The Browns are set to practice twice Monday. Below, you'll find my observations from the team's morning practice. The Browns are scheduled to practice again from 5:45-7:45 p.m., so stay tuned for more updates tonight. Anyway, these are my notes:
The players practiced in helmets, shoulder pads, helmets and shorts.
Offensive lineman John St. Clair was sidelined. During his post-practice press conference, Browns coach Eric Mangini said St. Clair sat out because "he banged his arm."
Other injured players: Offensive lineman Tony Pashos, defensive linemen Shaun Rogers and C.J. Mosley, defensive back Coye Francies and rookie running back Montario Hardesty, though he still couldn't be seen on the field like the others.
Linebacker David Veikune returned to practice after sitting out Sunday.
The first-team defense and first-team offense both had the same personnel as they did Sunday. Rookie Shawn Lauvao and veteran Floyd Womack started at right guard and right tackle, respectively, again. Rookie cornerback Joe Haden worked with the second-team defense again.
Syndric Steptoe dropped the ball during a punt-return drill and had to run a lap.
A day after being beat a couple of times in passing drills, cornerback Sheldon Brown looked better Monday. He broke up two passes by quarterback Jake Delhomme in a one-on-one session. Both passes were intended for wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi.
In an 11-on-11 session, wide receiver Brian Robiskie made a nice catch near the sideline. Delhomme made the pass.
Delhomme hit fullback Lawrence Vickers with a pass up the middle for a nice gain.
Running back James Davis made a catch and turned it into a significant gain.
Rookie safety T.J. Ward recovered a fumble after running back Chris Jennings turned it over. Jennings ran a lap as punishment.
Defensive back DeAngelo Smith was shaken up while covering Steptoe during 11-on-11. Smith limped off the field, but he appeared to be OK later as he walked around and stretched.
Cornerback Eric Wright intercepted a pass thrown by Delhomme.