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Sideline View: Day 1 takeaways from joint practices

The thermometer only read 80 or so degrees today but it was steamy on the field at the Browns practice facility in Berea, Ohio. The humidity was high and the sun was out for most of practice. The Browns have three adjacent fields on the premises.

* During practice, there were different competitive sessions taking place simultaneously. Practice was efficient and the energy level was high, but the teams avoided any extra-curricular activities during the competitive event.

* The first day of practice featured a focus on punt return/coverage, competitive team drills outside of the red zone, 1-on-1's, some 7-on-7's, and a move-the-ball period to close out practice. The Browns run the Shanahan system with a lot of zone runs with play-action passes designed to mimic that run action. Defensively, they use a lot of movement up front to free up their pass rushers. Their top rushers (Myles Garrett, Jadaveon Clowney and Tak McKinley) did not participate in the competitive sessions of practice. They are schemes that the Giants will see much of throughout the season and being able to practice against them here will prove useful. Denzel Ward and Odell Beckham Jr. did not participate in the practice, either.

* Shane Lemieux and Lorenzo Carter were back participating in competitive team drills after ramping up their activity following injuries. Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney did not participate, while Saquon Barkley only participated in individual drills and avoided any work against the Browns.

Check out must-see photos from the joint practices between the Giants and Browns in Cleveland.