadelphia’s 2012 season-opening win over the Browns.

2. Kendricks’ most productive season was in 2013, when he was second on the team in tackles (106) and interceptions (three). Over his six seasons with the Eagles, Kendricks recorded 336 tackles, 15 tackles for losses, 11 sacks, three interceptions and five forced fumbles. He saw his playing time dip a bit in 2016 but emerged as a valuable figure in Philadelphia’s defense last season, when Jordan Hicks went down with a season-ending injury. He was a starter in the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.

3. Kendricks joins a Browns Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ty Montgomery Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap  linebacking corps that had remained relatively stable throughout the Browns’ busy offseason. Cleveland returns all three of its starters — Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert and Jamie Collins — and added rooki Randall Cobb Jersey Cheap e Genard Avery in the fifth round of the draft. Schobert, who landed in his first Pro Bowl, and Kirksey combined for 282 tackles and played every single snap. Collins made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and is coming back from a knee injury that kept him off the field for the second half of 2017.

4. Kendricks comes from a football family. His father, Marvin, was a running back at UCLA in the 70s. Kendricks’ younger brother, Eric, also played at UCLA and currently stars for the Vikings. The brothers squared off in last year’s NFC Championship, a game won, of course, by older brother’s squad.

5. Kendricks, in a  Randall Cobb Jersey recent feature by Yahoo! Sports, credits his mother, Yvonne, for his work ethic and discipline. “Raising four kids by herself, working double shifts. She made sure something good would happen,” Kendricks told Yahoo! “She made us wake up at 5:30 to go to ‘zero’ period so we could work out before school and save money on breakfast. I hated it, but now I really think about those moments. Learning how to wake up, be on time and put in the work when everyone else was asleep. She taught us that.”

Hue Jackson: Myles Garrett should c Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey ompete to be among the league’s best players ‘every week’

Garrett, the No.1 overall pick in 2017, had seven sacks in 11 games as a rookie

Browns defensive en HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey d Myles Garrett enters Year 2 with big expectations of himself. So does his head coach.

Hue Jackson believes Garrett, the No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick in 2017, can be one of the league’s best players for years to come after a promising but injury-marred rookie season.

“I think it was more of that there’s an expectation of him to be an elite player, and he is an elite player,” Jackson said Wednesday when asked about that campaign. “He has to do it all of the time … You’re supposed to be one of the best players in this league; go be it every week. I think that he will.”

Garrett certainly showed flashes of dominance last year. He led Cleveland with seven sacks in 11 games despite a high-ankle sprain that sidelined him for the first month of the season and nagged at him thereafter. Perhaps his own biggest crit Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale ic, Garrett was disappointed at the end of the season, saying he didn’t live up to his own lofty standards and vowed to have a greater impact going  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey forward. So in the offseason, the former Texas A&M star edge rusher made it a point to get healthy, first and foremost, and in as good of shape as possible. 

“I was mostly working on myself and my diet to try and stay in shape,” Garrett said at the team’s annual golf tournament last month. “I was just trying to make sure I came back stronger and healthier than before.”

Much like Jackson, Garrett hopes big things are in store for both him and the 2018 Browns as they try to bounce back from a winless season. “Just being healthy this year, it’s really about my confidence being able to be more mobile and not have anything hold me back,” he said.

“It’s helped me, not only bring me confidence but bring my teammates confidence knowing that I’ll always be out Jimmy Graham Jersey  there, always working and there’s not going to be any hindrances this year of what we can achieve.”

Jackson, who has said he believes Garrett is “on the cusp of turning into a really, really good football player,” has seen glimpses of that throughout organized team activities.

