Hue Jackson never lets an opportunity pass like the one that presented itself Tuesday.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Browns legend Paul Warfield was in town, and the Browns coach not only invited him to be with the team as it prepared for Tuesday's practice, but also had the former wide receiver talk to the whole group on the field right before the team broke into drills.
Warfield is just the latest Browns alum to spend quality time with Jackson and the players who will comprise the 2016 roster. Numerous former players watched from the sidelines and talked with the team during OTAs, and the rookies, who went through a transition program after mini-camp, heard from alumni Dave Wohlabaugh, Ben Davis and Al Jenkins shortly before they departed for their summer break.
Warfield, on this day, certainly didn't disappoint.
"He was outstanding," Jackson said. "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 team, inducted into the Hall of Fame, I mean he's out here on our field. And he's one of our guys.
"I think 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."
Here's what else happened at Tuesday's practice.
-- Barkevious Mingo, who has been an outside linebacker ever since the Browns selected him in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, worked a few periods as an inside linebacker.
Mingo is the third Browns defensive player to make a switch since camp started, joining rookie Emmanuel Ogbah (outside linebacker to defensive lineman) and defensive back Pierre Desir (cornerback to safety).
"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," Jackson said.
-- Asked if Austin Pasztor, who worked with the first team at right tackle for a second straight practice, had taken a "lead" in the ongoing competition, Jackson said the team is simply continuing to mix and match.
Pasztor is the third different player to work at the position, following Alvin Bailey and Spencer Drango.
"We'll settle on somebody for this week. It could change next week," Jackson said. "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."
-- Though rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman was sidelined for his third consecutive practice with a hamstring injury, Jackson wouldn't rule him out for Friday's preseason opener at Green Bay.
"There's still a chance," Jackson said. "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."
-- Jackson said he wasn't sure how many series Robert Griffin III and the rest of the first-team offense would play Friday but confirmed he planned to play all four Browns quarterbacks.
"I want to get them all of that experience. I think they all need to play," Jackson said. "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."