The Browns have signed rookie offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey to a four-year contract, the team announced today.
The Browns picked Gilkey in the seventh round (No. 227 overall) of this year’s draft. He started 34 of the 37 games in which he appeared at Chadron State University, where he played left tackle. He received All-America honors and was one of three Division II players invited to the Senior Bowl.
The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Gilkey has been working at guard with the Browns during organized team activities.
Gilkey is the second member of this year’s draft class to sign his rookie contract with the Browns. Former Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter, a sixth-round pick, also signed a four-year deal with the team this week.To read more or comment...
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski met with reporters today after an organized team activity practice. Here is a transcript from the news conference:
(Opening statement)- “We had a good week. I’m pleased with what we got done. A lot of it we focused on situational work again and this week we got more into red zone, two minute situations. We worked that really all week long was red zone. We got a lot of work there. Then the last two days we have worked two minute situations and have done that. I feel good about the progress we are making. We are covering a lot. The energy has been great. We are making our way.”
(On what made them bring Brian Hoyer in)- “He was available and we decided to bring him in. He is a guy who has had experience. He has been around. With our situation right now, you don’t have enough reps to split, they are split a lot of different ways. Having a guy who has had some experience and knows how to play and has been on NFL teams helps.”
(On how Hoyer has looked this week)- “It’s early. He has picked things up quickly and he has a good feel.”To read more or comment...
Quarterback Brian Hoyer didn’t need directions to the Browns’ training facility after he signed a two-year deal with the team May 17.
After all, Hoyer, a North Olmsted native and St. Ignatius High School graduate, is home.
“Obviously when you’re a kid growing up and you dream about playing professional sports, you dream about playing for your hometown team,” Hoyer said this afternoon following a session of organized team activities. “It really is … a dream come true. I always grew up wanting to be Bernie Kosar and now to get a chance to play quarterback for the Browns, it’s definitely an exciting time.”
Hoyer is third on the Browns’ depth chart behind incumbent starter Brandon Weeden and nine-year veteran Jason Campbell. The majority of Hoyer’s reps were with the third-team offense, but he also worked a little bit with the second unit, completing a 5-yard touchdown pass to running back Montario Hardesty during an 11-on-11 drill.To read more or comment...
Running back Trent Richardson and tight end Jordan Cameron are not practicing today during organized team activities, a Browns spokesman said.
Richardson is sidelined with a strained lower-leg muscle in his shin, and Cameron is sitting out with a strained groin muscle.
The Browns will practice from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. today. Coach Rob Chudzinski and players are scheduled to be available for interviews afterward.To read more or comment...
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