Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th107.0 (19th)204.0 (28th)
Defense31st142.7 (31st)249.8 (21st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
54Alexander, Dominique ILB6-02354/20/19952Oklahoma
15Alford, Mario WR5-91802/25/19922West Virginia
25Atkinson, George RB6-122011/29/19922Notre Dame
78Bailey, Alvin (FA) G6-33208/26/19915Arkansas
 Barker, Chris G6-23008/3/19902Nevada
82Barnidge, Gary (FA) TE6-62509/22/198510Louisville
 Bello, B.J. LB6-223010/31/1994RIllinois State
75Bitonio, Joel G6-430510/11/19914Nevada
20Boddy-Calhoun, Briean SS5-91931/21/19932Minnesota
 Boyce, Josh WR5-112055/6/19913Texas Christian
 Brantley, Caleb DT6-23149/2/1994RFlorida
 Britt, Kenny WR6-32239/19/19889Rutgers
92Bryant, Desmond DE6-631012/15/19858Harvard
 Burgess, James ILB6-02333/9/19941Louisville
26Burley, Marcus DB5-101907/16/19904Delaware
31Caldwell, Trey DB5-918512/4/19931Louisiana-Monroe
24Campbell, Ibraheim SS5-112085/13/19923Northwestern
59Carder, Tank ILB6-22351/18/19896Texas Christian
72Coleman, Shon T6-631011/25/19912Auburn
19Coleman, Corey WR5-101857/6/19942Baylor
 Coley, Trevon DT6-13077/13/19941Florida Atlantic
51Collins, Jamie OLB6-325010/20/19895Southern Mississippi
4Colquitt, Britton P6-22053/20/19858Tennessee
96Cooper, Xavier DE6-430011/30/19913Washington State
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/19934Alabama State
 Currie, Justin DB6-22149/19/19932Western Michigan
56Davis, Demario ILB6-22481/11/19896Arkansas State
 Dayes, Matt RB5-9207//RNorth Carolina State
87DeValve, Seth TE6-32451/29/19932Princeton
66Drango, Spencer G6-631510/15/19922Baylor
74Erving, Cameron C6-53138/23/19923Florida State
61Fabiano, Anthony C6-53077/13/19931Harvard
 Fleming, Ladell LB6-01942/1/1994RNorthern Illinois
 Garrett, Myles DE6-627012/29/1995RTexas A&M
 Gonzalez, Zane K6-02015/7/1995RArizona State
77Greco, John G6-43183/24/198510Toledo
10Griffin III, Robert (FA) QB6-22182/12/19906Baylor
23Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19898Florida
85Hall, Rannell WR6-02001/30/19932Central Florida
 Harmon, J.D. DB6-21921/18/1994RKentucky
16Hawkins, Andrew (FA) WR5-71803/10/19867Toledo
81Higgins, Rashard WR6-119810/7/19942Colorado State
 Hill, Alvin CB5-111901/28/1994RMaryland
 Hillary, Darius CB5-111834/5/19931Wisconsin
8Hogan, Kevin QB6-321710/20/19922Stanford
91Holmes, Tyrone DE6-22539/10/19932Montana
 Holtz, J.P. TE6-32408/28/19931Pittsburgh
47Hughlett, Charley LS6-42485/16/19903Central Florida
60Ikard, Gabe C6-43049/26/19904Oklahoma
35Jackson, Darius RB6-022112/1/19932Eastern Michigan
29Johnson, Duke RB5-92109/23/19933Miami (Fla.)
 Johnson, Roderick T6-731111/28/1995RFlorida State
57Johnson, Cam OLB6-42685/24/19904Virginia
6Kessler, Cody QB6-12155/11/19932USC
30Kindred, Derrick SS5-1021012/15/19932Texas Christian
58Kirksey, Christian ILB6-22358/31/19924Iowa
 Kizer, DeShone QB6-42301/3/1996RNotre Dame
70Lawrence-Stample, Nile DT6-13207/14/19922Florida State
 Leslie, Jordan WR6-320910/31/19911Brigham Young
80Louis, Ricardo WR6-22153/23/19942Auburn
 Marcus, Jamal DE6-22408/17/1994RAkron
 Martin, Marcus C6-332111/29/19934USC
 McCants, Matt T6-63108/18/19895Alabama-Birmingham
 McCourty, Jason DB6-01938/13/19879Rutgers
 McNamara, Taylor TE6-52458/12/1994RUSC
98Meder, Jamie DE6-33084/12/19913Ashland
 Murray, Najee DB5-9185//RKent State
 Nacua, Kai DB6-12053/3/1995RBrigham Young
94Nassib, Carl DE6-72754/12/19932Penn State
 Njoku, David TE6-42457/10/1996RMiami (Fla.)
90Ogbah, Emmanuel DE6-327511/6/19932Oklahoma State
 Ogunjobi, Larry DT6-33046/3/1994RNorth Carolina-Charlotte
 Olugbode, Kenneth LB6-02209/19/1995RColorado
44Orchard, Nate OLB6-42551/5/19933Utah
 Osweiler, Brock QB6-823511/22/19906Arizona State
3Parkey, Cody K6-01932/19/19924Auburn
67Pasztor, Austin (FA) T6-730811/26/19905Virginia
84Payton, Jordan WR6-12099/1/19932UCLA
 Peppers, Jabrill LB6-120510/4/1995RMichigan
 Powell, Tyvis FS6-32112/16/19942Ohio State
62Reiter, Austin C6-330711/27/19912South Florida
39Reynolds, Ed FS6-120710/18/19913Stanford
53Schobert, Joe OLB6-124511/6/19932Wisconsin
 Schult, Karter DE6-224012/21/1993RNorthern Iowa
55Shelton, Danny NT6-23358/20/19933Washington
 Sterup, Zach T6-93185/14/19921Nebraska
 Stribling, Channing CB6-217511/21/1994RMichigan
21Taylor, Jamar CB5-111929/29/19905Boise State
86Telfer, Randall TE6-32505/16/19922USC
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/198411Wisconsin
 Tretter, JC C6-43072/12/19915Cornell
40Vitale, Danny RB6-123910/26/19932Northwestern
22Williams, Tramon (FA) CB6-01923/16/198311Louisiana Tech
 Wilson, Howard CB6-1185//RHouston
 Wright, James WR6-120112/31/19914Louisiana State
 Zeitler, Kevin G6-43203/8/19906Wisconsin
Suspended Players
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Cleveland6-5311.96-3289.424.72132
 
