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Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense16th120.6 (8th)228.0 (24th)
Defense31st139.9 (31st)285.7 (29th)
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54Alexander, Dominique ILB6-02354/20/1995ROklahoma
25Atkinson, George RB6-122011/29/19921Notre Dame
78Bailey, Alvin G6-33208/26/19914Arkansas
82Barnidge, Gary TE6-62509/22/19859Louisville
20Boddy-Calhoun, Briean CB5-91931/21/1993RMinnesota
92Bryant, Desmond DE6-631012/15/19858Harvard
26Burley, Marcus DB5-101907/16/19903Delaware
24Campbell, Ibraheim SS5-112085/13/19922Northwestern
59Carder, Tank ILB6-22351/18/19895Texas Christian
72Coleman, Shon T6-731011/25/1991RAuburn
19Coleman, Corey WR5-101857/6/1994RBaylor
4Colquitt, Britton P6-22053/20/19857Tennessee
96Cooper, Xavier DE6-430011/30/19912Washington State
64Cooper, Jonathan G6-23101/19/19904North Carolina
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/19933Alabama State
56Davis, Demario ILB6-22481/11/19895Arkansas State
87DeValve, Seth TE6-32451/29/1993RPrinceton
66Drango, Spencer G6-631510/15/1992RBaylor
74Erving, Cameron C6-53138/23/19922Florida State
77Greco, John G6-43183/24/19859Toledo
23Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19897Florida
89Hamlett, Connor TE6-72594/12/19921Oregon State
16Hawkins, Andrew WR5-71803/10/19866Toledo
81Higgins, Rashard WR6-119810/7/1994RColorado State
28Hillary, Darius CB5-111834/5/1993RWisconsin
8Hogan, Kevin QB6-321710/20/1992RStanford
91Holmes, Tyrone DE6-22539/10/1993RMontana
41Howard, Tracy CB5-101854/29/1994RMiami (Fla.)
47Hughlett, Charley LS6-42485/16/19902Central Florida
29Johnson, Duke RB5-92109/23/19932Miami (Fla.)
57Johnson, Cam DE6-42685/24/19903Virginia
42Johnson, Malcolm FB6-12318/11/19922Mississippi State
6Kessler, Cody QB6-12155/11/1993RUSC
30Kindred, Derrick SS5-1021012/15/1993RTexas Christian
58Kirksey, Chris ILB6-22358/31/19923Iowa
52Lemonier, Corey OLB6-325511/19/19914Auburn
80Louis, Ricardo WR6-22153/23/1994RAuburn
13McCown, Josh QB6-42187/4/197914Sam Houston State
98Meder, Jamie DE6-33084/12/19912Ashland
94Nassib, Carl DE6-72754/12/1993RPenn State
90Ogbah, Emmanuel OLB6-327511/6/1993ROklahoma State
99Paea, Stephen DT6-13005/11/19886Oregon State
3Parkey, Cody K6-01932/19/19923Auburn
67Pasztor, Austin T6-730811/26/19904Virginia
84Payton, Jordan WR6-12099/1/1993RUCLA
11Pryor, Terrelle WR6-42236/20/19894Ohio State
30Reynolds, Ed SAF6-120710/18/19912Stanford
53Schobert, Joe OLB6-124511/6/1993RWisconsin
55Shelton, Danny NT6-23358/20/19932Washington
21Taylor, Jamar CB5-111929/29/19904Boise State
86Telfer, Randall TE6-32505/16/19921USC
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/198410Wisconsin
40Vitale, Dan RB6-223910/26/1993RNorthwestern
22Williams, Tramon CB6-01923/16/198310Louisiana Tech
Injured Players
75Bitonio, Joel (IR) G6-430510/11/19913Nevada
10Griffin III, Robert (IR) QB6-22182/12/19905Baylor
85Hall, Rannell (IR) WR6-02001/30/19931Central Florida
70Lawrence-Stample, Nile (IR) DT6-13207/14/1992RFlorida State
2Murray, Patrick (IR) K5-71826/22/19913Fordham
34Neal, Rajion (IR) RB5-112203/28/19921Tennessee
44Orchard, Nate (IR) OLB6-42551/5/19932Utah
83Parks, Dennis (IR) WR6-22017/27/1994RRice
33Poyer, Jordan (IR) FS6-01914/25/19914Oregon State
62Reiter, Austin (IR) C6-330711/27/19911South Florida
28Winston, Glenn (IR) RB6-22204/29/19893Northwood
97Wynn, Dylan (IR) DT6-22836/1/19931Oregon State
Practice Squad
 Boyce, Josh WR5-112055/6/19913Texas Christian
31Caldwell, Trey DB5-918512/4/1993RLouisiana-Monroe
61Fabiano, Anthony C6-53077/13/1993RHarvard
79France, Dan OL6-63124/1/19911Michigan State
 Leslie, Jordan WR6-320910/31/19911Brigham Young
 Liedtke, Michael G6-33101/15/19921Illinois State
 Mathews, Mitch WR6-52224/15/1991RBrigham Young
38Watson, Terrell RB6-12408/22/19931Azusa Pacific
50Wright, Scooby ILB6-02408/28/1994RArizona
Suspended Players
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Anthony Fabiano
Fabiano signed a contract with the Browns on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron-Beacon Journal reports.

