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Observations from Browns training camp: second practice, Aug. 2, 2010

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 2, 2010

The Browns practiced from about 5:45-7:45 p.m. Monday. It was their second practice of the day. Here are my observations from the evening practice:


  • The player wore full pads and uniforms.

  • Offensive lineman Tony Pashos practiced for the first time during training camp. He had been sidelined with cold symptoms since Saturday. He didn't practice Monday morning, either.

  • There were several players sidelined: John St. Clair and Scott Kooistra, defensive linemen Shaun Rogers, C.J. Mosley and Derreck Robinson, defensive backs DeAngelo Smith, Coye Francies, linebacker David Bowens, punter Dave Zastudil and running backs Montario Hardesty and Peyton Hillis.

  • Tight end Robert Royal fired up his teammates and drew cheers from the crowd during a one-on-one blocking drill. First, Royal was thrown to the ground by linebacker Marcus Benard. Then in a rematch, Royal locked up Benard and drove him back a few yards. And in the grand finale, Royal stoned linebacker Matt Roth, and the crowd went wild as the drill ended.

  • Earlier in the same blocking drill, running back Jerome Harrison looked bad when linebacker Blake Costanzo beat him with a quick swim move. But this is a drill of redemption. Harrison rebounded during his next turn by meeting linebacker David Veikune in the hole, popping him good and holding his ground.

  • The first-team linebackers usually line up like this:  Scott Fujita (outside), Chris Gocong (inside), D'Qwell Jackson (inside) and Matt Roth (outside).

  • Safety Ray Ventrone intercepted a pass thrown by quarterback Seneca Wallace.

  • Quarterback Colt McCoy hit wide receiver Bobby Engram with a pass, which Engram turned into a big gain.

  • Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi fumbled after catching a pass and had to run a lap around the field as punishment.

  • Cornerback Eric Wright intercepted a pass thrown by quarterback Jake Delhomme for the second time Monday. Wright also picked off Delhomme in the morning practice.

  • Harrison, James Davis and Chris Jennings each broke off runs for significant yardage.

  • Offensive lineman Eric Steinbach and defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman got into a shoving match after a play, but it was broken up immediately and didn't escalate at all.

  • Wide receiver Carlton Mitchell dropped a pass from Wallace.

  • Engram muffed a punt.

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