 
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Position Listing
Mario Alford
News
Alford (ankle) was promoted to the Browns active roster Satuday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Alford was waived-injured by the Bengals prior to the regular season, and subsequently placed on the IR. Since then, he was acquired by the Browns practice squad, and has now been promoted to their active roster. He figures to help out on special teams and provide depth at receiver for the team.

Anthony Fabiano
No Updates
Austin Reiter
Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Xavier Cooper
News
Cooper (shoulder) is active for Sunday's matchup in Cincinnati.

Cooper logged a week of limited practices, putting him in line to play after sitting out the Week 6 matchup in Tennessee. His presence on the defensive line will help bolster a unit that is surrendering 118 yards per game on the ground this season -- good for sixth-worst in the NFL.

Alvin Bailey
No Updates
Danny Shelton
News
Shelton had minor surgery on his left wrist but doesn't expect it to delay his 2017 season, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Shelton's agent went on to say that, as of Feb. 22, the talented defensive tackle would be able to start working out as soon as next week. The Browns consider Shelton a key piece of their defense, as he has started 31-of-32 games in his first two seasons and recorded 59 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in 2016. Look for him to be a full go by the time training camp commences.

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for the start of training camp
Nate Orchard
News
Orchard (ankle) was placed on the Browns' injured reserve list on Saturday.