Fabiano will likely serve as a backup guard for Cleveland. Don't expect him to see time unless an injury forces him into the lineup.

Austin Reiter
The Redskins have signed two of their draft picks to four-year deals, a source has told the Washington Post.

Cornerback Tevin Mitchel, a sixth-rounder, as well as seventh-round center Austin Reiter have both reportedly finalized their agreements.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Xavier Cooper
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.

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Alvin Bailey
Seahawks guard Alvin Bailey had a productive offseason. Bailey lost 30 pounds in the team's offseason conditioning program and is now in the best shape of his career. 

""That's a big statement," coach Pete Carroll told Seattle's 710 AM radio. "Everybody appreciates that. The fact that he's worked so hard shows he realizes his opportunity here. ... He's a very smart kid, and he doesn't get out of whack by the challenges out there, but at 350, he could be a little bit lighter."

Danny Shelton
Shelton registered five solo tackles and his first career sack during Sunday's matchup with the Titans.

The second-year man out of Washington was a big part of the Browns limiting DeMarco Murray to just 65 rushing yards. Shelton was also able to get to Marcus Mariota for a 10-yard loss for his first sack.

Nate Orchard
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.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Duke Johnson
Johnson rushed six times for 15 yards and caught four passes (five targets) for 18 yards in Sunday's tilt with the Bengals.

Sunday marked Johnson's third consecutive game with fewer than 20 rushing yards. as Cincinnati bottled him up on nearly every attempt. Almost all of his value remains in the passing game, and that doesn't figure to change as long as Isaiah Crowell is in the picture. The former third-round pick can be counted on for at least four catches a game, although fantasy owners are wishing more of them would go for touchdowns.

Terrelle Pryor
Pryor caught two passes (four targets) for 18 yards in Sunday's tilt with the Bengals.

Pryor was only on the field for 31 snaps, as the do-it-all receiver was limited with a hamstring injury. When fully healthy, Pryor is Cleveland's best and most explosive playmaker as is evident by his 413 receiving yards on 33 receptions. He'll look to rebound in Week 8 against the Jets.

Kevin Hogan
Hogan completed 12 of 24 passes for 100 yards with two interceptions during Sunday's matchup with the Bengals. He also rushed seven times for 104 yards and a score.

Hogan took over for Cody Kessler (concussion) in the second quarter, and although he struggled with his accuracy, the rookie quarterback made some plays on the ground, including a 28-yard touchdown dash. Gary Barnidge was his favorite target, as Hogan relied heavily on the big veteran. If Kessler can't make it through the concussion protocol in time for Week 8, and Josh McCown (collarbone) is still ruled out, Hogan will most likely get his first NFL start in a matchup with the Jets.

