BEREA, Ohio – Well it was a nice quiet off-season as the Browns prepared for training camp. This is typically a dead period for NFL teams, as their sole goal from June – Late July is stay healthy, out of jail and out of any negative headlines.
Sadly, they made it close but couldn’t quite pull it off. Earlier this week, Isiah Crowell posted a cryptic photo on social media of a white cop getting his throat slashed, only to remove it minutes later. The backlash has been enormous and has led to Crowell having too issue several public apologies and agree to donate a game check to a Dallas Police Charity.
Also making the news was troubled, but talented former NFL receiver Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson offering to come to camp and help coach the young receivers. Given his talent, but also his shaky attitude and past, this idea has the potential to either boom or bust.
Finally, one of the few highlights the Browns defense had last year was the play of Desmond Bryant on the D-Line. He was supposed to be counted on this year to lead the rookies drafted and second year players as well. That plan went up in smoke as he needed surgery earlier this week on a torn pectoral muscle, and will be out 5 – 6 months. This will cause him to miss the entire season.
But don’t worry Browns fans, after this, it is all clear sailing!
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