3 takeaways from Week 2 of Cleveland Browns training camp

Browns, Demetric Felton. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Demetric Felton. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns play their first preseason game this Friday meaning football is officially back let’s look at 3 takeaways from this week in camp.

The Cleveland Browns travel to Jacksonville, Florida, to open the preseason against the Jaguars on Friday for the second straight year. That means we will finally be able to see the Browns back in action playing real snaps before we know it. Let’s look at a couple of standouts from the second week of training camp leading up to the preseason opener.

Takeaway from Week 2 of camp No. 3:- Demetric Felton primed for the slot role

The Browns were dealt an unfortunate blow on Tuesday when return specialist Jakeem Grant tore his Achilles and was officially lost for the season. Grant was also getting a lot of looks as a slot receiver as the Browns were trying to find ways to utilize his speed and stretch the field in the passing game.

After he went down second-year running back/wide receiver Demetric Felton stepped into the role and looked good.

Felton felt like an odd man looking in with the running back room crowded but his speed and athleticism have him suited well for a slot role. He will have a chance to prove he can be the spark in that role the Browns need and if he keeps playing like he did Tuesday he will secure that role for the 2022 season.

Takeaway from Week 2 of camp No. 2: Anthony Schwartz is taking steps forward

Cleveland is looking for second-year wide receiver Anthony Schwartz to make a huge step forward if their passing attack is to improve in 2022. Schwartz had been sidelined for some time with injury in camp but is starting to show signs of progress.

Tuesday he was running crisp routes while creating plenty of separation and having no issues catching the ball. He still has strides to make but he has clearly put the work in and is already looking better than last season.

Takeaway from Week 2 of camp No. 1:- Jacob Phillips showing why the team has high hopes for him

There’s one thing the Browns defense does not have a shortage of this year and that is the speed in the linebacker room or defensive backfield. Jacob Phillips so far has shown that finally healthy, he has truly next-level speed and athleticism in the middle of the linebacker room.

Playing in the MIKE position he is flying around the field and playing some really nice coverage when matched up with tight ends and running backs. He isn’t afraid to cover slot wide receivers either and right now looks like he will be a perfect pairing with Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.

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