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Browns report for offseason workouts

Posted Apr 16, 2018

Cleveland finds itself in the thick of a pivotal offseason

The Browns are back to work.

Cleveland’s players reported for offseason workouts Monday morning, formally reconvening at the team's Berea facility for the first time since January.

Since then, the Browns added veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry and free safety Damarious Randall in a series of trades that underscored the reshaping of one of the league’s youngest rosters. They also hired former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, among several new assistants.

Following the first winless season in franchise history, Cleveland will pick first and fourth in the upcoming NFL Draft. The Draft is set to begin April 26 in Dallas. After year of instability at quarterback, the Browns — who own nine overall selections — are expected to tab a signal caller of the future to learn behind Taylor, whom head coach Hue Jackson named the 2018 starter.

​The league’s offseason program is broken down into three phases. Phase One (the first two weeks) consists of activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two (three weeks) consists of on-field workouts that may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three (final four weeks) includes a maximum of 10 OTA practices without live contact.

Cleveland opens organized team activities (OTA) workouts May 22-24, May 29-21 and June 4-7 while mandatory minicamp is set for June 12-14.

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