Freddie Kitchens couldn't let a trio like Brian Sipe, Robert Jackson and Jerry Sherk leave Saturday's practice without imparting a little wisdom on this current group of Browns players.
The Browns Legends -- all three of them were inducted years ago -- spoke to the team after the practice, Cleveland's first of the year in full pads. Since he became the Browns' head coach in January, Kitchens has made a point to educate his players about the franchise's rich history, and opportunities like Saturday's are impossible to pass up.
"You are looking at a guy there who was an NFL MVP in 1980 – Brian Sipe, everybody knows him," Kitchens said. "He was great and was quarterback of some great teams. You had Robert Jackson, who was an undrafted free agent, and they had numerous rounds so everybody had an opportunity to pick him and they didn't pick him. He ended up playing 11 years in the National Football League. Then you have Sherk who was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1976. That is the Cleveland Browns. That is the history.
"I want these guys to know about the history of the Browns. They can see the fans. They can see the passion that the fans bring, but sometimes it is harder for them to get a feel for the people who have come before them. They are all wearing the same brown and orange. They are still with us in a sense."
The Browns will be back at it again Sunday at 10 a.m. for their fourth practice in as many days.
Here's what you might have missed from Saturday.
Check out photos from the third day of Browns Camp by team photographer Matt Starkey