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Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense25th95.6 (22nd)236.4 (21st)
Defense27th128.4 (27th)250.8 (21st)
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 Bailey, Alvin T6-33208/26/19914Arkansas
 Baker, Sean DB6-020911/6/19882Ball State
82Barnidge, Gary TE6-62509/22/19859Louisville
88Bibbs, E.J. TE6-22588/28/19912Iowa State
75Bitonio, Joel G6-430510/11/19913Nevada
 Boffeli, Conor G6-43048/29/19911Iowa
80Bowe, Dwayne (FA) WR6-22229/21/198410Louisiana State
61Bowie, Michael T6-53209/25/19914Northeastern State (Okla.)
95Bryant, Armonty OLB6-42655/20/19904East Central (OK)
92Bryant, Desmond DE6-631012/15/19858Harvard
 Caldwell, Trey DB5-918612/4/1993RLouisiana-Monroe
30Campbell, Ibraheim SS5-112085/13/19922Northwestern
59Carder, Tank (FA) ILB6-22351/18/19895Texas Christian
 Coleman, Shon T6-631311/25/1991RAuburn
 Coleman, Corey WR5-111907/6/1994RBaylor
6Coons, Travis K6-12002/6/19922Washington
96Cooper, Xavier DT6-430011/30/19912Washington State
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/19933Alabama State
 Davis, Demario LB6-22391/11/19895Arkansas State
7Davis, Austin QB6-22216/2/19895Southern Mississippi
26Desir, Pierre CB6-22069/8/19903Lindenwood
 Devalve, Seth WR6-42451/29/1993RPrinceton
3Devlin, Pat QB6-32204/12/19884Delaware
 Drango, Spencer G6-632010/15/1992RBaylor
74Erving, Cameron G6-53138/23/19922Florida State
 France, Dan T6-53154/1/19911Michigan State
18Gabriel, Taylor WR5-81672/17/19913Abilene Christian
43Gaines, Charles CB5-1018010/3/19922Louisville
 Gerhart, Garth C6-131010/21/19882Arizona State
21Gilbert, Justin CB6-020211/7/19913Oklahoma State
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
77Greco, John G6-43183/24/19859Toledo
 Griffin III, Robert QB6-22222/12/19905Baylor
23Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19897Florida
 Hakim, Saalim (FA) WR5-111882/1/19903Palomar Coll. CA (J.C.)
85Hall, Rannell WR6-12001/30/19921Central Florida
 Hamlett, Connor TE6-72664/12/19921Oregon State
83Hartline, Brian WR6-220011/22/19868Ohio State
16Hawkins, Andrew WR5-71803/10/19866Toledo
 Higgins, Rashard WR6-219010/7/1994RColorado State
93Hughes, John DE6-23204/27/19885Cincinnati
47Hughlett, Charley LS6-42485/16/19902Central Florida
 Jeffcoat, Jackson DE6-325312/26/19903Texas
 Jennings, Darius WR5-101696/28/19921Virginia
29Johnson, Duke RB5-92109/23/19932Miami (Fla.)
57Johnson, Cam DE6-32605/24/19903Virginia
42Johnson, Malcolm FB6-12318/11/19922Mississippi State
65Johnson, Kaleb G6-43162/22/19931Rutgers
35Jones, Don DB5-112055/14/19904Arkansas State
 Kessler, Cody QB6-12245/11/1993RUSC
 Kindred, Derrick FS5-10207//RTexas Christian
58Kirksey, Chris ILB6-22358/31/19923Iowa
99Kruger, Paul OLB6-42702/15/19868Utah
 Ladson, Erle T6-634611/27/19911Delaware
8Lee, Andy P6-11858/11/198213Pittsburgh
 Louis, Ricardo WR6-12143/23/1994RAuburn
2Manziel, Johnny (FA) QB6-021012/6/19923Texas A&M
13McCown, Josh QB6-42187/4/197914Sam Houston State
98Meder, Jamie DT6-32954/12/19912Ashland
 Miller, Darrian (FA) T6-53074/8/19932Kentucky
51Mingo, Barkevious OLB6-424010/4/19904Louisiana State
15Moore, Marlon WR6-01909/3/19877Fresno State
 Moore, Rahim DB6-11952/11/19906UCLA
41Mostert, Raheem RB5-101954/9/19922Purdue
 Nassib, Carl DE6-62734/12/1993RPenn State
 Ogbah, Emmanuel DE6-427511/6/1993ROklahoma State
44Orchard, Nate OLB6-32551/5/19932Utah
67Pasztor, Austin G6-730811/26/19904Virginia
 Payton, Jordan WR6-12169/1/1993RUCLA
33Poyer, Jordan FS6-01914/25/19914Oregon State
17Pryor, Terrelle (FA) WR6-42336/20/19894Ohio State
 Schobert, Joe OLB6-1244//RWisconsin
 Scott, Tim DB5-111951/25/19931North Carolina
9Shaw, Connor QB6-12109/19/19912South Carolina
71Shelton, Danny NT6-23398/20/19932Washington
54Solomon, Scott LB6-326011/5/19885Rice
86Telfer, Randall TE6-42505/16/19921USC
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/198410Wisconsin
 Tuggle, Justin LB6-32491/4/19904Kansas State
 Watson, Terrell RB6-12428/22/19931Azusa Pacific
31Whitner, Donte (FA) SS5-102087/24/198511Ohio State
22Williams, Tramon CB6-01923/16/198310Louisiana Tech
36Williams, K'Waun FS5-91837/12/19913Pittsburgh
28Winston, Glenn RB6-22204/29/19893Northwood
 Wright, Scooby ILB6-02398/28/1994RArizona
 Wynn, Dylan DT6-22836/1/19931Oregon State
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Position Listing
Don Jones
The Saints made a number of changes to their roster on Saturday, per ESPN.com.

