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On-field observations from Day 4 of Browns training camp

Hue Jackson would have loved to see Monday's practice go a little longer than the two hours it spanned, but he knew that'd be counter-productive.

The weather was warm, the pads were on for a second day in a row and the Browns had logged their fourth practice in as many days.

"I like the energy of our football team," Jackson said. "I like that they come back out."

And they'll be right back on the field Tuesday before their first day off of camp Wednesday.

Here's what we saw from Practice No. 4.

-- One day after the Browns had two full periods of full contact, they had just one "siren" period Monday, and it came near the tail end of practice. It also featured 11-on-11 drills comprised mostly of the team's younger players. Austin Davis and Cody Kessler were the quarterbacks.

"I think that's how you develop players," Jackson said. "That is an opportunity to develop our young players on our football team. As you know, the veteran guys have done it. I had them do it yesterday. I don't think they need to do it all the time, but the young players, they need to get acclimated to what it is going to be like in the National Football League. That is how we as coaches give them the opportunity to get better – coach them through different situations and different opportunities."

One of the top highlights from the session was a long run from Raheem Mostert, a second-year player who joined the Browns late last season as a kick returner.

With veterans Tramon Williams and Paul Kruger not participating in many team drills, young players such as Jamar Taylor and Cam Johnson received big opportunities with a number of first-team defensive players.

-- Jackson said the pads would be really popping Friday evening when the Browns hold what will be essentially a two-hour scrimmage at the team's facility in Berea.

"We're going to put the ball down and play," Jackson said. "It'll be like the siren is going the whole time. That is what that is truly all about."

"It'll be full tackling. Ones versus whoever I decide to put up against them."

One day later, the Browns will be in Columbus for the Orange and Brown Scrimmage, which Jackson described as a "mock game."

"We'll do all the different situations from kickoff to kickoff return, how we come out of the locker room and prepare for a game, the pregame, all of that," Jackson said.

-- The time Cleveland spends on the field without fans or media watching might just be the most essential for the first week or so of camp.

The Browns are going heavy on installation during their morning walkthroughs, which span about an hour. Jackson hopes to have the offense, defense and special teams fully installed by Day 6 of camp.

"We're dumping it on them pretty hard and there's quite a bit going in," Jackson said. "Now, it's just about fine-tuning everything. We're getting there and I think every position has that, whether it's perfect right now, it doesn't need to be. We're three days into practice so we'll get better as we go."

-- With Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge being eased back into things after undergoing sports hernia surgery, first-year player Connor Hamlett has received some heavy work with members of the first-team offense.

Barnidge has said the second tight end in Jackson's offense is tasked with similar responsibilities as the first, and Hamlett likes how he could potentially fit in this scheme.

"I think it's friendly to all the skill positions in our offense," Hamlett said. "We can have any guy run any route and do anything. Everyone's got to be versatile, and that's the plan."

-- The two newest Browns, linebacker Jason Neill and offensive lineman Cory Tucker, participated in their first practice with the team. Neill is wearing No. 91 and Tucker is No. 68. Defensive lineman Dylan Wynn was waived/injured before Monday's practice.

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