Glenn Winston
Winston (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com reports.

Winston hasn't practiced since Aug. 15 and missed the team's last two preseason games with a hurt shoulder. Instead of cutting him, the Browns decided to place him on IR with hopes he'll be able to contribute at some point in the future. The 27-year-old was far down on the depth chart before being injured, fighting with a handful of other players for the third running back spot.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Mitch Mathews
No Updates
Ed Reynolds
Reynolds was signed from the Browns' practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

With Jordan Poyer (kidney) on injured reserve, the Browns promoted Reynolds to the active roster, where he'll likely back up free safety Tracy Howard. Reynolds is a 25-year-old out of Stanford and played six games with the Eagles in 2015.

Scooby Wright
The Browns placed Wright on waivers Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Listed behind Demario Davis on the depth chart, the 2016 seventh-round pick didn't see any action in Cleveland's first two games, and with a handful of injuries, the Browns needed to make space in order to add depth elsewhere.

Tyrone Holmes
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
Davis racked up 10 tackles (six solo) and a pass deflection during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Davis picked up his first pass deflection and now has 35 tackles on the year after Sunday's strong performance.

Jamar Taylor
Taylor (knee) will play Sunday against the Bengals.

Taylor was previously limited in practice with a knee ailment, but participated in full Friday and will likely operate as the Browns' top cornerback with Joe Haden (groin) doubtful to suit up.

Josh McCown
With Cody Kessler entering the concussion protocol, McCown (collarbone) could return as the starting quarterback for Week 8 against the Jets, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Kessler has seemingly played well enough to retain the starting job, but he was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Bengals, which forced the Browns to turn to Kevin Hogan -- the team's fifth quarterback this season. McCown still hasn't been cleared to play, but if he does gain clearance this upcoming week, he'll presumably be ahead of Hogan. It is possible Kessler will be ready, in which case he'd likely get the start.

Collarbone - Questionable for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Josh Gordon
Gordon will likely be released by the Browns, NFL.com reports.

As hinted by head coach Hue Jackson, the team no longer has any plans for Gordon, who will enter an in-patient rehab facility instead of returning from his suspension in Week 5. It's unclear how long Gordon will stay in the facility and when/if he plans to play again this season, but he should eventually draw interest around the league, unless he failed a drug test -- in which case he'd likely be suspended yet again.

Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Charley Hughlett
Quarterback Brian Hoyer (shoulder) and cornerback Justin Gilbert, who is being disciplined, headline the inactives posted by the Browns for their Sunday game in Baltimore. Also hurt and out are defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and tackle Ryan Seymour (hamstring).

A trio of healthy scratches include long snapper Charley Hughlett, offensive lineman Andrew McDonald and wideout Phil Bates.

John Greco
Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday offensive lineman John Greco will likely start at center and offensive lineman Paul McQuistan will start at right guard Week 7 at Jacksonville. The starting lineup along the offensive line is undergoing changes in the wake of center Alex Mack's leg injury. 
Josh Boyce
Boyce was waived by the Browns, the team announced Monday.

Boyce signed a contract with the Browns just a week ago after being waived by the Colts, but the wide receiver was unable to find a depth spot on the team despite Cleveland's receiving corps battling injuries. Two cuts this offseason on top of the fact that Boyce hasn't played since his rookie year in 2013 do not bode well for his chances in the NFL moving forward.

Chris Kirksey
Kirksey made nine tackles (four solo) and had 0.5 sacks to go along with a QB hit and a pass defensed during Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Kirksey leads the team with 59 tackles, as his solid season on a struggling defensive unit continues.

Cameron Erving
Erving is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against Cincinnati after exiting due to illness, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Erving exited in the second half of Sunday's tilt and his illness has not yet been clarified. As a depth lineman his absence shouldn't impact the offense much.

