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5 things to know: Myles Garrett itching to be 'full tilt' next week
May 24, 2017 08:33 PM | Andrew Gribble


1. Myles Garrett didn't particularly enjoy pedaling on a stationary bicycle and going through a variety of other exercises while his teammates went through Wednesday's OTA. The No. 1 pick wanted to be on the field but understood the precaution as he dealt with a minor injury.

Garrett doesn't expect to wait very long before he's "full tilt" again. He estimated he'll be back next week when OTAs resume in Berea.

"Obviously we're going to be very cautious with guys," Browns coach Hue Jackson said. "Anytime guys have a little soreness, I want to make sure they're fully healthy."

2. That same line of thinking was applied to rookie safety Jabrill Peppers, wide receiver Kenny Britt and a handful of others at Wednesday's OTA.

"We just have some nicks and bumps and bruises," Jackson said. "I think we'll be OK."

After hauling in a long catch during the 11-on-11 portion of Wednesday's OTA, wide receiver Corey Coleman remained on the ground before walking off the field with a trainer. Jackson said the former first-round pick landed on the ball and was expected to be fine.



3. Newly acquired defensive back Jason McCourty lined up at cornerback, the spot he manned for the past eight seasons with the Tennessee Titans, during Wednesday's OTA. McCourty said he didn't know when or if he'd get repetitions at other spots in the secondary, such as free safety, but expressed confidence in his ability to adapt and thrive at a different location in the defensive backfield.

"I'm just leaving that up to the coaches," McCourty said. "Whatever I'm asked to do, right now it's to learn corner. For me, just getting here yesterday being the first OTA, I'm just trying to learn as much as possible."

4. Brock Osweiler didn't have much of a heads up about the trade that sent him from Houston to Cleveland. The veteran quarterback said Wednesday he was on the golf course and hitting from a sand trap when his phone buzzed with the news that he was now a Brown.

Osweiler, who started games for the Broncos and Texans over the past two seasons, said he's had an upbeat attitude from the moment he was traded and his excitement has only increased since arriving in Berea.

"There was a coach I played for in college and he told me only worry about the things you can control. From the time of the trade that's all I've done," Osweiler said. "I couldn't be any more excited to be here. From the day I arrived, you couldn't have been welcomed in a better way. This has been an incredible experience.

"Right now I'm just trying to work hard, learn the system and be a great teammate."

5. Former all-pro offensive linemen Anthony Munoz and Olin Kreutz attended Wednesday's OTA. Browns offensive line coach Bob Wylie served as an offensive line coach for both players, working with Kreutz during the early part of his career with the Bears and Munoz near the end of his playing days in Tampa Bay.

Jackson, who had multiple stints in Cincinnati -- where Munoz played the bulk of his Hall of Fame career -- also has a strong connection to Munoz.

"Anytime we can get guys who have played football at a high level to come in and help with our players, I am all for that," Jackson said.

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