5 Offensive players on the bubble at Cleveland Browns training camp
Training camp 2020 is underway for the Cleveland Browns and while there’s a lot of change going on due to the COVID-19 concerns, there’s also still a lot that’s the same.
Even with new protocols in place to keep players safe, it’s still all about proving you belong during these dog days of summer. And camp is even more important than ever now as players won’t have preseason games to try and impress their coaches.
With that being the case, we look at five members of the Browns who find themselves in a tough situation as they enter this camp on the roster bubble.
5. Pharaoh Brown, Tight End
This offseason, the Cleveland Browns added a couple of talented players to the tight end position. The most publicized addition was free agent Austin Hooper, who comes over from the Atlanta Falcons. Hooper was given the highest contract for anyone at the position which solidifies him as the No. 1 option.
Later in the offseason, the Browns added more to the tight end corps when they used their fourth-round pick on Harrison Bryant from Florida Atlantic University. Bryant is an excellent receiving option and can also line up in the backfield as an H-back.
Those two join a deep group that consists of former first-round pick David Njoku as well as Stephen Carlson and Pharaoh Brown. Njoku had requested a trade but is apparently not going to get his wish Which leaves Carlson and Brown fighting for a spot.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Cleveland go four deep and if they did, there’s a good chance Brown could be the odd man out. Not only is he slightly older than Carlson but he had just two receptions compared to Carlson’s five (and one touchdown) as a rookie. Brown is the better blocker but Carlson has more upside. It will still be a tight race but Brown clearly enters this camp on the bubble.