One-time reception maven Andrew Hawkins isn't expected to land a prominent role in the Browns offense. Last year he caught just 27 of 40 targets in eight games before suffering a season-ending concussion. With only two seasons of 50-plus receptions and only one season with more than 550 receiving yards, Hawkins shouldn't be considered a reliable option for any Fantasy owner.
Hawkins (concussion) took part in April minicamp, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Hawkins missed eight games due to a pair of concussions last season, ultimately landing on injured reserve for the final two weeks. He should be back in the mix for a key role out of the slot, though the Browns did add possible competition for snaps, selecting four wide receivers in the recent draft. Meanwhile, Robert Griffin and Josh McCown are expected to compete for the starting quarterback job.
Hawkins (concussion) finished the year with 27 catches for 276 yards. He missed eight games after sustaining multiple concussions. Hawkins saw three or more targets in each of the team's first seven games before sustaining his first concussion. The slot receiver then sat the next two contests before returning for his best game of the year Week 10 against Pittsburgh, where he caught seven passes for 69 yards before sustaining yet another concussion. He'll presumably be cleared from concussion protocol for the start of the 2016 season, where Hawkins will remain under contract with the organization. The veteran will compete to earn back a starting job as a slot receiver next year.
The Browns placed Hawkins (concussion) on injured reserve Wednesday. Hawkins has been sidelined since suffering his second concussion of the season Nov. 15, and the Browns ultimately decided to place him on injured reserve, which ends his season. Hawkins started all eight games he played in this year and is not due a hefty salary in 2016, so chances are he remains with the Browns next season.
Hawkins (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Seahawks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The Browns have not shut Hawkins down for the season at this stage, which suggests that the team is holding out some hope that wideout could returmn to the field in either Week 16 or 17.
Hawkins (concussion) did not practice Thursday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. While the Browns have not shut Hawkins down for the season at this time, he's still looking very unlikely to play Sunday against the Seahawks.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/09||New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|8||10/30||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|12||11/27||New York Giants||23||23.88|
|16||12/24||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|3 Year Avg||58||34||433||1||20||12.74||49|