Saturday, August 07, 2004
In two practices against the Buffalo Bills, the
Browns were tentative in the morning but looked
better in the afternoon. In the afternoon,
quarterback Jeff Garcia threw a TD pass to tight
end Steve Heiden in the red-zone drill, but
failed to score in the two-minute drill.
Standouts during the practices included Garcia,
running back William Green, fullback Terrelle
Smith, punter Derrick Frost and running back Dee
Brown, coach Butch Davis said. Said Green, who
had several nice bursts, "I'm more confident than
I've ever been."
Play of the day:
In morning team drills, Garcia dropped back,
bought some time, sprinted to his left and
drilled a 15-yard pass to tight end Aaron Shea.
"He's showing good command of our offense," said
Davis. "He's looked very sharp."
No. 6 pick Kirk Chambers, the offensive tackle
from Stanford, didn't miss a block against the
Bills' backup linemen.
Bills running back Willis McGahee, on the holdout
of his former college teammate, Kellen Winslow
Jr.: "He's trying to get his money. You can't
fault him for that."
Ross Verba (groin), Courtney Brown (knee),
Frisman Jackson (knee), Jamal Reynolds (back),
Brant Boyer (broken foot), Mason Unck (hamstring)
and Michael Lehan (sprained foot).
- Mary Kay Cabot