BRING THE NOISE: Second-year coach Kevin Stefanski will finally get to hear the fans at camp, as they will be back in Berea on Friday for the first time since 2019.
“I have heard all about it so I am excited to experience it,” he said.
Twelve practices in Berea and one at FirstEnergy Stadium on Aug. 8 will be open and free to fans. COVID-19 policies don’t allow autographs, but the Browns will give away a number of pre-signed posters in a random selection prioritizing kids.
NEWS OF THE DAY: Center and NFL Players Association president JC Tretter criticized teams for using colored wristbands to distinguish between vaccinated and not fully vaccinated players. The Browns aren’t using them.
CAMPER OF THE DAY: Kicker Chase McLaughlin entered the camp competition with incumbent Cody Parkey as the underdog but quickly made up ground. In the first field goal drill of camp, McLaughlin went 5-for-5. Parkey made his first kick then missed the last four — wide left, off the right upright, wide right and wide left.
PLAY OF THE DAY: The action was light, as the players aren’t in pads yet and the coaches are focused on installations, but tight end David Njoku made a nice catch of a low pass over the middle.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “That is a tricky question — that is the hardest one of the day. It is different, I will say that. I think it is going to help our university for sure. Not that you get bored with success, but I think it is a new challenge and something else that is going to continue to improve. I think the college game was already changing when it came down to the NIL, what-not and expanding the playoffs. I think it is the correct move. We will see what happens in the next couple of years, but I think it is going to be great for the university overall.” — Quarterback Baker Mayfield on his alma mater, Oklahoma, teaming with rival Texas to leave the Big 12 and potentially join the SEC.
FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE: Practice starts at 2:25 p.m. and is open to the public.