Orchard suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 3 and is now likely done for the season. Cam Johnson was promoted from the team's practice squad in order to replace him as a depth option at linebacker in advance of the Browns' Week 4 tilt against the Redskins.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Duke Johnson
News
Johnson rushed once for four yards during Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.

Johnson was limited by an ankle injury and ended up playing just four snaps in the last game of the season. Still, it was a productive year for the 23-year-old, almost duplicating his rookie year by catching 53 passes for 514 yards out of the backfield. He didn't see as many rush attempts, but his 4.9 yards per carry would've ranked seventh among NFL running backs if he were qualified. Assuming Isaiah Crowell -- who is a restricted free agent -- is back in 2017, Johnson will assume his role as a pass-catching, third-down back once again.

Kevin Hogan
News
Browns general manager Sashi Brown suggested Hogan will be part of the team's quarterback competition, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "I think it's going to be an open competition," said Brown. "Hue and [quarterbacks coach] David [Lee] will decide ultimately who our starter will be, but we're excited about all three of those guys, and DeShone coming into that room to give us a fourth opportunity for a guy who may become our starter. But I think the spring and certainly training camp will help us iron that out."

A fifth-round selection last year, Hogan was released by the Chiefs before Week 1and signed to the Cleveland practice squad shortly thereafter. He was then promoted to the active roster and even replaced an injured Cody Kessler in Week 7 against the Bengals, rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown but also throwing a pair of interceptions. Hogan may technically be a part of the quarterback competition in training camp, but he'll realistically just be hoping to beat out Brock Osweiler for a roster spot. Kessler is the favorite to start Week 1, and second-round rookie DeShone Kizer is also assured of a spot on the team.

Najee Murray
No Updates
Ed Reynolds
News
Reynolds (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Reynolds entered the weekend as questionable to play after suffering a minor knee injury in Week 11, but he'll ultimately be ready to return to game action on Sunday. He's slated to back-up Tracy Howard at free safety.

Chris Barker
News
Barker was claimed off waivers Friday by the Browns.

Barker has appeared in six regular season games for his career and most recently spent all of last season on the Patriots' practice squad before being waived this offseason. He'll have the opportunity to provide depth on the offensive line for the Browns.

JC Tretter
Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Tyrone Holmes
News
Holmes was released by the Jaguars on Friday, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports.

Holmes was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but will not be on the roster for Week 1. He figured to have a long shot at making the final cut, as he was fourth on the depth chart at left defensive end.

Demario Davis
News
Davis forced a fumble and posted 10 tackles Sunday against the Cowboys.

Davis posted at least nine tackles for the third time this season, and he's averaging seven per game. He also has a forced fumble and a pair of passes defensed this year, but he's a borderline IDP option at linebacker in most leagues.

Jamar Taylor
News
Taylor (groin) is ready to play in Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.

Taylor will continue to play through a nagging groin injury.

Darius Jackson
News
Jackson is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

Saturday marks the second time Jackson has been inactive since being claimed by the Browns earlier in the month. Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson should see the majority of the snaps out of the Browns backfield Saturday.

Josh Gordon
News
Gordon (suspension) had his reinstatement petition denied Thursday by the NFL, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.

Gordon, who has not played in an NFL game since 2014 after multiple substance abuse violations, applied for reinstatement back in March, but he will now officially be unable to rejoin the Browns for any offseason workouts or training camp. His next opportunity to apply for reinstatement will be in the fall, and given reports from a little over a month ago that Cleveland would look into keeping Gordon should he be reinstated, it's likely that he tries once again when that time comes. Look for another update on Gordon's status to come about closer to the start of the regular season.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Charley Hughlett
No Updates
Karter Schult
No Updates
John Greco
Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
DeShone Kizer
News
Coach Hue Jackson said Friday that Kizer will have a chance to compete for the starting job, according to Cleveland.com.

