BEREA, Ohio--The Browns had 46 players taking part in the rookie minicamp which began Friday, including 14 recent draft choices and 11 undrafted rookie free agents. In addition to the rookies, several players who were with the Browns last season including defensive lineman Dylan Wynn, tight end Randall Telfer, offensive lineman Erle Ladson and tight end Connor Hamlett. Running back Terrell Watson was signed from the Bengals practice squad and also participated.
Fourteen players were invited to participate on a tryout basis, including former Lake Catholic high school quarterback Ricky Stanzi, who played his college football at Iowa. Stanzi has been with the Chiefs, Jaguars, Lions and Texans in his career, but has not played in a regular season game.
The Browns might also be looking to challenge Travis Coons for the place-kicking job as they had three kickers among the tryout players in Andrew Baggett (Missouri), Brent Wahle (Ohio Dominican) and Chad Hedlund (Southern Methodist). Kicker Brad Craddock (Maryland/Australia) was also in camp. He was signed as an undrafted free agent after the NFL draft. Coons made 28-of-32 field goals he attempted in 2015 as a rookie, but all four he missed were blocked.
Other players in on tryout basis were: LB Ryan Aelker (Bluffton), RB Jordan Canzeri (Iowa), LB Ryan Flannigan (Kentucky), OL William McGehee (Arizona State), DB Eric Patterson ((Ball State), P Zach Paul (Akron), RB Marteze Waller (Fresno State), OL Isaiah Williams (Akron), LB Terrell Williams (Youngstown State) and LS Kirk Willis (Cincinnati).