Browns coach Mike Pettine met with reporters Tuesday after the fifth full-squad practice of training camp. Below is a transcript from the team.
On WR Terrelle Pryor’s status: “I don’t think it was anything serious, but you never know. We will get an image and see where we are with it.”
On if they had Pryor throw some balls today to take advantage of his skillset: “Yeah, special plays are going to be part of our plan each week. You want to have those up so the sooner we can start working on them, the better. I am a firm believer of always having that option. It is there, you have a couple practiced and ready to go. You get into a game where there is a lull on both sides and offensively you need something to break it open; you always want to have that to go to and a guy like Terrelle certainly gives us that ability”
On the early issues DL Danny Shelton and Xavier Cooper face: “I think they are having some of it. It is just typical stuff. I think they are both where we thought they would be. It is just getting used to the speed of the game and having to process quickly the terminology and all those things. The physical part of it going against guys that are NFL sized and NFL caliber players. That is a big part of it. They are both where we thought they would be or a little bit ahead.”To read more or comment...
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Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor felt his right hamstring tighten Tuesday during a special teams drill, but he doesn't think it'll sideline him for long if at all.
Pryor had an ice pack strapped to his leg in the final hour of practice. He eventually took it off, but didn't return to the action.
"I didn't pull anything or anything like that," Pryor said. "It was just really precaution 'cause I felt a little tightness as I was running. Usually I sprint to the end zone after I catch the ball. It was just taking precaution and preventing anything from going wrong."To read more or comment...
This week Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com Browns beat writer Nate Ulrich analyzes the comments made by Jimmy Haslam. The Browns owner recently announced he's sticking by head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer. He also looks into Terrelle Pryor's development and what player might be on the roster bubble because of it. We also go over the news of Pierre Desir seeing first-team reps instead of former first-round pick Justin Gilbert.
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