Safety Jamoris Slaughter and offensive tackle Chris Faulk were the only players who sat out the first practice of Browns rookie minicamp today.
Slaughter, a sixth-round draft pick from Notre Dame, suffered a season-ending ruptured Achilles’ tendon in his left leg Sept. 15 against Michigan State. Faulk, who signed as an undrafted free agent from Louisiana State, tore two ligaments in his right knee during a September practice and missed virtually all of this past season.
Both players were on the Browns’ practice field today stretching and working out on exercise bikes. They were the only rookies who didn’t participate in practice, which was open to the media for a half-hour.
As expected, defensive end Armonty Bryant, a seventh-round pick, practiced today after pleading no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence in Ada, Okla, less than a week after he was drafted.
Coach Rob Chudzinski and some players are scheduled to address the media at 3:45 p.m. today.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was on the field watching practice alongside assistant General Manager Ray Farmer. Haslam said earlier this week he planned to attend the rookie minicamp despite his truck-stop company, Pilot Flying J, being targeted in an ongoing federal investigation into an alleged fraud scheme.
A few veteran players, including cornerback Joe Haden and outside linebacker Paul Kruger, also watched practice. Haden’s younger brother, former Boston College running back Josh, is participating in rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Kruger’s younger brother, former Utah defensive tackle Dave, practiced with the Browns after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent.
Players with tryouts
In addition to the Browns' 2013 draft picks and the undrafted free agents they signed, 20 players are participating in the rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The photo below shows the list of tryout players.