Published July 18, 2013
| Sports Network
REPORT DATES: July 19 (rookies), July 24 (veterans)
SITE: Cleveland Browns Training Facility, Berea, OH
CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: The ongoing FBI investigation into the business owned by Browns team owner Jimmy Haslam, figures to be an ongoing distraction. On the field, the Browns have rebooted yet again with a new management crew of team president Joe Banner, general manager Mike Lombardi and head coach Rob Chudzinski. Rumors say the new regime wasn't all that enamored with second- year quarterback Brandon Weeden, one of the team's first-round picks from a year ago, but have begun to turn around on that process because the only other options are journeyman Jason Campbell and the well-traveled Brian Hoyer. Norv Turner was hired to take over Cleveland's offense and figures to build around running back Trent Richardson. Defensively Ray Horton was brought in and will move to a 3-4 look with ex-Baltimore linebacker Paul Kruger and No. 6 overall pick Barkevious Mingo, brought in to be the edge rushers. Also, look for a breakout year from talented nose tackle Phil Taylor.
PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Aug 8 - vs. St. Louis, 8:00 PM Aug 15 - vs. Detroit, 7:30 PM Aug 24 - at Indianapolis, 7:00 PM Aug 29 - at Chicago, 8:00 PM