The Cleveland Browns and New York Giants had a joint practice on Thursday with the New York Giants. Here were three big takeaways from the session.
On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns hosted the New York Giants at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus in Berea.
The two teams will play one another on Sunday but there was probably even more positive work for the coaches to learn from in these practices than there will be during the actual game.
And with that being said, we dive into some of the takeaways from the day.
Quick hit: Cleveland Browns lose two to injury
The injury bug continued to hit the Browns on Thursday as linebacker Sione Takitaki left the field with a hamstring issue — something that has plagued several Cleveland players over the years. Also having to exit was Jacob Phillips, who suffered an elbow injury.
We won’t harp too much on the injuries but they needed to be mentioned before we dove into the three big takeaways from the Browns session with New York.
No. 3: Cleveland Browns Greg Newsome shines
Greg Newsome II made what ClevelandBrowns.com writer Anthony Poisal called “the play of the day” when he intercepted Daniel Jones during a simulated two-minute warning. This led to the Giants having to run as a punishment while the entire defense sprinted downfield with Newsome in celebration.
The team’s No. 1 draft pick has been playing well all camp and looks as though he could end up earning a starting job across from star cornerback Denzel Ward.
Cleveland added him in an effort to fix their secondary and so far, it appears he’s ready to make his mark in this league.