|Offense||30th||107.0 (19th)||204.0 (28th)|
|Defense||31st||142.7 (31st)||249.8 (21st)|
|15||Alford, Mario||WR||5-9||180||2/25/1992||2||West Virginia|
|25||Atkinson, George||RB||6-1||220||11/29/1992||1||Notre Dame|
|Boyce, Josh||WR||5-11||205||5/6/1991||3||Texas Christian|
|59||Carder, Tank||LB||6-2||235||1/18/1989||5||Texas Christian|
|Coley, Trevon||DT||6-1||307||7/13/1994||R||Florida Atlantic|
|51||Collins, Jamie||LB||6-3||250||10/20/1989||4||Southern Mississippi|
|96||Cooper, Xavier||DT||6-4||300||11/30/1991||2||Washington State|
|34||Crowell, Isaiah||RB||5-11||225||1/8/1993||3||Alabama State|
|Currie, Justin||DB||6-2||214||9/19/1993||2||Western Michigan|
|56||Davis, Demario||LB||6-2||248||1/11/1989||5||Arkansas State|
|74||Erving, Cameron||T||6-5||313||8/23/1992||2||Florida State|
|10||Griffin III, Robert||QB||6-2||218||2/12/1990||5||Baylor|
|85||Hall, Rannell||WR||6-0||200||1/30/1993||1||Central Florida|
|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|
|35||Jackson, Darius||RB||6-0||221||12/1/1993||R||Eastern Michigan|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|30||Kindred, Derrick||SAF||5-10||210||12/15/1993||R||Texas Christian|
|70||Lawrence-Stample, Nile||DT||6-1||320||7/14/1992||R||Florida State|
|Leslie, Jordan||WR||6-3||209||10/31/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|13||McCown, Josh (FA)||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||DE||6-3||275||11/6/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|99||Paea, Stephen||DT||6-1||300||5/11/1988||6||Oregon State|
|Powell, Tyvis||DB||6-3||211||2/16/1994||R||Ohio State|
|33||Poyer, Jordan||DB||6-0||191||4/25/1991||4||Oregon State|
|11||Pryor, Terrelle||QB||6-4||223||6/20/1989||4||Ohio State|
|62||Reiter, Austin||C||6-3||307||11/27/1991||1||South Florida|
|21||Taylor, Jamar||DB||5-11||192||9/29/1990||4||Boise State|
|22||Williams, Tramon (FA)||DB||6-0||192||3/16/1983||10||Louisiana Tech|
|97||Wynn, Dylan||DT||6-2||283||6/1/1993||1||Oregon State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Alford was waived-injured by the Bengals prior to the regular season, and subsequently placed on the IR. Since then, he was acquired by the Browns practice squad, and has now been promoted to their active roster. He figures to help out on special teams and provide depth at receiver for the team.
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.
In mid-December, Bailey received a two-game ban for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. The guard will serve as O-line depth for Sunday's regular season finale in Pittsburgh.
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.
Johnson was limited by an ankle injury and ended up playing just four snaps in the last game of the season. Still, it was a productive year for the 23-year-old, almost duplicating his rookie year by catching 53 passes for 514 yards out of the backfield. He didn't see as many rush attempts, but his 4.9 yards per carry would've ranked seventh among NFL running backs if he were qualified. Assuming Isaiah Crowell -- who is a restricted free agent -- is back in 2017, Johnson will assume his role as a pass-catching, third-down back once again.
The Browns want Pryor back, that's not in question. What matters is the price it would take to re-sign him. Should Cleveland slap Pryor with the franchise tag, they'd be on the hook to pay him north of $15 million in 2017. By comparison, Julio Jones and A.J. Green are scheduled to make $11.5 million and $10.3 million in base salary, respectively. The deadline to assign franchise tags is March 1. After that, Pryor and the Browns have until March 9 to reach a long-term deal or else the receiver will hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent. In other news, Pryor is progressing from the finger surgery he required in mid-January as the video he posted on Twitter today revealed he's now able to hold weight in his right hand. Barring any sort of setback, he should be full go for the start of offseason workouts in April regardless of whichever team he belongs to.
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.
Reynolds entered the weekend as questionable to play after suffering a minor knee injury in Week 11, but he'll ultimately be ready to return to game action on Sunday. He's slated to back-up Tracy Howard at free safety.
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 posted at least nine tackles for the third time this season, and he's averaging seven per game. He also has a forced fumble and a pair of passes defensed this year, but he's a borderline IDP option at linebacker in most leagues.
Taylor will continue to play through a nagging groin injury.
The 37-year-old quarterback intends to continue his NFL career, as long as he can find his way onto a roster. He only played in five games for the Browns in 2016, throwing 90 completions on 165 attempts for 1100 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions. McCown struggled with injuries during his two-year stint in Cleveland, which could deter teams from signing him to a deal. Regardless, he has proven to be a valuable backup quarterback throughout his 14 seasons in the league and should attract the attention of at least one organization going forward.
The report notes, however, that Gordon remains subject to the reinstatement process outlined by the NFL's substance abuse policy, so it remains unclear if/when he might be deemed eligible by the league to play again. In any case, it seems clear that the 25-year-old wideout is not part of the Browns' plans.
Hughlett's deal reportedly makes him the highest paid long snapper in the NFL, though the specifics of the contract have not been released. He has handled all of the team's long snapping duties for the past two years, and he's now locked up through the 2022 season.
Greco hadn't missed a snap all season before injuring his right foot in Sunday's game against the Giants. Alvin Bailey projects to take over his starting job at right guard.
Boyce has spent four years in the league, having made stints in both New England and Indianapolis, but only has nine receptions to his name. With a depth chart currently unsettled behind top wideouts Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman, Cleveland offers a legitimate opportunity for Boyce to crack the final roster.
Powell was waived by the Seahawks at the start of the playoffs after logging three tackles on special teams in eight games as an undrafted rookie. After starring at safety at Ohio State, Powell will now hope to secure a roster spot ahead of the 2017 campaign in his home state with the Browns.
In his best year as a professional, Kirksey ended the 2016 season with 148 tackles, the third-most in the NFL. He quickly became a trustworthy IDP play and will look to improve even more next season.
Good news for the offensive lineman as he avoids surgery that would have kept him out of commission for a good portion of time. He can now focus on nursing the aliment and should be ready for the 2017 season.
Payton will be eligible to return to the Browns' active roster following the team's final game of the season, which is on Jan. 1. The 2016 fifth-round rounder will thus look to carve out a role with the team in 2017 after a rookie season that resulted in him catching just one pass for three yards in four games.
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.
The Browns have decided to cut ties with the 33-year-old cornerback just two seasons after inking him to a three-year, $21 million contract. Williams struggled with knee and shoulder aliments throughout the 2016 season, forcing him to miss five contests. He recorded 36 tackles, five pass deflections, and one interception in 12 games. He'll now look to find his way onto a roster in need of some secondary depth, as the veteran will bring plenty of experience wherever he winds up.
During his last chance to prove he can be Cleveland's franchise quarterback, Griffin displayed the ability to make plays with his arm rather than his feet. He completed 72 percent of his passes and connected with eight different receivers, including two touchdown tosses to tight ends Gary Barnidge and Seth DeValve. Although he's signed through 2017, his future with the Browns is a bit unclear at this time. He missed the majority of the season with a shoulder injury and never really had the opportunity to show that he's more than just a placeholder. We should know more as the offseason unfolds.
Carder sustained a concussion last week against the Jets, but has evidently passed through concussion protocol and should be set for use usual workload on special teams.
Burley missed last week's game against the Jets due to his hamstring injury but after practicing in full on Friday the team cleared him for return prior to Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He's likely the team's last option at corner and shouldn't be expected to see a large role on defense.
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.
In his rookie campaign, Nassib finished with 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He missed a few games with a broken hand which slowed him down but showed glimpses of breakout talent. If the Browns can add more defensive talent, that should only help Nassib's development.
Hall missed all of this past season after fracturing his fibula in August, but he'll now rejoin the Browns with an eye on making the team ahead of the 2017 campaign.
Louis' two receptions were his first catches since Oct. 30, as the rookie wideout struggled to find the field after Corey Coleman returned from a broken hand. He finished with just 18 receptions for 205 yards. Terrelle Pryor is set to become a free agent, and if he fails to re-sign, Louis, along with Rashard Higgins, could see an increased role next season.
The Browns will be close to full strength in their linebacking corps Saturday with Alexander active. However, Alexander has yet to carve out a role with the defense behind starter Demario Davis, his primary impact is made on special teams.
Haden injured both his left and right groin muscles during the season, missing a combined three games with the injuries before playing through both issues for the final nine games of the season. He finished he season with 48 tackles and 11 passes defensed, including three interceptions, despite the injury, and he'll be expected to come back healthy for the 2017 campaign.
Schobert is a staple on special teams for the Browns, but with Cam Johnson (groin) on the shelf Sunday, he'll get the starting nod at outside linebacker. He saw just two defensive snaps Week 16, but should be in line for an expanded role against Cleveland's AFC North rivals.