The second-round draft pick out of Notre Dame joins quarterbacks Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan and Brock Osweiler on the roster, and it seems each will have a shot to start the season under center. Osweiler and Kessler have the most experience, but neither performed at an especially high level in 2016, giving Kizer a fair chance. As with all rookies, there are many things he needs to improve on to be a successful NFL quarterback, but as of now, his competition is rather weak. However, all of this would change if the Browns finally convince the Patriots to part ways with Jimmy Garoppolo.

Josh Boyce
News
Boyce has signed a future/reserve contract with the Browns.

Boyce has spent four years in the league, having made stints in both New England and Indianapolis, but only has nine receptions to his name. With a depth chart currently unsettled behind top wideouts Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman, Cleveland offers a legitimate opportunity for Boyce to crack the final roster.

Tyvis Powell
News
Powell was claimed off waivers Monday by the Browns.

Powell was waived by the Seahawks at the start of the playoffs after logging three tackles on special teams in eight games as an undrafted rookie. After starring at safety at Ohio State, Powell will now hope to secure a roster spot ahead of the 2017 campaign in his home state with the Browns.

Kenny Britt
News
Britt signed with the Browns on Friday.

The Browns confirmed Britt is joining the franchise on a four-year contract for a reported $32.5 million, including $17 million guaranteed, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The sizable contract should ensure Britt owns a starting job opposite Corey Coleman. The 28-year-old Britt is coming off the first 1,000-yard season of his career, and while he should see plenty of snaps and targets in Cleveland, it's unclear who will be throwing him the ball. Poor quarterback play seemingly has been the lone constant throughout Britt's unorthodox career.

Christian Kirksey
News
Kirksey is expected to move from inside to outside linebacker in 2017, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Kirksey was prolific as a middle linebacker in 2016, recording 148 tackles and three passes defensed, both of which were career highs. His position change is a result of the Browns switching to a 4-3 defense. He'll be tasked with a similar role, albeit in a slightly different spot. The shift shouldn't prove too difficult for the fourth-year linebacker, but it could result in slightly fewer tackles over the course of the year.

Cameron Erving
News
Erving (knee) sat out team drills at Wednesday's OTA, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Erving sprained his MCL in the season finale last year and appears to still be recovering. He participated in position drills and did individual work. It's unclear when he'll be back to full health, but he's expected to be back in time for the regular season at the latest.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Payton
News
Payton has been suspended for the final four games of the season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Payton will be eligible to return to the Browns' active roster following the team's final game of the season, which is on Jan. 1. The 2016 fifth-round rounder will thus look to carve out a role with the team in 2017 after a rookie season that resulted in him catching just one pass for three yards in four games.

George Atkinson
News
Atkinson re-signed with the Browns on Monday.

Atkinson played in all 16 games with Cleveland last season but didn't see any rushing attempts until Week 17, when he had seven carries for 34 yards and a touchdown. He'll look to continue as a special teams player in 2017 while also pushing for a larger role in the offense.

Tramon Williams
News
Williams was released by the Browns on Tuesday.

The Browns have decided to cut ties with the 33-year-old cornerback just two seasons after inking him to a three-year, $21 million contract. Williams struggled with knee and shoulder aliments throughout the 2016 season, forcing him to miss five contests. He recorded 36 tackles, five pass deflections, and one interception in 12 games. He'll now look to find his way onto a roster in need of some secondary depth, as the veteran will bring plenty of experience wherever he winds up.

Robert Griffin III
News
The Browns released Griffin on Friday.

The Browns are in the midst of their latest QB overhaul, having added Brock Osweiler (for now) and reportedly being poised to make a run at trading for New England's Jimmy Garoppolo. Griffin has had trouble staying healthy over the course of his NFL career, but he's just 27 years old and a former No. 2 overall pick, so he'll no doubt be afforded an opportunity to kick-start his career elsewhere. However, we doubt that he'll be simply handed a starting job.

Tank Carder
News
Carder (concussion) is active Sunday against the Cowboys.

Carder sustained a concussion last week against the Jets, but has evidently passed through concussion protocol and should be set for use usual workload on special teams.

