Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th107.0 (19th)204.0 (28th)
Defense31st142.7 (31st)249.8 (21st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
54Alexander, Dominique LB6-02354/20/1995ROklahoma
15Alford, Mario WR5-91802/25/19922West Virginia
25Atkinson, George RB6-122011/29/19921Notre Dame
78Bailey, Alvin T6-33208/26/19914Arkansas
82Barnidge, Gary TE6-62509/22/19859Louisville
75Bitonio, Joel T6-430510/11/19913Nevada
20Boddy-Calhoun, Briean CB5-91931/21/1993RMinnesota
 Boyce, Josh WR5-112055/6/19913Texas Christian
92Bryant, Desmond DT6-631012/15/19858Harvard
 Burgess, James ILB6-02333/9/1994RLouisville
26Burley, Marcus DB5-101907/16/19904Delaware
31Caldwell, Trey DB5-918512/4/1993RLouisiana-Monroe
24Campbell, Ibraheim SAF5-112085/13/19922Northwestern
59Carder, Tank LB6-22351/18/19895Texas Christian
72Coleman, Shon T6-631011/25/1991RAuburn
19Coleman, Corey WR5-101857/6/1994RBaylor
 Coley, Trevon DT6-13077/13/1994RFlorida Atlantic
51Collins, Jamie LB6-325010/20/19894Southern Mississippi
4Colquitt, Britton P6-22053/20/19858Tennessee
96Cooper, Xavier DT6-430011/30/19912Washington State
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/19933Alabama State
 Currie, Justin DB6-22149/19/19932Western Michigan
56Davis, Demario LB6-22481/11/19895Arkansas State
87DeValve, Seth WR6-32451/29/1993RPrinceton
66Drango, Spencer G6-631510/15/1992RBaylor
 Elston, Trae DB5-111762/16/1994RMississippi
74Erving, Cameron T6-53138/23/19922Florida State
61Fabiano, Anthony C6-53077/13/1993RHarvard
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
77Greco, John T6-43183/24/19859Toledo
10Griffin III, Robert QB6-22182/12/19905Baylor
23Haden, Joe DB5-111954/14/19897Florida
85Hall, Rannell WR6-02001/30/19931Central Florida
16Hawkins, Andrew WR5-71803/10/19866Toledo
81Higgins, Rashard WR6-119810/7/1994RColorado State
 Hillary, Darius CB5-111834/5/1993RWisconsin
8Hogan, Kevin QB6-321710/20/1992RStanford
91Holmes, Tyrone LB6-22539/10/1993RMontana
 Holtz, J.P. TE6-32408/28/1993RPittsburgh
41Howard, Tracy CB5-101854/29/1994RMiami (Fla.)
47Hughlett, Charley LS6-42485/16/19902Central Florida
60Ikard, Gabe C6-43049/26/19903Oklahoma
35Jackson, Darius RB6-022112/1/1993REastern Michigan
29Johnson, Duke RB5-92109/23/19932Miami (Fla.)
57Johnson, Cam DE6-42685/24/19903Virginia
6Kessler, Cody QB6-12155/11/1993RUSC
30Kindred, Derrick SAF5-1021012/15/1993RTexas Christian
58Kirksey, Christian LB6-22358/31/19923Iowa
70Lawrence-Stample, Nile DT6-13207/14/1992RFlorida State
 Leslie, Jordan WR6-320910/31/19911Brigham Young
80Louis, Ricardo WR6-22153/23/1994RAuburn
13McCown, Josh (FA) QB6-42187/4/197914Sam Houston State
98Meder, Jamie DT6-33084/12/19912Ashland
94Nassib, Carl DE6-72754/12/1993RPenn State
34Neal, Rajion RB5-112203/28/19921Tennessee
90Ogbah, Emmanuel DE6-327511/6/1993ROklahoma State
44Orchard, Nate DE6-42551/5/19932Utah
99Paea, Stephen DT6-13005/11/19886Oregon State
3Parkey, Cody K6-01932/19/19923Auburn
83Parks, Dennis WR6-22017/27/1994RRice
67Pasztor, Austin G6-730811/26/19904Virginia
84Payton, Jordan WR6-12099/1/1993RUCLA
 Powell, Tyvis DB6-32112/16/1994ROhio State
33Poyer, Jordan DB6-01914/25/19914Oregon State
11Pryor, Terrelle QB6-42236/20/19894Ohio State
62Reiter, Austin C6-330711/27/19911South Florida
39Reynolds, Ed SAF6-120710/18/19912Stanford
53Schobert, Joe LB6-124511/6/1993RWisconsin
55Shelton, Danny DT6-23358/20/19932Washington
21Taylor, Jamar DB5-111929/29/19904Boise State
86Telfer, Randall TE6-32505/16/19921USC
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/198410Wisconsin
40Vitale, Danny FB6-123910/26/1993RNorthwestern
22Williams, Tramon (FA) DB6-01923/16/198310Louisiana Tech
28Winston, Glenn RB6-22204/29/19893Northwood
 Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/19922Auburn
97Wynn, Dylan DT6-22836/1/19931Oregon State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Cleveland6-5312.66-3295.524.82132
 
