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5 things to know from a jam-packed Browns media day

After a third consecutive day of workouts, five Browns players and coach Hue Jackson met with reporters for the first time since everyone returned to Berea on Monday.

It was a busy, eventful afternoon that lasted a couple of hours. The newsfeed on will be plentiful because of it over the next few days.

Here's a quick look at the five biggest things to know from a news-heavy day.

1. Robert Griffin III formally introduced

Though he talked with reporters on a conference call after his signing, Griffin hadn't formally met with Cleveland reporters until today. The former Redskins signal-caller flashed a big smile and handled a full gamut of questions during a session that lasted more than 15 minutes.

As he was set to walk off the stage, Griffin III was asked about the extra pressure that comes with being the quarterback of the Browns because of the team's recent history at the position.

"No pressure, no diamonds," Griffin said.

Throughout the press conference, Griffin reiterated what he said last month: He's confident and ready to compete for Cleveland's starting quarterback job while understanding nothing will be handed to him.

"I just want to play ball, man," Griffin said. "I am excited to be here. Last year, I didn't have an opportunity to play football so to have that opportunity here and compete and grow, it is truly a blessing. That is all I am really focused on. Just go out there, play, learn the offense and do what I possibly can to help this team win."

2. Jackson commands room in first team meeting

For months, Jackson talked about how he couldn't wait for April 4, the first day players were permitted to begin offseason workouts. Gathered inside the team meeting room early Monday, Jackson addressed the team for the first time since he was named head coach in January.

For many of the players, it was their first interaction with Jackson. Based on the reaction from players new and old, he didn't disappoint.

"He is very energetic, but he is very business-like," Griffin said. "He is going to come into the room and he is going to command the room, and guys respect that. Whenever you are trying to do a turnaround or change the culture, it starts up front, it starts at the top, and he is the head. Everything is going to trickle down from him. I think all of the guys are really excited about that."

Said Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge, who elaborated just a bit on Jackson's message: "Just people outside of our building are not going to have expectations for us, which we feed on that. We love that. We are not worried about it. We are going to go out there and just show what we can do, and we are looking forward to the future. That's all we can do."

3. Davis ready to lead from middle of Browns defense

Jackson said he expects newly signed linebacker Demario Davis to emerge as a leader on Cleveland's defense, and Davis is welcoming it.

That's been a strength of Davis' ever since he came into the NFL as a third-round pick out of Arkansas State. Former Jets coach Rex Ryan made headlines when he drew parallels between Davis' leadership ability and what he saw from Ray Lewis during his time with the Ravens.

"I think the coaches understand who I am as a player, on and off the field, and who I am as a person," Davis said. "They knew what they would get when they brought me in. They had a grasp before I even said a word of who I was. That was another reason I wanted to come and be a part of this organization."

4. McCown focused on competition

Peppered with questions about his future with the team in light of Griffin's signing, quarterback Josh McCown kept his focus on the present. Jackson did the same, as he repeatedly praised the veteran for his leadership and hard-working mentality.

"For me, it's just coming in to compete," McCown said.

"I'm just trying to stay in this moment. Today, what do I have to do to make myself better? If the situation changes, we'll address that when that time comes but right now, it's just try to help myself get better as a player."

McCown said he's recovered from a collarbone injury that short-circuited his 2015 season, but it took some time.

"I feel good," he said.

5. Bitonio open to position switch if necessary

Third-year offensive lineman Joel Bitonio has played every single snap of his NFL career at left guard. Before he arrived in Cleveland, Bitonio was a standout left tackle at Nevada.

With the departures of center Alex Mack and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, could a position switch be in the offing? Bitonio said he's not sure but he's not opposed to it if that means Cleveland has its best five offensive linemen on the field.

"They haven't told me exactly where I am going to play," Bitonio said. "That is what I am thinking right now in my mentality, but whatever they need me to do, I will be ready for that."

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