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Five Cleveland Browns Shining The Most At Training Camp

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Jul 26, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) practices during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Cleveland Browns open the preseason against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field Saturday night.

With no shortage of story lines at Training Camp, the new season promises to be an intriguing one–hopefully for more positive reasons, than negative ones.

There’s a lot of players on the roster who are having good camps, but these five players have really left their mark on the practice field:

When the first depth chart was released, rookie Christian Kirksey was listed behind Craig Robertson at the inside linebacker position.

Robertston may be the starter for now, but look for Kirksey to emerge as the starter in time for the season opener.

Robertston struggles when dropping into pass coverage, but it’s one of Kirksey’s strengths. The third-round pick from Iowa had a pick-6 off Johnny Manziel earlier in camp, and shined earlier this week when he came out of nowhere to break up a pass in the end zone.

“If you were an observer at practice and didn’t have a roster, you wouldn’t think he was a rookie,” said Coach Mike Pettine.

Pettine added, via Cleveland Browns.com “He’s great on the practice field, he asks the right questions. He’s been very engaging in the meeting rooms. He really leans on Karlos [Dansby] as a good resource. He’s been a guy that’s been as advertised.”

Look for Kirksey to get major playing time this Saturday against Detroit.

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