Cleveland Browns Training Camp Report – Day 3 (7/29/17)
1. First Day in Pads: In case you missed the news yesterday, Saturday was billed as being the team’s first day in full pads, and head coach Hue Jackson also promised live tackling. Here is a drill of the running backs working on keeping their pad level low (and another clip of that is here).
2. Sound the Sirens: Pads and contact mean the first sirens of the season too, signifying the start of team drills. Unfortunately, video clips are not permitted during team drills. From what I could gather, the first team drill period was dedicated to running plays (tackling allowed), and then the regular offense vs. defense period commenced after that (no tackling allowed).
During those running drills, multiple reporters noted that LB James Burgess got the biggest hit in on RB Matthew Dayes.
3. Concern Over Ed Reynolds’ Injury: Contact is of course going to increase the odds of a player suffering an injury, and that appears to be what happened to S Ed Reynolds. According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 the Fan, Reynolds walked off with trainers after hurting his left knee on the final play of the first contact period. Piecing together other information, the injury happened on an inside run play to new RB Brandon Wilds. The run went for 17 yards and a touchdown.
4. The Great One Returns: LT Joe Thomas made his training camp debut and was taking part in team drills…but the teasing of the match-up continues, as DE Myles Garrett remained on the second-team defense. Like I said the other day, this is a classic WWE setup of a storyline.
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