BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns are in the midst of a stretch of six straight days of practice, but the players looked more than ready for the full-contact work in Monday’s session.

Despite temperatures reaching high into the 80s and a limited amount of only season-ticket holders at the closed practice, the Browns had a spirited day of work at their team headquarters in Berea, and several players began to emerge as playmakers on both sides of the football.

The Browns believed defensive end Myles Garrett, safety Jabrill Peppers and tight end David Njoku could be the cornerstones of their latest rebuild when they selected them in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and during Monday’s practice, all three had flashes of brilliance.

Peppers made plays of all kinds, Garrett got by Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas for a sack in a full-team drill and Njoku hauled in a touchdown pass amid heavy coverage from the defense.

“Outstanding,” Jackson said. “I am very happy with where we are defensively and where we are going. I am happy in certain spots where we are offensively and where we are going because I have a vision, and I can see where we are headed.”


Follow along with today's closed practice at the team's Berea training facility by using the hashtag, #3Browns.