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4dPat McManamon

Browns' Stephenson suspended two games

Browns' offensive tackle Donald Stephenson will miss the team's first two games of the regular season against the Steelers and Saints for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL announced that offensive tackle Donald Stephenson has been suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Stephenson was not at the team's minicamp this week. He had been signed as a free agent and last played in Denver. He will miss games against Pittsburgh and at New Orleans.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Corey Coleman has work to do. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley's initial assessment on Coleman was to say "I think he's been out here working; I've seen him every day." Haley went to emphasize the general feeling within the organization about the 2016 first-round pick: "He understands this is a big, big year in his career. Year three is usually the make-or-break year of what kind (of player) you are going to be. I have made that clear to him. He understands it, and he is working hard accordingly to try to be the best that he can be.”

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on his thoughts on drafting cornerback Denzel Ward ahead of pass rusher Bradley Chubb: "I would have loved to have Chubb, but at this point in time, I do not think that he covers the deep ball well enough as a press corner. Nor does he intercept the ball well enough. I have an (Emmanuel) Ogbah, and I have got a lot of other guys out there (on the defensive line)."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

More from offensive coordinator Todd Haley on the Browns quarterbacks. "(Baker Mayfield's) got a long way to go. I would say it's clear Tyrod (Taylor) is the leader of this team, and that's a big component of that position also."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor's play and professionalism have impressed during the offseason. He is the starting quarterback, and he has the respect of his teammates and coaches, including offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns said that JW Johnson, the son-in-law of Jimmy and Dee Haslam, will become an executive vice president with the Browns. Johnson's background is in TV and marketing; he has worked at Pilot Flying J, CBS Sports and RIVR Media, and founded 3 Sons Media. Johnson's July 1 hire was first reported by cbssports.com.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns concluded their on-field work a day early, as Hue Jackson told the players they would not have to practice on Thursday. Players will be in for meetings, but minicamp ends after two days.

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Landry: I didn't have good bond with Tannehill

Jarvis Landry told NFL Network on Wednesday that he still hasn't heard from Ryan Tannehill since being traded and he's not surprised, as "we didn't really have a good relationship anyway."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield talks about the difference between the college and pro game, and says it's too early to even think about whether he's the backup.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor comments on Josh Gordon's claim that the Browns have the best group of receivers in the NFL.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Myles Garrett was asked to assess Shon Coleman as Coleman tries to step in for retired Hall-of-Famer to be Joe Thomas: "He's definitely a great run blocker and he's coming along as a pass blocker as well. I like going against him because he's aggressive and he doesn't stop. He's always trying ot get after it whether it's play 1 or play 40 in practice."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Myles Garrett was asked to assess Shon Coleman at left tackle. "He can't touch me," Garrett said. Yes, he smiled after he said it.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

First-round pick update: Quarterback Baker Mayfield got the reps with the second team in the first minicamp practice. Cornerback Denzel Ward continues to work with the starters. Josh Gordon said that Ward is "as quick as a cat" and can come back to break up passes even after he looks like he's beat. "That's something that not all DBs just have instinctively and naturally," Gordon said.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Not participating in minicamp: LBs Mychal Kendricks (ankle) and Jamie Collins (knee), and rookie receiver Antonio Callaway (groin). Hue Jackson said all should be on the field for training camp.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Shon Coleman continues to start at left tackle as the Browns search for Joe Thomas' replacement. Undrafted free agent Desmond Harrison (West Georgia) got a lot of reps behind Coleman, though. Harrison, 6-6 and 295 pounds, worked with both the second and third team.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

OT Donald Stephenson, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, was not at the minicamp practice and missed a good portion of OTAs. Hue Jackson made reference to fines being involved for missing minicamp and said Stephenson's situation will be explained soon.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Howard Wilson, who missed his rookie season with a fractured kneecap, had surgery to repair a torn patella tendon on Tuesday. He is expected to miss the entire 2018 season, the Browns said. The team also revealed that rookie DE Chad Thomas had sports hernia surgery and punter Britton Colquitt had a procedure on his knee. Both are expected to return during training camp.

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7dPat McManamon

Gordon upbeat on self, bullish on Browns' WRs

Josh Gordon is taking things "one day at a time" in his full-time return to the NFL and is bullish on the Browns' receiver group, calling it the best in the league.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Gordon: "To me it's just one day at a time. You know, you got today and that's all we're really given. The next day if I'm blessed with the opportunity to wake up I'll attack it with the same mentality and mindset."

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

"Life is great right now, that's all I know," Browns WR Josh Gordon said Tuesday. The oft-suspended Gordon said this year is the first time he's ever participated in an NFL OTA or minicamp, and that the Browns have "the best receiving corps in the league right now, in my opinion."

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Reports: Winslow Jr. charged with burglary

Former Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested after being identified as the person involved in a burglary at a mobile home park, according to reports.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards201.822nd
Rushing Yards107.118th
Points For14.632nd
Points Against25.631st