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.