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Browns' offseason workout videos were a hit online, but that wasn't the point

When Jarvis Landry and Tyrod Taylor became teammates, the Browns instantly gained two weapons. Taylor then hatched an idea. The duo that will lead the Browns into training camp wanted to hold an off-season workout between OTAs and training camp. 

They decided Los Angeles was the best place for it because the ESPY's were happening in Southern California around that time. Landry and Taylor weren't the only two at the workout, though. Corey Coleman, Baker Mayfield, David Njoku, Duke Johnson Jr., Seth DeValve, Carlos Hyde, Rashard Higgins, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and others were in attendance.

The videos from the workout on USC's campus went viral, and the time spent with many of the most talented skill position players in the NFL was valuable to the Browns players.

"It was good," Landry said. "It gets a lot of guys around each other that have respect for each other. And you just have an opportunity to learn. I think at this position, that's the biggest thing that you can do."

Landry, who led the league in receptions last seasons with the Dolphins and was traded to Cleveland in March, and Beckham have been close friends since their time together at LSU. Brown led the league in catches in both 2014 and 2015, and Landry knows he can learn from both of the talented receivers.

"They are two of the best to do it," Landry said. "If you can learn from those guys as well, you're only going to get better.

"Just being around those guys and their energy. The things that they bring and how they do it is something that is worth seeing."

With Landry, Coleman, Mayfield and Taylor all together, the Browns offensive weapons began to form a bond for the season. Coleman, the former first-round draft pick who is entering his third season, took the opportunity to craft a relationship with his new signal-caller. 

Coleman cited Taylor's leadership as something that sticks out to him. After all, Taylor is the first quarterback Coleman has had in the NFL to organize a workout, and it just so happened to come with some of the best receivers in the league.

"That's how you just know a guy like that is a really good leader," Coleman said. "He wants to make sure that everybody knows what to do and is doing their job."

For Taylor, it was a chance to throw to members of his new receiving corps and he was happy with the way it turned out. Yes, the videos of the workouts were a hit online, but that wasn't the point.

"It was not about the cameras or anything, I just wanted to get everybody on the same page," Taylor said. "Get out there and get some work before we got out here for training camp."

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