Quarterback Jake Delhomme, wide receiver Jordan Norwood, defensive lineman Brian Schaefering and punter Reggie Hodges met with members of the Browns' coaching staff today at the team's headquarters in Berea, a team spokesman said.
A federal judge ordered an immediate end to the NFL's lockout this past Monday, but most teams still had not allowed their players to train at their facilities until today. Norwood, Hodges, wide receiver Josh Cribbs, safety T.J. Ward and tight end Benjamin Watson had surfaced at the Browns' headquarters earlier in the week, but they were discouraged from working out and were denied access to coaches and playbooks. However, that changed today.
Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is encouraged by the progress. But he's also aware the lockout could be reinstated during the appeal process.
"I consider us one of the organizations that will legitimately do the right thing with all this," Fujita wrote in an e-mail. "Guys who choose to report right away just have to be flexible and realize that if a stay is granted from the Appellate Court, then we're locked out again."