“I think that nothing is new to him now. I think that he knows how you go about studying, knowing your opponents a little bit better, understanding the system, understanding what (defensive coordinator) Coach (G Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap regg) Williams expects and wants from you at that position,” he said. “I think the biggest thing for Myles is staying healthy. Obviously, hopefully, those issues are behind us and we have him out there every day, all the time and in every game. That’s going to be the thing that gets him to where he needs to be.”​

5 things to know from Browns Ty Montgomery Jersey OTAs, Week 3

Cleveland is just a week away from veteran minicamp

1. The Browns officially welcomed veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks to his first practice with the team Tuesday after making his signing official earlier in the day. Kendricks, who is two months removed from ankle surgery, worked off to the side with a handful of injured Browns during the first part of practice and watched from the sidelines when the players went through 11-on-11 drills.

Browns coach Hue Jackson said the team would work Kendricks, who spent the previous six seasons with the Eagles, into the swing of things at a gradual pace. Kendricks said he was “ready to go” but said there was no need to push himself at this point in the offseason.

“I wanted to slowly ease him into this,” Jackson said. “Obviously, I think that there is still a little bit of ankle soreness. I do not want to push him too far too fast. But we will get him up and running here soon.”

Jackson said the team was in no position to turn down a player with the kind of talent and experience like Kendricks, who won a Super Bowl this past season and has been a regular starter from Day 1 of his NFL career. The former second-round selection out of California can play all three linebacker positions within a 4-3 and is likely to begin in the middle behind Pro Bowler Joe Schobert.

“It is called competition, right? That is what it is. It is competition,” Jackson said. “I think that our players get it. Our job is to put the best football players on the team, then let that take care of itself. There is nothing wrong with that. I think that our guys welcome that. I do not think that anybody is upset because we put better football players on the team.”

2. A handful of other Browns were also off to the side Tuesday as they dealt with a variety of injuries. Of note, rookies Antonio Callaway and Chad Thomas were dealing with groin injuries while Jamie Collins Sr. (knee) and Emmanuel Ogbah (toe) continued to rehab injuries that short-circuited their 2017 season.

“You have these young guy Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ty Montgomery Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap s that come into your system and they start practicing. We practice a little bit different, we kind of go. That is different. Their bodies have not done that like this at that time,” Jackson said. “We will work through those things, but I am glad that they are happening now so that we can get them out of the way and get these guys back, whether it is minicamp or training camp and get them going.”

3. First-round cornerback Denzel Ward worked with the first-team defense on a number of occasions Tuesday after beginning OTAs with the second group. Ward’s teammates and Jackson have been impressed with how he’s handled the adjustment to the NFL, and his elevation was well-earned.

“He is working at it. He is doing good things,” Jackson said. “He plays a position that we think we have been needing a guy to step up. We have been seeing some things of him improving each and every day, and doing the things that we are asking. He needs to continue to do that to continue to be out there. We know that he is very talented, that is why we drafted him. He has displayed that since he has been here.”

Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale . When reporters got their first look at rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield two weeks ago, the No. 1 overall pick had an up and down practice. Asked about that day in particular, and whether or not it was reflective of his overall performance since the start of OTAs, Mayfield made it clear he hadn’t forgotten about the sluggish  Randall Cobb Jersey early session.

“I don’t think I’d be here if that was a typical day of work, just to be honest with you,” Mayfield said. “I hold myself to a higher standard. That was definitely one of the worst days I’ve had. I’ve had a couple more bad ones but it’s not going to be perfect. That’s why we’re here practicing and that’s why it’s only the beginning of June. I’ve got some time to learn and keep growing.”

5. Mayfield, meanwhile, spent more of Tuesday’s practice working with the second-team offense than he has in previous sessions. Veteran Drew Stanton took the repetitions with the third-team group.

Jackson said Mayfield’s number of repetitions didn’t change and that Tuesday’s move shouldn’t be overanalyzed.

“I just mixed it up. There is nothing behind that,” Jackson said. “I just think that I want to keep tinkering with that a little bit. I made that decision this week, with the staff, to make him second and get some reps there. That is just going to Randall Cobb Jersey Cheap  go as we go. There is nothing to it, nobody should read anything into it. It is an opportunity to go out there a little sooner than he has, that is all.”

