Left guard Jason Pinkston and wide receiver David Nelson sat out practice today as the Browns opened their first minicamp under coach Rob Chudzinski.
Pinkston’s 2012 season was cut short after doctors discovered a blood clot in his lung. He tweeted Monday that he had been medically cleared. However, he was still not expected to participate in minicamp this week.
Nelson, who signed with the Browns on April 8, is continuing to rehabilitate from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered last season as a member of the Buffalo Bills.
With Pinkston and Nelson sidelined, the Browns had 65 of the 67 players on their roster practicing.
As expected, quarterback Brandon Weeden took the first reps in drills, followed by Jason Campbell and Thaddeus Lewis. A half-hour of practice was open to reporters.
Chudzinski and some players are scheduled to be available to the media at about 5:15 p.m. today.
The Browns plan to hold a pre-draft news conference Thursday. CEO Joe Banner and General Manager Mike Lombardi are expected to address the media then.