Line-up Changes Appear at Monday Practice

The Browns made some changes on Monday afternoon in Berea, as Butch Davis reacts to the team's play last Saturday night. Mike McLain brings you the details, along with updates on injured Browns and other nuggets from today's practice session. Also... the second-best fight of camp and a player gets cursed with the dreaded Butch Davis "He played okay" comment (shiver).

BEREA – There's been another change on the depth chart at left guard. This time, Melvin Fowler has been demoted to second team, and Barry Srokes has moved up to the first team.

Fowler moved ahead of Stokes last week. Fowler took all the snaps with the first team and got the start against Tennessee.

Fowler didn't have a solid outing last Saturday.

"He did okay," coach Butch Davis said. "I don't think anybody distinguished himself. They will alternate in practice this week and that's the way it will be Friday night."

DEPTH CHART CHANGES: Lewis Sanders is now listed with the second team on the depth chart at cornerback. Sanders was listed with Anthony Henry and Daylon McCutcheon on the first team last week.

Sanders might have had his best day of practice Monday. He broke up passes on two consecutive plays.

Barry Gardner, who didn't have a good showing against the Titans, was with the first team at middle linebacker Monday. That's a position where the decision could go down to the wire as Andra Davis continues to push Gardner.

Rookie free agent Leigh Bodden practiced at free safety. Bodden had been working exclusively at cornerback.

INJURY UPDATE: Receiver Andre Davis was supposed to return to the practice field Monday but was a no-show. Andre has been out since the second day of camp with a bruised knee. Butch is being careful because of the swelling that Andre has encountered.

Strong safety Michael Jameson sat out practice. He suffered a bruise when kicked in the leg.

There's encouraging news on the Courtney Brown front. Brown put in his most-extensive practice of camp Monday. Lining up at left end, he had a couple strong pass-rush moves.

If all goes well, Brown could see limited time with the second team Friday against Green Bay.

CAMP NOTES: Mike Rupp, a forward for the Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils, brought the Stanley Cup to Monday's practice. As is hockey tradition, each player on the NHL's championship team is given possession of the cup for 24 hours.

Rupp, who's from Brunswick, attended Cleveland St. Edward's High School. He was the star of New Jersey's Game 7 win over Anaheim, scoring the game-winning goal and adding two assists.

The second-best fight of camp took place between offensive tackle Ryan Tucker and defensive tackle Antonio Garay. There was no decision at the time the fight broke up.

The play of the day was accomplished by rookie receiver Antoine Burns. Burns reached out to pull in a Josh Booty pass with one hand. Burns then flipped over a rope but was caught before getting hurt.


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