Position battles: Rookie Mitchell Schwartz was back with the first-team offense. He and Oniel Cousins have recently been alternating at right tackle with the first unit, though coach Pat Shurmur said he expects Schwartz to become the starter.
Who stood out: Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi maintained his strong start by catching virtually everything thrown his way. He made a nice adjustment to grab a low pass over the middle from quarterback Brandon Weeden during an 11-on-11 session.
Highs and lows: In a goal-line drill, the defense was stout against the run, allowing only fifth-string running back Adonis Thomas to score a rushing touchdown. … Also in goal-line situations, quarterback Colt McCoy connected with tight end Jordan Cameron for a touchdown, and Weeden rolled to his right and hit tight end Benjamin Watson with a scoring strike. … Weeden and the first-team offense went four-and-out in a two-minute drill. McCoy and the second unit marched down the field, setting up Phil Dawson’s successful 36-yard field. The third-team offense’s drill ended with rookie linebacker James-Michael Johnson intercepting a pass from quarterback Seneca Wallace. … Weeden and the first unit got another shot in a two-minute simulation end of practice, and it ended with Dawson’s successful 34-yard field goal. … The Browns said 2,343 fans attended practice.
Sidelined: Defensive tackles Ahtyba Rubin (reported pelvic tear) and Phil Taylor (torn pectoral muscle), fullback Eddie Williams (undisclosed), tight end Evan Moore (undisclosed) and wide receiver Carlton Mitchell (leg).
Today’s schedule: Players are off. The next practice will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and it’s open to the public.
— Nate Ulrich