Illness - Questionable for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Corey Lemonier
Lemonier (personal) is expected to play Sunday against Washington, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Lemonier was recently downgraded to "doubtful" because of personal reasons, but he has joined the team and is expected to suit up for the afternoon matchup, where he'll provide depth at outside linebacker.

Jordan Payton
Payton (coaches decision) remains on the inactive list Sunday against the Ravens.

Payton will be a healthy scratch for the second straight week, as the rookie wideout doesn't appear to be any closer to carving out a role in the Cleveland offense.

George Atkinson
Atkinson has replaced Duke Johnson as Cleveland's kick returner, according to the team's official website.

This move comes as a bit of a surprise, as Duke Johnson never even returned a kick during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, thanks to six touchbacks by Caleb Sturgis. The Browns may, however, want a more aggressive returner who isn't afraid of taking the ball out of the end zone, and Atkinson might just be the guy to do that.

Tramon Williams
Williams recorded two tackles (both solo) and his first interception of the season against the Titans on Sunday.

Williams was only on the field for 26 snaps, as Briean Boddy-Calhoun got the start for Joe Haden (groin), but still was able to make his presence known with an interception off Marcus Mariota. The former Packer had been sidelined the last two games with a shoulder injury.

Robert Griffin III
Griffin (shoulder) may be able to return this season, as a five-week checkup revealed he likely will not need surgery , ESPN.com reports.

The fractured coracoid bone in Griffin's left shoulder has improved with rest, potentially allowing him to return from injured reserve at some point after Week 9. The Browns still don't have any timetable, and there's no guarantee Griffin will get another chance to start even if he makes it back by the end of the year. Rookie third-round selection Cody Kessler hasn't exactly been great, but he may be doing enough to retain the starting job, as the Browns are already far removed from playoff contention. Kessler will start against the Bengals in Week 7 even if Josh McCown (collarbone) is cleared to play.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Tank Carder
The Browns list a whopping 16 players on their Friday injury report, but half are probable for the Week 17 battle in Pittsburgh, including All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas (back). The other offensive players among them are running back Willis McGahee (knee) and tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe).

The four defensive probables are linebackers Paul Kruger (illness) and Tank Carder (shoulder), safety Jordan Poyer (toe) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder, illness). Punter Spencer Lanning (knee) is also probable.

Michael Liedtke
No Updates
Marcus Burley
Burley (hamstring) will not play Sunday against the Bengals, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Burley exited last week's game against the Titans with a strained hamstring and was unable to practice all week. Given this complete lack of participation, it's possible the injury may be more severe than initially let on. It's uncertain when he'll be able to return.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Nile Lawrence-Stample
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.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Carl Nassib
Nassib (hand) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Patriots.

The Cleveland pass rush will need all the help they can get to combat the return of Tom Brady to the New England offense, and Nassib's presence will certainly bolster that. He'll be wearing a club on his surgically-repaired broken hand, however, so wrapping up for a sack may prove challenging.

Rannell Hall
Hall will miss the entire 2016 season with a fractured fibula, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Hall was already a long shot to make the Browns' 53-man roster given his position as the number seven or eight receiver, at best, on the wide receiver depth chart. The second-year player will hope for a clean recovery and another chance to make a final roster next season.

Leg - Injured Reserve
Ricardo Louis
Louis made one catch (three targets) for five yards during Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Louis saw a career-high nine targets in Week 6, but even though he played 51 snaps Sunday versus the Bengals. the rookie had just three passes thrown his way. Despite this, he's been just as effective as starter Andrew Hawkins and could see increased playing time even when Corey Coleman (hand) returns to action.

Dominique Alexander
No Updates
Randall Telfer
Telfer (ankle) is active for Sunday's matchup in Cincinnati.

