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Berea bustling as Browns get down to business

BEREA, OH (WOIO) -

Things are bustling once again in Berea as the four-month NFL lockout has finally come to an end.

The National Football League and players agreed to terms on Monday to end their lockout and ensured America's most popular sport will go ahead as planned next season.

The Browns and coaches wasted no time getting back to business. The first thing the Browns can do - sign their rookies! Teams may also start making trades.

Head Coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert arrived at Browns camp first thing Tuesday morning.

The Browns signed undrafted rookie Wide Receiver Chris Matthews out of Kentucky on Tuesday. Shortly after, Matthews tweeted that he's coming to Cleveland. Last year, he caught 61 passes for 925 yards and led the team in touchdown catches with nine.

Browns President Mike Holmgren says things just started getting interested with training camp starting in two days.

"I've got a lot of confidence in this group. I'm excited about the leadership they've shown in the off season, and that will have to carry on," Holmgren said. "We're going to be competitive and I expect good things from this football team."

Training camp will kick off on Friday. Fans will get to watch on Sunday. Players should start hitting in pads on Monday.

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