The Cleveland Browns recorded their second victory of the preseason Thrusday night, and some Browns stood out while others struggled against the Eagles.
The Cleveland Browns were on national television on Thursday night going up against the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadephia Eagles, coming away with a 5-0 victory.
The Browns offense sputtered for most of the game, with only a few promising drives between the starting offense and the backups. The defense was a completely different story. The starting defense seemed to be in control of the Eagles offense for most of the game.
But one of the biggest stories of the game for the Browns were the injuries that piled up in a short period of time.
The injuries started off with rookie cornerback Denzel Ward exiting the game early with a back injury in the first quarter and did not return to the game. Reports say that the injury is not serious and the exit was precautionary. Both Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield also exited the game due to injuries, but both either returned or were cleared to play. Lastly, starting right tackle Chris Hubbard missed a couple of snaps, but returned to the game shortly after.
But besides the injuries, the Browns had some stand out players, while others were underwhelming.
Honorable Mention Stud: Briean Boddy-Calhoun
With the Browns adding a bunch of talent at the cornerback position, Briean Boddy-Calhoun has been pushed into a hybrid safety-slot corner role. After Damarious Randall was held out of the game for precautionary reasons, Boddy-Calhoun was bumped up to start at free safety.
When in the game, Boddy-Calhoun played well as a ball-hawk. Most notably, jumping a Nick Foles pass to the sidelines and made a great play on the ball to intercept the pass. Overall, Boddy-Calhoun played well in the middle-deep third of the field. He came up and made tackles when needed, and helped protect over top.