Larry Ogunjobi
News
The Browns selected Ogunjobi in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 66th overall.

It's another fine selection for Cleveland. Ogunjobi is relatively obscure after playing at Charlotte, but this is a productive player who logged borderline elite workout metrics. At 6-foot-3, 305 pounds, Ogunjobi ran the 40 in 4.97 seconds at the Combine, adding a 32-inch vertical, 116-inch broad jump and 7.55-second three-cone drill.

Marcus Burley
News
Burley re-signed with the Browns on Monday.

Burley played 12 games with Cleveland last season, totaling just eight tackles and one pass defensed. He'll figure to be a backup once again in 2017, though he could see a slightly increased role on the defense.

Nile Lawrence-Stample
News
Lawrence-Stample (shoulder) was placed on the Browns' injured reserve list, Ohio.com reports.

The details surrounding the exact nature of his injury remain vague, but Lawrence-Stample had been nursing it since the beginning of August and missed the entirety of the Browns' preseason thus far. The undrafted rookie will likely get another tryout with the team next year.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Carl Nassib
News
Nassib accumulated three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's season finale versus Pittsburgh.

In his rookie campaign, Nassib finished with 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He missed a few games with a broken hand which slowed him down but showed glimpses of breakout talent. If the Browns can add more defensive talent, that should only help Nassib's development.

Brock Osweiler
News
Head coach Hue Jackson said 2017 second-round draft pick DeShone Kizer will have a chance to compete with Osweiler and Cody Kessler for the starting job, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Acquired along with a 2018 second-round draft pick as part of a salary dump earlier in the offseason, Osweiler is on the books for a guaranteed $16 million salary in 2017 -- giving the Browns little incentive to release him at this juncture. He thus figures to be part of the team's quarterback competition, though he'd presumably have to outshine the 23-year-old Kessler and 21-year-old Kizer by a wide margin to actually win the starting job for a rebuilding team. While they wouldn't get any cap relief from releasing Osweiler, the Browns might ultimately decide they prefer 24-year-old Kevin Hogan as the third quarterback for the final roster. Kizer and Kessler are obvious locks to make the team, with the latter an early favorite to start Week 1.

Rannell Hall
News
Hall re-signed with the Browns on Friday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Hall missed all of this past season after fracturing his fibula in August, but he'll now rejoin the Browns with an eye on making the team ahead of the 2017 campaign.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Myles Garrett
News
Garrett sat out Wednesday's OTA for unspecified reasons, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Garrett spent the day on the side of practice and was seen on a bike for some time. Whatever the issue is, it isn't thought to be serious and he's expected to return to practice soon.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Trevon Coley
No Updates
Ricardo Louis
News
Louis hauled in both of his targets for 22 yards to finish up the season Sunday against the Steelers.

Louis' two receptions were his first catches since Oct. 30, as the rookie wideout struggled to find the field after Corey Coleman returned from a broken hand. He finished with just 18 receptions for 205 yards. Terrelle Pryor is set to become a free agent, and if he fails to re-sign, Louis, along with Rashard Higgins, could see an increased role next season.

Dominique Alexander
News
Alexander (abdomen/groin) is active for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

The Browns will be close to full strength in their linebacking corps Saturday with Alexander active. However, Alexander has yet to carve out a role with the defense behind starter Demario Davis, his primary impact is made on special teams.

Randall Telfer
News
Telfer (ankle/thumb) does not appear on the Browns' injury report in advance of the season finale Sunday versus the Steelers.

Despite being limited in every practice this week, Telfer has been cleared to play but will likely be contained to work on special teams.

Kenneth Olugbode
No Updates
Joe Haden
News
Haden (groin) has said he is healthy following offseason surgeries on both groin muscles, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Apparently fully recovered from those procedures, 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.

