Rookie tight end David Njoku is not off to a good start. He dropped one pass on July 27 on the first day of training camp and had two stripped on the second day – one by Briean Boddy-Calhoun and one by Marcus Burley.
Jackson saw all three plays. He is not happy.
“Hold on to the freaking ball,” Jackson said. “That has got to stop, and that will get stopped. We will get that corrected because we can’t turn the ball over. That’s one of the big goals that we have. He gets that. He understands that. We can’t give the ball away so we need to get that squared away with him.”
The Browns traded back up into the first round to select Njoku 29th overall, sending picks 33 and 108 to Green Bay. They cut tight end Gary Barnidge the next day.