Cleveland Browns move Joel Bitonio to left tackle spot

By Nick Shook
Around The NFL Writer
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A week after dancing around the idea of sending Joel Bitonio out to the edge of the Browns‘ offensive line, Hue Jackson has committed to the change.

Thanks in part to right guard Kevin Zeitler‘s early exit from Wednesday’s practice, Cleveland trotted out a left-side lineup that offensive line coach Bob Wylie termed on July 29 as “Option Z“: Bitonio at left tackle and rookie Austin Corbett at left guard. And according to Jackson, it’s here to stay.

Jackson told reporters Wednesday “it’s full speed ahead with Joel” at left tackle, per the Associated Press’ Tom Withers, explaining moving the excellent guard to tackle gives the Browns their best five up front. Continue reading