Cleveland Browns rookies report to work in Berea Friday

BEREA, Ohio - Browns rookie mini-camp is under way in Berea, and all the new faces were there.

Friday  at 10 a.m., Trent Richardson and Brenden Weeden led the cast of this year's 2012 class through two practices at the Browns headquarters in Berea.

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said the goal of this weekend's rookie mini-camp is "to try and give each player special attention and teach them how we do things."

Richardson, the Browns first pick and the third overall in this year's draft, said his college career is now behind him.

"For me right now, it's just all about getting out there with the other rookies having fun and learning the plays," said Richardson. "From this point now, I am not going to speak about what I did at Alabama because that's old, that was college, I'm trying to make a name for myself in the NFL now."

Rookie quarterback Weeden was directing the Browns offense and showed off the powerful arm he was projected to have, making all the throws during the 90-minute practice.

"I wasn't really nervous, I stayed up pretty late last night studying what we were going to do today. It's always fun to put on a new uniform and go out there with your new team mates, it was exciting," Weeden said.

The Browns rookies will practice twice a day this weekend through Sunday before coming back in June as a full team.

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