Running back Tim Hightower and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn were cut. Linebacker Davis Tull, who is nursing a shoulder injury, was put on the injured reserve.

New Orleans also added safety Don Jones , wide receiver Seantavius Jones and fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster from the practice squad.

Xavier Cooper
Browns rookie defensive tackle Xavier Cooper has opened eyes in training camp and through two preseason games. Those eyes opened wider when he registered sacks two and three Thursday night against Buffalo.

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."

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
Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton has been absent from organized team activities, but he had a very good reason. The first-round pick was finishing his course work at the University of Washington and graduated.

Shelton is now back to the Browns and will participate in the veterans minicamp next week. It was important for him to acquire his degree before joining the NFL because of a promise he made to his mother.

“It's something on my checklist I need to do and it's something my mom required for me,” Shelton said. “She wanted me to have a degree before I went into the NFL. This is my way of kind of making her even more happy.”

Though Shelton’s last on-field action was the week after the draft, he's confident he won't miss a step as he begins to acclimate himself with the team. 

“Coming in, I'm going to be mentally prepared,” Shelton said. “I'll have my plays down for sure and as far as being there physically, I'm not going to rush into things and start trying to dominate, create a dominant force right away. I'm going to work with the team.”

Nate Orchard
Orchard (groin) is active Sunday against the Bengals.

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.

Justin Tuggle
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Duke Johnson
Johnson, who ran the ball four times for 11 yards and caught 4-of-6 targets for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, finished the season with 379 rushing yards, 61 receptions for 534 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.

Although the early-down reps were typically given to starter Isaiah Crowell, Johnson was used on most passing downs and ended up collecting the third most receiving yards on the team. His usage was limited early in the year, but he gradually found his role in the offense in a respectable rookie campaign. His production was often a bit too inconsistent for Johnson to be considered a reliable fantasy option, and that will seemingly be the case again in 2016, as the team will retain the services of Crowell. That being said, Johnson showed steady improvement this season, and one could certainly make a case that he deserves more touches in his sophomore campaign.

Terrelle Pryor
Pryor is working as a wide receiver at the Browns' voluntary minicamp, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Pryor hasn't played quarterback since 2014, and he'll probably spend the remainder of his career -- however long it may last -- strictly working as a wide receiver. With Josh Gordon (suspension) in danger of missing a second straight season, Pryor should have a real opportunity to earn a significant role with the receiver-needy Browns. He'll be competing against the likes of Andrew Hawkins (concussion), Brian Hartline and Taylor Gabriel, with a rookie or two likely also in the mix. It's unclear who will be under center, as the Browns currently have both Robert Griffin and Josh McCown under contract, and they may add another arm in the upcoming draft.

