That is our top story in the Thursday edition of Browns Nation news and notes.
1. Day 3 Of Watson’s Hearing
We have only heard speculation of what can or will result from this.
All that we know for a fact is that there were already two full days where all sides were present in Delaware for proceedings with retired federal judge Sue L. Robinson.
Those parties included attorneys and representatives for the NFL, NFL Players Association, Watson, and Watson himself.
Brad Stainbrook reported on Wednesday that internally the Browns have no expectations.
His source said the Browns “would not be surprised by anything.”
Source: As the Deshaun Watson hearings continue into day three, the #Browns internally do not have any expectations on what a suspension will look like. One person mentioned to me that they would not be surprised at anything at this point. @TheOBR
— Brad Stainbrook (@StainbrookNFL) June 30, 2022
Everything remains in limbo.
2. Kareem Hunt Hosts Youth Camp
Kareem Hunt is 100% healthy after battling injuries for more than half of the 2021 season.
He is also a free agent after the 2022 season, a native Ohioan, and a player who has expressed an interest in staying with the Browns for the long haul.
Kareem Hunt says he’s “100%” after battling calf injury last year. Also talks his desire for a contract extension and what it would mean to stick around with the #Browns long term, which @MaryKayCabot reported on a couple weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/fCyC0Lawa8
— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) June 29, 2022
Hunt also was asked about the Watson situation and the looming potential suspension.
Alluding to the Browns’ next man up mantra, he said:
“I don’t know too much about the situation. If he misses it, it’s the next man up mentality. I’m gonna be ready to play, I know the rest of the teams still gonna be ready to play — We didn’t have Deshaun last year or the years before.”
#Browns Kareem Hunt on possible DW suspension: "I don't know too much about the situation. If he misses it, it's the next man up mentality. I'm gonna be ready to play, I know the rest of the teams still gonna be ready to play—We didn't have Deshaun last year or the years before."
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) June 29, 2022
3. Bring Back The Orange
At least one time each season, there is fan outcry for a return of the orange jerseys from the early 2000s.
The orange frenzy could get started a little earlier in 2022 courtesy of Vintage Browns Twitter.
Do you think it’s time to bring back the orange?
— Vintage Browns (@VintageBrowns) June 30, 2022
Happy Thursday Browns fans!