The Cleveland Browns held a live scrimmage Sunday. Who stood out?
The Cleveland Browns are now just two weeks away from their season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, and the first game under new head coach Kevin Stefanski. Sunday in training camp, the Browns held a live simulation in order to get a bit of game speed action in before hitting the Ravens in Week 1.
The Browns split up their first-teamers among the orange and brown teams, so each team had a healthy dose of starters. Getting our first taste of live football, who stood out for the Browns as they practiced at First Energy Stadium?
Honorable Mention: QB Case Keenum
Disclaimer: the Browns are nowhere near a quarterback competition as veteran backup Case Keenum has not looked nearly as strong as Baker Mayfield this training camp. However, in today’s scrimmage, the coaching staff catered their offense towards Keenum’s squad on sharp and short timing routes — which is what he excels on. Keenum was able to remain on schedule and move his squad down the field early on in the scrimmage.
At the very least, the Browns know they have a guy who can come in and start should Mayfield go down with an injury in the 2020 season (knock on wood). However, Keenum is no threat to Mayfield’s job, but Stefanski and the team may be breathing a bit lighter with Keenum showing the capability to keep the offense moving without Mayfield under center. That’s why he’s here and he was a savvy signing.