Sport: Cleveland Browns Training Camp Recap: Day 8 - Late Rain

Deshaun Watson gets muted reaction at Browns' open practice

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Here is Friday’s practice report for the Browns from Berea:

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp Report - Day 8 (8/5/22)

1. Testing Long-Distance Field Goals: Distance certainly isn’t an issue for K Cade York, who expanded his tries to beyond 50 yards during today’s practice. Here he is, banking a 53-yard field goal off the upright. He finally had his first miss of camp from 58 yards, which was wide to the right.

2. Cloudy End to Practice: Cleveland got most of their practice in before rain and storms arrived, but did have to move indoors at the tail end of practice as clouds loomed over Berea.

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3. Harris Leaves With Eye Issue: Browns C Nick Harris left practice early with a trainer with what was later said to be an eye injury. However, it was later said to be just a poke in the eye, so he should be OK and will probably not miss any practice time.

4. Drill of the Day: Here is a nice drill showing the quickness and elusiveness of DE Myles Garrett:

5. Pick Six: After practice moved indoors, S D’Anthony Bell jumped a pass by QB Josh Dobbs for a pick six.

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6. Brownies: Here’s a new one — Tony Grossi signing autographs for fans. ... QB Deshaun Watson still took most of the first-team reps. ... WR Michael Woods (hamstring) missed practice after an impressive start to camp. ... A total of 30 puppies have been adopted this year at the Browns Puppy Pound. ... Today’s esteemed alumni guest was Browns WR Brian Brennan.

7. Next Up: The Browns will practice Saturday at 2:00 PM.

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