It is Friday, May 20, 2022, and the Cleveland Browns are just days away from OTAs which begin on Tuesday, May 24, and run through Thursday, May 26.
In the meantime, the team is making news for the offense’s big weekend getaway to the Bahamas.
Here is the Friday edition of Browns Nation news and notes.
1. Teammates Say Watson Is Focused On Building Team Chemistry
While Deshaun Watson treats the offense to a weekend in the Bahamas, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Greg Newsome II recently appeared on the Varsity House Podcast and talked about their initial impressions of him.
Both said that he is focused on building team camaraderie and has asked a lot of questions about what has been done in the past in Cleveland.
JOK & Greg Newsome sat down with @ShaunCrawf20 & @varsityhousepod and spoke on the addition of Deshaun Watson to the Browns…
Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss the full episode coming soon🔥 pic.twitter.com/jNkWbjweJX
— Varsity House Podcast (@varsityhousepod) May 19, 2022
2. JOK’s Basketball Skills Featured
On Sunday, May 22, the next episode of Building the Browns drops.
In this teaser clip, we see that JOK’s basketball skills are on display, and even he is laughing at the results.
"Let me show you how it's done" 😂
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 19, 2022
3. Mayfield’s Summer Youth Camp Is Moved To Oklahoma
Baker Mayfield traditionally holds his annual summer youth camp in Ohio.
This summer, he definitely is not planning to spend extra time in Ohio as he has announced his youth camp will take place in Oklahoma instead.
Baker Mayfield’s youth football camp will be held in Norman, Oklahoma this summer. Was held in Northeast Ohio for the past couple of years pic.twitter.com/gICgTzJLgG
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) May 18, 2022
There is no word yet on if Mayfield’s summer plans involve spending time in Cleveland as a participant in the Browns’ training camp in late July.
If NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is correct, we will know what, if anything, is Watson’s suspension “well before training camp”.
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) May 19, 2022
4. Friday Funny
Your Friday laugh is courtesy of Smoke Dawg who fears a painful stiff-arm if he attempts to take a drink out of his Nick Chubb cup.
— Smoke Dawg (@BlairBetts8) May 19, 2022
The cup is probably safe to use right now as we know Chubb is in the Bahamas with the offense.
He showed us his deluxe view from his room on Instagram.
— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) May 19, 2022
TGIF Browns fans!