Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Mike Pettine
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th86.4 (26th)252.5 (9th)
Defense9th111.3 (15th)221.1 (9th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
40Adams, Royce DB5-101905/3/19882Purdue
48Agnew, Ray RB5-102472/26/1991RSouthern Illinois
86Armstrong, Anthony WR5-101853/29/19834West Texas A&M
37Aubrey, Josh DB5-102074/9/19912Stephen F. Austin St.
19Austin, Miles WR6-22156/30/19849Monmouth (N.J.)
24Bademosi, Johnson CB6-02007/23/19903Stanford
27Baker, Edwin RB5-82106/1/19911Michigan State
91Barnett, Calvin DT6-231710/7/1991ROklahoma State
82Barnidge, Gary TE6-62509/22/19857Louisville
11Benjamin, Travis WR5-1017512/29/19893Miami (Fla.)
38Berry, Aaron DB5-91906/25/19885Pittsburgh
75Bitonio, Joel T6-430510/11/1991RNevada
95Bryant, Armonty DE6-42655/20/19902East Central (OK)
92Bryant, Desmond DE6-631012/15/19856Harvard
13Burleson, Nate WR6-01988/19/198112Nevada
84Cameron, Jordan TE6-52498/8/19884USC
59Carder, Tank ILB6-22351/18/19893Texas Christian
43Cook, Darwin DB5-111957/17/1991RWest Virginia
30Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/1993RAlabama State
8Cundiff, Billy K6-12123/30/19809Drake
56Dansby, Karlos ILB6-325111/3/198111Auburn
26Desir, Pierre CB6-22069/8/1990RLindenwood
54Diles, Zac LB6-02456/11/19858Kansas State
81Dray, Jim TE6-525512/31/19865Stanford
50Eubanks, Darius ILB6-22227/12/19912Georgia Southern
70Faulk, Chris T6-63171/21/19902Louisiana State
78Fragel, Reid T6-83082/22/19912Ohio State
18Gabriel, Taylor WR5-81672/17/1991RAbilene Christian
21Gilbert, Justin CB6-020211/7/1991ROklahoma State
65Gilkey, Garrett G6-63157/7/19902Chadron State
39Gipson, Tashaun FS5-112058/7/19903Wyoming
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Baylor
47Gray, MarQueis TE6-424211/7/19892Minnesota
77Greco, John G6-43183/24/19857Toledo
23Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19895Florida
69Harris, Randall T6-329611/19/1991RTowson
16Hawkins, Andrew WR5-71803/10/19864Toledo
41Heath, T.J. DB6-01909/11/19872Jacksonville State
79Henderson, Cam DE6-42706/2/19901Central Florida
6Hoyer, Brian QB6-221510/13/19856Michigan State
93Hughes, John DE6-23204/27/19883Cincinnati
80Johnson, Charles WR6-22152/27/19892Grand Valley State
85Jones, Chandler WR5-918511/28/1991RSan Jose State
58Kirksey, Christian OLB6-22358/31/1992RIowa
67Kitchen, Ishmaa'ily NT6-13308/24/19883Kent State
17Krause, Jonathan WR5-111901/18/1992RVanderbilt
99Kruger, Paul OLB6-42702/15/19866Utah
5Lanning, Spencer P5-112005/21/19882South Carolina
28Lewis, Dion RB5-81959/27/19904Pittsburgh
55Mack, Alex C6-431111/19/19856California
49Magee, Brandon OLB5-1123510/22/19902Arizona State
2Manziel, Johnny QB6-021012/6/1992RTexas A&M
52Martin, Eric LB6-22507/21/19912Nebraska
60McDaniel, Jacobbi DT6-029310/8/1989RFlorida State
29McFadden, Leon CB5-1019010/26/19902San Diego State
74McQuistan, Paul T6-63154/30/19839Weber State
63Milton, Keavon OL6-42936/23/19902Louisiana-Monroe
51Mingo, Barkevious OLB6-424010/4/19902Louisiana State
42Nelson, Robert DB5-91752/16/1990RArizona State
88Oboh, James TE6-42508/22/1991RTowson
25Ogbonnaya, Chris RB6-02255/5/19865Texas
87Ogbuehi, Emmanuel TE6-22308/17/19901Georgia State
66Parsons, Alex G6-43019/14/19872USC
62Pinkston, Jason G6-43109/5/19874Pittsburgh
33Poyer, Jordan CB6-01914/25/19912Oregon State
53Robertson, Craig ILB6-12342/11/19883North Texas
7Rogers, Jake K6-22205/24/19871Cincinnati
71Rubin, Ahtyba DE6-23257/25/19867Iowa State
72Schwartz, Mitchell T6-53206/8/19893California
15Shaw, Kenny WR5-111801/15/1992RFlorida State
9Shaw, Connor QB6-12109/19/1991RSouth Carolina
97Sheard, Jabaal OLB6-32645/10/19894Pittsburgh
22Skrine, Buster CB5-91854/26/19894Tennessee-Chattanooga
83Snead, Willie WR5-1119510/17/1992RBall State
94Staples, Justin LB6-424512/10/19891Illinois
44Tate, Ben RB5-102208/21/19885Auburn
98Taylor, Phillip NT6-33354/7/19884Baylor
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/19848Wisconsin
35Trufant, Isaiah DB5-717012/9/19824Eastern Washington
89Vernon, Conner WR6-02008/18/19901Duke
64Wallace, Martin T6-63054/22/19902Temple
61Warren, Jeremiah G6-33259/20/19871South Florida
20West, Terrance RB5-102251/28/1991RTowson
31Whitner, Donte SS5-102087/24/19859Ohio State
36Williams, K'Waun DB5-91837/12/1991RPittsburgh
90Winn, Billy DE6-43004/15/19893Boise State
57Yount, Christian LS6-12507/8/19884UCLA
Injured Players
87Smith, Andre (IR) TE6-52709/26/19882Virginia Tech
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Cleveland6-5311.36-2306.525.02134
 
