CLEVELAND - The release of the first depth chart last week didn't reveal many surprises, with the possible exception of Chris Ogbonnaya at fullback with Owen Marecic.
Marecic started 24 combined games the last two seasons, while Ogbonnaya was a backup and occasional starter at running back. Ogbonnaya doesn't have classic size and strength to be a blocking back, although he played the position on occasion at the University of Texas.
"Where we are right now, a lot of things can change between now and the start of the season," Ogbonnaya said. "I'm going to try to continue doing my job and go from there."
Marecic had his struggles the last two seasons. His blocking was average at best, and his hands were awful. He had five receptions in 2011 and zero last season.
Ogbonnaya would give the offense dual threats if teamed with Trent Richardson.
"It doesn't make me feel like I'm specifically focusing on one thing," Ogbonnaya said. "I'm doing a lot of different things."
BACK AT IT: Richardson returned to practice after missing time following a kick to his shin last Thursday. The kick was to the same area in which Richardson suffered an injury prior to the June minicamp.
Coach Rob Chudzinski hasn't decided if he will play Richardson in the preseason opener Thursday at home against the Rams. Richardson missed all four preseason games last year while recovering from knee surgery.
FALLING BEHIND: Running back Montario Hardesty and receiver David Nelson continue to fall behind because of injuries. Hardesty was healthy to start the season but has missed several practices because of a hamstring injury. Nelson, who tore knee ligaments in last season's opener for the Bills, missed the first few practices. He returned last week but has since been given time off to rest the knee.
"I'd like to see them out here," Chudzinski said. "Sometimes that isn't always under my control or their control. Hopefully, we'll get the chance to see them out here soon."
IN THE HOUSE: Former Patriots player personnel director and Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli attended practice. Pioli, a pro personnel assistant for the Browns from 1992-95, is working with the "NFL Network" after being fired by the Chiefs. He's basically replacing Browns general manager Michael Lombardi at the NFL Network.
INJURY REPORT: Not able to practice were Nelson, fullback Brad Smelley, fullback Brock Bolen, offensive linemen Oniel Cousins and Chris Faulk and Hardesty.
Safety T.J. Ward, cornerback Trevin Wade and rookie safety Jamoris Slaughter returned after missing time.
CAMPING OUT: It was another productive day for Brandon Weeden, who clearly is the best quarterback in camp. Weeden seems more comfortable each practice. He's developed chemistry with receiver Davone Bess. ... Tight end Jordan Cameron has picked up his play after a slow start to camp. He hauled in a short pass from Weeden and dove into the end zone for a touchdown, beating the coverage of linebacker Craig Robertson. ... Running back Dion Lewis continues to show he could be a valuable receiving option for Weeden out of the backfield. He has plenty of muscle on a 195-pound frame. ... A reminder that Wednesday's practice will be closed to the public. The Browns won't practice Friday.