Monday Afternoon Camp Report

An angry Butch Davis shut down practice early as scuffles kept breaking out on the practice field. Get the details about today's practice from Insider Mike McLain!

The foul weather that forced the Browns inside for practice Monday afternoon must have soured the mood of some of the players.

The session was easily the most spirited of training camp. Rookie linebacker Kevin Bentley was in the middle of things, mixing it up with offen sive linemen Joaquin Gonzalez and Roger Chanoine.

Bentley first got into it with Gonzalez, a minor scuffle that ended without incident. A few plays later Bentley locked horns with Chanoine. After having his helemt pulled from his head, Bentley remained on the ground for a couple of minutes as trainers looked at an eye.

Coach Butch Davis likes spirited play, but he didn't like the results. He canceled practice about 30 minutes before it was scheduled to end. After huddling up the players for a talk, Davis called his assistant coaches together for a talk that lasted several minutes.

Davis wasn't in a great mood moments later when he conducted his daily press conference.

"Guys were feisty and getting into it, but there's no place for extracurricular activity, particularly with your own team," Davis said. "That's something we don't encourage."

The mood of practice turned when Dwayne Rudd celebrated after making a stop in the backfield. Shortly thereafter, William Green ran through a hole that opened when Shaun O'Hara put a block on Rudd. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians jumped in Rudd's face, and the two jawed at each other for a few seconds.

QUICK FEET: Green's run behind O'Hara's block was one of his best of camp. He made two quick moves and burst into the secondary without being touched. 

STILL OUT: Offensive guard Tre Johnson watched practice from the sideline, as did middle linebacker Earl Holmes. Johnson is nursing a slight knee sprain. Holmes has yet to fully recover from knee surgery of almost two months ago.

Davis is downplaying Holmes' condition, despite the number of practices he's missed. "It's just precaution. I wouldn't make out any more of it than that."

LAST CHANCE?: This could be Darren Hambrick's final chance to stick with a team. Davis made a point of that at his press conference.

"Just about anyone who has been on the street who made a couple hundred thousand dollars a year realizes there aren't those type of jobs on the open market today," Davis said. "You'd do just about anything to make the football team."

GETTING BETTER: Jamir Miller underwent successful surgery on his torn right Achille's tendon Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. The expected recovery time is five to six months.

DEPTH CHART: The second depth chart of the season was released Monday. There were no major changes, with the exception of Denman moving into Miller's place. James Jackson is listed in conjunction with Jamel White at first-team running back, but he's practicing behind Autry Denson.

BROTHER ACT: An open roster spot was filled Monday with the signing of receiver Abram Booty, a younger brother of Browns third-string quarterback Josh Booty. The younger Booty played at LSU, as did Josh. Abram transferred to Division II Valdosta State last year and caught 19 passes for 342 yards. < p>

Abram was coaching football with his father at Evangelical Christian High School in Louisiana when he received a call from the Browns.


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