CLEVELAND - We will get our first look at how the fans respond to a team with a new owner, running back, and quarterback when the Browns host the team's annual family night practice at Cleveland Browns Stadium Wednesday night at 7.
The gates open at 6 p.m. The Browns will hold plenty of activities outside the stadium at 4 p.m. Fireworks will follow the workout.
This is the first time the Browns have held the workout in the middle of the week. It is usually played over the weekend, before the first preseason game.
The Browns named rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden the team's starting quarterback on Monday.
You may not see running back Trent Richardson on the field. Richardson sat out Tuesday's practice with a knee injury. We are expecting an update today.
The Browns will have Thursday off. They are in Detroit on Friday night for the team's first preseason game of the year. They will have Saturday off.
The Browns are back in Berea on Sunday at 8:45 a.m., with just six more practices open to the public.
Head coach Pat Shurmur is looking forward to the event.
“It’s a fun event. It’s a great opportunity for our fans to watch us work and it’ll be a good chance for our rookies to play in our arena for the first time,” Shurmur said on Tuesday.
Shurmur also touched on the timing of the practice with a preseason game on Friday.
“My concern about doing too much physically now is we’re pressed up toward that preseason game here on Friday,” Shurmur said. “It will be a Cleveland Browns experience for the fans and then, there are certain things we need to get done in practice. We’ll do some red zone, move-the-ball...we’ll do some kicking and so, I think it will be a fun night. If I wasn’t involved in this team, it’d be something I’d come watch.”
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