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Cleveland Browns minicamp notes

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns began Day 2 of their mandatory minicamp Friday.

Here are some notes and observations:

  • Cleveland's offense looked much better in Friday morning's practice. The quarterbacks threw too many interceptions Thursday, but they made big plays Friday. Starting quarterback Jake Delhomme showed good command of the huddle and led the offense down the field in team drills and in the 2-minute offense.

  • Two key members of the secondary sat out again Friday. Starting cornerback Eric Wright dressed but didn’t participate in team drills. The same goes for rookie safety T.J. Ward. Browns coach Eric Mangini described both players as having "tightness."

  • It was a tough practice for veteran cornerback Sheldon Brown. Acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, Brown was beat by Brian Robiskie in the corner of the end zone on one play, and Mohamed Massaquoi got inside leverage on Brown with a skinny post for another big gain.

  • Running backs Jerome Harrison and Montario Hardesty got work with the first-team offense. This could be a good competition to watch in training camp, because both runners have very different styles. Cleveland's coaching staff has been really impressed with Hardesty this offseason.