|Offense||16th||144.7 (4th)||223.7 (25th)|
|Defense||25th||109.3 (18th)||294.3 (24th)|
|25||Atkinson, George||RB||6-1||220||11/29/1992||1||Notre Dame|
|59||Carder, Tank||ILB||6-2||235||1/18/1989||5||Texas Christian|
|96||Cooper, Xavier||DL||6-4||300||11/30/1991||2||Washington State|
|34||Crowell, Isaiah||RB||5-11||225||1/8/1993||3||Alabama State|
|56||Davis, Demario||ILB||6-2||248||1/11/1989||5||Arkansas State|
|74||Erving, Cameron||C||6-5||313||8/23/1992||2||Florida State|
|81||Higgins, Rashard||WR||6-1||198||10/7/1994||R||Colorado State|
|41||Howard, Tracy||CB||5-10||185||4/29/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|47||Hughlett, Charley||LS||6-4||248||5/16/1990||2||Central Florida|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|42||Johnson, Malcolm||FB||6-1||231||8/11/1992||2||Mississippi State|
|35||Jones, Don||DB||5-11||195||5/14/1990||4||Arkansas State|
|30||Kindred, Derrick||FS||5-10||210||12/15/1993||R||Texas Christian|
|13||McCown, Josh||QB||6-4||218||7/4/1979||14||Sam Houston State|
|94||Nassib, Carl||DE||6-7||275||4/12/1993||R||Penn State|
|90||Ogbah, Emmanuel||OLB||6-4||275||11/6/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|99||Paea, Stephen||DT||6-1||300||5/11/1988||6||Oregon State|
|33||Poyer, Jordan||FS||6-0||191||4/25/1991||4||Oregon State|
|11||Pryor, Terrelle||WR||6-4||223||6/20/1989||4||Ohio State|
|Reiter, Austin||C||6-3||307||11/27/1991||1||South Florida|
|27||Taylor, Jamar||CB||5-11||192||9/29/1990||4||Boise State|
|22||Williams, Tramon||CB||6-0||192||3/16/1983||10||Louisiana Tech|
|10||Griffin III, Robert (IR)||QB||6-2||218||2/12/1990||5||Baylor|
|85||Hall, Rannell (IR)||WR||6-0||200||1/30/1993||1||Central Florida|
|70||Lawrence-Stample, Nile (IR)||DT||6-1||320||7/14/1992||R||Florida State|
|34||Neal, Rajion (IR)||RB||5-11||220||3/28/1992||1||Tennessee|
|83||Parks, Dennis (IR)||WR||6-2||201||7/27/1994||R||Rice|
|28||Winston, Glenn (IR)||RB||6-2||220||4/29/1989||3||Northwood|
|97||Wynn, Dylan (IR)||DT||6-2||283||6/1/1993||1||Oregon State|
|Boyce, Josh||WR||5-11||205||5/6/1991||3||Texas Christian|
|79||France, Dan||OL||6-6||312||4/1/1991||1||Michigan State|
|89||Hamlett, Connor||TE||6-7||259||4/12/1992||1||Oregon State|
|38||Watson, Terrell||RB||6-1||240||8/22/1993||1||Azusa Pacific|
|95||Bryant, Armonty||OLB||6-4||265||5/20/1990||4||East Central (OK)|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The Browns selected Cooper late in the third round because they were intrigued by his quick first step, according to the team website. His success hasn't surprised fellow Browns rookie lineman Dylan Wynn, who played against Cooper in college.
"Coop's been killing it," Wynn said. "He's a monster. He was just like that at Washington State ... He's a special player. He definitely got slept on in the draft and that's why he went third round. ... He just gets it done."
""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."
Shelton was listed at 339 pounds during the course of 2015, but, if his claim is accurate, then he actually finished last season weighing nearly 365-370 pounds. Unsurprisingly, he played on just 48 percent of the Browns'defensive snaps and consistently appeared to wear down during the second half of games. Operating at a lower playing weight will help Shelton stay healthy and keep pressure off his knees, as well as allow the Browns to keep their first-round defensive tackle on the field more often.
Orchard was limited in practice all week, but will suit up and presumably take on a meaningful snap count from the outside linebacker spot in the Week 13 contest.
Johnson's 15 touches were his most since Week 5 of last season and eclipsed the 13 combined he had in the first two weeks of the season. The Browns' poor luck at quarterback could wind up benefiting Johnson as the Browns, as seen on Sunday, are likely to be increasingly run-heavy as they protect their rookie quarterback. His abilities as a receiver could provide the young Cody Kessler with a reliable target underneath making Johnson - who has 12 catches so far this season - a potential factor in PPR leagues.
Pryor had one of the most interesting box scores you'll see on Sunday, lining up all over the field on his way to 200 total yards. The highlight was his three-yard sweep for a touchdown after lining up at quarterback near the goal line. If the Browns choose to continue to deploy Pryor as a goal-line quarterback, his value should remain high even after Josh Gordon returns to, presumably, take some of his targets.
