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Hue Jackson press conference - 8/9

Opening statement:

"That felt like football today. That was fun. That was fun just getting everybody moving around and changing sides and working on some things and working to get better."

On if the number of footballs on the ground today happened by design, specifically as it related to snaps:

"Oh, heck no. No (laughter).* *That's what happens when you miss practice. We haven't practiced for a while. We know those balls on the ground were (OL) Cam (Erving), and he's got to get that corrected. That's him and the quarterback. I'm not going to coach quarterback-center exchange at times. You're just going to fix it. It'll get fixed. I've been through this dance before so we'll get that squared away."

On LB Barkevious Mingo playing ILB today and if that is new:

"A little new. We're going to keep moving our players and giving them the chance to make our football team and be the best players that they can be."

On DL John Hughes III status and if the teams expects him to return:

"Personal matter. Not going to talk about it. We'll talk about it at some other time. We're just going to leave it at that for right now."

On playing time for guys in the preseason, particularly considering the team is learning a new system while keeping players healthy:

"You said it – I think one is keeping them healthy but also having them play enough where you can evaluate them and make sure we do everything we can to evaluate our team. It's not just the new guys. There are also some old guys we need to evaluate. I've thought through it, but I haven't come to just a conclusion with the rest of our staff about exactly what we're going to do, but we'll talk about that tomorrow probably as we get closer to the game."

On having Pro Football Hall of Fame and former Browns WR Paul Warfield speak to the team before practice:

"He was outstanding. You talk about one of our own who's an inductee into the Hall of Fame, another one of our great players. To have him address our football team, I think, is very important for guys to see. He's a very humble man from humble beginnings who worked hard to accomplish the things that he did. Eight time Pro Bowler, two Super Bowl winning teams, inducted into the Hall of Fame – he's out here on our field and he's one of our guys. Any of those guys who are former Browns players that can give our players a little wisdom about what it is, what it takes, the hard work, the dedication, the grit, the grind to be the best that you can be, I'll do it any day and every day."

On WR Rashard Higgins and if there have been any pleasant surprises:

"He's a good football player. He knows how to play the game. He's got tremendous hands, and he's just understanding the National Football League game, working every day. Very proud of the things he's done. I'm just excited about watching all of these guys do it on Friday. It's been great out here. Now, we need to take it to the next level and go do it on the field against a different opponent. That'll be fun."

On how much he's enjoyed watching senior offensive assistant Al Saunders work with the Browns WRs and how important it was to have him on Cleveland's staff:

"Very important. He's one of the first guys that I hired. Al was with me in Oakland, and I know what he does and how he does it. He's the best, bar none, in the National Football League at coaching young receivers and getting them from point A to point Z. He's a tremendous asset to our organization."

On if he anticipates all four Browns QB will play on Friday:

"I do. We'll let that play itself out, but I really do. I want to get them all of that experience. I think they all need to play. I think they all deserve to play. I think they've worked extremely hard, and obviously, game situations as you all know dictate those things, but our goal is to play them all."

On if he has determined how much the starters will play Friday night:

"No, I was asked that earlier (laughter). You guys are slick. No, I haven't went there yet. We'll get with the staff as we get closer and we'll make that decision."

On if OL John Greco and Austin Pasztor have taken the lead to be configured at right guard and right tackle, respectively:

"I don't know if you can say they've taken a lead. I'm just kind of mixing and matching the best that we can to find the five best guys. We'll settle on somebody for this week. It could change next week. We're just going to keep matching and finding out who is best to play for us. Once we figure that out, we'll keep it that way."

On ruling out WR Corey Coleman at Green Bay after missing practice this week:

"No, I haven't. There's a chance he can play. There's still a chance. Probably, we'll go up through tomorrow before I make a decision about that because he knows our offense, he knows what we're doing. I think he'll be fine, but again, I'm going to be very cautious with our players. Not just with him but with any of them that have whether it's these soft tissue injuries, hamstrings, whatever all those things are, we'll make sure that we always do the right thing and make sure that we get our guys ready to play."

On OL Shon Coleman leaving practice early:

"It's probably a little hot out here today, a little humid. That's about it. I think he'll be fine. I don't it's anything serious. Again, we're asking a lot. I'm asking and our coaches are asking a lot of our players. I think this is different. It's humid. It's hot. It's rough. It's rough out there.  That's just the way it goes sometimes."

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