 
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
News
Browns tight end MarQueis Gray carried the ball twice in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Bears, for 30 yards. Both runs came out of the wildcat in the third quarter, while the Browns were in the red zone. Edwin Baker finished off that drive with a two-yard rushing touchdown.

Gray now has five rushing attempts on the season. The 30 yards were a season high. 

The Browns play the Bears in Week 16. 

Jake Rogers
News
The Redskins have released kicker Jake Rogers and receiver David Gettis. Neither one recorded a stat in football last season. 
Ben Tate
News
Despite the signing of free agent Ben Tate in the offseason, the Browns are planning on using a running back-by-committee approach this season.

"I think in the AFC North, you have to be running back by committee," Mike Pettine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "You'd like to have a guy that can carry most of the load, but also be able to alternate guys ... you've got to be able to get fresh guys out there."

That "guy who can carry most of the load" will likely be Tate, but rookie third-rounder Terrance West has been particularly impressive in his early work, as has Edwin Baker. The Browns also have Dion Lewis, who is coming off a lost season due to a broken leg, left over from last year.

Isaiah Trufant
News
Reserve cornerback Isaiah Trufant signed with the Browns, reports The Star-Ledger. Trufant was a restricted free agent who did not receive an offer from the Jets.

Trufant appeared in every game last season, making 20 tackles.

Phillip Taylor
News
The Browns on Friday exercised the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Phil Taylor ’s rookie contract. Taylor is now under contract through the 2015 season.

"It's very evident to us watching on tape and seeing him in person this week that Phil Taylor is very explosive, and he's a great fit for what we want to do on defense," said coach Mike Pettine. "I like his ability to rush the passer and be there to clog up the middle at the point of attack when we need him."

