Noteworthy scenes from the final day of Browns camp. Odell Beckham tries his hand at quarterback.

- The quarterbacks went off by themselves during a break in the action on the final day of camp.

Someone plopped a garbage can upside down on the back corner of an end zone, then placed a can on top of it, open at the top.

Baker Mayfield and his three backups began taking shots at the opening from 25 yards away. Mayfield has had a great camp, but he was losing this little game. His best throws hit the lip of the open can but didn't go in.

If this had been the Cuyahoga County Fair, Drew Stanton would have won the giant stuffed bears. The veteran dropped the ball "in the cup" multiple times.

- The comic relief ended for the QBs. Odell Beckham and Antonio Callaway still had time to kill. They moved in on the garbage cans.

The wide receivers set into a one-on-one duel, pretending to be quarterbacks showing off their radar.

Beckham and Callaway were sharing some great laughs while failing to throw the ball in the hole. Beckham, who played some quarterback at Isodore Newman High School in New Orleans, was coming fairly close, though ... as close as Garrett Gilbert and David Blough did.

Don't sleep on Beckham as a passer. He was 0-of-1 throwing the ball during his LSU career, and then attempted only one pass in his first four seasons with the Giants.

In 2018, though, Beckham attempted two passes, with fabulous results. One went for a 57-yard touchdown to Saquon Barley, against Carolina. The other one went for 49 yards and a touchdown to Russell Shepard, leading to a 30-27 win over Chicago in the season finale.

Beckham's NFL career passer rating is 149.3. Mayfield's passer rating for his fine rookie season was 93.7. Mayfield would see that as "a fun fact."

- All indications are that Stanton will be Mayfield's top backup going into the season, with Gilbert likely to remain as the No. 3 QB.

Everyone on the offense uses the 35-year-old Stanton as a resource. So does general manager John Dorsey, who had a long sideline talk with the veteran between drills.

- Holders and placekickers have been mixing and matching with each other during field goal drills.

Rookie punter Jamie Gillan sometimes held for incumbent kicker Greg Joseph. Veteran punter Britton Colquitt sometimes held for rookie kicker Austin Seibert. Then they trade partners.

It's not at all clear which two among those four will be on the roster Aug. 8 against Tennessee. For what it's worth, on the last kick of this camp's last field goal period, from 53 yards, Joseph was wide left. Seibert was right down the middle.

- Running back D'Ernest Johnson's chance to make the team is enhanced by his ability to return kickoffs. On one Johnson return Wednesday, though, it was Rashard Higgins who drew the notice of special teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

"Beautiful, Hig!" Priefer said after noticing how Higgins set up a block.

Higgins was in on 12 special teams plays all of last year, when he played 483 downs of offense.

A connected thought: The new coaching staff will apply its own ideas as to roles.

- Veteran linebacker Adarius Taylor has spent the last two days covering rookie tight end Stephen Carlson, who is impersonating Bucs tight end O.J. Howard on the scout-team offense.

Taylor, who will turn 29 soon, doesn't see Tampa Bay as just another preseason stop. He spent his last four seasons with the Buccaneers. In 2018, he played 635 snaps on defense and 204 special teams plays for Tampa Bay.

 

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