Travis Coons
Coons has re-signed with the Browns.

Coons set an NFL record by making 18 consecutive field goals to begin his career last season, when he converted 28-of-32 attempts overall. Such consistency has him slated to be the Browns' starting kicker once again this term.

Glenn Winston
Winston, who did not play Week 17 due to a concussion, finished the season with one rushing attempt for a loss of eight yards.

To make matters worse, that single attempt resulted in Winston losing a fumble. The 26-year-old back was active for three games this season, primarily to provide an emergency option behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson following the release of Robert Turbin. Winston is on a team-friendly contract for another season, one in which he'll likely serve a similar role.

Saalim Hakim
The Jets listed defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Wilkerson has missed the last three games with a toe injury and was a limited participant all week at practice.

Also listed as questionable on the Jets’ final injury report of Week 16 were wideout Saalim Hakim (quad) and safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder). Safety Rontez Miles (shin) is out.

The Jets listed the following players as probable: Antonio Allen, Willie Colon, Nick Folk, Percy Harvin, Chris Johnson, Nick Mangold and Calvin Pryor.

The Jets are 10 1/2-point underdogs to the Patriots.

Scooby Wright
No Updates
Paul Kruger
The Browns have cleared all their probables for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. That group includes linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and Paul Kruger (illness), as well as center Nick McDonald (ankle/knee).

Garth Gerhart
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game: DuJuan Harris, Demetri Goodson, Carl Bradford, Garth Gerhart, Justin Perillo, Jeff Janis and Bruce Gatson.

The Packers are currently 8-point underdogs against the Seahawks Sunday.

Demario Davis
Davis has signed a two-year deal with the Browns worth $8 million, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

Davis figures to compete for a starting job at inside linebacker with the Browns, along with Chris Kirksey and Karlos Dansby. The 27-year-old Davis, who should bolster the Browns' run defense in 2016, recorded 90 tackle sand two sacks in 16 starts for the Jets this past season.

Josh McCown
McCown split first-team QB reps with Robert Griffin at the Browns' voluntary minicamp Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Per the report, McCown, who is coming off a broken collarbone, looked good during Tuesday's workout, while actually working before Griffin. That said, there is a solid chance that McCown could be traded or released by the Browns now that Griffin is on hand, so it's way too early to get a handle on the fantasy prospects of McCown, who turns 37 in July.

Josh Gordon
The NFL has denied Gordon's request for reinstatement from his one-year suspension for repeated violations of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Gordon's next opportunity to apply for reinstatement will arrive on Aug. 1, according Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

On Monday, it was widely reported that Gordon had failed a drug test in March. Both the A and B samples were revealed to have "traces of marijuana and dilute," and despite the former falling short of the threshold required for a positive test, his presence in Stage 3 of the drug program sealed his fate. Once Aug. 1 rolls around, Gordon will have the chance to reapply, though commissioner Roger Goodell is notorious for taking longer than the 60-day mandate for a response recommended under the current CBA. As a result, Gordon is in danger of missing his second season in a row.

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. 
Justin Gilbert
Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (hamstring) is active for the first time this season Sunday against the Raiders.

With K'Waun Williams on the shelf due to a concussion, Gilbert will take the field to provide the team with depth in the secondary. He has a seemingly good chance of seeing a noteworthy amount of snaps, especially in dime packages and other passing situations.

Chris Kirksey
Kirksey had eight total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Kirksey had five solo tackles and three assisted tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams. This puts him at 37 total tackles for the season, making him Cleveland's third leading tackler. Should he keep up his solid production, Kirksey is at very least worth a look in many fantasy leagues.

Cameron Erving
Browns rookie offensive lineman Cameron Erving has a lot of potential. The team recognized that and selected him with the 19th pick in this year's draft, but he's also receiving high praise from another first-round pick, per the team website.

Erving, who played at Florida State, is highly touted by former teammate and top-overall pick Jameis Winston.

