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Browns hit the practice field for the first time in 2015

The weather is warming and that means football is heating up.

The Browns' offseason workout program has moved from solely the weight room and classrooms to the football field.

Phase II is officially underway, where individual instruction and drills for the group are allowed and all coaches are permitted to monitor, but there is no offense vs. defense.

It marked the first time quarterback Josh McCown was able to throw to new receivers Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline. Bowe made a terrific leaping one-handed catch.

"The goal, and my part at least, is to help us come together and play good football," McCown said in a recent interview. "It starts with me. As the veteran in there right now, it starts with me. I'm excited about that and I embrace that, and I look forward to helping that group play good football and going out and doing that myself, too."

"The atmosphere in the building is perfect," veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby said of how hard his teammates are working thus far. "We are grinding every day."

On Thursday, Danny Shelton, Cameron Erving and the rest of the Browns' draft class will arrive for rookie mini-camp. The Browns will announce the undrafted players they've signed and the team will bring in dozens of tryout players – some rookies and some veterans.

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