Selected in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Hogan landed with a Kansas City team that was looking to replace backup quarterback Chase Daniels. The Chiefs ultimately opted to go with more experience behind Alex Smith, keeping Nick Foles and Tyler Bray on the 53-man roster. Hogan found a nice landing spot in Cleveland, as the Browns may look to replace both Robert Griffin and Josh McCown after the season. Third-round rookie Cody Kessler is the team's No. 3 quarterback.
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.
The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.
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.
The Browns' defense blew a 20-2 lead, but Davis led the Browns with nine total tackles and now has 10 solo tackles on the season after a very productive game against Baltimore.
Sunday's interception was the first of Taylor's career, as he was able to pick off Ryan Tannehill on the second play of the game. Aside from that, Taylor was quiet, with just one tackle and one pass deflection.
McCown suffered the injury in Week 2 against the Ravens, and while he was apparently pushing to play Sunday against the Dolphins, he will now miss multiple weeks because of the issue. With Robert Griffin (shoulder) also out, Cody Kessler will be under center for the Browns.
Meanwhile, Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown noted in a statement of his own, that Gordon's "singular focus must be on his own health. We want nothing more than for Josh to be successful personally and professionally and will not comment on his status with the organization at this time." The wideout's return to the playing field is thus on hold, with no timetable outlined for when he might rejoin the Browns. Heading in Week 4, Terrelle Pryor and Andrew Hawkins are listed as the team's starting wideouts, with Corey Coleman sidelined by a hand injury. Gordon's continued absence, coupled with Coleman's injury, extends the window in which Pryor profiles as the team's top option at the position.
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.
Kirksey, along with defensive lineman Carl Nassib, led the team with two QB hits, with one going for a third-down sack. Overall, it was a tough day for the Browns' defense, but Kirksey's play should be encouraging.
Fellow center John Greco is likely to get the start as the Browns continue to play it safe with Erving.
With Nate Orchard (ankle) out for an extended period of time, Lemonier is due for an uptick in playing time. The 24-year-old linebacker registered three tackles, one sack and a forced fumble while playing only 16 snaps during Sunday's matchup against Miami. It'll be interesting to see how productive he is with an increased workload.
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.
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.
Williams has missed consecutive days of practice after injuring his shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, putting his Week 4 availability in serious doubt. If he's unable to go, rookie Briean Boddy-Calhoun, who returned an interception for a touchdown on Sunday, would be in line for more playing time.
Griffin was placed on the injured reserve list this week, which was going to keep him out for eight games already, but the new timeline for his recovery could sideline him for the entire season. Josh McCown will get the start Sunday against the Ravens, and he is likely to hold onto the starting job as long as he stays healthy.
After a rather uneventful preseason (one catch for 12 yards), Jennings finally found himself in the middle of the action Thursday with five targets. Still, the chances of him beating out Taylor Gabriel and/or Rashard Jennings for third-string wide receiver are very slim.
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.
Burley has been sidelined since the end of August with a groin injury and was unable to participate in Sunday's game against the Eagles. He seems to be on track to suit up versus Baltimore, but his primary role will be on special teams.
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.
Nassib is a week out of surgery on his broken hand, and not yet ready to return to game action at this point. Xavier Cooper and Tyrone Holmes will step up at left defensive end, while Nassib's next chance to return will be Week 5 against the Patriots.
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.
Bryant was indicted in February on felony drug charges and originally pleaded not guilty, but changed his stance on Wednesday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges. As a result, the outside linebacker will receive 68 days probation which will expire on Oct. 3, the same day he is schedule to return from his original four-game suspension. However, now that Bryant has changed his plea, his case will yet again be reviewed under the league's policies, which could potentially lead to a lengthier suspension. Bryant recorded 5.5 sacks in 14 games in 2015.
Louis returned to practice last Monday but was still held out of Cleveland's final preseason game. The fourth-round rookie didn't get a chance to strut his stuff during the exhibition schedule, and he'll likely open the season no higher than fourth on the depth chart, even though Josh Gordon is suspended. The Browns enter Week 1 carrying four rookie wideouts on the roster, with Louis joined by Corey Coleman (first round), Rashard Higgins (fifth) and Jordan Payton (fifth). At least one of the four figures to be inactive for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, and it certainly won't be Coleman.
Telfer was limited in practice Wednesday but all signs point to him playing against the Dolphins after fully participating on Thursday. With No. 1 wide receiver Corey Coleman (hand) out for an extended period of time, the Browns may end up using more two-tight end formations in order to open up the passing game for Cody Kessler. Should this happen, Telfer's fantasy should get a small boost.
Haden was a game-time decision against the Dolphins and ended up sitting the contest out. The fact that he's back at practice is encouraging, although his status should be monitored throughout the week.
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.