Taylor, the 21st overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, has appeared in 39 games with 38 starts. He has registered 130 tackles, seven sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

In 2013, Taylor played and started 15 games at nose tackle in the Browns' 3-4 defense after transitioning from defensive tackle. He recorded 57 tackles, two sacks and one pass defensed, helping Cleveland finish ninth in the NFL in total defense, the team's best finish since 1994.

Conner Vernon
News
The Browns signed defensive back Jamoris Slaughter, linebacker Justin Staples, receiver Conner Vernon, wideout Tori Gurley, defensive back T.J. Heath, defensive end Cam Henderson and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to reserve/futures contracts.
Travis Benjamin
News
Browns receiver and punt returner Travis Benjamin, who tore his ACL in late October, is on schedule in his rehab, coach Mike Pettine told the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. The Browns will err on the side of caution and hold him out until training camp.
Paul McQuistan
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Free agent offensive lineman Paul McQuistan, formerly of the Seahawks, has agreed to terms with the Browns, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "He has versatility," Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer said. "The guy played a lot of tackle last year. He’s played guard."
Charles Johnson
News
The continued inactivity of starting outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (knee) highlights the injury report submitted by the Browns for the game Sunday against the visiting Lions. Defensive end Billy Winn (quad) is the only other injured inactive. Quentin Groves, who will help out at Sheard's spot, will play despite an ankle problem.

The healthy inactives are wide receiver Charles Johnson, offensive linemen Patrick Lewis, Martin Wallace and Garrett Gilkey and tight end Keavon Milton.

Leon McFadden
News
In addition to first-round pick Barkevious Mingo, the Browns added San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden, Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter and East Central defensive end Armonty Bryant.
Dion Lewis
News
Browns running back Dion Lewis suited up and practiced on the team's first day of the offseason program, the Akron Beacon-Journal reported. Lewis broke his leg last August and missed the entire season. 
Paul Kruger
News
Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger managed 4.5 sacks last season, nine fewer than he posted in 2012 for the Ravens. He ranked second on the Browns with 11 tackles for loss.

Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said getting more out of Kruger is a priority.

"(Kruger) had a special year in Baltimore when they won the Super Bowl," Pettine said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "A lot of people think he took a step backward last year. We’re looking forward to getting with Paul and seeing what makes him tick and seeing if we can get him going."

Martin Wallace
News
Tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) headlines the list of inactives for the Browns on Sunday against the Jets. Also among the wounded on the list is guard John Greco (knee).

The healthy inactives are quarterback Alex Tanney, offensive linemen Reid Fragel and Martin Wallace and tight end Andre Smith .

Cam Henderson
News
The Browns signed defensive back Jamoris Slaughter, linebacker Justin Staples, receiver Conner Vernon, wideout Tori Gurley, defensive back T.J. Heath, defensive end Cam Henderson and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to reserve/futures contracts.
Chris Ogbonnaya
News
The meager Browns offense Sunday against the Jets featured several meager individual performances. Included among those contributors was wide receiver Josh Cooper, who caught his first four passes of the season for 26 yards.

Also catching two were tight end Gary Barnidge (23 yards) and wideout Brian Tyms (12 yards). Wide receiver Greg Little grabbed one pass for 4 yards before being removed for dropping one in the end zone.

Running back Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for 8 yards on one carry and caught a pass for 4 yards.

Spencer Lanning
News
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.

Josh Gordon
News
Browns coach Mike Pettine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that receiver Josh Gordon is not in danger of being cut.

"We're expecting him to report on Friday and be on the field," Pettine said. "We have no plans to cut him. I know there's been a lot of debate over that, but I don't see us having that debate."

Gordon is waiting to hear from the NFL about what could be an indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the paper said. He also was arrested for driving while impaired earlier this month.

"I think we need to find the middle ground of what's best for Josh and what's best for the organization," Pettine said. "I know [ESPN analyst] Cris Carter came out and said [Gordon should be cut], but we think you can find that middle ground of what's best for our players and best for the organization. It worked for Cris, but cutting Josh might be the worst thing for him and the worst thing for us."

