Despite the NFL's lockout, Browns rookie tight end Jordan Cameron said he has grown as a player since being drafted in late April. He credits the players-only workouts organized by quarterback Colt McCoy.
"At least I'm getting the playbook and looking over these plays and getting familiar with Colt and how he throws and (receiving) input from these older tight ends like Evan Moore and Ben Watson," Cameron, a fourth-round pick (102nd overall) out of the University of Southern California, said this afternoon in a phone interview. "The little pointers they give, it obviously can help, and I think it's been helpful so far."
So what is Cameron's relationship with Watson and Moore like?
"They're good guys," he said. "They're great guys, actually. They're helpful with everything. I ask them questions all the time and probably annoy them. But I need to learn, so I've been asking them a lot. They give pointers and they're doing a great job with me and trying to put me in the right direction, how to treat my body and how to be a pro."
Actually, Watson and Moore aren't the only teammates who have bonded with Cameron. The offensive skill players who have attended the players-only workouts, otherwise known as "Camp Colt," have all been meshing well this offseason.
"Everyone gets along," Cameron said. "That's a good thing. No one is kind of a cancer on the team so far with this chemistry that we've been building over these past two camps. Camaraderie is big with us, and I think it's beneficial for us."