The second installment of “Hard Knocks” took Browns fans inside the team’s preseason win over the Giants
Here are five storylines we think will be covered in Tuesday night’s episode:
Dez Bryant comes to town: The Browns hosted former Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant on a visit last week as the two sides determine whether he’d be a good fit in Cleveland. As evidenced by a clip from the show, Bryant wasted little time in introducing himself to the entire building before meeting with head coach Hue Jackson and the team’s front office. Bryant was released in April following seven seasons with Dallas.
Josh Gordon returns: The gifted but embattled wide receiver reunited with the Browns this past weekend following a leave of absence to focus on his physical and emotional well-being. Gordon, who continues to recover from a public battle with addiction, announced July 23 he wouldn’t be in attendance for the start of camp. The league's leading receiver in 2013, Gordon returned in December following a multi-year suspension. He's expected to play a key role on a new-look offense that includes fellow receivers in three-time Pro Bowler Jarvis Landry and rookie Antonio Callaway.
How could you forget about Brogan Roback? The undrafted rookie and fourth-string quarterback has endeared himself to fans through two episodes, whether it’s cleaning up after his fellow signal-callers in the QB RV or his nickname, Brobie. Expect Tuesday night's show to cast a spotlight on the Toledo native.
Brad Paisley’s cameo: Country music star Brad Paisley attended practice last week and mingled with a handful of players, including rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Browns v. Bills: Cleveland lost to Buffalo in its preseason home opener, but there was plenty to like from Friday night’s game. It was also starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s first game against his former team, having spent the past three seasons with the Bills, and Corey Coleman's return to FirstEnergy Stadium. Coleman, a first-round pick in 2016, was traded to Buffalo two weeks ago after two seasons with the Browns.