Robert Nelson
No Updates
John Greco
News
Four Browns have been designated as questionable for the Sunday clash at AFC North rival Pittsburgh, including tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) and cornerback Joe Haden (hip). The others are offensive linemen Jason Pinkston (thigh) and John Greco (knee).
Calvin Barnett
No Updates
Anthony Armstrong
News
Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer said he's confident in the team's receivers even if Josh Gordon is suspended for the year as expected, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

"Yeah, no doubt," he said. "I look at the guys that we have and I've talked about the guys I throw with but you throw in Nate Burleson, Anthony Armstrong -- I was shocked to know that he didn't play last year,'' said Hoyer. "If you watched him in our spring, he was awesome. Not to mention our tight ends and our skill guys. I feel really confident with who we have and going forward we know that we have what it takes to win games. We know that the guys that are on this team right now are what we're going to have for this season and that's what we're going with, and I feel confident with what we have."

Hoyer's top targets sans Gordon will be tight end Jordan Cameron and receivers Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, Burleson and Armstrong.

Justin Gilbert
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With training camp fast approaching, four of the NFL's 256 draft picks remain unsigned. They are Browns corner Justin Gilbert (first round, eighth overall), Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (first round, 11th overall), Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee (second round, 39th overall) and Dolphins offensive tackle Billy Turner (third round, 67th overall).
Aaron Berry
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The Browns have inked veteran cornerback Aaron Berry to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. Berry is a fifth-year veteran who has played in 19 games with four starts. An injury sidelined him in 2013. 

"Aaron Berry gives us both depth and competition at corner, and has the potential to upgrade our kicking game," general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement. "He's tough and relentless and his strength prior to his injury was man coverage. He's also accountable for his past, which is well-documented. We recognize that he's had missteps, as does he. Before and after that adverse period in his life, members of our coaching staff and players in our locker room worked with Aaron. From a communication standpoint, there's a degree of comfort we have with him, and a degree of comfort he'll have with the Browns. He has a chance to earn the opportunity to contribute to any success we'll have this fall."

Christian Kirksey
News
The Browns signed third-round pick Christian Kirksey, a linebacker out of Iowa, to a four-year deal. Kirksey made 315 tackles in his college career and is one of three players in Iowa history to score three defensive touchdowns.
Donte Whitner
News
The Browns' four-year contract with free agent safety Donte Whitner is worth $7 million annually, reports NFL Network. The 49ers did not want to go much higher than $4 million per year, according to CSNBayArea.com.
Johnson Bademosi
No Updates
Tank Carder
News
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.

Garrett Gilkey
News
Quarterback Brandon Weeden (concussion) is the lone injured player on the inactive list released Sunday by the Browns.

The healthy scratches are offensive linemen Martin Wallace, Garrett Gilkey and Reid Fragel, wideout Josh Cooper, quarterback Alex Tanney and tight end Keavon Milton.

Barkevious Mingo
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New Browns coach Mike Pettine wants outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (6-4, 241) to gain weight and says he believes he can get last year's No. 6 overall pick to play like it, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Mingo had 42 tackles and five sacks as a rookie.
Nate Burleson
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With Josh Gordon likely to be suspended, the Browns are poised to enter the season with Miles Austin and Nate Burleson as their starting outside receivers and Andrew Hawkins in the slot, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The paper calls it "one of the NFL's most pedestrian receiving groups."

Austin has battled hamstring injuries and caught just 24 passes last year. Burleson, 32, has six touchdown catches over the past three years.

Jeremiah Warren
News
The Browns signed defensive back Jamoris Slaughter, linebacker Justin Staples, receiver Conner Vernon, wideout Tori Gurley, defensive back T.J. Heath, defensive end Cam Henderson and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to reserve/futures contracts.
T.J. Heath
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The Browns signed defensive back Jamoris Slaughter, linebacker Justin Staples, receiver Conner Vernon, wideout Tori Gurley, defensive back T.J. Heath, defensive end Cam Henderson and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to reserve/futures contracts.
K'Waun Williams
No Updates
Reid Fragel
News
Tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) headlines the list of inactives for the Browns on Sunday against the Jets. Also among the wounded on the list is guard John Greco (knee).

