EASY DOES IT: The players needed a break but the schedule worked better with a practice the day after the Thursday night game against Washington. So coach Freddie Kitchens compromised and took the players out of pads for the first time since he was allowed to go with full-contract practices on the third day of camp. The Browns had practiced nine straight times in full pads but were in shorts and shells Friday.
NEWS OF THE DAY: Receiver Antonio Callaway was suspended by the NFL for the first four games for violating the substance abuse policy. He also suffered a high ankle sprain Thursday and likely won’t be able to practice again with the team until Sept. 30.
CAMPER OF THE DAY: The defense will share the award after winning the end-of-practice competition. The situation was first-and-goal from the 10-yard line, and the defense got three stops.
The first-team offense reached the 2-yard line, but on fourth down linebacker Joe Schobert made a diving interception off a deflection of a Baker Mayfield pass.
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The second-team offense was done after one play when cornerback Robert Jackson corralled a deflected Garrett Gilbert pass.
The third-team offense got a short completion before three incompletions.
PLAY OF THE DAY: Receiver Jarvis Landry was running down the right sideline with rookie cornerback Greedy Williams on his hip. The throw from Mayfield was inside and Landry jumped, reached over Williams and snatched the ball with one hand.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “They’re great guys. They took me in under their wing to be one of theirs. We play this little shuffleboard game. I think that helped me connect with them.” — Eric Kush on his fellow offensive linemen.
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE: 2:45-4:45 p.m.