Three Cleveland Browns players were voted as team captains for the season, as voted by their teammates and announced by head coach Rob Chudzinski yesterday at his post-practice media session. A fourth captain will be named each week, like last season.
The three permanent captains will be: OT Joe Thomas (offense), LB D’Qwell Jackson (defense) and LB Quentin Groves (special teams). Both Thomas and Jackson were team captains last year with special teams representative Phil Dawson.
“We had our team vote for team captains,” Chudzinski shared in his opening remarks Friday. “It’s very important. It was very important to me, as well as the guys on the team, that we would be able to vote for and have captains who represent us, both on the field and off the field, what we’re trying to do in terms of creating the culture and the identity that we want here.”
For the first game of the season against the Miami Dolphins, Chudzinski announced that his pick for the fourth team captain will be WR Davone Bess. Acquired from the Dolphins over the offseason, Bess is a co-starter with Travis Benjamin for this week’s game in the absence of suspended Josh Gordon.