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About the only person not included in the latest Berea M*A*S*H report is Hawkeye as Lane gives you the early word on the ever-growing list of walking wounded at Browns camp.

- DE Corey Williams (shoulder) returned to practice and appeared ready to rumble. Williams stepped in at LDE early in the session and was solid in 11-on-11 team drills. The few days off may have worked wonders for the large lineman as he was quick getting off the ball and physical at the point of attack. During the drills, the veteran DE showed no lingering injury issue.

- Without starting OLB Willie McGinest (coaches decision) and Antwan Peek (knee surgery) on the field, David McMillan had plenty of opportunities to shine. McMillan was a non-factor rushing the QB, but did show glimpses of speed and quickness in blowing by backup RT Cliff Louis and stuffing a running play. This backside pursuit was McMillan's shining moment of the session.

- QB Derek Anderson and the deep vertical game were not on display in the evening session. Rather, Anderson was efficient throwing the ball in the short-to-intermediate game, capped off with a couple nice touch passes to WR Braylon Edwards and TE Darnell Dinkins.

- Not to be outdone, backup QB Brady Quinn threw the ball well in the session. WR's Syndric Steptoe, Travis Wilson and Dinkins were on the receiving end of nicely thrown balls to the QB's left, while TE Martin Rucker was on the receiving end of a beautifully thrown pass that dropped in between Brandon McDonald and S Sean Jones.

- KR/WR Josh Cribbs really wants an opportunity to line-up at WR whenever possible. In the June mini-camp, Cribbs was dropping passes at an alarming rate. During the training camp sessions, Cribbs has been solid at WR, as well as lining-up at QB in the shot-gun. Early in the 7-on-7 drills, Cribbs elevated to haul in a pass from QB Ken Dorsey. In 11-on-11 drills, Cribbs took the snap in the shot-gun and had nowhere to go, as a mix of the second and third team offensive lines could not provide the athletic Cribbs an opportunity to make a play.

- During the same 7-on-7 drills, a couple CB's garnered the attention. McDonald picked a pass and rumbled into the end-zone untouched. A few plays later, CB A.J. Davis cut underneath and made a leaping interception of an Anderson pass in front of Edwards.

- In 11-on-11 drills, McDonald again was the center of attention. The second-year CB batted down two passes and nearly intercepted a third. Fellow corner Eric Wright was also in the spotlight, knocking down a pass intended for WR Travis Wilson and matching up step for step with Edwards during a couple sets when lined-up against one another.

- From recent OBR archives.....Safety Mike Adams has been there, done that in his professional career. When veteran CB Terry Cousin was signed, it was widely assumed he would be the slotted nickel cover corner. Not so quick, Adams has been getting consistent reps in the nickel and could very well hold down the spot when the season begins.

- Speaking of Wilson, the hard-charging WR did not have one of his better sessions to date. The third-year WR caught a couple balls, but was unable to haul in the big prize, a difficult leaping sideline attempt as Wright converged on the play. Later in the session, WR coach Wes Chandler was not pleased with Wilson's down-field blocking and let the WR hear about it.

- During individual blocking drills, the setting of offensive linemen versus defensive linemen was much more competitive than in recent sessions. NT Shaun Rogers was difficult for any lineman to slow, much less stop. On one occasion, Rogers simply ran over OT Joe Thomas. DE/NT Louis Leonard showed a nifty hook move to beat Lennie Friedman while OG Eric Steinbach and RT Kevin Shaffer neutralized the opposition with relative ease.


- OLB Willie McGinest did not practice - coaches decision.
- DE Robaire Smith did not practice - coaches decision.
- TE Kellen Winslow (hamstring) did not practice.
- FB Lawrence Vickers (hamstring) did not practice.
- LB Beau Bell (knee) did not practice. Bell was on the field during the session with his right knee heavily wrapped.
- S Gary Baxter (knees) did not practice.
- OG Seth McKinney (ankle) did not practice.
- C Marvin Philip did not practice.
- OLB Antwan Peek (knee surgery) did not practice.
- OG Ryan Tucker (hip surgery) did not practice.'
- WR Joe Jurevicius (knee surgery) did not practice

- DE Corey Williams (shoulder) was in pads and participated in all drills.
- WR Kevin Kasper (hamstring) was in pads and participated in all drills.
- KR/WR Josh Cribbs (hamstring) was in pads and participated in drills.
- TE Steve Heiden (knee) was in pads but did not participate in contact drills.

- FB Kolo Kapanui walked off the field with a member of the staff early in the session.
- WR Lange Leggett appears to have a slight injury to his right leg/knee. The rookie was favoring the leg during drills.

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