The healthy inactives are quarterback Alex Tanney, offensive linemen Reid Fragel and Martin Wallace and tight end Andre Smith .

Keavon Milton
News
Among the seven players not in uniform for the Browns in Week 15 against the Bears Sunday, three had been ruled out prior to kickoff with injuries. Offensive lineman John Greco (knee), running back Willis McGahee (concussion, knee) and tight end Andre Smith (calf) were all ruled out after being unable to practice Friday.

The remainder of the inactive list is made up of four healthy scratches: quarterback Alex Tanney; tight end Keavon Milton; and offensive linemen Reid Fragel and Martin Wallace

Taylor Gabriel
No Updates
Jim Dray
News
The Browns announced the signing of tight end Jim Dray on Thursday. Dray spent the past four years with the Cardinals. He posted career highs last season with 26 catches for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 
Ishmaa'ily Kitchen
News
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (concussion) and linebackers Tank Carder (shoulder) and Craig Robertson (knee) are the injured inactives for the game Sunday against Jacksonville.

The healthy players on the list are offensive linemen Reid Fragel, Garrett Gilkey and Martin Wallace and defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen.

Emmanuel Ogbuehi
News
The Dolphins signed defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, running back Cameron Marshall, tight end Kyle Miller, tight end-fullback Emmanuel Ogbuehi, offensive tackle Michael Ola, wide receiver Ryan Spadola and offensive tackle Jason Weaver. Ola played in the CFL the past two seasons, while the rest ended 2013 on Miami's practice squad.
Armonty Bryant
News
Three Browns have been designated as questionable for Sunday against Jacksonville, but none are starters. They are offensive lineman Martin Wallace (illness), tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring) and defensive lineman Armonty Bryant (back).

The probables are wide receiver Josh Cooper (illness), cornerback Buster Skrine (ribs), tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe), running back Willis McGahee (knee), punter Spencer Lanning (knee) and linebacker Paul Kruger (finger).

Alex Parsons
No Updates
Billy Winn
News
Browns defensive end Billy Winn forced a fumble in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Bears. The fumble -- the second Winn has forced this season -- was eventually returned for a touchdown by T.J. Ward. 

The Browns play the Jets in Week 16. 

Alex Mack
News
One of the reasons Johnny Manziel was such a spectacular player in college was because he was able to extend a play and throw to a big receiver down the field. Landing with the Browns is a total win for Johnny Football because he'll have Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, Greg Little and Nate Burleson as down-field targets along with Andrew Hawkins as a quick, short-area weapon. Ben Tate rumbling in the backfield doesn't hurt either.

Another impressive factor is the Browns O-line, which has two studs in left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack. If the line can improve from last season (we're looking at you, Mitchell Schwartz), then Manziel will have time to make good throws.

Of all the places he could have gone in the draft, Cleveland's the best fit. Not only should he inject life into the franchise but he should end up starting in Week 1 against the Steelers. Expect Manziel to get taken late in every single seasonal draft as a combo backup Fantasy QB/sleeper who could get some serious trade value. He'll get picked in the middle rounds in dynasty/keeper leagues and should be considered a Top 5 choice in rookie-only drafts.
Josh Aubrey
News
The Browns placed rookie defensive back Josh Aubrey on injured reserve Friday, after he sustained knee and ankle injuries during Thursday's practice.

The team also waived running back Bobby Rainey, and used the two open roster spots to promote wide receiver Tori Gurley and defensive back Julian Posey from the practice squad. 

Ray Agnew
No Updates
Chris Faulk
News
The Browns' roster stands at 75 players after a flurry of moves Tuesday.

