Offensive lineman Ryan Tucker has been released, WKNR radio reported Monday afternoon.
- DB Brodney Pool missed his second day of practice with what appears to be another concussion.
- Browns coach Eric Mangini said the idea of possibly using the versatile Josh Cribbs at defensive back hasn't been shelved completely.
"What I want to do is put him at one position and see where that went, where it progressed," Mangini said. "Then as we keep going, the potential to cross-train, I'm a big believer in that."
- Rookie WR Brian Robiskie talked with reporters after the game. He basically said he doesn't think he'd hit the proverbial "wall" mid way through camp like many football folks have suggested. Instead, he has just been trying to remain consistent and learn each day.
Mangini had an interesting take on players "hitting the wall" - especially rookies.
"I think with rookies, sometimes the wall hits them," the coach said. "They don't hit the wall, the wall hits them. It's a tough transition."
- Veteran DE Robaire Smith is still working out on his own the side, but both he and Mangini feel good about his progress in recovering from the ruptured left Achilles tendon that cost him a majority of last season.
"I've been really impressd with Robaire," Mangini said. "He's got an excellent work ethic. When he's on the field he works hard. You understand why guys hang around and watch him work."
- A new face joined the team for practice Tuesday as the Browns signed free agent DL Brian Schaefering. In addition, the club waived WR Paul Raymond.
Schaefering was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Browns in May 2008, but was later waived three months afterward and signed to Cleveland's practice squad Dec. 12. He was signed to the Jets active roster (see a pattern here?) on Dec. 30, where he stayed until once again being waived two months ago in early June.
• Rushing yards: Packers (230), Browns (59)
• First downs: Packers (25), Browns (11)
• Third down conversions: Packers (7-14), Browns (3-11)
• Passes intercepted: Packers (2), Browns (4)
• Punts: Packers (1), Cleveland (4)
• Tackles made: Packers (32), Browns (56)
To his credit, Mack sprints around the field at a much faster pace than his teammates.To read more or comment...
''Because of No. 4 we get to go home for a little while,'' receiver Braylon Edwards said.To read more or comment...
Davis participated in the morning drills.To read more or comment...
The Browns signed former Houston Texans lineman Fred Weary Sunday, the team announced.
Smith, a six-year veteran entering his third year with the Browns, was released Saturday by the team.
In the passing game, Braylon Edwards made a nice catch on a fade in the endzone.To read more or comment...
The big news out of Berea:
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- The team is tackling during training camp, a rarity during Romeo Crennel's time as head coach.
- Left guard Eric Steinbach has added "15 to 20 pounds" of good mass. A silly offseason rumor was that head coach Eric Mangini didn't like Steinbach's light playing weight last season and that Steinbach could be cut because of it. That was highly improbable regardless, but it's nice to see Steinbach will be even stronger this season. It's likely he is left tackle Joe Thomas' backup as well as starting beside him.
- The first team offensive line during today's practice was Thomas, Steinbach, Alex Mack, Floyd Womack and Ryan Tucker.
- Brady Quinn unleashed a pass today that flew 55 yards in the air. Who said he had a weak arm?
- Every time running back James Davis has been mentioned since rookie minicamp, it's been solid praise. It will be interesting to see how he contributes in his first season. What really stood out is that Mangini talked highly of Davis' pass blocking.
- Defensive lineman Shaun Smith is reportedly down to 320 pounds. At times last season he was over 350. The weight drop should help his quickness, a trait greatly lacking among the Browns' defensive ends last season.
- Line from Tony Grossi's report today: (Kamerion) Wimbley seems to be everywhere on the field.