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Browns 2016 training camp position breakdown: Safeties

We're mere days from the Browns' first training camp under head coach Hue Jackson.

As such, we'll dive deep into each position group and analyze what we'll be looking for when practice resumes Friday.

We looked at the linebackers on Monday. Now let's turn our attention to Cleveland's safeties.


The cast

Rahim Moore

Ibraheim Campbell

Jordan Poyer

Don Jones

Sean Baker

Tim Scott

Derrick Kindred

What happened at OTAs?After parting ways with safeties Donte Whitner and Tashaun Gipson earlier this year, OTAs and minicamp were marked by wide-open competition at the position. Among those competing for starting jobs are Rahim Moore, who joined the Browns in March as a free agent, Ibraheim Campbell, the second-year player from Northwestern, and Jordan Poyer, who enters his fifth season out of Oregon State.

Under the radar:Keep an eye on Campbell, who was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection with the Wildcats. He made one start in 2015 and played in all 16 games, including back-to-back five-tackle performances against the Bengals and Cardinals. And the 24-year-old has assumed something of a leadership role, be it on the field or out in the Cleveland community.

Variables to consider:Moore, who spent his first four seasons with the Broncos and last year with the Texans, has embraced his time in Cleveland as a fresh start after previous highs and lows in those stops. And with 54 career starts, that kind of experience should prove to be valuable going forward. It should also be interesting to see what kind of impact Kindred, the fourth-round draft pick from TCU, has on the secondary. The San Antonio native played all of last season with a broken collarbone and figures to be firmly in the mix for playing time.

*Quote to note: *"I really feel like I found a home. And people thought, 'Oh, Cleveland?' But that's the thing, this is the NFL. People don't talk about the Cleveland back in the 90s and back in the 50s and guys like Eric Turner and Thom Darden and those guys, they came here and had great careers. You know? From guys like Frank Minnifield and Hanford Dixon, even back in the days of Don Paul. It's a great tradition here, and I want to be a part of it." — Moore on coming to the Browns

How many were kept last year?:Four on the initial 53-man roster

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