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Mailbag: Who’s the slot receiver? Will Jabrill Peppers play on offense?

Q: In three-receiver sets who is the slot receiver, now that Rashard Higgins is on the practice squad?

— O Jackson

A: Corey Coleman would be the most natural fit from a size perspective but he’s worked primarily on the outside. New additions Sammie Coates and Kasen Williams don’t look like slot guys, so expect running back Duke Johnson to spend plenty of time there. He’s been working with the receivers from the start of training camp and has the quickness and shiftiness to be effective inside.

 

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Q: Jabrill Peppers is going to play safety and return kicks. What about a role on offense?

— @barbossa67

A: Peppers will play offense this year, most likely as a wildcat quarterback. I just don’t think the coaching staff will ask him to take on the extra role in his NFL debut. Give him some time to get comfortable before adding to his workload.

 

Q: What are the chances Kasen Williams is active on Sunday?

— @clvlanddr

A: I’m not ruling it out but I don’t expect him to be. With Duke Johnson seeing time at receiver, I expect the Browns to have four wideouts active: Corey Coleman, Kenny Britt, Ricardo Louis and Sammie Coates.

 

Q: Who gets the most carries vs. the Steelers, Duke Johnson or Matthew Dayes?

— O Jackson

A: This is a tough call. I’ll say Johnson, 4-3.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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