Browns coach Eric Mangini met with media Thursday morning at the team's headquarters in Berea. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference:
There's no update on the Browns' five restricted free agents, but running back Jerome Harrison has been practicing and will continue to do so today during organized team activities. “He’s looked good," Mangini said about Harrison. "It’s really hard to evaluate where guys are. You’re looking at it more in terms assignments, technique, things like that. He's made very few mistakes, which is excellent. He looks similar to the way he looked. It's just hard to project too far down the road without pads on."
Mangini singled out linebacker Chris Gocong. “I think Chris Gocong has really made some excellent strides,” he said. "He's a really smart guy. He's heard things now two or three times, and some of the littler things are starting to come."
Gocong and linebacker Scott Fujita have similar traits. "The same thing (goes) for Scott Fujita. He's sort of the same type of player in terms of (being) very, very bright. And now he's getting more and more comfortable seeing some of the smaller things show up in a real positive way."