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NFL Notes: Browns, Chargers, Colts, & Jaguars

Browns

Browns CB Joe Haden told reporters on Friday that he expects restricted free agent S Tashaun Gipson to show up for training camp.

“I don’t think he’s thinking about holding out of training camp,” Haden said, via CBS Cleveland. “It’s a business and sometimes when the players do their part of it, being a business it looks a little foggy. I think he’s going to be OK. He understands what’s going on. He’s going to be out there for training camp for sure.

The Browns used a second-round tender on Gipson a few months ago, and there has been some talk that he could hold out of offseason workouts for a long-term contract.

“I know he’s a little upset,” Haden said. “We know that when things get mandatory he knows he’s got his spot. He’s going to be our free safety. We got Whitner as the strong. Really with the stuff we’re doing now I don’t think he’s going to be … he’s not going to be behind. When Tashaun gets out here he’s the type of player he’s a very fast learner. And you can’t teach his ability.

Chargers

The San Diego Chargers announced that they’re hosting 15 players as part of their rookie minicamp. Here’s the list:

  • Pete Thomas/QB/Louisiana-Monroe
  • Tim Bennett/CB/Indiana
  • Kenny Scott/CB/Liberty
  • Christian Dudzik/S/North Dakota St.
  • Chad Young/FB/San Diego St.
  • Richard Ross/TE/Old Dominion
  • Darius Kelly/S/Syracuse
  • Brandon Reddish/CB/Syracuse
  • Andre Monroe/DL/Maryland
  • Hamani Stevens/OL/Oregon
  • Alex Crosthwaite/OL/California
  • Kevin Henry/T/Central Michigan
  • Forrestal Hickman/T/Missouri S&T
  • P.J. Jones/DL/Mississippi St.
  • Byron Bennett/DL/Mississippi

Colts

Colts TE Dwayne Allen didn’t report to the team’s offseason workouts, but HC Chuck Pagano changed that with a text message.

“We need you here,” Pagano texted to Allen, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. “Period.”

Allen admitted that he felt bad about the situation.

“I felt bad about it a lot,” Allen said. “I always want to be around the guys, and especially with the new additions, help them understand the culture of this locker room and where we believe we’re going. That’s where coach was coming from. He needs me here for that.”

Jaguars

  • Jaguars signed sixth-round pick DT Michael Bennett to a four-year contract. (John Oesher)

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