Hue Jackson: Browns will need to ‘earn our stripes’ Ty Montgomery Jersey on helmets before season

‘There’s a certain way that the Cleveland Browns have to play’

The Browns will have to earn their stripes, literally and figuratively, this season. 

Cleveland’s players won’t be allowed to wear the stripes on their helmets until they make the 53-man roster, head coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday after practice. 

“There’s a certain way that the Cleveland Browns have to play,” he said, “and we’re going to earn our stripes.”

It’s a new initiative that is as much of a mantra for a new-look Browns team trying to bounce back from a winless season. It applies to veterans like quar Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ty Montgomery Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap terback Tyrod Taylor and linebacker Christian Kirksey to rookies, including first-round picks Baker Mayfield and Denzel Ward

As such, the Browns have been practicing without the team’s traditional brown-and-white helmet decal down the middle. That will continue into mandatory minicamp next week and the prese Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale ason later this summer.

Jackson sai Ty Montgomery Jersey d in everything the players do, there will be a need to “earn it” along the way. 

“The guys that put them on their helmets that get a chance to wear them, it’s going to be because they demonstrate the characteristics that we’re looking for in Cleveland Browns players. That’s the way we’re going to play and conduct ourselves and go out and win football games.”

Cleveland concludes OTAs on Thursday before kicking off minicamp next week.

Hue Jackson: Myles Garrett should c Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey ompete to be among the league’s best players ‘every week’

Garrett, the No.1 overall pick in 2017, had seven sacks in 11 games as a rookie

Browns defensive en HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey d Myles Garrett enters Year 2 with big expectations of himself. So does his head coach.

Hue Jackson believes Garrett, the No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick in 2017, can be one of the league’s best players for years to come after a promising but injury-marred rookie season.

“I think it was more of that there’s an expectation of him to be an elite player, and he is an elite player,” Jackson said Wednesday when asked about that campaign. “He has to do it all of the time … You’re supposed to be one of the best players in this league; go be it every week. I think that he will.”

Garrett certainly showed flashes of dominance last year. He led Cleveland with seven sacks in 11 games despite a high-ankle sprain that sidelined him for the first month of the season and nagged at him thereafter. Perhaps his own biggest crit Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale ic, Garrett was disappointed at the end of the season, saying he didn’t live up to his own lofty standards and vowed to have a greater impact going  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey forward. So in the offseason, the former Texas A&M star edge rusher made it a point to get healthy, first and foremost, and in as good of shape as possible. 

“I was mostly working on myself and my diet to try and stay in shape,” Garrett said at the team’s annual golf tournament last month. “I was just trying to make sure I came back stronger and healthier than before.”

Much like Jackson, Garrett hopes big things are in store for both him and the 2018 Browns as they try to bounce back from a winless season. “Just being healthy this year, it’s really about my confidence being able to be more mobile and not have anything hold me back,” he said.

“It’s helped me, not only bring me confidence but bring my teammates confidence knowing that I’ll always be out Jimmy Graham Jersey  there, always working and there’s not going to be any hindrances this year of what we can achieve.”

Jackson, who has said he believes Garrett is “on the cusp of turning into a really, really good football player,” has seen glimpses of that throughout organized team activities.

“I think that nothing is new to him now. I think that he knows how you go about studying, knowing your opponents a little bit better, understanding the system, understanding what (defensive coordinator) Coach (G Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap regg) Williams expects and wants from you at that position,” he said. “I think the biggest thing for Myles is staying healthy. Obviously, hopefully, those issues are behind us and we have him out there every day, all the time and in every game. That’s going to be the thing that gets him to where he needs to be.”​

Browns Mailbag: Where d Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey oes Briean Boddy-Calhoun fit in Browns secondary?

Senior Writer Andrew Gribble answers your questions every week

We’re rolling into June with five of your questions in the first Browns Mailbag of the month.

