BEREA, Ohio — Just when you thought camp couldn’t have gotten more complicated than last season, Owner Randy Lerner announces he is in negotiations to sell, president Mike Holmgren says his time may be up in Cleveland, and Coach Shurmur has to develop four rookies into starters.
With that said, the team looks promising with rookie Brandon Weeden under center. Coach Pat Shurmur says Colt McCoy is doing a great job improving. McCoy is doing a better job of seeing his third and fourth reads instead of being limited to the first and second looks.
The most impressive unit so far is this year’s group of wide receivers. Greg Little, who led rookies in dropped passes last season, has improved. Rookie Josh Gordon, who the team picked up in the supplemental draft, is 6’3″ and physically superior to his fellow receivers.
“He’s like a tight end running around in there,” Shurmur said.
Rookie wideout Travis Benjamin has also caught Coach Shurmurs eye. Coach is most impressed with his ability to catch the ball in traffic.
“He caught the ball in traffic extremely well,” Shurmur said.
Tight end Benjamin Watson has had a solid camp and Jordan Cameron has been filling in for injured Evan Moore. Cameron is one of the most improved players in 2012 and has been making the most of his reps with Moore on the sideline.
“The key for Jordan Cameron is that he continues to improve his game,” Shurmur said.
Single season tickets went on same today and the first three home games are already sold out. Camp will resume Thursday morning.