Cleveland was awarded two players on waivers, punter Colton Schmidt from San Francisco and linebacker Paul Hazel from Jacksonville. The Browns also waived linebacker Kendrick Adams, offensive lineman Dominic Alford, wide receiver Dominique Croom, defensive lineman Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, fullback Owen Marecic, offensive lineman Ryan Miller and tight end Travis Tannahill. In addition, the team put running back Montario Hardesty on injured reserve and offensive lineman Chris Faulk on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Brandon Magee
News
The Browns announced Tuesday linebacker Brandon Magee was placed on injured reserve with a pectoral injury. Magee totaled just five tackles in eight games.
Joe Haden
News
Browns cornerback Joe Haden agreed to a five-year contract extension that includes $22 million fully guaranteed at signing and another $23 million guaranteed for injury, reports Pro Football Talk. The guaranteed money eclipses what corner Richard Sherman received from Seattle in his recent extension.

The deal will keep Haden, 25, in Cleveland through 2019.

Zac Diles
News
The Titans waived linebacker Zac Diles and safety Shann Schillinger.
Craig Robertson
News
The Browns injury report for Week 15 against the Bears featured six players from the defensive side of the ball, all of whom were expected to take the field Sunday.  As expected, all six are active prior to kickoff: linebackers Tank Carder (shoulder), D'Qwell Jackson (ankle), Paul Kruger (elbow) and Craig Robertson (knee); defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin (calf); and defensive back T.J. Ward (shoulder). 
Terrance West
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Terrance West has looked like anything but a small school rookie running back through the Browns' offseason practices. According to ClevelandBrowns.com's Vic Carucci, "it wouldn't be the least bit surprising" if West ousted Ben Tate from the starting role to begin the season. Carucci also suggests that West could see a significant amount of work even if Tate starts. 

Tate totaled 911 yards and four touchdowns for the Texans last year but dealt with rib injuries that ultimately cost him the last few games of the season. At Towson last year, West had 2,509 yards rushing last season with a ridiculous 41 touchdowns.

Jonathan Krause
No Updates
Jabaal Sheard
News
A nagging wrist injury will not prevent Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard from playing Sunday when his team hosts the Ravens. He has been cleared to play after being listed as probable.
Mitchell Schwartz
News
One of the reasons Johnny Manziel was such a spectacular player in college was because he was able to extend a play and throw to a big receiver down the field. Landing with the Browns is a total win for Johnny Football because he'll have Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, Greg Little and Nate Burleson as down-field targets along with Andrew Hawkins as a quick, short-area weapon. Ben Tate rumbling in the backfield doesn't hurt either.

Another impressive factor is the Browns O-line, which has two studs in left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack. If the line can improve from last season (we're looking at you, Mitchell Schwartz), then Manziel will have time to make good throws.

Of all the places he could have gone in the draft, Cleveland's the best fit. Not only should he inject life into the franchise but he should end up starting in Week 1 against the Steelers. Expect Manziel to get taken late in every single seasonal draft as a combo backup Fantasy QB/sleeper who could get some serious trade value. He'll get picked in the middle rounds in dynasty/keeper leagues and should be considered a Top 5 choice in rookie-only drafts.
Andrew Hawkins
News
Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins has been burning defenders during OTAs and "putting on a clinic each day," according to the team's website. "Hawkins comes out here, is one of the hardest workers," said coach Mike Pettine. "Doesn’t know any speed other than full speed. He’s a guy that is truly trying to get better."

Hawkins has shown great footwork and quickness while developing noticeable chemistry with quarterback Brian Hoyer, the report said.

Chandler Jones
No Updates
Gary Barnidge
News
The meager Browns offense Sunday against the Jets featured several meager individual performances. Included among those contributors was wide receiver Josh Cooper, who caught his first four passes of the season for 26 yards.

