BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns are now two-thirds of the way through the public practices in training camp ahead of the 2017 regular season after holding their 10th open session at their Berea training facility on Tuesday afternoon.
Day 10 of training camp featured more work with the first team for quarterback Brock Osweiler as well as the emergence of two second-year wide receivers.
Here are three takeaways from Tuesday’s practice.
OSWEILER RAISES LEVEL OF PLAY
Because of his play over the first week of training camp, as well as the Orange and Brown Scrimmage last week, Osweiler was named the Browns’ starting quarterback for Thursday’s preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints at FirstEnergy Stadium, and he has shown why over the last two days of practice.
For the second straight day, Osweiler showed an ability to command the offense, took what the defense gave him, and also, tested the secondary with passes deep down the field.
During the final 11-on-11 drills of practice, Osweiler found wide receiver Ricardo Louis sprinting down the field behind the coverage of the defense and aired out a pass for the second-year pass catcher. Louis dove for and caught the pass before getting up and sprinting to the end zone.
Later in the practice, Osweiler found Louis for a touchdown in a red-zone drill.
COLEMAN GETS GOOD NEWS, LOOKS MORE COMFORTABLE
Wide receiver Corey Coleman got good news off the field when the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office announced that charges would not be filed against him in connection with an assault case that occurred on New Year’s Eve 2016.
Following the announcement from the prosecutor, Coleman made several plays in practice, both in individual drills and 11-on-11 sessions.
“I'm glad that ruling came about,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said. “We needed to move beyond that and getting to play football, which he has been. Hopefully, there were some lessons learned in that situation.
“He is starting to show up. He kind of started off slow. We eased him back into it to make sure that we could get him through a lot of these practices. I think we are starting to see him get in better shape, play more and make more plays. Hopefully, Thursday night, he will go out and play football.”
RECOGNIZING THE LEGENDS
When it came to catching the ball and making plays, rookie tight end David Njoku struggled through his first week of training camp, and in order to see how to succeed at the professional level, he spent time studying film of Browns Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome.
And anytime players of the present look to players of the past for keys to success, Jackson finds that to be beneficial.
“I think that is motivation within itself,” Jackson said. “Everyone knows where Ozzie is and what Ozzie has done here. There have been some great players who have played here that have paved the way for these young men.
“It is always good for these guys to go back and know some of the guys who graced this field and what they meant to the National Football League. We do encourage it, and I'm excited that our guys do that.”
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