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5 things to know from Day 6 of Browns training camp

After much-deserved day off, the Browns wrapped up Day 6 of training camp Thursday afternoon, the final practice before the team scrimmages tomorrow evening. There weren't any sirens or live tackling sessions, but head coach Hue Jackson described the afternoon as "businesslike."

"They came back, they came to work," he said. "You'd like to keep the same momentum you had for those five days, I think there was a little lull but I think our guys were able to pick it back up again and finish the practice pretty strong."

Here's five things to know

Corey Coleman reflects on Week 1

Browns rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman has been impressive through camp, whether it's in 11-on-11 drills or individual work.

"I feel good about it," he said Thursday. "Coming in as a rookie, I've got a lot of stuff I have to prove and I'm still trying to prove that I can be the No. 1 receiver."

Coleman has also had time to reflect on Week 1 of his first NFL training camp, saying he made the most of the team's day off.   

"You have to take care of your body," he said. "I came in, got rolled out, got stretched and stuff. (In) college, I wouldn't have to do that. I could go home and sleep all day, but it's a little bit different. It's a change. I like it. You just have to take care of your body a lot better now than you did in college." 

'No question' John Greco ready for season opener

After missing the first few days of training camp, veteran right guard John Greco said there's "no question" he'll be ready to go by the season opener against the Eagles on Sept. 11.

"I'm planning on being 100 percent way before then," he said. "I think be smart these next couple of days, sprinkle me in here and there and just kind of unleash it next week and get after it."

Greco, who enters his sixth season with the Browns, added: "I'm excited to get back out there with the rest of the team. It's been tough these last couple of days watching, but I'm feeling good. Everything is progressing well. We're just still trying to be smart about it. Just doing a few things here and there so I get back to feeling good."

Competition at kicker

This past spring, Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said second-year Travis Coons was working hard to improve the lift of his kicks after a season that saw him knock down a league-record of his first 18 attempts but also have four long balls blocked.

Tabor said he's been pleased with what he's seen out of Patrick Murray, the former Buccaneers kicker whom the Browns signed earlier this summer.

And because of that, Tabor said there's "legitimate" competition between the two with eight days until the first preseason game against Green Bay.

"At that position, those guys know it's about makes and misses. To have a guy like Patrick come in here and compete for a job, it's a legitimate job," he said. "If he does better than what Travis does, then obviously there's talk."

Murray in 2014 knocked 20-of-24 field goal attempts (including five from 50-plus yards) and made all 21 of his PATs. He finished the season by making 13 straight attempts.

Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis catch Pep's eye

Count Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis among some of the rookie receivers who have impressed associate head coach - offense Pep Hamilton

"For a young guy, (Higgins') skillset is above average. He can do a lot of things with regards to beating press coverage and running routes," Hamilton said Thursday. "His routes are fairly detailed for a young guy and he's still a work in progress, but he's shown tremendous progress over the course of training camp."

Higgins was a consensus All-American at Colorado State in 2014 and finished last season with 1,000-plus yards.

Hamilton said Louis, the big-bodied receiver from Auburn, reminds him of Titans receiver Andre Johnson, whom he coached in Indianapolis last season.

"When I say that, I say a poor man's Andre Johnson," Hamilton said, laughing. "Let me put it in perspective. They're working hard, and we'll find out next week when we play a game just where they are."'

'Shot of adrenaline'

Since joining the Browns in March, veteran linebacker Demario Davis has made a strong impression on both the coaching staff and his teammates. Count defensive coordinator Ray Horton as one of the many who see why Davis has quickly stepped into a leadership role on Cleveland's defense.

"For me, it's a shot of adrenaline … For me, it's going to be a comfort zone of, I've got an ultimate competitive warrior leader sitting in there that is nothing but football. For me, it's a comfort zone of I know what I have," Horton said.

"I've talked to those two guys about what I expect from them, how dynamic I expect those guys to be. I'm challenging those guys to be not only leaders, but really statistical leaders."

Davis was a three-year starter with the Jets and totaled at least 90 tackles in each of those seasons. ​ 

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