Matt Dayes
No Updates
Jason McCourty
News
McCourty (shoulder/chest) officially signed a two-year contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

It was reported earlier Tuesday that the two sides were nearing an agreement, but it's now become official and McCourty is set to join the Browns. He'll immediately join the team as a playmaker at corner and could start opposite Joe Haden right out of the gates. According to Tony Grossi of ESPN.com, the Browns could give him some work at free safety as well, so don't be surprised if the team experiments with him at a few different positions during training camp.

Injury
Chest - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joe Schobert
News
Schobert will draw the start at outside linebacker Sunday against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Schobert is a staple on special teams for the Browns, but with Cam Johnson (groin) on the shelf Sunday, he'll get the starting nod at outside linebacker. He saw just two defensive snaps Week 16, but should be in line for an expanded role against Cleveland's AFC North rivals.

James Wright
News
Wright was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Tuesday, Cleveland.com reports.

Wright was waived by the Bengals on Monday but did not fall past his old coach Hue Jackson and the Bengals. Wright compiled 106 yards on 13 receptions for the Bengals in 2016 across 13 games. He also tallied 11 tackles in his special teams role. Wright will join a group of young receivers in Cleveland and will have an opportunity to prove himself in training camp. The team let Terrelle Pryor walk in free agency, so outside of Corey Coleman, there is room on the depth chart to earn some playing time.

Andrew Hawkins
News
Hawkins signed a one-year contract with the Patriots on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Hawkins was released by the Browns back in February after spending the past three years in Cleveland. In 2016, he totaled 324 yards and three touchdowns on 33 receptions while playing in all 16 games. With New England, the veteran wideout will likely be competing with Malcolm Mitchell, Matthew Slater, and Devin Street for one of the final wide receiver roster spots.

Gary Barnidge
News
Barnidge may visit the Jaguars and Panthers after meeting with the Bills in Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Of the three teams, Jacksonville would provide Barnidge with the best shot at a role as a team's top pass-catching tight end, while he'd merely be a backup to Greg Olsen in Carolina. Buffalo falls somewhere in the middle, as Barnidge could pose a real challenge to the overpaid Charles Clay. While his fantasy production dropped off a cliff in the wake of a shocking 2015 breakout, Barnidge still produced 7.6 yards per target last season -- an impressive figure for a tight end in a terrible offense. He'll turn 33 in October.

Kai Nacua
No Updates
Roderick Johnson
No Updates
Jabrill Peppers
News
The Browns selected Peppers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 25th overall.

After moving back from the 12th pick in a trade back with Houston, Cleveland opted to add more firepower to its defense rather than address the quarterback position. Highly athletic but flagged with an overly-diluted drug test sample at the Combine, Peppers' NFL projection faces further uncertainty over his lack of a confirmed position. He primarily played linebacker at Michigan, but his athleticism would point toward safety. One theory is that Michigan simply used him in a quirky way, while a more skeptical theory is that Michigan used him at linebacker because he lacked the ball skills and coverage skills to play safety. Either way, Cleveland is buying into his elite athletic pedigree and betting on an optimistic interpretation of his prospect profile. Be it at linebacker or safety, Peppers could be an IDP factor as long as he's getting enough snaps. It's probably best to project some development time initially, however.

James Burgess
No Updates
J.D. Harmon
No Updates
Alvin Hill
No Updates
Desmond Bryant
News
Bryant (chest) sat out Wednesday's OTA, Scott Petrak of The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Bryant missed all of 2016 with a torn pectoral muscle and it's unclear if he's still dealing with that injury. He'll be looking to return to action as soon as he's healthy.

Injury
Chest - Questionable for the start of training camp
Danny Vitale
News
Vitale was signed to the Bucs practice squad Friday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The rookie sixth-round pick has found his way back to Tampa after a rollercoaster week that saw him get waived by the Bucs, picked up by the Bills, and then waived with a failed physical due to what Buffalo labeled as a torn labrum. The Bucs had previously diagnosed the injury as an AC joint sprain, so the team was open to his return following Vitale clearing waivers earlier in the day. The versatile fullback/tight end hybrid will have a chance to develop as the season unfolds, but could find a promotion to the active roster hard to come by with the Bucs already carrying five tight ends.

