On-field Observations: Moving day on Browns' deep D-line

Myles Garrett wasn't the only new player getting first-team snaps Wednesday on the Browns defensive line.

For the first time since the start of the training camp, veteran Desmond Bryant received extensive snaps with the first group alongside Danny Shelton in the middle of Cleveland's defensive line.

"He is Des Bryant, no doubt," Jackson said. "He is another guy that needed to get in shape, get back to the grind of playing and understanding our defense because it is different. Those guys are doing a good job over there. There is no question about that."

Bryant, who missed all of 2016 with a pectoral injury, was Cleveland's leader in sacks in 2015. He's been a starter in all 41 of the games in which he's appeared for the Browns. At 31, he's four years older than any of the other linemen in the room.

-- Because he was with the first-team defensive line Wednesday, Garrett got his first 11-on-11 opportunity against 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas.

On one play, Garrett swooped past Thomas to tap Cody Kessler for an apparent sack. On others, Garrett got the kind of hard lessons he's been seeking.

"I think I beat him on the last rush. But there was a rush where I tried to 'bull' and he started to slow me down. Then, [Joel] Bitonio came and basically stopped me in my tracks," Garrett said. "I heard Joe whisper to me, 'nice try.' That's going against one of the world's best. You're going to get better each day by doing that."

-- In his analysis of the team's first five practices, Hue Jackson found a bright spot in the fact his quarterbacks had kept the turnovers to a minimum.

That's what made the offense's performance during a particular two-minute drill Wednesday "disappointing" for the head coach.

Back-to-back possessions ended with interceptions, as Joe Haden nabbed a long Kessler heave into the end zone and Briean Boddy-Calhoun plucked a deflected Brock Osweiler pass out of the air. Rookie DeShone Kizer's possession did not have an interception but was marred by a fumbled snap and dropped pass.

"We have to get better at that," Jackson said. "We had a chance to make some plays, too, and did not make them. We had a drop here, a drop there and missed balls. You cannot miss those. In those situations, you have to make those plays. All of those things will be evaluated because that is what is important. Situational football, it is not another day at the office. We have got to that fixed because that is how you win or lose games. Whether it is the end of the half or the end of the game, we have to make those plays."

-- Rookie tight end David Njoku made his top play of training camp during a 7-on-7 skeleton drill, leaping to catch a pass between two defenders for a touchdown. He punctuated the play with a leaping spike.

"He demonstrates that he can make those plays," Jackson said. "He just has to make them consistently. I think everybody was excited for him because everybody knows the pressure that he has been under that way. He has to make those plays, and he can. He demonstrates that he can. He just has to do it all of the time."

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