Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th107.0 (19th)204.0 (28th)
Defense31st142.7 (31st)249.8 (21st)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
PIT
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
at BAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at IND
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
CIN
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
NYJ
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
at HOU
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
TEN
9:30 am EDT
Sun Oct 29
MIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
at DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
JAC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
at CIN
4:05 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at LAC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
GB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
BAL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
at CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
at PIT

Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Pittsburgh11-5-05-1-0
Baltimore8-8-04-2-0
Cincinnati6-9-13-3-0
Cleveland1-15-00-6-0
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Browns' Isaiah Crowell: Hasn't signed tender or reported to offseason program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The window for Crowell to sign an offer sheet with another team expired Friday, yet he still hasn't signed his restricted free agent tender or reported for the Browns' offseason program, Jeff Schudel of The Morning Journal reports.

Crowell likely is hoping for an extension or a trade, while the Browns probably prefer to wait on any action until they see if they're able to address their backfield during the draft. The team did give Crowell a second-round tender, which would pay him $2.81 million in 2017 while allowing him to hit unrestricted free agency in 2018. Coming off the best season of his his career, the 24-year-old running back may be worried his value will plummet if he has to compete for work against both Duke Johnson and a draft pick. Crowell could probably fetch a middle-round selection in a trade, as he's yet to miss a game through three seasons and is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he set career-best marks for carries (198), rushing yards (952), yards per carry (4.8), receptions (40) and receiving yards (319).

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Browns' Brock Osweiler: Could compete for starting spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown said he looks forward to Osweiler competing for the starting job, NFL.com's Conor Orr reports.

Previous reports suggested Osweiler likely would be released or traded, but it now seems the Browns may consider keeping him around, if for no reason other than his contract. Cleveland accepted the cumbersome contract in exchange for draft compensation from Houston, taking on Osweiler's fully-guaranteed $16 million salary for 2017. In addition to making it difficult to work out a second trade, the guaranteed salary leaves Cleveland with no real incentive to release the 26-year-old quarterback at this juncture. Osweiler likely will stick with his new team at least through the upcoming draft, at which point the Browns figure to acquire a rookie quarterback -- possibly as soon as the opening round. The franchise hopes to have either a rookie or 2016 third-rounder Cody Kessler under center in Week 1, yet it isn't out of the question Osweiler could at least nominally be part of the competition for the No. 1 job. Of course, the Browns would already be committing two roster spots to Kessler and a rookie, which would likely leave the team to decide between Osweiler and Kevin Hogan for one job. It's still possible the Browns end up paying Osweiler $16 million (or close to it) without ever having him on the roster for a regular-season game. His presence at voluntary offseason workouts suggests he's accepting of the unusual situation and his uncertain future with the team.

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Browns' Joe Haden: Says he's good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Haden (groin) said he is healthy, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Despite having surgery on both groin muscles in January, Haden said he's good to go for the start of the Browns' offseason program. He played through the injuries for most of last season, finishing with 48 tackles and three interceptions in 13 games. Durability remains a major concern for the Browns' No. 1 cornerback, as he's missed at least one game in each of the last six seasons, with 14 absences over the past two years alone.

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Browns' Brock Osweiler: Shows up for voluntary workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osweiler was present Monday for the start of voluntary workouts, Scott Petrak of The Elryria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

The Browns are expected to trade or release Osweiler at some point this offseason, but the team may want to keep him around until after the draft, just in case it doesn't secure a quarterback within the first few rounds. Such a scenario doesn't seem likely, but if for some reason the Browns don't draft one of their preferred signal-callers, it's possible Osweiler could be kept around to compete with second-year players Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan. Cleveland received draft compensation in exchange for taking Osweiler and his hefty contract off of Houston's books. His $16 million base salary for 2017 is fully guaranteed, but the rest of his contract can be voided without any penalty.

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Browns' Cody Kessler: Working on deep ball and quick release
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kessler worked this offseason with private quarterbacks coach Tom House on his arm strength and deep-ball accuracy, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Kessler also worked on getting rid of the ball faster, after taking 21 sacks and suffering two concussions last season despite attempting only 195 passes in nine games. He did complete 65.6 percent of those passes for 7.1 yards per attempt with six touchdowns and two interceptions, but the sacks and lack of big plays contributed to Cleveland's 0-8 record in his starts. It was still a solid showing for a third-round rookie, and with Robert Griffin and Josh McCown released in the offseason, Kessler could get another shot at the starting job. The Browns are expected to part ways with offseason addition Brock Osweiler, who was acquired along with a draft pick in a trade designed to free up cap space for the Texans. Cleveland does figure to add another quarterback during the upcoming draft, potentially providing Kessler with stiff competition for the starting job.

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