Holmgren: "We're Making No Excuses"

The Browns' Team President won't use the lockout as an excuse.

With the end of the lockout, the Browns will take to the field officially on Friday for their first day of training camp. Team president Mike Holmgren was on WKNR on Monday afternoon and confirmed the fact.

"Our first practice will be Friday, although there will be no pads for the first two days," he said.

There was no time set on the first practice and when practices will be open to the public. Holmgren did say that on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. the Browns and all other teams will be able to start signing undrafted free agent rookies and talking to unrestricted and restricted free agents, including their own. However, players cannot be signed until Friday at 6 p.m.

"We're all starting at the same place," Holmgren said. "We're starting with a new coach and a new quarterback, so it's a little different, but who cares?"

Holmgren did admit that the Browns will have to move fast as Colt McCoy takes the reins on offense.

"There are some challenges with a young quarterback, but we're making no excuses," he said. "It is what it is. Let's roll up our sleeves and get going.

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