“Not only was he my center, but he was my blindside as well,” said Winston at the NFC Rookie Symposium Play 60 event in Berea. “He’s a great player. He works hard. He is very excited to be (in Cleveland). I was FaceTiming the other day. He’s such a great person. I thank God every day he was protecting me at Florida State.

“Cam’s just a versatile player. He wanted to be able to show all of his talents. I think he played a big role, we had some young guys step up and he played a big role (in their development).”

Jordan Payton
The Browns selected Payton in the 2016 NFL Draft, 154th overall.

The UCLA product led the Bruins in receptions and receiving yards in each of his last two seasons on campus, combining for 145 catches and 2,060 yards in that span. He has more speed than one would guess on tape given his thick frame, but he was able to run a 4.47 40-yard dash at the Combine. Payton does have some trouble reaching that maximum speed off the line, however, which could be a problem against NFL level press coverage. In all, he does fit a need for the Browns in that he offers some size and ability to work the intermediate routes opposite speed demon Corey Coleman.

Donte Whitner
Whitner will visit with the Rams this week, NFL.com reports.

Whitner was released by the Browns earlier this month, ending a two-year stint in Cleveland that included 187 total tackles. On the back of such production, Whitner has drawn interest from the Rams, who lost safety Rodney McLeon in free agency. With only three safeties on the Rams' current roster, Whitner could add valuable experience to Los Angeles' secondary, should a contract agreement surface from his visit.

E.J. Bibbs
Bibbs finished his rookie season with one catch on two targets for seven yards.

Bibbs was able to make some noise during camp, but it was clear early on that Gary Barnidge would be the top pass catching option at the position. As such, Bibbs was inactive for nine of the first 10 games of the season, but did make the active roster for each game after the team's bye. Like fellow tight end Jim Dray, the 260-pound Bibbs is arguably just as useful as a blocker, so perhaps his time will come over the next couple seasons.

Tramon Williams
Williams had six solo tackles and three assisted tackles in Sunday's loss to Arizona.

This was easily Williams' best game of the season, as he climbed to fourth on the Browns in tackles. Cleveland's defense isn't exactly an example to the league, but Williams is a valuable part of the Browns' game plan.

Robert Griffin III
Griffin's new team waited until late in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft to select a quarterback, going with USC product Cody Kessler at No. 93 overall, ESPN.com reports.

After Griffin signed a two-year, $15 million contract in late March, it was widely reported that his addition wouldn't necessarily preclude the Browns from taking a quarterback early in the draft. Instead, the team traded down in the first round multiple times, eventually selecting Baylor WR Corey Coleman at No. 15 overall. A Baylor product himself, Griffin is likely thrilled about how the draft turned out, with Cleveland further bolstering its receiving corps by selecting WR Ricardo Louis (4th round), TE Seth Devalve (4th), WR Jordan Payton (5th) and WR Rashard Higgins (5th) in the middle rounds. Though he'll presumably have to compete for the job, Griffin is the favorite to start in Week 1 for a rebuilding Browns team, as he offers greater long-term potential than either Kessler or 36-year-old Josh McCown.

Darius Jennings
Jennings, who caught six passes on 10 targets for 45 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers, finished the season with 14 catches for 117 yards.

Jennings was promoted from Cleveland's practice squad in early December, taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the placement of Brian Hartline (collarbone) and Andrew Hawkins (concussion) on IR. He was active for four total games and targeted in three, proving useful at a depleted slot position. The Browns will presumably add other wide receiver options during the draft, and that will factor in to whether or not Jennings is brought back in 2016.

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.

Barkevious Mingo
Mingo's fifth-year contract option was not picked up by the Browns, Cleveland.com reports.

Mingo has managed just seven sacks in three seasons since being the sixth overall pick in 2013, so it's no surprise that the Browns declined his option, which would have paid him around $12 million in 2017. As a result, Mingo will become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming campaign, when he'll aim to improve his pass rushing numbers with the help of about 20 pounds of muscle added this offseason.

Charles Gaines
The Browns signed quarterback Austin Davis and placed cornerback Charles Gaines on injured reserve on Monday, per Ohio.com.

Davis was cut by the Rams earlier this week. Gaines will be eligible to return to practice in Week 6 and play in Week 8.

K'Waun Williams
Williams (shoulder) is active Sunday against the Steelers.