Tank Carder is from Sweeny, Texas, my hometown. He’s listed as a linebacker but I know he plays on special teams. Is he healthy and expected to play? I think he’s coming off an ACL i Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap njury from last season. — Matt K., Needville, Texas

Carder, one of the longest tenured Browns, is working his way back from a knee injury he suffered in early August of last year. The former captain has been a mainstay in the Browns facility while recovering from the injury and has been seen pedaling on a stationary bicycle during the team’s OTAs. Browns coach Hue Jackson hasn’t given a specific timeline for his return but it appears to be imminent. Jackson has shown a propensity to not rush players back from injury, especially at this time of year and especially with a player that carries the kind of experience Carder does. When Carder returns, he’ll be competing with the likes of Joe Schobert and Justin Currie, both of whom worke HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey d at middle linebacker during Wednesday’s OTA, and players such as rookie Genard Avery and B.J. Bello on special teams.

Other than Njoku, what other TE shows great promise? — William C., Columbus

Don’t go sleeping on Seth DeValve. The third-year tight end once again figures to have a key role on Cleveland’s offense coming off a year in which he made a number of big catches. In fact, DeValve was second on the team in receptions — just one ahead of David Njoku — and second in receiving yards (395). The Browns have a lot more options when it comes to playmakers in 2018, and DeValve should be very much included in that group. He runs his routes with the precision of a wide receiver and has gotten better and better at the grunt work that comes with being  Jimmy Graham Jersey an NFL tight end. Darren Fells, whom the Browns signed in free agency, is also a big target in the passing game who will help the team most as a blocker.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun has been impressive and is an underdog in his role to make the t Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale eam. What are your thoughts if he could play free safety much like Tashaun Gipson did with the Browns? — Rob M., Fairmont, West Virginia

I wouldn’t necessarily call Boddy-Calhoun an underdog entering this season. He’s been a vital piece in Cleveland’s secondary over the past two seasons and is essentially the one regular player from the group who was retained entering 2018. Starters Jamar Taylor and Jason McCourty have both been traded, a number of players were added in free agency and Denzel Ward was selected with the fourth overall pick. Boddy-Calhoun’s position versatility makes him very valuable to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and it’s been on display throughout OTAs. On Wednesday, Boddy-Calhoun, at times, lined up in the slot with the first-team defense. At other times, he was backing up free safety Damarious Randall. The competition level is definitely higher within the secondary, and Boddy-Calhoun will have to work hard to land a spot that nets playing time. He just clearly has the traits and skills Cleveland’s coaches and new front office like.

The Browns have added some seemingly quality undrafted free agents such as lineman Trenton Thompson, kick returner/wideout Evan Berry, and others. Who do you realistically expect to make the team/contribute? GO BROWNS! — Brad H., Bellbrook

The stockpiling of talent and the emergence of players who appear to be locked into spots at their respective positions will make it a much tougher challenge for Cleveland’s undrafted free agents than it has been in recent years. That said, there are some intriguing players from that group who are competing at spots where the Browns have some openings. Desmond Harrison, who began his college career at Texas and finished at West Georgia, is in the mix at left tackle and Berry has an opportunity to make a mark on kick returns. The Browns are deeper at wide receiver than they were last year, but there could be an opportunity for Da’Mari Scott or Derrick Willies to secure a roster or practice squad spot in the coming months. On defense, players like Elijah Campbell and Micah Hannemann could have a shot to secure a spot at safety, where the Browns have a little room for depth.

What is the status for 2017 draft picks Howard Wilson and Roderick Johnson? Both position groups were overhauled this offseason. Any chance either player surprises us? — Steve K., Piqua

Both players continue to recover from the injuries that respectively robbed them of their 2017 seasons. It’s unclear when either player will be back to full capacity, but when they are, they project to compete at their respective positions as they look to latch onto the 53-man roster.

Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey Browns mixing and matching with new cast of defensive backs

No such thing as an official depth chart at this juncture of offseason

Nothing surprises T.J. Carrie these days.