Following a two-game absence, Telfer will return to the Browns after logging a full week of limited practice sessions. Through the first four games of the season, Telfer's highest snap count was 23, so don't expect him to cut significantly into the workload of starter Gary Barnidge.

Dennis Parks
Knee - Injured Reserve
Joe Haden
Haden (groin) is inactive for Sunday's matchup in Cincinnati.

After failing to take the practice field this week, it's no surprise to see Haden held out for the afternoon matchup. Look for Briean Boddy-Calhoun to draw the start at cornerback in Haden's stead, as was the case in Week 6's matchup against Tennessee. The lack of depth could mean a big day ahead for opposing wideout A.J. Green.

Groin - Questionable for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Joe Schobert
The Brown selected Schobert in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 99th overall.

Schobert is an inside linebacker for Cleveland's 3-4, but one who has more blitzing ability than the average inside linebacker. Playing outside in Wisconsin's 3-4, Schobert totaled 79 tackles and 9.5 sacks last year, as well as 19.5 tackles for loss.

Andrew Hawkins
Hawkins grabbed two of his four targets for 19 yards during Sunday's matchup with the Bengals.

The Browns have used six different quarterbacks through seven games, but none of them have been able to get Hawkins going. The 30-year-old receiver has been targeted just 25 times on the year and has a measly 15 catches for 174 yards.

Gary Barnidge
Barnidge hauled in a team-leading six catches on seven targets for 66 yards against Cincinnati on Sunday.

Barnidge's touchdown drought continued against the Bengals on Sunday, as the tight end has yet to find pay dirt in 2016. Cleveland has used six different quarterbacks through the first seven weeks, so a lack of chemistry could be contributed to Barnidge's inability to score. The good news is that he's caught at least five passes in each of the last four games.

Dylan Wynn
Wynn left practice with an ankle injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The severity of the injury is undisclosed. Consider Wynn day-to-day for the time being with each passing practice serving as a blow to Wynn's odds of making the active roster.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Patrick Murray
Murray (knee) was placed on IR by the Browns on Saturday, Mary Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Murray's left knee injury opened the door for the signing of kicker Cody Parkey to the Browns, who'll take over the kicking duties Sunday against the Dolphins. Murray is no stranger to knee injuries, having torn his ACL of the same leg two years ago.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Jonathan Cooper
The Browns claimed Cooper off Waivers on Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

After starting nine games for the Cardinals in 2015, Cooper was traded to the Patriots in the offseason for Chandler Jones. His availability throughout the early portion of the season was hampered by injuries, which eventually led to him being waived on Saturday. The Browns have opted to take a gamble on Cooper to help out on the offensive line.

Rajion Neal
Neal (knee) cleared waivers and was placed on the Browns' IR list Sunday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Unfortunately for Neal, the 24-year-old's injury kept him from earning a shot as the team's No. 3 running back. Neal will spend 2016 rehabbing for next season.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Desmond Bryant
Bryant (chest) has been placed on the injured reserve list and will sit out the entire season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Entering his eighth NFL season and fourth with the Browns, Bryant was a lock to start at defensive end after a 2015 campaign which saw him record a career-high and team-leading six sacks. The torn pectoral muscle he suffered earlier this month was originally thought to keep him out 4-to-6 months, making November the soonest possible return date. Rather than push his recovery in the hopes of a return the team decided it best to shut him down for the season. Carl Nassib appears first in line to replace Bryant, but John Hughes and Dylan Wynn could see some extra snaps as well.

Chest - Out for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Dan Vitale
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
Caldwell suffered a hamstring injury during the onset of training camp, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

It's currently unclear whether the hamstring was merely tweaked or if Caldwell has suffered something worse. Either way, there has been no timeline provided for his return. When healthy, the Browns' fifth-round pick will compete for a role out of the slot.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Jamie Meder
Meder registered two tackles and a sack against the Patriots on Sunday.

Meder's sack on Tom Brady was the second of his career and first of the season. The 25-year-old has 14 tackles on the year.

