Today was the final training camp session for the Cleveland Browns, here’s some notes from today’s activities
Shelton out 3-6 weeks
Defensive tackle Danny Shelton suffered a knee injury in Wednesday’s practice and will not play on Monday against the New York Giants.
Head coach Hue Jackson said Shelton will be week to week however ESPN’s Field Yates reported Thursday night that Shelton’s recovery will take 3-6 weeks.
Shelton will join offensive linemen Joel Bitonio, Cam Erving and Joe Thomas among the players who will not play in Monday’s game.
Goodell comments on Josh Gordon
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was in Berea to participate in a fan forum with season ticket holders along with Browns owners Jimmy & Dee Haslam, Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown as well as Browns players Joel Bitonio and Danny Shelton.
A fan yelled towards Goodell “Free Josh Gordon” to which Goodell replied “message received”.
Goodell later commented that Gordon’s reinstatement isn’t under active consideration to his understanding. Well that’s because Gordon can’t file for reinstatement until next month.
He also said that Gordon is in the NFL program for the reinstatement process which was unknown to anyone prior to today.
Like I reported yesterday, the Browns expect Gordon to be reinstated but it’s unknown what they will do with him after that.
Hue Jackson media session highlights
- Didn’t sound too worried about the offensive line injuries, said he likes the depth at guard and specifically named John Greco and Marcus Martin as two guys at that position who can fill in for Bitonio.
- There’s spots up for grabs at the wide receiver position. Which I think if you would ask any fan or media member, they’d say that’s the biggest need on this roster at the moment.
- Jackson once again praised rookie running back Matthew Dayes saying he’s “flashed” throughout camp and said Dayes is establishing himself as an every down back.
- He talked about how he wouldn’t want to put a young quarterback out there if he isn’t ready. Obviously he was referring to rookie DeShone Kizer who is vying for the starting job here in Cleveland. Jackson added that quarterbacks can only take so many shots before they start to break down.
- Jackson also clarified his comments about the national anthem from a few days ago. It was a two minute statement and down below is a video of those comments courtesy of Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal