Head Coach Brian Flores spoke to the media before practice at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University on Wednesday. Here were some comments that stood out, along with some perspective:
“He's a young tackle who's got some quickness, some pass-rush ability. We'll give him an opportunity to earn a role this week.”
— Defensive tackle Gerald Willis was promoted from the practice squad Wednesday, and the rookie from the University of Miami will be given a chance to make an impression at some point. Willis joins a young group of defensive linemen that includes, among others, fellow rookie Christian Wilkins and third-year player Davon Godchaux.
“When we drafted him, we thought we were getting a young, physical, smart, tough young player who could play a few different roles. He did a good job early in training camp.”
“They're everywhere. We're going to have to play very good team defense to stop this high-powered offense.”
— The Cleveland Browns offense has playmakers all over the place, from wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., to running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, to tight end David Njoku, who has been designated to return off IR. Flores understands the challenge facing his defense Sunday.
“We saw a young player who has speed, has athleticism, started games in this league.”
— Safety Adrian Colbert was signed off the Seattle Seahawks practice squad Wednesday and he brings some experience along with his athletic ability. Colbert started six games for the San Francisco 49ers each of the past two seasons after playing his final season of college football at the University of Miami.