Superstar Deshaun Watson’s massive trade and continued legal status will be a major storyline. The same can be said of Baker Mayfield, the former number one, who is still on the roster as camp opens.
As camp approaches, let’s preview the Browns’ summer at Berea, including some key storylines.
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Cleveland Browns training camp schedule
As stated above, the camp will start on July 27th. The first practice will be open to the public on July 30. The camp will end on August 19. Here’s the full schedule
- Wednesday 27 July: Closed training
- Thursday 28th July: Closed Workout
- Friday, July 29: Closed training
- Saturday 30 July: 2 PM
- Sunday, July 31: No practice
- Monday August 1, 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday August 2nd: 2pm
- Wednesday August 3rd: 2 PM
- Thursday August 4th: No practice
- Friday August 5: 2 pm
- Saturday August 6: 2 pm
- Sunday, August 7: 2 p.m.
- Monday August 8: No practice
- Tuesday August 9th: 2pm
- Wednesday 10 August: Closed training
- Thursday, August 11: No practice
- Saturday 13th August: No practice
- Sunday August 14: 2pm ET
- Monday, August 15: 2 p.m. ET
- Tuesday, August 16: 2 p.m. ET
- Wednesday 17 August: No practice
- Thursday, August 18: closed training
- Friday, August 19: Closed training
Cleveland Browns Training Camp Location
Here’s the history of where the Browns have set up training camp over the years, via Pro Football Reference.
- 1946-1951: Bowling Green State – Bowling Green, Ohio
- 1952-1974: Hiram College – Hiram, Ohio
- 1975-1981: Kent State – Kent, Ohio
- 1982-1991: Lakeland Community College – Kirtland, Ohio
- 1992-1995: Cleveland Browns Training Facility – Berea, Ohio
- 1999-2022: Cleveland Browns Training Facility – Berea, Ohio
Can you go to Cleveland Browns bootcamp?
yes. The first public practice will be on July 30 with a total of 11 fan-enabled sessions.
Any practice open to the public will begin at 2 p.m. local time. Fans can start booking tickets on June 23, with season ticket holders getting access two days in advance (June 21). Below are the open practices
- June 30
- August 1
- August 2
- August 3
- August 5
- August 6
- August 7
- August 9
- August 14
- August 15
- August 16
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Storylines of Cleveland Browns Boot Camp
Here are the top events and Browns position battles to watch at bootcamp this summer.
Deshaun Watson case and possible suspension
Cleveland traded for a troubled caller signal back in March, shortly after a Texas grand jury chose against recommending criminal charges against the quarterback. At that point, the three-time Pro Bowler was facing north of 20 accusations of sexual misconduct. In said deal, those Browns gave up three first-round picks and change to gain the talented signal caller.
Fast forward nearly three months, and more women are making allegations against Watson. It’s not a great situation for the Cleveland organization, which was surprised by the new allegations.
The background here is a possible suspension assigned to Watson by the NFL under the guise of his personal conduct policy. Recent reports suggest that Watson may be suspended for a year. This could force Cleveland to count on Jacoby Brissett as their start to the 2022 season. It will be a major story during Brown’s training camp if nothing is announced before July 27.
Find out what to do with Baker Mayfield
Another major story, Mayfield is still on the list with nearly a month to go before camp. After leading Brown’s team to a playoff zone in 2020, the former No. 1 suffered serious injuries as he fell dramatically last season.
Most of the felt Mayfield would be dealt with immediately after Watson was acquired by Cleveland. Because of his contract, this was not the case. Right now, the Carolina Panthers are the only team that seems interested in the signal caller. There is absolutely no reason to believe Mayfield will make camp even if it hasn’t been dealt with before the players decide.
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Wide receiver depth chart behind Amari Cooper
Cleveland’s decision to trade in Cooper’s favor and his bloated contract was well received. The team just gave up on picking the late round. With a history of success in Oakland and the Big D, Cooper took over as the Browns’ No. 1 receiver.
However, there are a lot of question marks behind him following the release of Jarvis Landry. Donovan will likely start Peoples-Jones Abroad opposite Cooper. After that, that’s anyone’s best guess. Rookie David Bale will compete with Jakim Grant, Ja Marcus Bradley and Anthony Schwartz to play some time during camp.
If Bale fails to impress during training camp, chances are Cleveland will kick the tires at the other options. It has been linked to the likes of veterans Will Fuller and Julio Jones.