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BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns concluded their three-day minicamp Thursday and the quarterback competition between Brady Quinn and former Oregon State star Derek Anderson that engulfed training camp last season appears to be back.

"We were all bad collectively," Anderson said. "Coaches, players, everyone was bad. We're moving past that.

"It's all behind us. It's a new year and that's how we're focusing on it."

Coach Mark Mangini wants to use the summer to look at both guys before deciding on a starter. Quinn took the first snaps with the starters this week, but both quarterbacks evenly split all the snaps, Mangini said.

"(Quinn) has done a really outstanding job in the offseason program," Mangini said. "Not that Derek hasn't done well, but I thought (Quinn) got the edge, so he took the first reps. There's no overwhelming significance to that. The goal is balance."

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• Wide receiver and return specialist Josh Cribbs attended a full squad meeting after previously threatening to skip the voluntary minicamp.

Cribbs, trying to renegotiate his contract, did not work out, but did meet with Mangini after practice.

• Kicker Phil Dawson and wide receiver Donte' Stallworth were absent from the workouts.

Dawson is believed to be holding out for a new contract. Stallworth's arraignment in Miami on DUI manslaughter charges was postponed until June 4.

• Running back Jamal Lewis attended the camp, but didn't participate in many team drills while rehabilitating from offseason ankle surgery.

"It feels good. I'm just doing what the trainers ask me to do," Lewis said.

"I don't want to do anything crazy or take the chance of injuring it."

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