Nate Burleson has chance to (finally) play

BEREA, Ohio -- Quick hitters following practice:

  • Nate Burleson has been around long enough to hear the adage "you can't make the club from the tub." Which of course refers to it being tough to make a team when injured -- the tub being the old whirlpool teams used to use. Burleson has yet to play in a preseason game due to a lingering hamstring issue, but it's possible he could play Thursday against Chicago. "We’re optimistic," coach Mike Pettine said. "We’ll see just how he responded after today, as well. He got some team reps, so that was a good sign.”

  • Tight end Jordan Cameron was back after his one-day excused absence. Cameron shrugged off the absence, saying it was nothing. Pettine did the same.

  • There were several questions to Pettine about using a two-quarterback system, with a package of plays that Johnny Manziel could run as a change of pace. Pettine said it's tough for a defensive coordinator to prepare for two, then said this when asked if other teams might be expecting it from the Browns: "You'd have to ask them." Touche.