Isaiah Crowell
Crowell rushed 12 times for 63 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. He also gained 16 yards on three receptions (four targets).

After being held to just 38 rushing yards and no scores over his last two tilts, Crowell busted out of his slump Sunday, averaging 5.3 yards per carry and finding pay dirt. He did, however, only rush 12 times -- a season low -- but that can be contributed to the Browns being down on the scoreboard for the majority of the game. The 23-year-old will face a tough test in Week 8 against a qualify run defense in the Jets, but his workload could increase if Kevin Hogan makes his first NFL start.

Jordan Leslie
No Updates
Shon Coleman
No Updates
Terrell Watson
Watson was waived on Sunday after the the team claimed five players, according to the team's official website.

Watson was able to make the final cut on Saturday, as the Browns got down to 53 players, but Sunday was a different story. The 23-year-old, along with fellow running back Raheem Mostert were waived in lieu of Cleveland claiming George Atkinson off waivers from the Raiders.

Cam Johnson
Johnson has four tackles (three solo), two sacks and two quarterback hits during Sunday's loss to the Redskins.

Johnson was signed on Oct. 1 to fill Nate Orchard's (ankle) roster void and wasted no time in getting involved in the action. The 26-year-old played like a disruptive menace Sunday, bringing down Kirk Cousins twice for a sack and hitting him on two other occasions.

Joel Bitonio
Bitonio (foot) will visit a doctor today to decide whether he should get surgery on his mid-foot sprain or not, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Bitonio was placed on the IR on Friday after suffering a mid-foot sprain in Week 5. Bitonio had been having a terrific season before his surgery, and was a big reason for the Browns' resurfacing rushing attack.

Foot - Injured Reserve
Malcolm Johnson
Johnson (concussion) returned to practice on Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Johnson sustained a concussion over a week ago, forcing him to sit out of the first week of practice. He has now passed concussion protocol testing and can return to the field. He will be eligible to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Packers.

Jordan Poyer
Poyer (kidney) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

As expected, the safety was placed on the IR after being taken to the hospital due to vicious hit he received in Sunday's loss to the Titans. He was diagnosed with a lacerated kidney, which takes around four months to recover from, so the team decided to effectively end the 25-year-old's season. In his fifth season, Poyer recorded 39 tackles and two pass deflections in six games, one of the lone bright spots on an abyssal Cleveland squad. The Browns have limited secondary depth, and with Poyer now out, the team could be in market for a free agent to take over at free safety.

Abdomen - Injured Reserve
Stephen Paea
Paea announced on his Twitter account Friday that he signed with the Browns.

Paea was recently cut by the Redskins Tuesday, but will now add solid depth to a injury-riddled defensive line in Cleveland.

Seth DeValve
DeValve (knee) will not play Sunday against the Bengals, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

DeValve will now sit out his fourth consecutive game. Connor Hamlett will continue to serve as Gary Barnidge's direct backup.

Knee - Questionable for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Spencer Drango
No Updates
Corey Coleman
Coleman is progressing through his broken hand, but head coach Hue Jackson is unsure if the wide receiver will be cleared to practice this week, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The Browns will continue to play the waiting game while Coleman completes the healing process. On the one hand, he has entered the 4-to-6 week window for a return, with Wednesday's practice marking five weeks since sustaining the injury. Until he makes an appearance in drills, though, he won't be a candidate to suit up and provide an explosive aspect to Cleveland's passing attack.

Hand - Out for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Connor Hamlett
Hamlett caught one pass (one target) for a 17-yard touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Hamlett was activated off the practice squad earlier this week due to injuries to tight ends Randall Telfer (ankle) and Seth DeValve (knee) and was able to make his mark with his first NFL touchdown reception. Gary Barnidge is still the man in Cleveland, but Hamlett could ultimately turn into a red-zone threat.

