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Preview_ Browns, Jets HOF sport, large names, newcomers

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*The video above is about followers having fun with Browns’ coaching camp Tuesday*

CANTON, Ohio (WJW) — The Browns are again on the town to play soccer, not in Cleveland simply but, however in Canton Thursday at 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Browns will tackle the New York Jets within the Corridor of Fame Sport at Tom Benson Corridor of Fame Stadium.

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Each groups characteristic high-profile quarterbacks however don’t anticipate both of them to play.

Browns’ head coach Kevin Stefanski mentioned Deshaun Watson will sit out the sport, and Jets head coach Robert Saleh (who additionally interviewed for the Browns head teaching job when Stefanski was employed) mentioned 18-year NFL veteran Aaron Rodgers will even not play.

The Jets acquired long-time Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a commerce earlier this yr. Rodgers has been within the league 18 years and has received one Tremendous Bowl.

As most followers are conscious, starters don’t often play throughout preseason video games as a result of coaches wish to cut back the chance of damage earlier than the common season begins.

“The majority of the reps will go to our starters as we ease again on the gamers who can be taking part in on this sport,” Stefanski mentioned Tuesday throughout Q&A with the media.

“Talking of the sport, Kellen Mond will begin at quarterback, Dorian Thompson-Robinson will play the second half,” Stefanski mentioned.

“I’m actually enthusiastic about taking part in as a result of that is the primary time I’ll be placing on a Browns’ jersey in a sport,” Mond mentioned Tuesday.

DENVER, CO – AUGUST 27: Kellen Mond #11 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball in the course of the second half of a preseason sport towards the Denver Broncos at Empower Subject At Mile Excessive on August 27, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photograph by Justin Tafoya/Getty Photographs)

Mond, 24, joined the Browns final season and spent most of his time because the quarterback of the observe squad.

The Browns’ latest quarterback, Dorian-Thompson was chosen by the Browns within the 2023 draft.

The 23-year-old rookie quarterback from UCLA will put on #17; that’s the identical quantity Brown’s star quarterback Brian Sipe wore within the Eighties.

EL PASO, TEXAS – DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson #1 of the UCLA Bruins seems to be to go towards the Pittsburgh Panthers in the course of the first half of the Tony the Tiger Solar Bowl sport at Solar Bowl Stadium on December 30, 2022 in El Paso, Texas. (Photograph by Sam Wasson/Getty Photographs)

EL PASO, TEXAS – DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson #1 of the UCLA Bruins exchanges phrases with gamers from the Pittsburgh Panthers earlier than the Tony the Tiger Solar Bowl sport at Solar Bowl Stadium on December 30, 2022 in El Paso, Texas. (Photograph by Sam Wasson/Getty Photographs)

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MARCH 03: Quarterback Dorian Thompson‐Robinson of UCLA speaks to the media in the course of the NFL Mix at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 03, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photograph by Michael Hickey/Getty Photographs)

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MARCH 04: Quarterback Dorian Thompson‐Robinson of UCLA participates within the 40-yard sprint in the course of the NFL Mix at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 04, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photograph by Stacy Revere/Getty Photographs)

Will we see any starters?

“It’ll actually be backups,” Stefanski mentioned.

The Jets will get their first have a look at their first-round draft choose in his first NFL sport once they play defensive finish, Will McDonald. McDonald holds probably the most sacks in Iowa State historical past.

The Browns’ protection can be put to the take a look at by the Jets latest speedster vast receiver Cedric Tillman. The rookie receiver was drafted within the third spherical after establishing himself in faculty as a standout with the College of Tennessee.

The HOF sport is a part of enshrinement week which is anticipated to attract a record-breaking crowd to Canton this week with a busy schedule of occasions.

The Browns and Jets will meet once more within the common season in Cleveland on December 28.

Cleveland’s second pre-season sport is at house towards the Washington Commanders Aug. 11.

The Browns’ first common season sport is at house towards the Cincinnati Bengals Sept.10.

To see the Browns’ 2023 schedule click on right here.

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