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J.C. Tretter hasn’t missed a game since joining the Cleveland Browns but he nearly missed Week 1 this season. Tretter was out all of training camp after a knee procedure and it wasn’t clear as to whether or not he would return in time to face Baltimore.
Now, it looks as though that concern has been quelled as Tretter was back on the field for practice on Monday. And head coach Kevin Stefanski says he expects him to catch back up quickly.
In addition to the Tretter news, the Browns had their first unofficial depth chart released. The biggest storyline there had to be rookie Harrison Bryant being ahead of David Njoku in the tight end No. 2 spot. Bryant has been playing well in camp but it was still a bit of a surprise to see Njoku behind the mid-round rookie.
Those stories and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said he would clarify Tretter’s status for Sunday’s opener in Baltimore later in the week. For now, Tretter’s presence was simply a great sight to see as the Browns ramp up their preparations for the Ravens.”"
Had Tretter not played, rookie fifth-round pick Nick Harris would have started in his place. Harris has played well in camp but it would have been a tough ask to have the rookie face off with the talented Baltimore defense.
"“The following is the unofficial depth chart for the Browns’ game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.”"
Again, the biggest surprise was Bryant being listed as No. 2. Outside of that, most of the depth chart could have been predicted.
"“Kevin Davidson isn’t a starter, not yet. He’s smart as heck, a Princeton man if there ever was one. So it stands to reason that he could, at the very least, not screw up a game that they had a chance at winning should he be called on to play. This isn’t a strange idea, either. Most teams carried three quarterbacks for decades. It’s only the last few years that trend has changed.”"
Porto was in favor of keeping Kevin Davidson but the Browns went with two quarterbacks. They did add Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad to give them three, but he would have been fine with the Princeton product sticking around.
The new practice squad rules allow teams to keep veteran players on the 16-man team. For the Browns, this led to them bringing in Cody Parkey, which gives them an emergency kicker.