Williams was limited in practice all week, but that won't prevent him from suiting up for the season finale. The team will certainly welcome his service, having already lost Joe Haden (concussion) for the year and being without fellow corner Tramon Williams (concussion) on Sunday as well.

Carl Nassib
No Updates
Taylor Gabriel
Gabriel suffered a fractured orbital during Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Gabriel may need surgery to repair his orbital socket, but this isn't an issue that's likely to impact his availability for offseason activities. Following a surprisingly effective rookie season in 2014, the former undrafted free agent caught just 28 passes for 241 yards on 48 targets in a miserable and injury-plagued sophomore campaign. Gabriel should have the inside track to a roster spot next season, though it's nearly impossible to say what the Cleveland offense might look like.

Rannell Hall
When the Buccaneers drafted Utah wide receiver Kaelin Clay in the sixth round, general manager Jason Licht indicated the team's kick returner job would be Clay's to lose.

However, special teams coordinator Kevin O'Dea isn't as eager to just hand the job over to the rookie, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

"First of all, we're not going to hand it to Clay," O'Dea said. "We've got other guys that are undrafted that look pretty special to me, as well."

O'Dea said fifth-round pick Kenny Bell and undrafted receivers Donteea Dye, Adam Humphries and Rannell Hall could all battle for the position.

The Bucs were eighth in the league in 2014 in punt returns (10.8 yards per return). O'Dea said the only things missing were longer blocks and a dynamic returner.

"If you stay on your guy, he'll get to the house," O'Dea said. "That's the bottom line." 

Pat Devlin
The Browns have signed Devlin, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

With Johnny Manziel out with a concussion this week, Devlin will back up starter Austin Davis in the 3-12 Browns' 2015 season finale.

Armonty Bryant
Bryant (suspension) will participate in the Browns' offseason program despite being suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season, Cleveland.com reports.

Bryant is not only suspended for the first quarter of this season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, but he was also indicted in February on felony drug charges. Despite those troubling off-field issues, Bryant will be with the Browns when their offseason program begins next month, even though his status with the team beyond then remains a bit more uncertain.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 vs. New England
Dwayne Bowe
The Browns will release Bowe, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Bowe, who signed a two-year deal with the Browns prior to the 2015 season, that included $9 million in guaranteed money, only saw action in seven games this past season, catching five passes for 53 yards. He should catch on elsewhere on a prove-it sort of deal, but the veteran wideout, who turns 32 in September, has much to prove before re-entering the fantasy discussion.

Jackson Jeffcoat
Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher has missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Hatcher has missed Washington's last two games with a knee injury.

Trent Williams (shoulder), Chris Baker (toe/elbow), Gabe Miller (ankle), Keenan Robinson (knee) and Stephen Bowen (ankle/illness) are all listed as questionable for the game. 

Robert Griffin III (shoulder), Bashaud Breeland (thigh), Barry Coefield (shoulder), Tom Compton (knee), Will Compton (shoulder), Jackson Jeffcoat (calf), Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger) and Darrel Young (ankle) are all considered probable.

The Redskins are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs at home against the Cowboys. 

Ricardo Louis
The Browns selected Louis in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 114th overall.

Louis (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) is one of the most athletic receivers in the draft, boasting 4.43 speed, a 38-inch vertical and a 132-inch broad jump. Louis probably doesn't have great upside since he was a late bloomer at Auburn, never exceeding 325 receiving yards in a season prior to 2015, but he was all along a strong open-field runner, and his rare athleticism gives him a real chance to turn into a starting wideout in the NFL.

Randall Telfer
No Updates
Erle Ladson
The Browns signed offensive lineman Erle Ladson , the team announced on Tuesday. Ladson was a member of Oakland last season. 

To make room, Cleveland released defensive back Micah Pellerin. The team signed him earlier this offseason after he played for Dallas last year. 

Joe Haden
Haden's status for the beginning of the regular season is uncertain after he underwent ankle surgery last week, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Haden had surgery last Friday to repair damage to cartilage and ligaments in his left ankle. The Pro Bowl cornerback reportedly injured himself during an offseason workout, but initially sprained the same ankle during his final regular season appearance Nov. 1. While the Browns were obviously disappointed to hear of Haden's injury and subsequent surgery, head of football operations Sashi Brown conceded it's "too early to tell" whether Haden will be ready for Cleveland's regular season opener, making his situation all the more frustrating.

