Browns Training Camp Notes (8.20.20)

For Immediate Release

Aug. 20, 2020

 

  • Following three consecutive training camp practices in full pads, the Browns practiced in helmets and shorts today.

 

  • The following players did not practice today due to injury: RB Nick Chubb (concussion), P Jamie Gillan (illness), CB Kevin Johnson (liver), DT Larry Ogunjobi (groin), WR Damion Ratley (groin). C JC Tretter (knee) and LB Mack Wilson (knee).

 

  • A total of 46 puppies have been adopted via the Browns Puppy Pound this year. Each practice day, the Browns, via social media, will announce open sign ups to meet local animals in need of homes from the Northeast Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Due to health and safety concerns, walk-up adoptions are not available at this time. Since the program’s launch in 2015, 541 puppies from the Northeast Ohio SPCA have been adopted by Browns fans. The Northeast Ohio SPCA is a non-profit no-kill pet shelter located in Parma. With each adoption, Sugardale will provide new owners with a puppy starter kit (while supplies last), as well as a station for families to take their first family photo with their new puppy.

 

  • East Cleveland School District is a “Stay In the Game!” Network partner and was featured today on “Browns Live: Training Camp” during the community spotlight. CEO of East Cleveland School District Dr. Henry Pettiegrew outlined the challenges the school district faces, along with the tremendous hope and opportunity that lies ahead for their students. The Cleveland Browns Foundation and East Cleveland School District have partnered together to encourage and support students to #StayInTheGame and keep learning every day.

 

Inspired by exciting progress made locally, the Cleveland Browns Foundation, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education and Proving Ground at Harvard University, launched the statewide network “Stay in the Game! Keep Learning Every day” in 2019. In the 2020-21 school year, the “Stay In the Game!” Network will partner with 14 school districts, benefitting nearly 90,000 students in Ohio. The “Stay In the Game!” Network is an adaptation  of the “Get 2 School, Stay In The Game!” Network. The name change reflects the current environment where schools may not necessarily be able to host in-school learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter the circumstances, the “Stay in the Game!” Network will continue to  encourage students to maintain a strong educational-going mindset to keep learning, every day, aligned with its overall goal to help end chronic absenteeism and provide all students equal opportunities to be successful.

 

To learn more visit, www.Get2School.org.

 

  • Throughout training camp, the Browns will recognize a number of teams that are participating in Build the Bridge as the Cleveland Browns High School Team of the Day. Today’s High School Team of the Day, Walsh Jesuit Warriors, is paired with Akron East Dragons, led by Coach Marques Hayes, to discuss how the two programs could build the bridge of racial equality.

 

Through the #BeTheSolution campaign, a social justice educational movement inspired by EVP of Football Operations and General Manager Andrew Berry, the Cleveland Browns support the “Build the Bridge” program. Established by Cleveland Heights coaches Mac Stephens and Kahari Hicks and Beachwood Head Coach Damion Creel, Build the Bridge strives to create a coalition of coaches, players, parents, administration and community members to foster the success of student-athletes through social-emotional, educational, and athletic advancement. Do your part to be a part of the Solution. To learn more about how football programs can get involved in Build the Bridge, Unite Together and help #BeTheSolution, email youthfootball@clevelandbrowns.com.

 

 

  • Upcoming media schedule:

 

Friday, August 21
Player’s day off

Saturday, August 22
12:30 p.m. – Select players available via zoom

1:30 p.m. – Kevin Stefanski available via zoom
2:25 p.m. – Practice

Sunday, August 23
12:30 – Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt and select players available via zoom

1:30 p.m. – Kevin Stefanski available via zoom
2:25 p.m. – Practice

Monday, August 24
12:30 p.m. – Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer and select players available via zoom

1:30 p.m. – Kevin Stefanski available via zoom
2:25 p.m. – Practice

 

Tuesday, August 25

12:30 – Defensive coordinator Joe Woods and select players available via zoom

1:30 p.m. – Kevin Stefanski available via zoom
2:25 – Practice

Wednesday, August 26
Player’s day off

Thursday, August 27
12:30 – Select players available via zoom

1:30 p.m. – Kevin Stefanski available via zoom
2:25 – Practice

 

Friday, August 28
12:30 – Pass game coordinator/defensive backs coach Jeff Howard, pass game coordinator/wide receiver coach Chad O’Shea and select players available via zoom

1:30 p.m. – Kevin Stefanski available via zoom
2:25 – Practice

Saturday, August 29
12:30 – Offensive line coach Bill Callahan and select players available via zoom

1:30 p.m. – Kevin Stefanski available via zoom
2:25 – Practice

**Schedule subject to change. Times are approximate.**

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