8/2: Training Camp Morning Report

Get the latest on Andre Davis, James Jackson, and what happened in training camp this morning. The Ravenna Times-Record's Joe Vardon fills in for Dave Carducci and lets us in on the state of those injuries, the play of the day, and, critically, what all those tattoos on Jeff Faine's left arm are...

BEREA — Andre Davis arrived at practice on Monday morning wearing a walking boot to protect his injured left ankle.

Team spokesman Ken Mather said Davis was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and was wearing the boot as a precautionary measure.

Davis suffered the injury during Sunday's practice when he rolled his ankle while participating in a passing drill. Upon leaving the field on Sunday, Davis was heard saying that he had injured his knee nearly a year ago to the day.

That injury forced the Browns' wideout to miss most of the preseason. Team officials do not believe Davis' ankle injury as serious, but it raised enough red flags to require a walking boot.

Cleveland also announced that running back James Jackson would be out 7-10 days with a small hamstring tear. Jackson was taken for an MRI on Saturday after feeling soreness in his leg during that morning's practice.

The setback was a disappointing one for Jackson, who had spent the summer speed training in Miami, Fla. He had gotten his 40-yard dash time under 4.4 seconds before tearing his hamstring.

"I haven't been that fast since my last year at Miami," Jackson said. "It'll take some work, but I'll be back there when I get back in a week."

STARTS WITH SUGGSLee Suggs took the first snap during team drills as the Browns' tailback, busting through for a five-yard gain. William Green took the next handoff and ran up the left side for about seven yards.

If the season started today, Suggs would be ahead of Green in Cleveland's starting backfield, but he knows the battle to be the team's featured runner is far from over.

"I'm doing well right now," Suggs said. "But this game has always been a competition for me. My senior year in college I had to compete with Kevin Jones. This is no different.

"I don't know what the people making the decisions are going to think. I just have to keep working at it."

NICE TATTOOJeff Faine is showing off some new body art. His entire left arm is covered by a tattoo of a dragon and a Koi fish, two figures he discovered while reading a book on Asian culture.

According to Faine, he needed 14 sessions covering over 60 hours in the tattoo parlor to complete his latest skin dressing.

"The dragon is an Asian symbol of a warrior, and the Koi fish is a sign of fearlessness," Faine said. "It's the most fearless animal in the Asian culture. I've been working on it all summer."

PLAY OF THE MORNINGKelly Holcomb connected with Frisman Jackson for a 35-yard gain during a 7-on-7 drill. Jackson reeled in Holcomb's throw down the left sideline, staying in bounds before taking contact from the defender.

WRONG SIDE OF THE BEDJeff Garcia had a tough go in Monday morning's workout, missing on his first pass, fumbling twice and getting sacked in his initial four snaps during team drills. His second fumble was on the quarterback-center exchange with Faine.

Each Cleveland quarterback has fumbled at least once while getting the snap from center thus far.

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