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Entering their 2020 training camp, the Cleveland Browns were incredibly deep at cornerback. Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward were the No. 1 and No. 2 options respectively but behind them were two other capable options in Kevin Johnson and Terrance Mitchell.
They found even more depth when they claimed M.J. Stewart off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, injuries started to chip away at that depth as Williams and Johnson were both lost to significant injuries. Stewart and Mitchell were also banged up some but neither of them seemed poised to miss much time.
All of those injuries opened things up for a surprising player to take reps with the first team as former Portland State standout Donovan Olumba has been on the field with the starters at different points during camp.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“Fast forward to this year’s training camp, and Olumba has been seen running with the first-team as Ward’s replacement. He is currently in the mix to become the defense’s number three outside cornerback.”"
Olumba spent the last two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, primarily on the practice squad. He now finds himself in a great position with the Browns as he’s taken advantage of the injuries around him and could be carving out a role for himself in Cleveland.
"“Jacob, he runs around and he wants to see ball, get ball. I think he is built athletically to go do that. Like every other rookie at every other position probably with every other team, it is not perfect. There is a growing period to this, and I think he has made strides each and every day he has been out there on the grass.”"
Jacob Phillips could end up having a huge season for the Browns as a rookie due to the injury suffered by Mack Wilson. Stefanski said Wilson won’t miss the season but there will be a lot of snaps available for the rookie early on — which will only help his growth.
Tuesday marked just 12 days until the start of the season for the Browns and Casey Kinnamon continues his countdown to the start of the year with his best player to wear No. 12 in the team’s history.
Greg Newland believes the Browns could have a lot of success in the coming season but these three key things need to happen.