YSU’s Cook Hopes to Stick With Browns

Jamaine Cook’s first day on the field as a Browns rookie felt just like home.

“God works in mysterious ways, and it’s obviously a blessing. It’s just great,” Cook said. “I love being here, and this is my comfort zone because this is where I’m from. It makes it that much easier.”

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Cook went to high school down the street from the Browns training facility in Berea, attending camps there when he was younger, but now, it’s all about business, as he tries to prove he belongs in a Browns uniform.

“That’s my reputation is to come out here and work and compete,” he said. “That’s the stamp on Jamaine Cook, is just working and competing. That’s what I want to be known as, and that’s what I want these coaches to know me as.”

Cook enters rookie mini camp as one of the smallest players on the Browns’ roster, but at 5’9, 210 pounds, he knows it’s not about his size, but how hard he plays.

“I had a couple nice runs today,” Cook said. “I had some of the coaches say some nice things to me, so that’s always motivating. You know, they told me that I’m going to come in and compete. Nothing’s going to be handed to me, and, obviously, it’s going to start with special teams.”

Much like his career did at Youngstown State where he finished as the school career leader in all-purpose yards and second all-time in rushing yards.

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