Saturday, August 1, 2009

No rest with Mangini, Edwards still out

Eric Mangini had a reputation with the Jets of running a hard, grinding training camp that leaves players spent after practice. A better word might be 'efficient' judging by the way the first practice of Browns training camp went Saturday morning.

There is no standing around for players. Yes, players will be on the sideline in team drills waiting for their group to go onto the field, but that isn't the standing around I'm talking about. I'm talking during group drills when players are standing around doing nothing. There was a lot of that the last four years, and it was reflected in the reason records - 6-10, 4-12, 10-6 and 4-12.

It was good to see players who were nursing injuries in June back on the field, particularly tight end Steve Heiden (knee), defensive end Robaire Smith (Achilles tendon) and defensive end Corey Williams (shoulder).

Braylon Edwards isn't practicing. He is on the non-football injury list, still recovering from an injury he incurred in June. Allegedly he hurt his ankle playing basketball. He isn't saying and neither is Mangini.


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