Browns finish another smooth week of workouts; QB Brian Hoyer calls playing for Cleveland a dream

BEREA,OH - Browns second week of organized team activities, or OTAs, came to an end with a two-hour practice for head coach Rob Chudzinski.

The rookie head coach is pleased at how well things have gone the first two weeks.

"I feel good about the progress we are making. We are covering a lot. The energy has been great. We are making our way," Chudzinski said.

The Browns also continue to work with three quarterbacks, releasing Thaddeus Lewis and signing free agent Brian Hoyer, who played his high school football at St. Ignatius.

"It's like a dream come true to come home and play for the team you grew up rooting for," said the newest Browns quarterback. "I grew up as a Bernie Kosar fan and remember being at the last Browns game in 1995 with my dad at the old stadium."

While the two weeks of work have been free of any serious injuries, running back Trent Richardson went through extra stretching exercises which the team said it's nothing serious. But they did sign Brandon Jackson to add to the increasing running back depth.

Brandon Weeden looked very strong in practice this week and Chudzinski said he has been pleased with the progress of his young quarterback, who continues to learn a new system.

"We're looking over the course of time and they are doing a good job. They are learning what we are doing. Again, we are really working different situations."

The OTAs will continue next week, the final week for those activities before mandatory mini camp opens up on June 4.

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