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Browns Mailbag: Will Corey Coleman be fielding punts as a rookie?

After five, action-packed days in Berea, the Browns are currently enjoying their first off day of training camp.

We're taking it down a notch at, too, but not before we get to a boatload of questions in this week's mailbag.

Who do you see winning the starting role as kick and punt returner? -- Kyle B., Fort Wayne, Indiana

On punts, rookie Corey Coleman and veteran Tramon Williams have been the primary options we've seen so far at camp. Coleman was almost exclusively a kickoff returner at Baylor, but the Browns are intrigued with his ability to make people miss in open space and give Cleveland a jolt at a spot where it needs to replace Travis Benjamin, who had a very good year on punt return last season. Browns coaches have made it clear, too, that they won't be afraid to use a player such as Coleman, who is expected to receive plenty of snaps on offense, on punts. Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown has been brought up as an example for how this can work on multiple occasions. Williams, a 10-year veteran, has plenty of experience on punts but hasn't been a regular returner since 2010, when he fielded 41 of them with the Packers.

On kicks, Justin Gilbert, Raheem Mostert, Rannell Hall, rookie Trey Caldwell and Taylor Gabriel have been used in the rotation. Gilbert picked up kickoff return reps during the first half of last season while Mostert carried the load near the end. The key thing for all five of these players is not only showing what they can do on kickoff return, but also proving they can hold a role within their respective position groups.

Your fans from Washington D.C. want to know how they can live stream the Browns scrimmage on Saturday? -- Kuly K., Washington D.C.

You're in luck. Fans will have the opportunity to watch a live look-in, hosted by Nathan Zegura and Matt Wilhelm, on, the Browns mobile app and from the Browns' Facebook page. Things get rolling from The Shoe in Columbus starting at 3 p.m.

Hue, I'm glad you're rolling the dice on Terrelle Pryor. I felt his inconsistency is based on a lack of confidence. I feel getting him involved will help his confidence. Ride him right to bank. -- Alonzo R., Michigan City, Indiana

Pryor is certainly oozing plenty of confidence these days. That's what a full year at the same position will do for you. Pryor's ability to carry confidence while still realizing he has so much to learn about the wide receiver position is a nice mix for a player as physically gifted as he is.

"Nobody is a harder critic than me," Pryor said Monday. "I critique myself and I take this very serious. I'm very excited. This game is the love of my life. It goes God, my son, football in that order so I'm looking forward to playing."

The Browns took to the practice fields for the fifth day of Training Camp on Tuesday.

Which running back do you believe will receive the most carries? -- Drew H., York, Pennsylvania

All indications are the Browns will use their two running backs, Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, in a regular rotation, with the edge going to Crowell in terms of carries. That could change from week to week, but Johnson promises to make just as much of an impact as a pass-catcher as he does a runner. For comparison's sake, Crowell had 185 carries to Johnson's 104 while Johnson caught 61 passes to Crowell's 19.

I am curious how Cody Kessler is picking up the offense and if he has a legitimate chance to start. Thank you. -- Jeff S., Gilbert, Arizona

Cleveland's quarterback competition remains open, but it's hard to see it trending in that direction by the time Jackson names a starting quarterback before next week's preseason opener. Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown have taken the bulk of repetitions in team drills thus far, though Kessler received a great opportunity Monday when it was primarily younger players who experienced the live-tackling "siren" period.

Kessler's attitude has been great ever since he arrived in Berea and the lack of repetitions, compared to what he was used to at USC, hasn't bothered him.

"If I'm getting reps, then I'm excited and I'll get in there and make the most of them. If I'm not, then I'm treating it as if I am," Kessler said. "I'm using mental reps. I'm watching them. I'm standing behind the play and going through the play in my head. I shadow the quarterback and go through the footwork and am making the reads. The mental reps are just as important as actual live reps, especially for a rookie."

Who has the best chance at getting the NFL MVP/AFC MVP? -- Austin H., Canfield

Not Browns, but I'll go ahead and take a stab at this anyways. I've got Aaron Rodgers as the NFL MVP and Andrew Luck, in a bounce-back season, earning it in the AFC.

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