Cleveland Browns wrap-up mini camp in Berea; Jimmy Haslam shows up to talk draft
Mike Cairns, newsnet5.com
2:37 PM, Apr 18, 2013
5:18 PM, Apr 18, 2013
BEREA,Ohio - The Cleveland Browns wrapped up three days of mini camp under bright sunshine in Berea, as the team practiced outside for the first time.
"I am really pleased with the work that we have done over the past three days as we have put the foundation in place. Guys have an understanding of where we want to go," Rob Chudzinski explained at the end of his first mini camp as head coach.
The day was more of a teaching and learning camp than an evaluation camp Chudzinski said, when asked about how it's helped the Browns figure out which way they would be going in the upcoming draft.
Owner Jimmy Haslam, currently involved in an FBI/IRS investigation at his Knoxville business Pilot Flying J, was in Berea Thursday, but he didn't leave the building to attend mini camp. Haslam stayed inside headquarters to meet with CEO Joe Banner and team president Mike Lombardi about the upcoming draft.
The Browns practiced for an hour and hour, 40 minutes under the best conditions of the camp. They now prepare to move ahead with the upcoming schedule.
After the draft next week, the team will conduct a rookie mini camp as well as OTA's, as the team heads into training camp set to begin in late July.
"We've got a lot of work to do, but that's the good thing because we have a lot of willing guys," Chudzinski said. "The effort and focus has been outstanding and I couldn't be more pleased with it."
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