In less than a week, the Browns have made two significant changes on the offensive side of the ball, transitioning Pro Bowl-caliber guard Joel Bitonio to left tackle and sending wide receiver Corey Coleman to Buffalo in a Sunday trade.
Cleveland didn't need a preseason game to make the changes it deemed necessary. Posed with this insight after Monday's practice, Hue Jackson relayed the mantra that has been clear ever since the Browns closed the door on an 0-16 season.
"I think that is the urgency, period – we want to win," Jackson said. "Every decision that we make as we go about this is about winning and trying to put the best football team on the field for our fans and for our organization. There are no other hidden agendas for anything. This is a production-based business everywhere – offensively, defensively and special teams. As this thing winds down, there are going to be some tough decisions that we have to make. Every decision is made with the thought in mind of how do we win."
Jackson and Co. will get one last look at the Browns at today's practice, which is slated for 3 p.m. Select players and assistant coaches will meet with reporters at noon. The team will head to New York on Wednesday afternoon.
Here's what you might have missed from Monday.
Browns player press conferences
Jamie Collins leading by example, 'shooting for greatness'
Browns WR Antonio Callaway knows his big opportunity has arrived
Statement from Cleveland Browns organization on passing of Tom Heckert
Hue Jackson press conference
Need to Know: Duke Johnson game for even more usage in passing attack
On-Field Observations: Browns move forward without Corey Coleman
The Browns start the week on the practice fields leading into their first preseason game.