Day 7 Training Camp Notes

The 10th practice of the Mangini Era is in the books, and one of the second-round receivers may be unexpectedly pulling ahead of the other.

Berea—Mohamed Massaquoi has come out of the gate fast in his quest to start opposite of Braylon Edwards in the season opener against the Vikings.

It was originally thought that fellow second-round draft choice Brian Robiskie was closer to being ready for the pro game than Massaquoi was, but that might not be true.

Massaquoi has been getting repetitions with the first team and caught a couple of passes from Derek Anderson in the two-minute offense. One was for 14 yards on third-and-16 on a double move out and another was a quick out to the sideline.

"To be able to work with all of the quarterbacks and get reps with that unit helps you to get better every day," he said.

Like all rookies, Massaquoi is trying to absorb a lot in a short period of time.

"Each day I'm working a little better at learning from my mistakes," he said. "The biggest thing is I feel that I've been able to handle the transition from college to the NFL."

Massaquoi is looking forward to Sunday's scrimmage and play in a game-like situation. The 50th pick in this year's draft played at Georgia where he amassed 158 receptions for 2,282 yards and 16 touchdowns.

"It's an opportunity to go out and show what I can do," he said. "The more situations we're in will prepare us for real games."

Massaquoi said he and Robiskie are helping each other as they prepare for the rigors of the upcoming NFL season.

"We're friends and we're always talking to each other, pushing each other," he said. "We see things and we tell each other what we learned."

Massaquoi said he is soaking in as much as he can from veterans like David Patten

"We have good veteran leadership here to push us," he said. "David Patten has been of special help to me. To see the way he handles himself and learn from him is very helpful."

Massaquoi said it was a thrill to hear from Paul Warfield and to be able to pick his brain.

"It was special to hear from a Hall of Famer like him," he said. "He was the best of the best and you can learn a lot from him."

No Update on Hadnot: As expected, Eric Mangini said very little about the status of OL Rex Hadnot and the extent of his injury to his knee.

"We're going to keep doing tests on Rex," Mangini said. "No determinations have been made."

Mangini did at least acknowledge Hadnot was hurt.

"You never want to see anyone get hurt," he said. "Everyone wants to make sure the player is taken care, first and foremost."

Mangini said the flexibility and versatility on the line will help.

"That's one of the areas that show why it's important to have flexibility on the line," he said. "I liked the way he was playing. We'll keep maintaining the process that we've been doing.

"We've been shuffling, so the process will continue."

Carey to IR: Mangini said that DB Don Carey was waived and placed on injured reserve. He did say that Carey's injury was to his shoulder and it was to the point that he wouldn't be available to play for quite some time.

"Carey wouldn't be available until next year's minicamp, so we went ahead and made the move."

Real Sheriffs in Town: The NFL had a crew of officials officiating the Browns practices and they conducted a meeting to go over the new rules and regulations. They showed a video on the changes.

Quick Hits: LB Alex Hall blew up TE John Madsen in individual drills getting to the quarterback…A steady parade of players had to run laps including C Alex Mack, QB Brady Quinn, WR Lance Leggett, DB Brandon Anderson, , WR Syndric Steptoe, OL Floyd Womack, OL Eric Steinbach and OL Isaac Sowells…K Phil Dawson made his first field goal attempt at the end of two minute, then missed the next two before nailing the final attempt…QB Derek Anderson's favorite target in two-minute offense was TE Robert Royal who caught a 16- and 17-yard pass…QB Brady Quinn hit WR Brian Robiskie for a 14-yard gain, while he hooked up with TE Steve Heiden for nine-, 6- and one-yard.


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