Cleveland Browns wrap up joint practices with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, prepare for Friday's game

Coleman expected to make debut Friday
Posted at 5:42 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 17:42:51-04

The Cleveland Browns wrapped up a series of joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, capping a week of blistering heat and big hits. 

The team came out of the practices relatively unscathed, with no major injuries to report. In fact, rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman was practicing "full go" after a hamstring injury sidelined him for a couple of weeks. 

Coach Jackson said Coleman is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers. 

“I sure do believe he will," said Jackson. "He’s just getting back and finding his rhythm back playing, but I think he is doing well. He’s a young player. I understand he’s going to have some up and down days, but I think he’s going to be fine. There is no question in my mind about that.”

Coleman certainly appeared to be fully recovered from his injury, as he leapt over a fence on the last play of Wednesdays's practice. 

"I didn't want to run into the little banner they have around [the field] so I had to jump," said Coleman. "I took a quick glance at the ground." 


Cornerback Joe Haden returned to practice and immediately made his presence felt with multiple interceptions

“Keep getting them. Please, keep getting them," said Jackson. "We need to get our hands on the ball on defense. That’s what it’s all about. We have to take the ball away from the other team’s offense and we have to keep it on offense.”

Coach Jackson also expects wide receiver Josh Gordon to play in Friday's preseason game after sitting out most of the preseason with a quadriceps injury. 

"Josh, if you look at him, he’s a physical specimen," said quarterback Robert Griffin III. "It’s fun to see him go out there, a man that big, that strong, that fast, and play wide receiver. It’s incredible.”


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