BEREA: Not many NFL players can say they’re a backup to a future member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Not many can say they line up across from the No. 1 overall draft pick every day in practice.But Rod Johnson can make both claims, and the rookie’s career hasn’t even really started.In his first training camp, Johnson is trying to learn the tricks of the trade at left tackle from 10-time Pro Bowl selection Joe Thomas and hold his own against rookie defensive end Myles Garrett, the top choice in this year’s draft.It’s a baptism by fire if there ever was one, though Johnson is looking at the bright side.“I sit back and see Cleveland is a good place for me,” Johnson said Wednesday before the sixth practice of training camp. “A Hall of Famer and then...
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Nate Ulrich’s Browns briefing: Behind Joe Thomas, across from Myles Garrett, rookie Rod Johnson enters NFL in surreal spot