Browns coach Eric Mangini met with reporters Friday morning. Here are some highlights from the press conference:
- Rookie offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao (ankle) won't practice today, Mangini said. On the other hand, safety Nick Sorensen (head) will return, Mangini said. Sorensen suffered a concussion in the Browns' third preseason game of the year against the Detroit Lions. He was carted off at Ford Field.
- Mangini said rookie cornerback Joe Haden will rotate with the first-team base defense and start in nickel on Sunday.
- Mangini said he expects team's defense to respond well to playing with "live bullets" for the first time this season. Mangini said he's confident the defense has fine-tuned the problems it had in the preseason, but it obviously needs to execute against Tampa Bay.