BEREA, Ohio – Spring football may be about the opportunity for some in the depths. Sometimes it's an opportunity to try a new position. Sometimes it's an opportunity to play instead of a player (or players) who are not there or can not come onto the field.
There were several Browns receivers on Thursday in the depth chart of Brown's last exercise of organized team activities and the third exercise of the media open OTAs.
Odell Beckham Jr . was not there Neither was Antonio Callaway . Jarvis Landry was on the sidelines.
This means there are reruns with the first team, which means there are reruns with the start quarterback, Baker Mayfield . Ask Rashard Higgins how valuable these spring reruns were with Mayfield a year ago.
"It's huge because you get the reps with Baker," said Adam Henry . So it's a big deal. "
It also creates opportunities for players who are a few steps lower than the players who play with the second team and who otherwise may not get this opportunity. Depth charts in the spring are fluent, but the opportunity is always important.
Here are eight observations on the offensive side of the training ball on Thursday:
1. The most offensive climax of the day came from one of these receivers, a long touchdown throw from Mayfield to Ishmael Hyman during a two-minute practice. It was an almost perfect throw from Mayfield, and the product of James Madison caught the ball with his fingertips and ran into the end zone.
* See the cast of Mayfield to Hyman in the video. *
Jaelen Strong also received work with the first team.
. 2 Another notable recipient: Dorian Baker . He proved to be a reliable target throughout the practice on Thursday.
. 3 Drew Stanton does most of the work with the second team. Terrance Mitchell intercepted him, but he appears to be a primary backup detainee.
. 4 Let us love David Blough here, because you will see a lot of him at the beginning of preseason games. Blough threw a nice ball to the Wide Receiver D.J. Montgomery in the red zone. Blough and Garrett Gilbert fight for third quarterback.
. 5 Seth DeValve who worked mainly with the second unit, made some catches. The actual test for DeValve will come when the pads run in late July.
. 6 It was Kyle Kalis on the right with the first team and Austin Corbett back in the middle with the second team on Thursday. That was also the construction a week ago, when the last time the practice for the media was open. Head Coach Freddie Kitchen played it down and said the two had turned and the media had just been present on the days when Kalis worked for the first-team right-wing guard.
. 7 When you meet at home, Kendall Lamm worked with the second team on the left tackle.
. 8 Not present today alongside Beckham and Callaway: David Njoku and Duke Johnson .
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