Ankle - Questionable for start of season
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 (concussion) finished the year with 27 catches for 276 yards. He missed eight games after sustaining multiple concussions.

Hawkins saw three or more targets in each of the team's first seven games before sustaining his first concussion. The slot receiver then sat the next two contests before returning for his best game of the year Week 10 against Pittsburgh, where he caught seven passes for 69 yards before sustaining yet another concussion. He'll presumably be cleared from concussion protocol for the start of the 2016 season, where Hawkins will remain under contract with the organization. The veteran will compete to earn back a starting job as a slot receiver next year.

Concussion - Questionable for start of season
Gary Barnidge
Barnidge, who caught 8-of-13 targets for 66 yards Sunday against Pittsburgh, finished the season with a total of 79 catches for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns.

Barnidge was one of the few bright spots in Cleveland in 2015, as his size relative to the other pass-catching options earned him plenty of targets in the offense (125). He made the most of those targets, shattering career-best marks in nearly every offensive category en route to earning a three-year contract extension in December. Regardless of the direction the new front office regime in Cleveland takes the franchise, Barnidge will once again be dealing with a young quarterback commanding the offense. That didn't prevent him from producing solid fantasy numbers in his age-31 season, however, and Barnidge will still presumably enter 2016 as a top-10 tight end option.

Tim Scott
No Updates
Raheem Mostert
Mostert was released by the Ravens on Tuesday.

Mostert was a non-factor in Baltimore's offense and made only a marginal impact in the return game, so the team decided to remove him from the roster and add fellow running back Terrence Magee. The Ravens did activate him for seven games this season, so they may look to keep him around.

Dylan Wynn
No Updates
Desmond Bryant
Bryant had two solo tackles and one assisted tackle, including a sack and a stuff in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Bryant has 15 total tackles on the season, along with two sacks and four stuffs. He may not be taking the league by storm, but he is a reliable and solid player on a struggling Browns team.

Trey Caldwell
No Updates
Jamie Meder
The Browns announced several roster moves on Saturday, per FOX Sports Ohio. The team promoted quarterback Connor Shaw and defensive lineman Jamie Meder from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. In a corresponding move, Cleveland waived linebacker Eric Martin and tight end Ryan Taylor.
Isaiah Crowell
Crowell, who carried the ball 15 times for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, finished the season with 185 carries for 706 yards and four rushing touchdowns.

Crowell also hauled in 19-of-22 targets for 182 yards and one receiving touchdown, but his pass-catching prowess was largely limited by the presence of rookie Duke Johnson, who was used much more frequently on passing downs. The 22-year-old Crowell racked up nearly 100 more rushing yards than he did in 2014, but reached the endzone on the ground half as many times. The presence of Johnson can partially explain that reduction, but a more significant factor is likely the overall offensive ineptitude, as Cleveland simply couldn't get any consistent quarterback play. Crowell remains under contract with the Browns through 2017, but will presumably be employed in a timeshare yet again next season, placing a limit on his overall fantasy upside.

John Hughes
The Browns and defensive end John Hughes have reached a deal on a contract extension. Hughes will sign a four-year deal worth $14.4 million in new money, pending a physical, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Friday.

Hughes, 26, was taken in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was limited to only five games (three starts) last season due to an MCL injury. He has tallied 44 tackles and four sacks in his first 36 career games with the Browns.

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Shon Coleman
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Andy Lee
The Browns have traded their seventh-round pick in 2017 to the 49ers for three-time Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee, the team announced on Saturday.

The team sent their seventh-round pick to the 49ers in order to secure Lee. In a corresponding move, the Browns released punter Spencer Lanning to make room on the roster for Lee.

“We’ve said all along that we are going to be deliberate in our pursuit to acquire talent that we feel can improve our roster,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said. “Andy Lee has consistently been a top punter in this league. We are excited to be able to add a punter of his caliber to our team.

“We wish Spencer the best. He has done a solid job for our team and has also been an outstanding representative for our organization off the field.”

