All summer long, coach Browns Hue Jackson's mantra has been: to play good football you have to practice it.
In keeping with that theme, he'll depart from the norm and play his starters Thursday in the fourth preseason game against the Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium.
"We're going to play our guys,'' Jackson said. "I feel comfortable that we need to play our starters on both sides of the ball."
Jackson said how much the starters play is up in the air. Perhaps a good drive or two and they will exit, but Jackson added that they "need to play" to "get better as a football team."