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2018
0-16, 4th in AFC North
Mayfield weighs in on Rosen's draft mistakes comments (0:35)
Stephen A. not a fan of Browns on 'Hard Knocks' (1:56)
Browns to be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' (1:46)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Haslam purchased the Browns for $1.06 billion in 2012. Today, news broke that the Carolina Panthers will be purchased by David Tepper for $2.2 billion.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns have signed linebacker Genard Avery, the team's fifth-round pick. The Browns have four draft picks under contract: offensive lineman Austin Corbett (second round), receiver Damion Ratley (sixth) and defensive back Simeon Thomas (sixth).

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns signed defensive back Tigie Sankoh, a native of London, England. Sankoh played amateur football and attended the American Football Academy in Bristol before playing for the London Warriors in the British American Football League. He was assigned to the Browns through the NFL's International Development Program. He will not count against the roster until final cutdown. The team also signed quarterback Brogan Roback, who set records for passing touchdowns and total offense at Eastern Michigan.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Antonio Callaway, a fourth-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in last week's NFL Draft, made a strong impression with his speed and playmaking ability in Friday's rookie minicamp practice. "He is very, very fast – a fast man," quarterback Baker Mayfield said. "He makes good plays on the ball. When you have a guy like that and you get chemistry down, then it is dangerous." Unfortunately, Callaway had to leave Saturday's practice with a toe injury whose severity is unknown. He fell to the fourth round due to a variety of off-field issues in his past, but if he's healthy and can stay out of trouble, the Browns think he can prove to be a bargain.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Nick Chubb, a second-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in last week's NFL Draft, was as impressive as anyone during rookie minicamp practices Friday and Saturday. Chubb runs decisively, exudes professionalism and seems to understand what's being asked of him. The Browns are trying to get him plenty of work in the passing game, as that's a way he wasn't used much at Georgia (where they had a wealth of RB options). During the pre-draft process, Browns decision-makers convinced themselves Chubb had good hands and could handle a variety of passing-game responsibilities. But as is the case with top pick Baker Mayfield, who's working on taking snaps from under center, the Browns want to use these early practices to drill things Chubb isn't used to doing.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Denzel Ward, the fourth overall pick in this year's draft, didn't do a whole lot at Browns rookie minicamp this weekend. Ward left Friday's practice early and sat out Saturday's practice due to a hip flexor strain. The team called the decision to hold out Ward "precautionary," and coach Hue Jackson said any "little nicks" were reason enough to hold a player out of action this time of year.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Baker Mayfield, the first overall pick in this year's draft, spent a lot of time working on taking snaps from center in this weekend's Browns rookie minicamp. It wasn't always very smooth, and multiple exchanges were dropped throughout Friday's practice especially. "We're going to hammer that until I'm good and it feels natural, and that's the way it should be. Because I can play out of the ‘gun.' Everybody here knows that." Coaches are working a lot with Mayfield on his footwork, especially when he's taking snaps from under center, because it will have a lot to do with the progress he makes in terms of his timing with his throws and his receivers. Mayfield showed plenty of fun flashes, including his quick release and his ability to keep his cool and still make strong throws downfield when the play breaks down. But the work he does at this point in the offseason will be on the things he didn't do at Oklahoma, and he welcomes that.

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Callaway: Diluted sample cause of positive test

Browns' receiver Antonio Callaway says the reason for a positive drug test at the NFL combine was due to a diluted sample and he takes responsibility for it.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns say CB Denzel Ward is expected to miss rookie minicamp practice today with a hip flexor strain. Ward left practice early Friday due to the injury. The team says the move is "precautionary."

1(1)Baker MayfieldQBOklahoma
1(4)Denzel WardCBOhio State
2(1)Austin CorbettOGNevada
2(3)Nick ChubbRBGeorgia
3(3)Chad ThomasDEMiami (FL)
4(5)Antonio CallawayWRFlorida
5(13)Genard AveryILBMemphis
6(1)Damion RatleyWRTexas A&M
6(14)Simeon ThomasCBLouisiana-Lafayette

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