BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns mandatory three day minicamp wrapped up at the teams practice facility in Berea on Thursday. The final practice before training camp begins next month was moved indoors because of rain.
Tight End Jordan Cameron was held out of practice after injuring his hamstring on Wednesday on a touchdown reception.
Cameron joined running back Trent Richardson, wide receiver Jordan Norwood, and defensive back Janoris Slaughter as players who were held out the final practice.
Both the offense and defense were impressive. Quarterback Brandon Weeden was throwing the deep ball for touchdowns to his receiving core. The secondary was successful in knocking down passes. It's a great sign that the Browns continue to improve as a football team, but remember the players are not practicing in pads during the offseason program.
"I'm pleased with the progress that we've made," head coach Rob Chudzinski said following practice. "We're on the right track, we've got a lot of work to do, we still have a long ways to go there will be bumps in the road as well go but we'll continue along that course and stay on course."
Another guy who is impressed with the progress being made is Weeden. The Browns quarterback is impressed with the speed of the offense but he's even more impressed with the job being done by the defense as they transition back to a 3-4 from a 4-3 scheme.
"I think we have a chance to be very good," Weeden said following practice. "Our defense is really adapting to what Ray's (Browns defensive coordinator, Ray Horton) brought in. Guys are flying around on that side of the ball like we are on our side. I think we have the potential to be really really good."
Now the challenge will be to continue that progress once training camp begins at the end of next month and carry that into the 2013 season.