On WR Josh Gordon being activated and how close Gordon is to playing:
"You have to ask (Head) Coach (Hue Jackson) and the trainers about how close he is to playing. We know as a team it's great to have him back out there and look forward to seeing him go to work and really put his best foot forward."
On if he played enough at Green Bay to evaluate his performance:
"You evaluate everything that you do so we went over it, looked at it, figured out what we need to do better as a team. We know we can have a better showing collectively as a group and that's what we look forward to doing at home. It's exciting that we get another opportunity to go out there and play.
On how long it takes a QB to develop the chemistry to know where a receiver will be on the field, specifically in reference to his interception on Friday:
"I just think it comes with knowing the offense and continuing to work at it every single day. We have got a lot of time before the first game of the season and we can continue to work on those things, but like I've said before, you just can't have those things happen. We'll work to make sure that doesn't happen anymore, and that's on me."
On if taking the number of hits he did in a limited snaps is disconcerting:
"I'm not worried about that. I trust the guys in front of me: (OL) Cam (Erving), Grec (OL John Greco), (OL) Joe (Thomas), (OL) Joel (Bitonio) and (OL) Austin (Pasztor). Those guys are going to protect me as a quarterback, and we're going to lean on them in the running game and in the passing game to make us right. Those are our big dogs up front. I trust them 100 percent."
On if it is somewhat a positive to be getting up after taking a hit for the first time in almost a year:
"You never celebrate getting hit, but it was awesome. Like I've said before, it's just a pleasure to be out there with great people and have an opportunity to play a game that you love. Getting hit is a part of that. As bad as it sounds, yeah, I enjoyed the process of being in a football game and having an opportunity to play."
On what he's learned about taking care of himself to stay healthy for 16 games:
"I feel like I've learned a lot from my early playing years. I'm still really young. I'm only 26, but in four years, I've learned a lot about how to take care of yourself on the field. I haven't played 16 games. Although, in 2013, I had an opportunity to so it's not that. It's just continuing to learn how to get down, how to take care of your body and be available for the next play. That's the thing that I've learned the most."
On if he had a scare with the first hit he took at Green Bay, given the placement of his leg when it occurred:
"No, I mean my leg got stuck in the ground on the play I was throwing to (WR Terrelle Pryor) TP, but I'm fine. Nothing is wrong with me and TP made a great play. That's all you really worry about. We got the completion, made a big play happen and that's what we're looking for – big plays out of our offense."
On if past injuries linger in the back of his mind when playing:
"No, you know what it feels like, but that's not the thing you're focused on every time you step on the field. You know there is a risk that you can get hurt, but you don't play scared of that. You go out and you play ball and trust the guys in front of you and the guys around you to make plays for you."
On if Gordon has been chomping at the bit to return to play and what Gordon has been like the past couple of weeks:
"Josh, he's like anybody. Like I said, it's a beautiful game you get to come out and play. He wants to play. He is excited to be back and he's had the injury and that's slowed him down a little bit, but he's constantly getting in extra work, whether it's boxing, running, catching the ball. I know he'll be ready when he steps out there. He knows what he has to do to get ready to play ball."
On if there is an understanding between him and the coaches to play reserved and save it for the regular season:
"No, like I said, every time you're out there, it's a game until you're not in the game. That's the way you have to approach it. We're trying to go out there, make sure we execute our offense at a high level, put points on the board and defenses aren't just going to let you do that. You have to be able to know what the scheme is, how we're trying to do trying to attack them. Atlanta has a really good defense, and we have to make sure that we go out and we execute the way we can."
On if he felt rusty at all when returning to a game on Friday:
"No, it didn't. Like I said, it was just an excitement. It truly is a blessing and you never know. I've had football taken away from me a couple times due to injury and some other circumstances so you never know what you have until it is gone. When football is taken away from you – I know a lot of guys have had it taken away from them permanently – when you get a chance to get back out there on the field, you appreciate it. There are no thoughts of that, just excitement."
On Jackson's comment that he expects the Browns to make a huge jump in the second preseason game:
"It just means we as an offense and as a team have to go out and execute better. I didn't do a good enough job of helping us put points on the board, and that's what we want to do. That's the name of our game. We have to go out and score points. We want to move the ball consistently, get points on the board and make sure that we're executing the way that we know we can and what Coach has put out for us in the gameplan."
On his relationship with Gordon and their connection and production at Baylor:
"It was fun, a lot of fun. We had some great games, some great times together and we're looking forward to really building that here in Cleveland. It's not just Josh. It's not just (WR) Corey (Coleman). It's all the receivers. All of those guys can go out and make plays. It's just about giving them an opportunity. That's my job as a quarterback is to give them opportunities to make, plays and I know they'll make me right."
On how excited he is about the Browns offense's potential, given the talent at skill positions:
"There are pieces there and we know that. It's just about making sure that we're attention to detail and we execute as best as we can because the talent is there. It's not a shortage of talent. We just have to make sure we do things the right way when it's time to win."
On difficulty building chemistry with receivers when several have missed time due to injury, which happened during yesterday's practice:
"Kudos to the young guys for stepping up and getting in there to practice and running the right routes and making sure that they're completing the catch and doing things the right way. We have to get our guys healthy. Everyone knows that. It's our responsibilities as players to make sure that we're ready to go, and I know those guys will be ready."
On if playing in front of the Browns' home crowd for the first time will have a special meaning:
"Yeah, it's always special whenever you can play a home game. Big shout out to the Dawg Pound. We're excited to get there and really see them and put on for them. When you can bring someone to your home, lock the gate and play football, that's a fun experience."
On if he has talked with Jackson about the number of series he should play from now until the end of preseason to ready for Week 1:
"No, that's not my place nor my job. My job is go out and when Coach says, 'You play,' you play. I know all the guys in the locker room are that way. Everyone is itching to play football, itching to play football but that's Coach's decision on how much we play."
On if he has ever played at First Energy Stadium:
"I don't think so. I don't think so. I don't think I've ever played in Cleveland, but I've been hearing and I've seen the crowd and the way they react to their team. I'm excited about feeling that on the home side of things."