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Observations from Browns training camp: Aug. 1, 2010

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 1, 2010

The Browns had only one practice Sunday during training camp. Here are my observations from the session:

  • Joe Haden made his training camp debut after signing a five-year, $50 million contract late Saturday night. He wore No. 23, not the No. 40 jersey he donned during minicamp. Haden had a productive practice. He worked with the second-team defense and did well in individual drills.

  • In a one-on-one passing drill, Haden broke up a pass from quarterback Jake Delhomme that was intended for wide receiver Jake Allen. Haden also nearly intercepted a pass from Seneca Wallace to Mohamed Massaquoi. Haden wasn't perfect, though. Wide receiver Chansi Stuckey beat him in a one-on-one drill and made a nice catch near the sideline.

  • Haden really shined in some special teams drills. He and Eric Wright lined up beside each other on punt return and did a nice job blocking Chris Roberson. Then Haden stepped in as a "gunner" on punt, made a move inside and beat both Roberson and DeAngelo Smith down the field as their attempts to block him proved to be futile.

  • Personnel for the first-team defense was the same Sunday as it was Saturday. The first-team offense, however, had two notable changes. Rookie Shawn Lauvao and veteran Floyd Womack worked with the first-team offense at right guard and right tackle, respectively. On Saturday, Womack was at right guard and John St. Clair was at right tackle.

  • Lauvao held his own during one-on-one blocking drills. On the other side, defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin beat his competition and received a cheer and a high five from injured teammate Shaun Rogers.

  • Wide receiver Brian Robiskie stood out. He made several nice catches from Delhomme in one-on-one drills, including a nice grab in the corner of the end zone.

  • Stuckey also made some nice plays. He made a tough catch in the back corner of the end zone right before Robiskie did.

  • Safety Abram Elam broke up a pass from Delhomme during an 11-on-11 session.

  • Cornerback Sheldon Brown got beat a couple of times during a seven-on-seven session. Delhomme completed passes to Josh Cribbs and Massaquoi as Brown tried to cover them.

  • Cornerback DeAngelo Smith intercepted a pass from Seneca Wallace during a session of seven-on-seven. He later broke up a pass from Wallace that was intended for tight end Robert Royal.

  • Speaking of Royal, he didn't struggle catching the ball like he did Saturday.

  • Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy hit rookie receiver Johnathan Haggerty with a pass in the back of the end zone. The crowd cheered and McCoy slapped helmets and gave high fives as he and his teammates walked to the sideline.

  • Kicker Phil Dawson made 7-of-7 field-goal attempts from different distances, all with the ball on the 20-yard line or closer.

  • The players ran sprints at the end of practice.

  • Injured players: Offensive lineman Tony Pashos was sidelined again. Pashos, who has a cold, according to Browns coach Eric Mangini, ran through light agility drills. Linebacker David Veikune joined defensive linemen Shaun Rogers, C.J. Mosley, defensive back Coye Francies and offensive lineman Scott Kooistra in light workouts to the side. Running back Montario Hardesty was not on the practice field. He's out after twisting a knee a few days ago, Mangini said.


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