Browns agreed to terms with No. 175 overall pick S Jamoris Slaughter on a four-year contract.
Slaughter missed his entire senior year with a torn Achilles' tendon, and is questionable for training camp. Although the Browns have a hole at free safety, Slaughter should be a strict special teamer as a rookie.
Browns OC Norv Turner doesn't expect Jason Campbell to get as many reps as the younger quarterbacks.
"Jason's played nine years in the league," Turner said. "He's played so much you hope maybe once we get going with everything we're doing he doesn't need as many reps as maybe a young guy does." If we read between the lines a little bit, it suggests the "competition" for the starting job isn't a real one. Turner says he's been impressed with Brandon Weeden after three practice sessions. He'd have to fall flat on his face to not be under center in Week 1.
Former Browns DE David McMillan was reportedly shot and killed in Georgia over the weekend.
Per Fox Sports Ohio, 31-year-old McMillan was killed in an apparent robbery attempt. McMillan played college ball at Kansas and was a fifth-round pick in the 2005 draft. He spent three years with Cleveland, mostly playing special teams.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests second-year WR Josh Gordon is headed for a "breakout season" in the Browns' new offense.
Reporter Terry Pluto observed at OTAs that the game comes "outrageously easy" to Gordon, who "glides down the field" and will be the featured target in Rob Chudzinski's vertical passing attack. Gordon was one of the league's most dangerous vertical receivers as a rookie. In our 2012 tape study, we observed Gordon to have movement skills not dissimilar from Andre Johnson.
Browns OC Norval Turner wants to get Brandon Weeden "speeded up."
"The physical act of your drop(back), putting your foot in the ground, turning the ball loose," Turner cited as something Weeden needs to get faster at. "What helps speed that up is recognizing where we want to throw the ball and then making quick decisions." Turner did go on to say Weeden's footwork is improving a "great deal," and that he's "got the physical skills to do what we want to do." The Browns don't want to anoint Weeden, but the starting job remains his to lose.
OC Norval Turner considers Jason Campbell a "bonus" in the Browns' quarterback competition.
In other words, he's insurance. Campbell is going to "compete" with Brandon Weeden in Browns camp, but only because the new braintrust doesn't want to just hand the job to Weeden. Campbell could very easily get on the field if Weeden struggles early in the year, but the odds he leads the team in pass attempts are low.