The fans who flock to Berea every summer for training camp won’t have the chance to scout their beloved Browns up close and get autographs from their favorite players.
Training camp is closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the team will provide access through “Browns Live: Training Camp,” a live stream of practice starting Friday, Aug. 14.
Team radio personality Nathan Zegura and former player Joshua Cribbs will host the behind-the-scenes look, which also includes the chance for fans to ask questions and comment. The show will air from 2-4 p.m. on the team’s website, mobile app, YouTube channel, Twitter and Facebook pages.
“While we will definitely miss having our fans at training camp this year and the energy they always bring to our team, we recognize this is a unique time and all of us must do our part to help promote the overall health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and fans — both in Berea and throughout our shared communities,” senior vice president Dino Bernacchi said in the news release. “We know our fans also wish they could join us at the facility so we are excited to provide them special access to experience training camp virtually through Browns Live.”
Rookies and quarterbacks were allowed inside the team facility Tuesday if they’d tested negative for the virus three times.
Veterans began the testing process Tuesday. If they pass, they’ll undergo physicals Saturday and Sunday before beginning an acclimation period Monday of strength and conditioning and walkthroughs.
Full-team practices can begin Aug. 12 with helmets only, and Aug. 14 is the first two-hour practice in shells. Full-contact padded practices aren’t allowed to start until Aug. 17.
Tight end David Njoku, who requested a trade earlier this month, tweeted that he reported for the test.
** Defensive end Trevon Young was waived with an injury designation.