Browns links: Cundiff considered favorite

Here is what's happening on the Cleveland Browns beat:

  • Billy Cundiff is the frontrunner to win Tuesday's kicker tryout, according to The Plain Dealer. His chief competition for the job, Dan Carpenter, decided to sign with the Buffalo Bills on Monday. Italian-born Giorgio Tavecchio, who was cut last week by the Packers, will also be at the tryout.

  • Rookie first-round pick Barkevious Mingo returned to practice for the first time Monday since suffering a bruised lung in the second preseason game on Aug. 15, according to ESPN Radio in Cleveland.

  • Running back Trent Richardson knows he has to carry the load because he has two inexperienced backups, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

  • Fair or not, there's plenty at stake for the opener for the Browns, Vic Carucci of the team's website writes.