With months to go before Cleveland’s season opener, there’s nothing certain about where he’ll line up on a given day. It’s standard operating procedure for the Browns’ new-look secondary, which has moving pieces galore after an offseason overhaul.

Carrie, whom the Browns acquired in free agency during a slew of moves to kick off the league year, has spent time with the first and second units at various positions. The same goes for fellow new additions E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell and one of the lone holdovers, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, who has spent time at nickel corner and free safety. The Browns are also breaking in rookie Denzel  Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap Ward, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 Draft, sixth-rounder Simeon Thomas and a slew of others with the second and third units.

Ultimately, the goal is t Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale o see who rises to the challenge in an effort to solidify a back end that was too vulnerable for Gregg Williams’ liking in 2017.

“Coach Williams, he is unorthodox in a way that he is always switching the depth chart up. You come into work and you might not be where you are expected to be, but I think that he wants to see how you rise in those situations,” Carrie said. “He wants to see which players can handle which situations, which players are able to go against the good receivers and the receivers that we have here – the shifty ones. It is, in a sense that he is so unorthodox that it keeps us all on our P’s and Q’s, and that we all come out here and try to dominate. I think that is the biggest thing. That is something that we are feeding off of.”

The Browns made it a priority to upgrade their secondary, particularly cornerback, after a season in which they ranked second-to-last in the NFL in interceptions, went long stretches without a single turnover forced and were regularly vulnerable against short, quick pas Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey ses that turned into long gains.

The Browns surrendered 28 passing touchdowns to just seven interceptions while allowing a league-worst opponent quarterback ranking of 102. It was a collective defensive effort that resulted in those statistics, and the Browns have made a number of moves throughout the entire unit in hopes of improving those totals in a big way.

The secondary just happened to receive one of the biggest facelifts, as last year’s starting cornerbacks, Jamar Taylor and Jason McCourty, were sent away in trades, opening the door for Cleveland’s new blood at the position.

“It’s just competition,” said Gaines, a fifth-year veteran who played under Williams in his first three seasons. “That brings out the best in everyone and it has my whole career in the NFL. These guys are hungry for competition and  HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey that’s going to let the cream rise to the top in this defense in the secondary. It starts with us.”

The Browns aren’t just looking for answers at the two traditional cornerback spots. They’re looking for options at nickel cornerback, which is on the field more than it’s not in today’s NFL, and other, field-ready players at a position where there’s no such thing as too much depth. Cleveland struggled all last season in the defen Jimmy Graham Jersey sive backfield, but its issues were magnified and compounded when injuries battered the unit during the middle of the season.

Carrie and Gaines have plenty of experience at both outside and nickel cornerback. Expect even more players to get a look, as Williams notably likes all of his defensive players to know at least two spots within his scheme.

“Today’s game is all about having three No. 1 corners,” Carrie said. “So many years ago it was about having two. Now with offenses being able to spread the field out with so many different receivers, you have to have at least three corners.

“It makes me want to raise my level of game and level of competition every day. If you continue to go out and make plays, you won’t have anything to worry about when it comes to training camp.”

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Cleveland has signed 7 of 9 draft picks

The Cleveland Browns have signed RB Nick Chubb. The Browns have now signed seven of their nine 2018 draft picks, including OL Austin Corbett (second round), DL Chad Thomas (third round), WR Antonio Callaway (fourth round), LB Genard Avery (fifth rou Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey nd), WR Dam Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap ion Ratley (sixth round) and DB Simeon Thomas (s Jimmy Graham Jersey ixth round).

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Started 40 of 47 games at Georgia, rushing 758 times for 4,769 yards and 44 touchdowns…Added 31 receptions for 361 yards and four scores…Finished second in school history in rushing yards…Notched 24 100-yard rushing games and three 200-yard performances…Started all 15 games as a senior in 2017, carrying the ball 223 times for 1,345 yards and 15 touchdowns…Native of Cedartown, Ga.