Hawkins' last catch of the season went for a loss of 14 yards, so his nine yards on five catches is a bit misleading. Overall for the season, though, it was a quiet year for the 30-year-old veteran. He found the end zone twice but hauled in just 33 catches for 324 yards. Hawkins is under contract until 2018, but the Browns may cut him loose and turn to their plethora of young receivers.
It was a disappointing season through and through for Barnidge, as the tight end was never able to recapture his 2015 magic. After finding the end zone 10 times a season ago, Barnidge scored just twice in 2016, as the Browns had difficulty scoring overall as an offensive unit. If Cleveland improves at the quarterback position, Barnidge's production could make a comeback, making him a sleeper in 2017.
Elston, an undrafted rookie out of Ole Miss, didn't appear in a game during his brief stint in Cleveland. His release clears room for fifth-rounder Trae Elston to join the active roster.
Wynn was waived/injured at the start of August after injuring his ankle during a practice in July. It isn't clear if his ankle remains an issue, though, and neither is his future with the Browns; as an exclusive rights free agent, the team has until March 9 to tender Wynn to a contract, or he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
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.
Caldwell hurt his hamstring last Sunday against the Steelers and wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week.
Collins' late-October trade from the Patriots to the Browns drew shockwaves around the league, and despite playing with significantly less talent around him, Collins remained a highly productive linebacker once arriving in Cleveland. The 27-year-old started all eight games after joining the Browns, finishing with 69 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble in those appearances. Thanks to an average of over 105 stops per year since his 2013 rookie campaign, the Southern Mississippi product has earned a long-term deal worth $50 million, with $26 million in guarantees, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. In signing Collins, the Browns have locked down a key member of their defense going forward, and could further improve their defense with the first overall pick of this year's draft.
Crowell waited until the last game of the season to have his best performance, as his 19 carries and 152 rushing yards were both a season high. He finished just 48 yards shy of his first 1,000 yard rushing season. Crowell is a restricted free agent in 2017, and if the Browns decide to take a running back with their No. 1 overall pick, he may find himself in a new uniform next fall. However, he'll be just 24 when the new campaign begins and having a productive, young running back is a rare thing in the NFL, so Cleveland may want to hold on to him.
Johnson did not make an appearance in practice this week, so not surprisingly, the fourth-year linebacker will take a seat for Sunday's season finale. Look for Joe Schobert to pick up extra snaps in his stead.
Bitonio went down in Week 5 with a Lisfranc injury in his right foot and ended the season on injured reserve for the second year in a row. As one of the better offensive guards in the league, a return for the beginning of the 2017 season would pay dividends for the entire Browns offense.
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.
Overall, DeValve performed better than his spot on the depth chart would suggest. He finished the 2016 season with 10 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown, despite playing limited snaps. Based on his production, he may have supplanted backup tight end Randall Telfer going into next season, but it's still too early to tell.
Coleman missed six games with a broken hand, so it's hard to call his rookie campaign a disappointment. However, in the 10 games he was active, he caught just 33 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns, as he took a backseat to Terrelle Pryor. Coleman will be 23 when the 2017 season kicks off, and he'll look to become the dynamic wide receiver many expect him to be, and if Pryor -- who's set to be a free agent -- finds a new home, Coleman will be the new No. 1 and receive the majority of targets next season. Big things could be on the horizon for the young wideout.
Kessler came in with his team up 20-17 with 10:20 to play, and wasn't asked to do much as they continued to milk the clock and watch the Chargers miss field goals. The rookie will likely start the season finale at Pittsburgh if RG3 isn't cleared by then, as the Browns can fully focus on developing their quarterback of the future now that they finally have a win under their belt.
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).
As of now, Parkey figures to be Cleveland's kicker in 2017. The team waived injured kicker Patrick Murray on Dec. 22, and after a rough start, Parkey settled down and proved he's capable of being an NFL kicker. He made 20 of 25 field goals and missed just one extra point.
The rookie now has 5.5 sacks on the season and 2.5 sacks over the last two weeks. In order to start becoming an IDP option, however, he'll need to become more involved in stopping the run and start accumulating tackles.
As an undrafted free agent rookie, Boddy-Calhoun ended up with three interceptions, although Sunday's performance was nothing to brag about. He allowed six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns and fumbled what should have been a pick-six. Overall, though, he had a solid season and probably played himself into consideration for a starter's role in 2017.
Kindred apparently suffered the ankle injury while training during the bye week, which will ultimately end the fourth-rounder's rookie season. Ibraheim Campbell will likely fill in as the Browns' starting strong safety during Kindred's absence.
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.
Higgins' receptions on Sunday were his first since Oct. 30, bringing his season total to six. The rookie out of Colorado St. has been targeted just 10 times but has seen his snap count increase each of the last two weeks.