The Cleveland Browns start training camp on July 30. Camp breaks on Aug. 24, but the last practice open to the public is on Aug. 15.
The Browns are hoping to recover from a 2014 season that went from promising to disastrous very quickly. Cleveland started last year 6-3, but went 1-6 in their last seven games, including a five-game losing streak to finish the season. Cleveland's inconsistency was represented at the quarterback position, where the team bounced back and forth between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel at the end of the year.
Cleveland tried to address issues on the offensive side of the ball by adding more established skill position players, including veteran receivers Dwyane Bowe and Brian Hartline. Quarterback Josh McCown, who played well in 2013 with Chicago but struggled with Tampa Bay last season, appears to be the frontrunner ahead of Manziel for the starting job.
On defense, the Browns are hoping to shore up their run defense with the additions of Randy Starks and Danny Shelton—a 2015 draft pick—along the defensive line. Cleveland also signed former Packers cornerback Tramon Williams to play opposite Joe Haden. It will be up to coach Mike Pettine, entering his second full year in the job, to make sure all the new pieces fit and re-capture the success the Browns enjoyed early last season.
Browns training camp schedule (all times ET):
Thursday, July 30: 9:30 a.m to noon.
Friday, July 31: 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Saturday, August 1: 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Sunday, August 2: 9:30 a.m to noon.
Monday, August 3: No practice.
Tuesday, August 4: 9:30 a.m to noon.
Wednesday, August 5: 9:30 a.m to noon.
Thursday, August 6: 9:30 a.m to noon.
Friday, August 7: Intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio State, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, August 8: No practice.
Sunday, August 9: 10:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Monday, August 10: 9:30 a.m to noon.
Tuesday, August 11: 9:30 a.m to noon.
Wednesday, August 12: No practice
Thursday, August 13: First preseason game at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, vs. the Redskins, 8 p.m.
Friday, August 14: No practice.
Saturday, August 15: 10:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Sunday, August 16: Closed practice.
Monday, August 17: Joint practice with Buffalo Bills in Rochester, New York.
Tuesday, August 18: Joint practice with Buffalo Bills in Rochester, New York.
Wednesday, August 19: No practice.
Thursday, August 20: Bills at Browns preseason game, 8 p.m.
Friday, August 21: No practice.
Saturday, August 22: Practice closed.
Sunday, August 23: Practice closed.
Monday, August 24: Practice closed.
Open practices for the public are free, but fans must register for tickets through the Browns' website. Fans may only register for up to three sessions, with up to five guests. No tickets remain for the scrimmage at Ohio State.
Brown training camp will be held at the team's facility in Berea, Ohio.