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Baker  Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale Mayfield, Mychal Kend Jimmy Graham Jersey ricks, Christian Kirksey and Emmanuel Ogbah meet with reporters

Included below are select quotes from interviews with the following Browns players during today’s media availability:

·         LB Mychal Kendricks

·         LB Christian Kirksey

·         QB Baker Mayfield

·         DL Emmanuel Ogbah

LB Mychal Kendricks:

On why he chose to come to the Cleveland Browns:

“I chose the Browns because it gives me an opportunity to showcase my talent. Their scheme fits me best.”

On a report that he will ‘start right away’ in Cleveland:

“I do not know about that. As long as I have played football, I have always had to compete for everything that I have earned. That is what it is going to be. This is the National Football League. Competition is at an all-time high. I plan on coming in here and working hard for everything that I get.”

On early reports of him signing with the Browns and his response to it:

“There is a whole business side to this thing. That was the first time that I heard that guy’s name, [it was] a little self-serving there. Even if that is the end result of what happened and where I am at now, at that moment in time, that was just not the case. That being said, I spoke my opinion. I tweeted that I do not have too much respect for self-serving actions like that. He ended up being right. That being said, good for him. It was just that at that moment in time, there is a whole business side of this thing where my agent was working this thing out, and we did not want that to alter anything.”

On joining with an established LB group:

“I am excited. We are going to be some dogs. I get to play with some dogs. I get to compete against them. I get to play with them. The more, the better. We want to be a good team. We are going to be a great team. I am glad that I can add to that, and I am glad that I can play beside a bunch of people who are willing to compete and willing to play in this league the same way that I want to.”

On what he can bring to the locker room:

“This is a question that I have been asking myself. I am still been doing my assessing. This still is my first day here, but one thing what I will bring here is intensity, passion, a love for the game, a skillset that I hope will showcase itself and leadership. In whatever way I can help, I am going to do that. Whatever I see fit at that moment in time, I will be there. I will be there for that.”

LB Christian Kirksey:

On the addition of LB Mychal Kendricks:

“At the end of the day, we are trying to win ball games. Whenever you bring in another talented player, that is definitely something that is good. We are trying to get as many dominant players as we can. That is our focus. We are trying to turn this program around. Especially after last season, going 0-16, we are trying to really make a statement and bring in as many veteran players, as many good players as we can. I think that he will be a great addition for us.”

On how adding Kendricks increases the competition at LB:

“As a competitor, we are competing our whole lives. That is something that separates us from everybody else – our competitive attitude. I think that it is going to be fun. Completion is fun. I think that he can play all three linebacker positions. He has obviously proven himself in the league. He has won a Super Bowl. There are a lot of things that he can teach us. We have a lot of young guys in the room so adding a veteran player is a lot of wisdom, a lot of knowledge. I am looking forward to it. I am a competitor. I have been here my whole career. I have been competing my whole life. I think that those guys enjoy it the same way. At the end of the day, our main focus is winning. He has bought into the brotherhood. He is here now. We are just going to have fun.”

On if he has spoken with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams or linebackers coach Blake Williams about his role possibly changing:

“We have not talked about anything of that nature. All Gregg is talking about is being the best defense in the NFL. You never want to look at a guy and say, ‘He is a great player, but what if you change the rotation of linebackers?’ It is not like that for us. We are just trying to win. Plug in guys where they can get in. Keep guys healthy. The more players, the more rotations and different packages we have. We have not talked about who is playing what or what player is switching. We are just trying to compete.

On where he believes he could play:

“I can play all three linebacker positions. We are taught to learn more than one position. Adding another player is just adding more power for us.”

On playing every defensive snap for the Browns last season:

“I take pride in that. Whenever you are on the field, obviously, you want to be the best player on the field. You believe that you should be on the field and play every snap. I take pride in that. I am willing to do anything for my team. If they ask me to play every special team snap, every defensive snap, I am willing to do that. I am willing to go the extra mile. That is something that comes with being a leader. Whenever I am healthy and able to play, I am willing to play. I can play every snap every day.”

