Practice Notes: Sunday 7/29

Sunday's practice was relatively uneventful as the team continues to work back into shape...

It was a quiet day on the practice fields Sunday in the Browns' only practice of the day.

The highlight play of the day might have been a one-handed catch by Kellen Winslow Jr. on a pass from Charlie Frye.

With Brady Quinn still out as the Browns and his agent try to work out a contract, Frye and Anderson are continuing their duel to be the starting quarterback. After a shaky first practice Saturday morning Anderson has put together back-to-back successful practices.

Anderson connected with Winslow on a laser and then completed a tight pass to fullback Lawrence Vickers.

Notably, neither quarterback threw an interception during team drills. Both are making a concerted effort to cut down on their errant throws; Frye threw 17 interceptions last season and Anderson threw seven.

New look Bodden

Leigh Bodden is wearing the 28 jersey he has had since joining the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2003, but he looks like a different player this summer because he decided to cut off the dreadlocks. Instead, Bodden's hair is very short and cropped close to his head.

Bodden had ankle surgery in March. He had to sit out the OTAs and minicamp. He is using the early part of training camp to shake the rust off.

"I'm 100 percent, but my play isn't yet," said Bodden. "I haven't played in a while. I'm getting back in the swing of things. These past two days I've made a dramatic change. I should be back to full strength sooner than later."

Bodden missed seven games with ankle injuries last year.

Monday for Gary Baxter?

Gary Baxter ran onto the practice field Sunday, but not to practice. He was there to observe. He will be examined by doctors Monday and if all goes well will practice for the first time since tearing both patellar tendons in a game against the Broncos last October 22.

Where Baxter fits in in the secondary plans remains to be seen, but just to practice would be a medical miracle. No player has ever come back from tearing both patellar tendons. Baxter would be making it back to practice a little more than nine months after the injury.

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