Lee has averaged at least 46.2 yards per punt in every season since 2007, peaking at 50.9 in 2011. He had served in that capacity with San Francisco for the last 11 years, but the team used a fifth-round selection in the 2015 draft to take Clemson punter Bradley Pinion, signaling the end of Lee's tenure with the 49ers.

“I'm excited about my new start and becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns,” Lee said. “I've heard so many good things about the city of Cleveland and the loyalty and passion of the fans from my former teammate Phil Dawson. I've also heard some very positive things about the type of organization and team the Browns are building so my family and I are very much looking forward to becoming a part of it.”

Austin Davis
Davis threw two interceptions without a touchdown while completing 24-of-46 passes for 240 yards against the Steelers on Sunday. He also rushed for 22 yards on three carries, and lost a fumble.

Davis failed to throw a touchdown while getting picked off three times in his two starts for Cleveland this season. The former Rams quarterback struggled mightily in place of Johnny Manziel (concussion) this week, and his ineptitude allowed Pittsburgh to sneak into the playoffs.

Terrell Watson
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Cam Johnson
Colts linebacker Cam Johnson, an exclusive rights free agent, re-signed with the team for one year, reports RTV6 in Indianapolis. He suffered a season-ending triceps injury in the 2014 opener after playing in 12 games the year before.
Joel Bitonio
With the No. 35 pick in the NFL Draft, the Browns selected offensive lineman Joel Bitonio from Nevada.

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.

Malcolm Johnson
The Browns placed Johnson on injured reserve Tuesday with a groin injury.

Johnson appeared in all 12 games for the Browns this year, but his season will come to an early end due to a groin injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Offensive lineman Darrian Miller was signed to take Johnson's place on the roster.

Groin - Probable for start of season
Jordan Poyer
Poyer had 11 total tackles and a stuff in Cleveland's Sunday loss to the Rams.

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.

Sean Baker
The Falcons have signed safety Sean Baker to the practice squad. Baker was waived from the active roster earlier in the week.
Seth Devalve
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Michael Bowie
Browns offensive lineman Michael Bowie is not required to report to training camp until the end of July. But never mind that - he's heading out after the last Independence Day firework explodes in the sky.

Bowie is itching to get started. He missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury after starting for Seattle on its Super Bowl title team in 2013. He is seeking to stay in tip-top shape in an attempt to land a starting spot on a Cleveland line that is the strength of the team.

"It's up to them to decide who is the best five," Bowie told the team website. "All I can do is take care of my business. Hopefully I can get a shot. That's what I'm working for."

Bowie participated fully in the offseason program, working mostly with the second team at right tackle. That will likely be the spot at which he competes for a starting job. Incumbent Mitchell Schwartz has not performed particularly well there and Mike Pettine has vowed there will be competition all over the field in camp.

Brian Hartline
Hartline (collarbone) took part in practice Thursday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Hartline was contained to an exercise bike at Tuesday's iteration of drills, but an increase in activity level just two days later is an encouraging sign in his recovery from a season-ending broken collarbone. In a receiving corps populated by the likes of Andrew Hawkins (concussion), Gary Barnidge, and little other established talent, Hartline will have every opportunity to make his mark in 2016.

Collarbone - Probable for start of season
Spencer Drango
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Corey Coleman
The Browns selected Coleman in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 15th overall.

The Browns get arguably the top wideout prospect in the draft, and they piled up a boatload of picks in the process. After moving from No. 2 to No. 8 and No. 8 to No. 15, the Browns have the capital to really build up their roster. Coleman's immediate fantasy value in Cleveland is unclear, but there's a strong possibility he's already better than any receiver on the roster, in which case he could earn a significant number of targets right away. Coleman's athleticism profile really is quite similar to Odell Beckham's, and he's a top dynasty target despite the less than ideal landing spot.