Also catching two were tight end Gary Barnidge (23 yards) and wideout Brian Tyms (12 yards). Wide receiver Greg Little grabbed one pass for 4 yards before being removed for dropping one in the end zone.

Running back Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for 8 yards on one carry and caught a pass for 4 yards.

Eric Martin
News
Browns cornerback Joe Haden (hip) and wide receiver Davone Bess (personal) are the lone questionables on the injury report released by the team on Friday.

The probables are linebackers Tank Carder (shoulder) and Eric Martin (illness), running back Willis McGahee (concussion, knee), defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin (calf), tackles Mitchell Schwartz (toe) and Joe Thomas (back), punter Spencer Lanning (knee) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder).

Ahtyba Rubin
News
The Browns raised a few eyebrows earlier in the week by releasing popular veteran inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and could be readying to unload defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin, per the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Rubin, who has been less productive since the team switched to a 3-4 defense, is slated to earn $6.9 million in 2014. He is heading into the last season of a four-year contract.

Brian Hoyer
News
Browns coach Mike Pettine said he'll name a starting quarterback -- either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel -- before the third preseason game Aug. 23 against the Rams, reports the Akron Beacon Journal

"It could be sooner, and that’s something we’re going to discuss," Pettine said. "It’ll be before the third preseason game. I just don’t have a date. I don’t know if I’ll set a date and kind of paint ourselves into a date, but it will be sooner than the third preseason game."

Desmond Bryant
News
Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant, who underwent December surgery to fix an irregular heartbeat, says he's completely healthy, reports the Associated Press. Bryant was medically cleared three months after the procedure.

He had 45 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 12 games last year.

Justin Staples
News
The Browns signed defensive back Jamoris Slaughter, linebacker Justin Staples, receiver Conner Vernon, wideout Tori Gurley, defensive back T.J. Heath, defensive end Cam Henderson and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to reserve/futures contracts.
Royce Adams
News
The Browns signed free-agent defensive back Royce Adams to a contract Wednesday, the terms of which are not yet known.  

Adams was previously with the Jets in training camp, but was one of the final cuts prior to the start of the season. The former Purdue product has yet to appear in an NFL game, but did spend one season in the Arena Football League. 

Isaiah Crowell
No Updates
Jordan Cameron
News
Browns general manager Ray Farmer wants to sign tight end Jordan Cameron to a contract extension before training camp, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. However, the likelihood is negotations will continue long after camp opens.

Cameron, entering the final year of his rookie deal, figures to be Cleveland's top pass-catching threat, assuming Josh Gordon is suspended. Cameron caught 80 passes and made the Pro Bowl last year after making 26 receptions in his first two seasons combined.

Cameron reportedly has turned down several offers from the Browns so far.

Miles Austin
News
Browns receiver Miles Austin, who was held out of OTA and minicamp exercises, said he will be ready to go when training camp opens on July 26, reports The News-Herald.

Austin, who was cut by the Cowboys this offseason, is looking forward to the new challenge with the Browns.

"I'm fortunate to be in this situation and have another opportunity to go out and prove myself again," said Austin. "I'm looking forward to the challenge."

John Hughes
News
The Browns are banged up heading into their season finale against the Steelers. Nose tackle Phillip Taylor (concussion), defensive end John Hughes (knee) and offensive linemen Jason Pinkston (concussion) and Shawn Lauvao (thigh) were all absent from Friday practice.

Their statuses for the game against Pittsburgh will be clearer when the team releases its injury report later in the afternoon.

Karlos Dansby
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Free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby will leave the Cardinals for the Browns and sign a four-year, $24 million deal, reports the Arizona Republic. The deal includes $14 million guaranteed, the report said.
James Oboh
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Joel Bitonio
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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.

Jordan Poyer
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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.

Billy Cundiff
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The Browns have re-signed Billy Cundiff to a one-year, $1.02 million deal, reports ESPN.

Cundiff was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He finished 2013, his first with the Browns, making 21 of 26 field goals and all 32 extra points.

