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Browns Ready for Rams

Opening statement: “Start out with a medical update, Shawn Lauvao will not play. He will be out for the game. Trent Richardson and T.J. Ward will also hold for the game. Those guys would be available to play normally, but since it’s the preseason, we are going to be smart with them. Obviously, it’s a good opportunity for us to get here and get a chance to play against somebody else, in which we have been waiting for and a chance to really assess, from a personnel standpoint and from a schemes standpoint of where we are.”

 On how the severity of Lauvao’s injury: “I don’t have any more details on that.” On the third guard Thursday night: “We will work Garrett Gilkey and Caylin Hauptmann, as well.” On what to expect from Brandon Weeden: “I think, overall as a team, I’m looking to see guys competing out there to win, seeing what they carry over from the practice field, and their execution and their efficiency to the game, ultimately the kind of effort and establishing the identity that we want to establish.”

On Leon McFadden: “He pulled a groin yesterday, so he will be out as well.” On other injured players who have been sitting out not playing Thursday: “Right, they will be out as well.” On Leon McFadden not playing: “Hopefully we get him back soon enough and he will get his opportunity to show in the games what he can do.”

On whether starters will come off the field at a certain time, whether starters will play in the second quarter: “It’ll be at the time. Sometimes the offensive linemen work into it a little longer. Up front, mostly.”

 On Jason Campbell having a first-team offensive line: “He will have a few. We are thin right now at offensive line so we will manage as we can.”

 On how the kickers will alternate: “We’ll just alternate how they are kicking. Basically, about every other kick. We want to make sure we are getting them both snaps. If one guy is getting longer kicks and one guy is getting shorter kicks, we will try to balance it out. Generally, we are trying to alternate kickoffs and kicks.”

On Johnson Bademosi getting a lot of time at strong safety: “There is some overlap. Just because one guy is playing one position doesn’t mean he is not getting better at both positions. These reps have been real valuable for Johnson. He is getting good quality reps with the ones and the in the long run that is going to help him and help us.”

 On Dion Lewis starting at RB: “Dion and Chris Obgonnaya, those two guys. Depending on the situation you will see either or both of them in there at the same time.”

 On whether Trent Richardson took issue with not playing Thursday, and whether he would play if this were a regular-season game: “He understands. He would be able to play tomorrow, if need be.”

 On why Richardson will not be playing: “It’s a preseason game, we have a plan for that and making sure that he gets reps as needed out here in practice. We build him to be ready for the beginning of the season.”

 

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