Darrian Miller
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Connor Hamlett
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Cody Kessler
Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown suggests that Kessler has a chance to compete for the team's starting QB job, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

In response to the notion that Kessler isn't in the mix to make a run at the assignment, Brown noted, "I beg to differ with that. I do think Cody is a guy that I would not want to sleep on at all if I wanted to be the starting quarterback of the Browns." With that in mind, Kessler joins a QB depth chart that currently also rosters presumed starter Robert Griffin, as well as Josh McCown, Austin Davis and Connor Shaw. While it would be a big upset to see Kessler overtake Griffin in the short-term, Brown's comments indicate that the team's plans for Kessler are not limited to grooming him for backup duties at the NFL level. Meanwhile, when it comes time to thin out the team's crowded QB situation, it continues to appear likely that the 36-year-old McCown is a candidate to land elsewhere.

Ibraheim Campbell
The Browns signed fourth-round draft pick Ibraheim Campbell , a safety out of Northwestern. The deal was a reported $2.79 million salary with a $512,010 signing bonus, per Ohio.com.

That leaves Miami running back Duke Johnson , the Browns' third-round pick, as the only one of their twelve draft picks that is still unsigned. 

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.
Conor Boffeli
The Texans announced Tuesday that they have waived/injured linebacker Paul Hazel and wide receiver Anthony McClung while also releasing guard Conor Boffeli.
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.''

Emmanuel Ogbah
The Browns selected Ogbah in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 32nd overall.

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.

Kaleb Johnson
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Scott Solomon
Browns linebacker Scott Solomon, who suffered what is likely a high ankle sprain in Week 1 loss against the Jets, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Solomon's injury occurred on the fourth play from scrimmage Sunday, and he was later carted from the sideline to the locker room. With the loss of their run-stopping linebacker, the Browns went on to give up 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries. In the wake of Solomon's absence, Barkevious Mingo, Nate Orchard, and Armonty Bryant could see more action.

Pierre Desir
Desir is inactive Monday against the Ravens.

As a result, Justin Gilbert will draw the start at left cornerback for the Browns in place of Desir on Monday.

Derrick Kindred
The Browns selected Kindred in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 132nd overall.

Kindred (5-foot-10, 207 pounds) was a leading contributor on a tough TCU defense the last two years, and he tested above the average at the Combine by running a 4.50-second 40-yard dash and adding 37.5-inch vertical and 123-inch broad jumps. In a thin Cleveland safety rotation, Kindred could push for a starting role early on as a rookie.

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.

Marlon Moore
Moore, who did not play Week 17 due to a concussion, finished the season with seven catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Moore may have set a career mark with seven total receptions, but his main contributions to the Browns came on special teams. He was frequently active over the likes of Dwayne Bowe for that reason. Moore will return to Cleveland for his seventh professional season in 2016, where he appears in line to serve in a similar role.

Connor Shaw
Browns quarterback Connor Shaw will be out an extended amount of time after sustaining a thumb injury, the team announced Sunday.

Shaw suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason game and he will need surgery to correct the issue.

"I feel for Connor because he has worked extremely hard," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. "He's a competitor and has had a great offseason and a good camp so far. He is good for the quarterback room and it's unfortunate that this injury won't allow him to compete."

Thumb - Probable for start of season
Johnny Manziel
Manziel will be indicted on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a Jan. 29 incident where Manziel allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, WFAA.com reports.

Manziel might not see jail time for this, but by now his reputation is fractured to the point that there just isn't a obvious way for him to get his NFL career back on track. Agent Drew Rosenhaus isn't known for being especially scrupulous with who he takes on as clients -- he represents Greg Hardy, after all -- but Rosenhaus dropped Manziel earlier in April, giving reason to doubt any recent progress on Manziel's part. Manziel arguably wouldn't be much of a prospect at this point even if his character were entirely clean, so the fact that he carries an exceptionally disturbing history makes him appear unlikely to see the field from this point.

Rashard Higgins
The Browns selected Higgins in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 172nd overall.

Higgins was one of the most productive receivers in college football history at Colorado State, but his combination of a lean frame and modest athleticism undermined his stock. Still, he's very comparable to players like Tyler Boyd and Tajae Sharpe, both of whom were selected far earlier. Higgins might be worth a later pick in dynasty rookie drafts, as he could easily turn out better than Ricardo Louis and Jordan Payton.

Rahim Moore
The Browns have signed Moore, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Moore, who was cut after one disappointing season with the Texans, will look to revive his career with Cleveland, where he figures to compete for time at free safety with Jordan Poyer.

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