KEEPING IT IN HOUSE: Free safety Damarious Randall didn’t think the Browns needed the practices against the Colts last week.
“With the team we’ve got, I’d actually rather practice against our offense than any other offense because I feel like we get more work with our own offense, honestly,” he said. “One of the best offenses in the league against one of the best defenses. What more can you ask for?”
Randall said after a slow start the defense took it to the Colts.
“Once we got our feet under us and once we started dictating the tempo, we definitely took over the practice,” he said.
NEWS OF THE DAY: Defensive end Chad Thomas returned to practice a week after spraining his neck. Tight end Seth DeValve returned after missing three weeks with a concussion.
CAMPER OF THE DAY: Undrafted rookie receiver Dorian Baker brought energy to a boring practice. He caught a deep fade from Drew Stanton against cornerback Phillip Gaines, then was Stanton’s go-to guy in a late move-the-ball period. The Cleveland Heights High School product caught an in, a pass in the flat and an out route, and drew a holding penalty on a fade down the sideline.
PLAY OF THE DAY: Strong safety Morgan Burnett was right there with receiver Jarvis Landry as they headed toward the left sideline while quarterback Baker Mayfield scrambled in that direction. Burnett undercut the route to make a play on the ball, but Landry created enough space and calmly hauled in the pass for a nifty 42-yard completion to set up a field goal.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’ve definitely got the talent to shut out a lot of opponents and to not give up a lot of points. … I feel like if we’re on the same page, we’re going to be one of those unstoppable forces on the defensive side of the ball.” — Randall.
TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE: 10 a.m.-12:20 p.m.