Trey Caldwell
News
Caldwell (hamstring) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Caldwell hurt his hamstring last Sunday against the Steelers and wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jamie Collins
News
Collins has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Browns.

Collins' late-October trade from the Patriots to the Browns drew shockwaves around the league, and despite playing with significantly less talent around him, Collins remained a highly productive linebacker once arriving in Cleveland. The 27-year-old started all eight games after joining the Browns, finishing with 69 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble in those appearances. Thanks to an average of over 105 stops per year since his 2013 rookie campaign, the Southern Mississippi product has earned a long-term deal worth $50 million, with $26 million in guarantees, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. In signing Collins, the Browns have locked down a key member of their defense going forward, and could further improve their defense with the first overall pick of this year's draft.

Jamie Meder
News
Meder signed a contract with the Browns on Tuesday, the Browns' official site reports.

Meder became a regular starter at defensive end for the Browns, recording 48 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed over 16 games (15 starts) last season. The 25-year-old blocked a field goal attempt during the fourth quarter of Week 16's matchup with the Chargers, helping secure the Browns' lone victory on the year and earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Isaiah Crowell
News
Crowell, who was absent from previous voluntary workouts throughout the offseason, participated in the Browns' first organized team activity on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Crowell signed his restricted free-agent tender in May, but there were still questions as to whether he would wait until June's mandatory minicamp to report. The 24-year-old has a firm grasp on the starting job at running back in Cleveland, while joining the team for OTAs boosts his standing with the coaching staff.

Jordan Leslie
No Updates
Justin Currie
News
The Giants announced Wednesday they signed safety Jeromy Miles, who is entering his sixth NFL season. He has played for the Ravens and Bengals.

The team also waived wide receiver Marcus Harris and safety Justin Currie. Harris missed the 2014 season due to a hip injury, while Currie was signed a rookie free agent in May.

Shon Coleman
No Updates
Zach Sterup
No Updates
Cam Johnson
News
Johnson (groin) is inactive Sunday against the Steelers.

Johnson did not make an appearance in practice this week, so not surprisingly, the fourth-year linebacker will take a seat for Sunday's season finale. Look for Joe Schobert to pick up extra snaps in his stead.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for the start of training camp
B.J. Bello
No Updates
Joel Bitonio
Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Matt McCants
No Updates
Seth DeValve
News
DeValve caught his only target for a 12-yard touchdown during Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.

Overall, DeValve performed better than his spot on the depth chart would suggest. He finished the 2016 season with 10 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown, despite playing limited snaps. Based on his production, he may have supplanted backup tight end Randall Telfer going into next season, but it's still too early to tell.

Caleb Brantley
News
Brantley has been cleared of any charges related to his April arrest for simple battery, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Brantley's draft stock took a major hit after he was charged with battery stemming from the April incident. Despite his cloudy legal situation, the Browns opted to select him in the sixth-round given his upside. With the legal ramifications in the rearview, Brantley has a chance to emerge as a pivotal component of the Cleveland defensive line in 2017. He brings an exceptional pass rushing skill set and could wind up being recognized as one of the steals of this draft one year from now.

David Njoku
News
With Gary Barnidge being released shortly after Njoku's arrival, the door is open for Njoku to start right away in 2017.

Njoku joins Seth DeValve, Randall Telfer as the team's only tight ends on the roster and immediately becomes the favorite to dominant snaps in 2017. DeValve caught 10 passes for 127 yards and two scores in 2016, while Telfer finished the year with just two receptions. Those lackluster performances, along with a down year from Barnidge, convinced the Browns to upgrade the position, which they absolutely did with Njoku.