On if the second year is easier in Williams’ system:

“Yes, whenever you get comfortable with knowing your coach and knowing your defensive coordinator, you know the playbook inside and out so you can spice things up in different ways. I think that being here in my second year wit Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey h him is definitely something that is getting better. I think that we made some strides and improvements last year as far as the defense. I think we are headed in the right direction.”

QB Baker Mayfield:

On getting the chance to work with the second team offense:

“It is a good opportunity for me to get different reps with different guys. You want to learn your players. You want to learn your receivers, what they are good at and get timing down with them. That is just an opportunity to get a feel for everybody and get comfortable with the team.”

On OTAs and differences from rookie minicamp:

“Obviously, the speed has picked up with all of the veterans here. There is no doubt about that. It was inevitable. For me, I am trying to slow it down. Definitely improved under center, knowledge of the game and knowledge of the offense. That is the thing that I am trying to do right now. I am not going to complete the whole puzzle at once. That is not how it works. I am trying to get better at one thing at a time and get better every day. Right now, it is taking care of the ball, learning our offense and taking care of it.”

On his improvements under center:

“Being comfortable under center with everything – footwork, getting out from underneath, knowing where the snap is and knowing that I can keep my eyes up and go through my reads without having to worry about getting to a certain depth and stuff like that. Still working at it, but it is definitely way more comfortable than it was the last time I talked to you guys.”

On facing defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and his defense:

“It is great. It is great for anybody, especially for me, first year and going against a guy who has been in the league for a long time and been very successful. That is a great opportunity for me to see how he thinks, why he calls certain things and how he wants his guys to execute. You want to listen to how he is coaching them up and what he is telling them to pay attention to because you start thinking like they do and then you can really take advantage of it and know what to do in certain situations. For me, it is a great opportunity, just like I am getting reps with different guys and getting to go up against Coach Williams.”

On timing of practicing with the second team offense heading into veteran minicamp:

“For me, it is not looking at it like that. I am just like I said looking to improve every day. With minicamp coming up, you have longer days – more walkthroughs and meetings – just looking forward to that. More knowledge, more time to learn. Like I said, every day is an opportunity.”

On working with veteran QBs Tyrod Taylor and Drew Stanton:

“Great guys. Great guys to learn from. Ty(rod) is a little bit quiet, but the things that he says, they mean a lot. How he leads, he leads by example. Just what he says in the meeting room, like I said, it is not a lot, but when he goes through certain things, he knows exactly what he is doing. Also, you have Drew who has been doing it for a while. I can sit back there and ask him questions [on the field], bounce things off of him, because Ty is in there playing a lot more. It is a great group of guys. They keep it light, but we also keep it competitive. We are trying to get better every day, and they are helping me out tremendously.”

DL Emmanuel Ogbah:

On how he is progressing from his surgery during last season:

“I feel good. If it was a game right now, I could play.”

On the feeling of missing the end of last season:

“Definitely hurt when it happened. They got the X-ray, and they told me how long that I would be out. Definitely hurt seeing my teammates, watching them go through what they went through. I just could not wait to get back out there. I am ready to go.”

On his next steps as a player:

“Have to keep being the best Emmanuel Ogbah that I can be. Whatever I can do to help the team.”

On how he is better as a player since being drafted:

“More experience. Have had a lot of studying done on my tape. I am a different type of player. I am not really reading like I used to be; I just go in this new defense that we have.”

On expectations going into the 2018 season:

“We all were brought in for a reason. We all have to step up to the plate. We all have to give the team a chance to win games. We went 0-16. Nobody is looking at that anymore. It is a new season, new time, new year.”

On his connection with DL Myles Garrett:

“Myles, that is my boy. We have a bond going on. We make each other better. We complement each other in the pass and run game. He is a great player. He will be a great player for a very long time in this league. We just complement each other so I feel like we have a bond going on. Why change it now?”