Cody Kessler
Kessler hopes to be cleared from his concussion in time to start Sunday against the Jets, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Kessler was diagnosed with a concussion after being hit in the head while completing a toss to Gary Barnidge during Sunday's game against the Bengals. Although Kessler's condition will require him to be cleared by an independent neurologist, he hopes that'll occur by this weekend's contest versus the Jets. While optimism from an injured player is hardly uncommon, the report suggests Kessler's concussion isn't severe. Regardless, veteran Josh McCown (collarbone) could be cleared from his own injury this week, giving the Browns another quarterback situation to monitor in the coming days, when rookie Kevin Hogan could also see more practice action than usual, as he's Cleveland's only fully healthy player at the position right now.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 8 vs. N.Y. Jets
Ibraheim Campbell
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
The Jaguars have re-signed exclusive rights free agent right tackle Austin Pasztor on Tuesday, per the team's official website. Pasztor, 24, started in all eight of his appearances last season before going down with a ruptured hamstring, cutting his 2014 campaign short.
Joe Thomas
Browns left tackle Joe Thomas left Monday's pratice after he had his leg rolled up on by rookie defensive lineman Danny Shelton, per Cleveland.com.

Thomas had his right knee and ankle examined on the sidelines before walking off the field and into the training room. The injury is not expected to be serious, and an MRI was ruled to be unnecessary.

"Uh, yeah, we'll know more,'' coach Mike Pettine said. "I don't think it's any serious. Yeah, normal (tests). Just getting checked.''

Britton Colquitt
The Broncos have ruled running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) out for Sunday's game against Miami, according to Denver's final injury report for Week 12. The team also listed tight ends Virgil Green (calf) and Julius Thomas (ankle) as questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: David Bruton (ankle), Quinton Carter (knee), Ryan Clady (groin), Britton Colquitt (illness), Paul Cornick (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Steven Johnson (ankle) and Juwan Thompson (knee).

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Cody Parkey
Parkey made his lone field-goal attempt in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Bengals.

Along with his 28-yard field goal, Parkey made two extra points, as his debut struggles in Week 3 are now a distant memory. Although his accuracy has improved, the Browns' offense struggles to move the ball, limiting Parkey's field goal opportunities.

Emmanuel Ogbah
Ogbah tallied two sacks along with six tackles (five solo) versus the Bengals on Sunday.

A week after Ogbah got his first NFL sack, the rookie was able to bring down Andy Dalton twice during Sunday's tilt. If he continues racking up sack totals, he might start to gain some fantasy relevance.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun
Boddy-Calhoun accumulated seven tackles (six solo) during Sunday's loss to Tennessee.

Boddy-Calhoun drew the start for injured Joe Haden (groin) and led the team with six solo tackles. The rookie was on the field for 61 plays, and we expect that to continue as long as Haden is sidelined.

Derrick Kindred
Kindred (ankle) will practice Wednesday and anticipates playing against the Ravens, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Kindred hurt his ankle during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but the fact that he's practicing already suggests it isn't too serious. If he manages to get through the week without a setback, the rookie should have no problem suiting up versus Baltimore.

Dan France
The Bengals made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.

The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.

Defenders waived by the Bengals include safety Danieal Manning, cornerbacks Onterio McCalebb and Victor Hampton, tackles Devon Still and David King and ends Sam Montgomery and Dontay Moch.

Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.

Tracy Howard
Howard will be the team's starting free safety after Jordan Poyer (kidney) was placed on injured reserve, according to the team's official site.

Howard had only been on the field for a total of 32 snaps during the first five weeks before playing 38 against the Titans in lieu of Jordan Poyer (kidney). Though inexperienced, the rookie will look to help a squad that ranks 27th in pass defense.

Rashard Higgins
Higgins secured both of his targets for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Bengals.

With Terrelle Pryor not at full speed, Higgins had an increased role Sunday and played a career-high 31 snaps, though it's hard to tell from his stat line. Look for the rookie to continue to get more work if Pryor's hamstring acts up again.


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