Hawkins will line up alongside Terrelle Pryor as the Browns' starting wide receivers, and the 30-year-old veteran could see more targets than he did in the first two weeks of the season (six). On the other hand, rookie quarterback Cody Kessler will be under center for the first time in his career, and it's unclear how much offensive responsibility he will be given. Cleveland may just end up pounding the ball with Isaiah Crowell, limiting Hawkins' fantasy value.
Though he wasn't heavily used, Barnidge saw an increase in targets and snaps with Josh McCown (shoulder) at the helm of the offense. The 30-year-old developed a nice relationship with McCown in 2015, and so far that's carried over into this year. McCown, however, is a bit banged up, and if he's unable to go against the Dolphins in Week 3, Cody Kessler will take over, which could negatively affect Barnidge, especially if the Browns ease Kessler in and rely on their running game.
With Robert Griffin (shoulder) on injured reserve, Cleveland needed to add someone to round out its roster back to 53. Originally drafted by the Lions in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, Wright will most likely back up nose tackle Danny Shelton on a defense that is in need of any help it can get.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crowell's return to a full practice Thursday puts him on track to continue to work in tandem with Duke Johnson on Sunday against Washington. Crowell turned his 42 Week 3 snaps against Miami into 15 carries for 79 yards, while Johnson's 41 snaps resulted in 10 carries for 69 yards and five caches for 12 yards.
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.
Bitonio is 6-foot-4, 302 pounds. He was a tackle in college, but he could also play guard for the Browns if needed.
Bitonio started his last 38 games, including 26 at right tackle and 12 at left tackle. According to one stats service, since the beginning of the 2012 season, he gave up only one quarterback pressure and two sacks and was penalized only five times through a span of 2,054 snaps.
He has the chance to compete for a starting job in training camp and could play left guard for the Browns this year.
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.
The third-year corner filled in for an injured Tashaun Gipson, proving his worth with five solo tackles and six assisted tackles on the day. Despite the solid performance, the reserve has yet to prove himself as a starter in the Browns' defense, meaning that he will most likely not be a strong fantasy option just yet.
DeValve, currently battling for backup tight end, outplayed Randall Telfer on Thursday, although that may not matter when it's all said and done. Telfer was on the field along with Gary Barnidge for Cleveland's first two drives, all but assuring he made the roster.
It was confirmed Wednesday that Coleman suffered a fractured hand during practice, but the real question at the time was the duration of his absence. After seeing a hand specialist, the team determined that surgery during the season is off the table, and the rookie wideout is now on track to miss roughly a month. Already down two quarterbacks, Coleman's absence will cost the Browns their leading pass catcher through the season's first two weeks, setting up Terrelle Pryor and Andrew Hawkins for extra targets.
Hamlett was recently bumped up to backup tight end behind Gary Barnidge despite failing to register a catch in his first two preseason games. That changed on Friday as Josh McCown found him for a nine-yard gain on his only catch of the night. Unless Barnidge gets injured, Hamlett's fantasy value is relatively low.
Kessler continuing in the Browns' starting job comes as no surprise, as veteran Josh McCown (collarbone) still isn't available following his Week 2 injury. In his first career start Sunday, Kessler completed 21 of 33 passes for 244 yards, but lost a fumble in Cleveland's overtime loss. He'll look to improve on that performance when facing the Redskins this Sunday.
Campbell sat out practice this week due to his hamstring injury, making it unsurprising that he's been ruled out for Sunday. Derek Kindred will figure to see increased team and possibly start in Campbell's absence.
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.''
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).
Parkey was signed just a day before Sunday's game, so maybe Jackson is giving his kicker the benefit of the doubt for now. But if Parkey continues to fail to put points on the board, Cleveland might be forced to look for alternative options.
Ogbah's athleticism might be a bit more linear than the ideal for an edge rusher, but his straight-line explosiveness and power check out quite well, and he was very productive at Oklahoma State, posting double-digit sacks each of the last two years. At 6-foot-4, 273 pounds, Ogbah did well for himself at the Combine by logging a 4.63-second 40, 35.5-inch vertical and 121-inch broad jump. He might be comparable to someone like Whitney Mercilus.
Due to Joe Haden (groin) being unable to suit up, Boddy-Calhoun got some unprecedented playing time and rewarded the team with a pass deflection and a pick-six in the second quarter of Sunday's game. Haden's injury doesn't believed to be serious, so Boddy-Calhoun's time in the sun may be brief.
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.
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.
Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.
It's unclear at this time how Howard injured his hamstring or what the specifics of the injury are. He was in line to see a significant number of reps in the preseason finale if healthy, but those snaps will likely now go to Eric Patterson.
Head coach Hue Jackson said that Higgins "needs to play more," and his first opportunity will come Sunday against the Dolphins as Coleman works his way back from a broken hand. The rookie out of Colorado State has played just six snaps and has yet to haul in a pass this season. Getting involved in the passing game might prove to be difficult with unproven Cody Kessler now in at quarterback for the Browns, but at the very least, Higgins will see the field more.
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