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Date: February 10, 2019 07:43PM
Youth David Njoku Jersey , looking to drive competition in camp BEREA — General manager John Dorsey and head coach Hue Jackson are not yet content with their offseason roster overhaul. Both veteran cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones and Bashaud Breeland are scheduled to visit the team on Friday, according to multiple reports.Breeland has met with the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City, and Indianapolis Colts in the last few days and is reportedly planning to make his decision following his visit to Berea. Assuming there is mutual interest following the workout, the Browns may be able to keep the talented cornerback from leaving Northeast Ohio at all.During his introductory training camp press conference on Wednesday, Dorsey said the team “love competition” because “t brings the best out in us.”“You have to talk about these things. I have talked about a lot of things,” the team’s newest general manager added when discussing the possibility of signing free agent receiver Dez Bryant. “There have been a whole list of players that we have talked about as a staff.”Jackson wouldn’t confirm which players were being brought in, but he did say the team is going to continue to look to improve any way it can, and that includes adding new faces to the mix as training camp progresses.“Obviously, there is an opportunity to continue to look at guys, so I am sure we will bring them in and take a peek at [Jones] ,” coach Jackson said.The coach also discussed the team’s overhauled secondary following Thursday’s opening training camp session.“There is competition. I said this yesterday, that is what is going to make out football team better,” Jackson said. “There is competition throughout our team. I do not know how it is going to shake out. “The players are going to decide that by how they play, but we have candidates out there that can play and that is the fun part, so we will just let it all play out.”Before the draft the Browns traded DeShone Kizer and agreed to a pick-swap with the Green Bay Packers to acquire safety Damarious Randall. And after signing cornerbacks T.J. Carrie, E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell, the Browns drafted Denzel Ward with the No. 4 pick, then selected safety Simeon Thomas in the sixth round.To say the group of signed contract players is growing crowded is an understatement. And that’s not including the group of undrafted players vying for roster spots. Every year one or two of those longshot-type guys makes a splash in training camp and makes it hard for teams to let them go.But that isn’t necessarily a problem. The Browns are compiling talented players at a crucially important position, a position group that truly hindered Gregg Williams’ ability to play the type of attacking defensive football he prefers.Whether the Browns end up adding Jones, Breeland, or no one White Chris Hubbard Jersey , Jackson and Dorsey’s mantra about driving competition is an important one.No one, not one coach nor player should feel comfortable or content with their day-to-day achievements, especially on an 0-16 team. As much as the Browns want to ignore that embarrassing past, it has got to be nagging away at them beneath the surface and behind closed doors.Winning exactly zero games in an NFL season is unacceptable by any measure of success, so you know they are going to do whatever it takes to keep the ball rolling toward redemption in 2018. NEW YORK JETS (1-1) at CLEVELAND (0-1-1)Thursday 8:20 p.m. EDT, NFL NetworkOPENING LINE 鈥?Browns by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD 鈥?Jets 1-1, Browns 2-0SERIES RECORD 鈥?Browns lead 13-12LAST MEETING 鈥?Jets beat Browns 17-14, Oct. 8, 2017LAST WEEK 鈥?Jets lost to Dolphins 20-12; Browns lost to Saints 21-18AP PRO32 RANKING 鈥?Jets No. 21, Browns No. 26JETS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (18), RUSH (16) Youth Myles Garrett Jersey , PASS (15)JETS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (5), RUSH (11), PASS (18)BROWNS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (23), RUSH (5), PASS (27).BROWNS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (20), RUSH (20), PASS (20).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES 鈥?Teams which kicked off prime-time football meet again on national TV. Jets and Browns played first Monday night game in 1970, 31-21 win for Cleveland. ... Jets have won past five meetings. ... Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold gets to show Browns what they passed up in draft. Cleveland decided not to pick Darnold No. 1 overall and instead selected Baker Mayfield, currently backing up Tyrod Taylor. ... Darnold, 21 Myles Garrett Jersey , became youngest opening weekend QB since league merger in 1970 on Sept. 10 and threw two TDs against Detroit. ... Darnold became youngest QB to throw for 300 yards (334) last week vs. Miami. ... Jets playing third game in 11 days. ... New York has been strong in third quarters, scoring on opening drives and outscoring opponents 37-7. ... Jets have four former Browns, including starting RB Isaiah Crowell, WR Terrelle Pryor, CB Buster Skrine and QB Josh McCown, who started 2015 season opener for Browns vs. Jets. ... Jets had four sacks last week. .. Browns get only moment in national spotlight this season with first prime-time home game since 2015. ... Cleveland looks to end 19-game winless streak and get first victory since Dec. 24, 2016. ... Browns have been close in first two games, but penalties and special teams blunders have been costly. ... Browns cut K Zane Gonzalez after he missed two field-goal tries and two extra points last week in New Orleans. ... Rookie K Greg Joseph signed following tryout and will make NFL debut. He was with Miami in training camp. ... Taylor bounced back from rocky opener and completed 22 of 30 passes last week for 246 yards. ... Taylor went 3-2 as starter for Buffalo vs. Jets. He passed for season-high 285 yards against New York last season but was sacked seven times. ... Browns WR Jarvis Landry has caught at least five passes in 19 straight games. ... Browns rookie WR Antonio Callaway had gorgeous 47-yard TD catch in fourth quarter last week. His role has expanded with Josh Gordon's trade. ... Browns defense has forced league-high eight takeaways in two games after getting league-low 13 all last season. Fantasy tip: Browns could make extra effort to get ball to RB Duke Johnson, who has just 11 touches after two games. Johnson has most yards receiving (1,741) through three seasons since any back since 1999.

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