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Browns Training Camp Log: Day 6

THEY’VE GOT LEGS: The competition at kicker has been under the radar but it deserves watching.
Travis Coons is the incumbent but struggled at the end of last season, and Patrick Murray was signed in June to provide competition. Murray isn’t just a camp leg after going 16-for-20 on field goals with Tampa Bay in 2014. He missed last year with an injury.
“A guy that kicks the ball very consistent,” special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said. “He has a good kickoff leg also. I see no ill effects from his injury. If he does better than what Travis does, then obviously there’s talk.”
NEWS OF THE DAY: Quarterback Josh McCown remained on the team despite the Cowboys trying to trade for him.
** Rookie fifth-round pick Spencer Drango was the first-team right tackle, displacing veteran Alvin Bailey.
CAMPER OF THE DAY: Tight end Connor Hamlett.
The first-year player is in the running for MVP of the first week of camp. He seems to make a significant play or two every day, and Thursday was no exception.
Hamlett caught two touchdowns in a red zone drill — one in the corner and the other on an in route where he easily beat cornerback Charles Gaines. Hamlett followed both scores with strong spikes.
PLAY OF THE DAY: McCown threw a 9-yard touchdown to tight end E.J. Bibbs on the goal line with no time left to win the two-minute drill. McCown led the second-team offense 60 yards in 58 seconds against the No. 2 defense. He hit receiver Darius Jennings and Bibbs to move into scoring range.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We have a long way to go. I use the analogy of an airplane on a runway. We have a long runway, so it’s not like we have to get off the ground right now.” — Coordinator Ray Horton on the progress of the defense.
TODAY’S SCHEDULE: A scrimmage in Berea from 6-8:30 p.m. All the tickets have been claimed.

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