Randall Harris
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Kenny Shaw
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Willie Snead
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Jacobbi McDaniel
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Andre Smith
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The Browns signed running back Jourdan Brooks, wideout Taylor Gabriel, offensive lineman Randall Harris, defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel, defensive back Robert Nelson and tight end James Oboh after they tried out during the team's rookie minicamp.

Cleveland waived wideouts Tori Gurley and Josh Cooper, running backs Jamaine Cook and Chris Pressley, offensive linemen Anthony Dima and Michael Philipp, tight end Andre Smith and defensive lineman Elhadji Ndiaye.

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Christian Yount
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The Browns gave a five-year contract to long snapper Christian Yount, who's been with the team since 2011.

Joe Thomas
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One of the reasons Johnny Manziel was such a spectacular player in college was because he was able to extend a play and throw to a big receiver down the field. Landing with the Browns is a total win for Johnny Football because he'll have Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, Greg Little and Nate Burleson as down-field targets along with Andrew Hawkins as a quick, short-area weapon. Ben Tate rumbling in the backfield doesn't hurt either.

Another impressive factor is the Browns O-line, which has two studs in left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack. If the line can improve from last season (we're looking at you, Mitchell Schwartz), then Manziel will have time to make good throws.

Of all the places he could have gone in the draft, Cleveland's the best fit. Not only should he inject life into the franchise but he should end up starting in Week 1 against the Steelers. Expect Manziel to get taken late in every single seasonal draft as a combo backup Fantasy QB/sleeper who could get some serious trade value. He'll get picked in the middle rounds in dynasty/keeper leagues and should be considered a Top 5 choice in rookie-only drafts.
Darius Eubanks
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A knee injury that had Browns inside linebacker Craig Robertson listed as doubtful for the Week 13 game against the Jaguars will indeed keep him off the field. He will be replaced as the starter by Darius Eubanks.
Edwin Baker
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Many observers expect the Browns to add a starting running back through free agency or the draft, but ESPNCleveland.com notes Edwin Baker finished strong last season and "left a favorable impression with his quick-to-the-hole, north-south running style."

Baker started the final three games, running for 171 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.0 yards per carry. He caught eight passes for 57 yards.

The 250th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Baker saw his first NFL action in Week 14 last year. He seems like a good fit for Kyle Shanahan's one-cut, zone-blocking running scheme.

Pierre Desir
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With the 127th pick in the draft, the Browns have selected Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir .

At 6-1, Desir is fairly large for a cornerback. He was a standout at the Senior Bowl, which is why he drew attention from teams despite attending Lindenwood. He's considered to be raw, and will need time to develop. 

Darwin Cook
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Jason Pinkston
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Four Browns have been designated as questionable for the Sunday clash at AFC North rival Pittsburgh, including tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) and cornerback Joe Haden (hip). The others are offensive linemen Jason Pinkston (thigh) and John Greco (knee).
Connor Shaw
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Tashaun Gipson
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Browns safety Tashaun Gipson intercepted Jay Cutler twice in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Bears. He returned a second quarter pick 44 yards for a touchdown. 

The interceptions bring Gipson's total up to four on the season. The touchdown was the first of his career. 

The Browns face the Jets in Week 16. 

Buster Skrine
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A rib problem will not keep Browns cornerback Buster Skrine from playing against the Jaguars on Sunday. He has been cleared for action after having been listed as probable.
Johnny Manziel
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Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins said rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, in contrast to some recent headlines, has been occupied this summer by learning the playbook.

"Johnny's all business, man," Hawkins told Sirius XM NFL Radio. "I can't speak for all the other stuff because all I know is the Johnny I see in his playbook all day and trying to learn the plays and pick up an NFL offense, which is extremely hard for anybody, much less a guy who left college early. He worked his butt off, and I think that is all you can ask of him."

Hawkins added that Manziel, who faces an uphill battle in unseating Brian Hoyer, is "doing all the right things."

 
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