5 Things To Watch For In The Browns “Dress Rehearsal”

The Cleveland Browns are on national TV Friday night for their third pre-season game as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The game is scheduled to kick-off at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Traditionally, the 3rd pre-season game is when the starters play for a good majority of the game.

So here’s what to keep your eye out on Friday night.

1) The WR trio of Corey Coleman, Terrelle Pryor, and Josh Gordon
Coleman will play after sitting out with a hamstring injury:

And Josh Gordon is finally back after a quad injury kept him out for the start of training camp, which has head coach Hue Jackson excited:

2) How Robert Griffin III performs
Our very own Anthony Lima from the Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima weighed in this week on RG3 and whether or not we are seeing the REAL Griffin after showing off his arm strength and touch in the Browns second pre-season game against Atlanta.

Read Anthony’s article here.

3) The Health of Cameron Erving
The projected starting center for the Browns this upcoming season is 2015 1st-rounder Cameron Erving, who struggled in his first year with the club. After leaving practice in Tampa earlier in the week with a sprained ankle, it will be interesting to see how he responds this week.

4) The Browns defense
After a week 1 pre-season loss to the Packers (17-11) and week 2 pre-season loss to the Falcons (24-13), all eyes have been on the young defense, and who will and won’t make the team.

So far, the team has had it’s ups and downs while having joint practices with the Bucs this week.

5) How The Full Squad Looks
The Browns appear to finally be at full strength. Left tackle Joe Thomas (back), receiver Andrew Hawkins (hamstring), defensive end John Hughes (personal/non-injury related) and quarterback Austin Davis all returned to practice by Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile cornerback Joe Haden (ankle) and receiver Josh Gordon (quadriceps) have looked extremely good during the team’s practices with Tampa.

Our very own Daryl Ruiter also wrote about the Browns health earlier this week.

You can listen to the Browns game on The Fan or stream on your desktop at 923thefan.com/listen (no mobile streaming). Coverage on the Fan starts at 7:50 p.m.

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