David Carducci's Early Report from Camp

Practice isn't even over yet, but David Carducci has already given us an update about what is going on in Berea. Earl Holmes, Autry Denson and more in this update.

BEREA - The first chance for the fans to get a look at the 2002 edition of the Cleveland Browns was spoiled just minutes before Friday's training camp session when a brief thunderstorm forced the team to practice indoors.

An estimated crowd of 400 fans were turned away due to lightning strikes near the Browns' training facility.

Within a half hour, the lightning had passed through the area, allowing the Browns to return to the outdoor practice fields.

Linebacker Jamir Miller and wide receiver Kevin Johnson were among the 51 veterans who reported for their first practice Friday. Miller, who was named to the Pro Bowl after recording a career-high 13 sacks, and Johnson, who set career highs in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns, are both hoping to renegotiate their contracts.

Linebacker Earl Holmes sat out practice for the second consecutive day. Holmes was one of a handful of veterans to join the Browns' rookies for the first three days of camp. He is recovering from minor knee surgery during the offseason.

Defensive tackle Devone Claybrooks was placed on waivers after failing a physical.

Running back Autry Denson, who signed earlier in the day, was in uniform (wearing No. 44).


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