The Cleveland Browns continue to prepare for the 2020 NFL Season
Monday was the first practice in pads for the Cleveland Browns and if we are being honest, it was really ugly. That’s not really meant to say the play on the field was alarming by any means, but the actual weather the team was stuck in was just lousy.
After moving their practice up on Sunday due to thunderstorm warnings, the team took the field on Monday on some thoroughly rain-soaked turf. That caused a few hiccups along the way as the ground was not only wet and muddy, but the rain continued to fall during practice.
Due to the wet conditions, the offense wasn’t sharp but that’s the norm when football teams take the field on such days.
With that being said, let’s look back over the team’s first padded practice and pick out four things that stood out — while also getting a quick update on running back Nick Chubb.
Update: Nick Chubb should be fine
The scare of the day for the Browns came when running back Nick Chubb was tackled high by Mack Wilson. The second-year linebacker took Chubb down and the No. 2 rusher in the league from a season ago ended up needing medical attention/
Fortunately, the team feels he dodged any major neck injury but they are concerned about a concussion. Fortunately, there’s no one in Berea worrying about his availability when the season kicks off in less than a month.
Having said that, this brief fright did remind us how fortunate the Browns are at running back. The position was spotlighted by Nathan Zegura and Josh Cribbs ahead of the practice and they were discussing how string they are from Chubb to Kareem Hunt all the way through to Dontrell Hilliard and D’Ernest Johnson.
Still, Chubb is the best one of the bunch, and knowing he should be good to go is a major relief.