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Training Camp Notebook: Injuries Mount

More injuries are piling up for the Cleveland Browns at training camp, with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and linebacker Barkevious Mingo the latest to be sidelined. Plus, coach Mike Pettine on plans for this week's Orange & Brown Scrimmage.

BEREA—It's only a week into training camp and already the body count is starting to add up, particularly at running back and wide receiver.

Terrelle Pryorsaid his hamstring was "tight" on Tuesday and he down played the extent of the injury. However, Pryor sat out Wednesday's practice and might be held out of Friday’s scrimmage at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

Also, Dwayne Bowe sat out Wednesday.

"Both (Bowe) and Pryor are hamstring issues, not believed to be serious, but will still be a little bit of time," Pettine said after practice. "Obviously, at least through the scrimmage."

A reporter asked a follow up question as to whether Pryor would play in the scrimmage Friday.

"I can't say at this point but I probably lean toward the doubtful side at this point," he said. "Well see."

On the running back front, five backs remained on the sideline if fullback Malcolm Johnson is included. Terrance West (calf), Duke Johnson (hamstring), Luke Lundy (concussion) and Glenn Winston (knee) all sat out Wednesday. Pettine said last weekend West was getting closer, but still hasn't practiced. 

Meanwhile, Isaiah Crowell and Shaun Draughn are getting the majority of the reps.

"We don't want to over use those guys," Pettine said. "We want to balance those reps out. Shaun certainly benefits form it and Crow certainly can use the reps in the second year."

Meanwhile, linebacker Barkevious Mingo was not on the field Wednesday. There was no known injury that occurred in practice. Pettine was asked what Mingo's status was.

"He was not out (on the field)," Pettine said. "He has something he was being evaluated for."

"We'll have some more (information Thursday)."

10,000 Tickets for Orange and Brown Scrimmage: The Browns today notified fans who previously signed up for the event's waiting list that 10,000 additional free tickets will be made available to the group. After thorough examination of traffic and parking logistics, the Browns and The Ohio State University collaborated to make strategic adjustments to event operations that will accommodate 10,000 more fans but still create an optimal environment for everyone inside Ohio Stadium and throughout campus.

"It will be similar to last year's scrimmage (at Akron)," Pettine said. "There will be ones against the ones and so forth."

Pettine said the coaching staff will finalize the plans on Wednesday afternoon.

On the Side:  Besides Mingo, Bowe and Pryor, other players not practicing were: DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (knee), RB Duke Johnson (hamstring), RB Luke Lundy(concussion), DB Robert Nelson (hamstring), TE Randall Telfer (foot), RB Terrance West (calf), DL Billy Winn (knee/ankle), RB Glenn Winston (knee), DB K'Waun Williams & FB Malcolm Johnson (shoulder).

Pettine was asked aboutMalcolm Johnson, who has looked pretty good in training camp.

"He's day-to-day," Pettine said. "We'll likely hold him out of the scrimmage and then evaluate it."

More Tickets for Practice: The Browns have made a limited number of free tickets available to each of the team's six remaining open training camp sessions in Berea. After reviewing positive responses from fan surveys from the first four open sessions, the Browns determined that the team could offer more fans the opportunity to attend training camp practices while still providing the high-level experience the Dawg Pound expects and deserves. For information call (440) 891-5050 or go to ClevelandBrowns.com. Thursday's practice is scheduled for 9:30 am to 12 pm.

Jersey Winners: The defense will keep the camo jerseys for another day after winning the goal line challenge early in practice.


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