Spencer Drango
No Updates
Corey Coleman
News
Coleman could be pushed to the slot if Josh Gordon (suspension) is reinstated by the NFL and retained by the Browns, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Head coach Hue Jackson recently said he expects Coleman to serve as the team's No. 1 receiver, but the plan could change if Gordon reenters the picture. While it was previously believed Gordon wouldn't get another shot, Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown suggested it isn't out of the question. Gordon's presence would considerably diminish Coleman's fantasy appeal, providing significant competition for targets in an offense that likely will struggle with poor quarterback play. Coleman might be pushed to the slot in three-wide sets, but his snap count shouldn't be too much of a concern, as the Browns would probably keep him on the field over Gordon or Kenny Britt in two-wide formations.

J.P. Holtz
No Updates
Taylor McNamara
No Updates
Cody Kessler
News
Kessler will rep with the first-team offense during full-squad workouts, Scott Petrak of the Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Despite the Browns spending a second-round selection on Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer, Kessler will still get the first crack at locking down the starting job. Kessler showed flashes of potential in his rookie season, most notably a 336-yard showing against the Titans in Week 6. Unless Kizer proves to be a quick study, this should be Kessler's job to lose, while Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan also lurk in the background.

Ibraheim Campbell
News
Campbell (hamstring) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Patriots.

Out of the three Cleveland defensive players listed as questionable, Campbell was the only player able to log a full practice session Friday. As a result, he'll suit up for the first time since Week 2, presumably returning to his old role as the starting strong safety.

Austin Pasztor
No Updates
Jamal Marcus
No Updates
Ladell Fleming
No Updates
Joe Thomas
No Updates
Britton Colquitt
No Updates
Channing Stribling
No Updates
Marcus Martin
No Updates
Darius Hillary
No Updates
Cody Parkey
News
Parkey made one of two field goals to close out the 2016 season against the Steelers on Sunday.

As of now, Parkey figures to be Cleveland's kicker in 2017. The team waived injured kicker Patrick Murray on Dec. 22, and after a rough start, Parkey settled down and proved he's capable of being an NFL kicker. He made 20 of 25 field goals and missed just one extra point.

Emmanuel Ogbah
News
Ogbah's only tackle went for a sack during Sunday's contest with the Bills.

The rookie now has 5.5 sacks on the season and 2.5 sacks over the last two weeks. In order to start becoming an IDP option, however, he'll need to become more involved in stopping the run and start accumulating tackles.

Kevin Zeitler
No Updates
Briean Boddy-Calhoun
News
Boddy-Calhoun finished the 2016 season with three solo tackles and an interception against the Steelers on Sunday.

As an undrafted free agent rookie, Boddy-Calhoun ended up with three interceptions, although Sunday's performance was nothing to brag about. He allowed six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns and fumbled what should have been a pick-six. Overall, though, he had a solid season and probably played himself into consideration for a starter's role in 2017.

Derrick Kindred
News
Kindred has broken his ankle and will be placed on the NFI list as a result.

Kindred apparently suffered the ankle injury while training during the bye week, which will ultimately end the fourth-rounder's rookie season. Ibraheim Campbell will likely fill in as the Browns' starting strong safety during Kindred's absence.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Zane Gonzalez
News
The Browns selected Gonzalez in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 224th overall.

Gonzalez was a great college kicker, converting 96 of 116 career field goals. If he wins the Cleveland kicker role, he would seem like a decent bet to stick in the league.

Howard Wilson
News
Wilson is no longer expected to need surgery on his fractured kneecap and is aiming for a return midseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

According to Rapoport, the injury wasn't as bad as originally expected and the Browns believe they'll be able to get Wilson back in 12-to-16 weeks. That puts an early return potentially in the first half of the season, which is good news for the Browns secondary depth. They recently added Jason McCourty as a free agent and he'll likely be the favorite to start opposite Joe Haden, so once healthy, Wilson should be nothing more than a depth option.

Injury
Knee - Out for the start of training camp
Gabe Ikard
No Updates
Rashard Higgins
News
Higgins grabbed both his targets for 34 yards during Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Higgins' receptions on Sunday were his first since Oct. 30, bringing his season total to six. The rookie out of Colorado St. has been targeted just 10 times but has seen his snap count increase each of the last two weeks.

 

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