|Offense||16th||120.6 (8th)||228.0 (24th)|
|Defense||31st||139.9 (31st)||285.7 (29th)|
|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||DE||6-4||300||11/30/1991||2||Washington State|
|64||Cooper, Jonathan||G||6-2||310||1/19/1990||4||North Carolina|
|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|
|89||Hamlett, Connor||TE||6-7||259||4/12/1992||1||Oregon 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|
|30||Kindred, Derrick||SS||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||6-3||275||11/6/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|99||Paea, Stephen||DT||6-1||300||5/11/1988||6||Oregon State|
|11||Pryor, Terrelle||WR||6-4||223||6/20/1989||4||Ohio State|
|21||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|
|75||Bitonio, Joel (IR)||G||6-4||305||10/11/1991||3||Nevada|
|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|
|2||Murray, Patrick (IR)||K||5-7||182||6/22/1991||3||Fordham|
|34||Neal, Rajion (IR)||RB||5-11||220||3/28/1992||1||Tennessee|
|44||Orchard, Nate (IR)||OLB||6-4||255||1/5/1993||2||Utah|
|83||Parks, Dennis (IR)||WR||6-2||201||7/27/1994||R||Rice|
|33||Poyer, Jordan (IR)||FS||6-0||191||4/25/1991||4||Oregon State|
|62||Reiter, Austin (IR)||C||6-3||307||11/27/1991||1||South Florida|
|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|
|Leslie, Jordan||WR||6-3||209||10/31/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|Liedtke, Michael||G||6-3||310||1/15/1992||1||Illinois State|
|Mathews, Mitch||WR||6-5||222||4/15/1991||R||Brigham Young|
|38||Watson, Terrell||RB||6-1||240||8/22/1993||1||Azusa Pacific|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
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.
""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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Davis picked up his first pass deflection and now has 35 tackles on the year after Sunday's strong performance.
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.
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.
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 leads the team with 59 tackles, as his solid season on a struggling defensive unit continues.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeValve will now sit out his fourth consecutive game. Connor Hamlett will continue to serve as Gary Barnidge's direct backup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.