Noteworthy scenes from the Browns' training camp practice Friday.

 Noteworthy scenes from the Browns' training camp practice Friday.

- Baker Mayfield barked the signals. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham split to the left, waiting for the snap.

Beckham maneuvered to the left sideline and caught a pass that hit him in a perfect spot just as he was coming back to get away from a defender.

Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, in town with NFL Network, said it was one more example of why he sees Mayfield having a big second year.

"I love everything he does," Warner said.

The Browns have used a large cast of quarterbacks since they passed on Warner in the 1999 expansion draft.

"You watch the ball come out of Mayfield's hand and ... it's just different," Warner said.

- Mayfield continues to show a great knack for escaping a variety of rushes, but Warner imagines plenty of QBs struggling against a pass rush led by Myles Garrett.

Warner said potential receivers will have to be kept in to "chip" Garrett and the other starting end, Olivier Vernon.

"The more you have to chip, the harder it gets for the receiving corps to challenge the secondary," Warner said.

- Tigie Sankoh is an extreme longshot to make the team, but the London native who is in camp as part of the International Player Development program made a memory by picking off No. 4 quarterback David Blough on the dead run and drawing a big cheer from the south grandstand.

- Duke Johnson watched another day of team drills kibitzing with teammates with a hoodie pulled over his head.

- Camp visitor Joshua Cribbs is amused to see someone running around in his old number, 16.

The amount of work assigned to the current No. 16, wideout Ishmael Hyman, and the way he has handled it suggests he has a chance to at least make the practice squad.

Hyman is in camp because John Dorsey thought there was something more than met the eye while Hyman was catching only 29 passes in 14 games (six starts) as a James Madison senior in 2017.

He made a nice hands catch with the backups and even got a chance to run a reverse with Mayfield and the ones.

- Mayfield is becoming a master of working from any and all arm slots.

On one play, he bobbled a shotgun snap. The split second he got control at a funny angle, he sidearmed what turned into a completion to Beckham on the right sideline.

- Cornerback Donnie Lewis Jr., an undrafted rookie out of Tulane, made a nice breakup of a pass that seemed about to be caught by Hyman.

- Rookie linebacker Mack Wilson made an interception in stride and looked very fast as he sprinted the other way amid one of the biggest cheers of the day. The ball was thrown by No. 3 quarterback Garrett Gilbert.

- Bernie Kosar took in Friday's practice, studying Baker Mayfield closely from the sidelines.

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE: Orange & Brown Scrimmage, 4 to 6 p.m., at the stadium.

 

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