Browns Training Camp Notes (8.27.20)

For Immediate Release

Aug. 27, 2020

 

  • The Browns had an abbreviated practice in full pads today and will spend the evening meeting on social justice issues and determining ways to take action.

 

  • The following players did not practice today due to injury: LB Adrian Clayborn (groin), CB Kevin Johnson (liver), CB M.J. Stewart Jr. (hamstring), C JC Tretter (knee), CB Greedy Williams (shoulder) and LB Mack Wilson (knee).

 

  • The Browns made the following roster moves:

 

  • Signed: C Jon Toth
  • Reserve/Injured: DE Curtis Weaver (foot)

Toth is 6-5, 298 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Kentucky. He has spent time on the Eagles (2017-18) and Jets (2018) practice squads in addition to playing for the XFL’s D.C. Defenders. He is a native of Indianapolis, Ind.

 

  • Head Coaches and front office executives representing the city’s three major professional sports teams – the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians – announced today a sports alliance to develop a sustainable and direct strategy to address social injustice facing the city of Cleveland and all Northeast Ohio communities. The alliance will also focus on improving the relationship between law enforcement and its citizens, encouraging nonpartisan voting activities and increasing the opportunities for quality education for everyone.

 

The key leaders from each team include Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman and Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff; Browns General Manager Andrew Berry and Head Coach Kevin Stefanski; and Indians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti, General Manager Mike Chernoff and Manager Terry Francona. The group will also utilize their respective team platforms as individuals and collectively to coordinate activities that invoke a call to action and positive outcomes. Players from each team will also have an opportunity to get involved.

 

“We understand the platform our organization has to make a positive impact on these important issues,” said Berry. “When Coach Stefanski and I began discussing how we might be able to elevate and broaden that impact by expanding the dialogue to our counterparts in Cleveland, it quickly became apparent that partnering with the other teams in our city would help our region come together so we can collectively address the problems that we’ve all been working to help solve independently.”

 

  • A total of 68 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, 563 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.

 

  • To celebrate the Browns’ 2020 Training Camp and to support the Cleveland Browns Foundation, every day of practice the Browns Pro Shop will feature an exclusive item fans can only purchase by ordering over the phone or visiting the Browns Pro Shop at FirstEnergy Stadium. All net proceeds from all Browns Pro Shop sales are donated to the Cleveland Browns Foundation.

 

  • The Browns are auctioning a variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences with top players, coaches and more to benefit Cleveland Browns Foundation. Fans have the chance to bid on auction items, providing them with a special opportunity to win incredible experiences or autographed items, while giving back to a good cause. To view the packages and place your bid, visit clevelandbrowns.com/auctions.

 

  • New this year, Browns fans across Ohio will have a special opportunity to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets during the 2020 Cleveland Browns Training Camp. With each ticket providing a chance to win half of the raffle’s net proceeds, the other half will benefit Stay in the Game! Network and Shoes and Clothes for Kids, a Cleveland-based non-profit organization. Fans 18 years and older may purchase tickets for the full duration of training camp and the raffle’s jackpot winner will be announced at the conclusion of the raffle on September 4. Some Exclusions apply. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit https://browns5050.com/ or the Browns Mobile app.

 

  • 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, the Avon Lake Shoreman, is paired with Elyria Pioneers, led by Coach Devlin Culliver, 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 28
12:30 p.m. – 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 p.m. – Practice

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

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

 

Sunday, August 30
1:25 p.m. – Practice at FirstEnergy Stadium

After practice – Kevin Stefanski and select players available via zoom

Monday, August 31
Player’s day off

 

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

 

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