 
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Position Listing
Mario Alford
News
Alford (ankle) was promoted to the Browns active roster Satuday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

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.

Anthony Fabiano
News
Fabiano signed a contract with the Browns on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron-Beacon Journal reports.

Fabiano will likely serve as a backup guard for Cleveland. Don't expect him to see time unless an injury forces him into the lineup.

Austin Reiter
News
The Redskins have signed two of their draft picks to four-year deals, a source has told the Washington Post.

Cornerback Tevin Mitchel, a sixth-rounder, as well as seventh-round center Austin Reiter have both reportedly finalized their agreements.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Xavier Cooper
News
Cooper (shoulder) is active for Sunday's matchup in Cincinnati.

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.

Alvin Bailey
News
Bailey's suspension was lifted by the office of commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday.

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.

Danny Shelton
News
Shelton had minor surgery on his left wrist but doesn't expect it to delay his 2017 season, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Shelton's agent went on to say that, as of Feb. 22, the talented defensive tackle would be able to start working out as soon as next week. The Browns consider Shelton a key piece of their defense, as he has started 31-of-32 games in his first two seasons and recorded 59 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in 2016. Look for him to be a full go by the time training camp commences.

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for the start of training camp
Nate Orchard
News
Orchard (ankle) was placed on the Browns' injured reserve list on Saturday.

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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Duke Johnson
News
Johnson rushed once for four yards during Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.

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.

Terrelle Pryor
News
The Browns don't expect to use the franchise tag on Pryor (finger), Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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.

Injury
Finger - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kevin Hogan
News
Hogan (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

Robert Griffin and Cody Kessler are the Browns' active quarterbacks for Saturday while Hogan and McCown are listed among the inactives.

Glenn Winston
News
Winston (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com reports.

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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ed Reynolds
News
Reynolds (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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.

Tyrone Holmes
News
Holmes was released by the Jaguars on Friday, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports.

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.

Demario Davis
News
Davis forced a fumble and posted 10 tackles Sunday against the Cowboys.

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.

Jamar Taylor
News
Taylor (groin) is ready to play in Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.

Taylor will continue to play through a nagging groin injury.

Darius Jackson
News
Jackson is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

Saturday marks the second time Jackson has been inactive since being claimed by the Browns earlier in the month. Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson should see the majority of the snaps out of the Browns backfield Saturday.

Josh McCown
News
McCown was released by the Browns on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

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.

Josh Gordon
News
With Gordon (suspension) having been released from an inpatient treatment facility, the wideout is a candidate to be dealt in advance of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Charley Hughlett
News
Hughlett signed a six-year contract with the Browns on Thursday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

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.

John Greco
News
Greco (foot) was placed on injured reserve Monday, The Chronicle-Telegram reports.

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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josh Boyce
News
Boyce has signed a future/reserve contract with the Browns.

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.

Tyvis Powell
News
Powell was claimed off waivers Monday by the Browns.

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.

Christian Kirksey
News
Kirksey totaled 12 tackles (10 solo) and a sack to finish up the season against the Steelers on Sunday.

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.

Cameron Erving
News
Erving suffered a left MCL sprain in Sunday's loss to the Steelers but will not have to undergo surgery, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Payton
News
Payton has been suspended for the final four games of the season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 1 of the 2017 season
George Atkinson
News
Atkinson has replaced Duke Johnson as Cleveland's kick returner, according to the team's official website.

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.

Tramon Williams
News
Williams was released by the Browns on Tuesday.

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.

Robert Griffin III
News
Griffin finished up the 2016 season by completing 29 of 40 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Steelers. He also rushed five times for 32 yards and was intercepted once.

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.

Tank Carder
News
Carder (concussion) is active Sunday against the Cowboys.

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.

Marcus Burley
News
Burley (hamstring) was removed from the Browns' final Week 9 injury report.

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.

Nile Lawrence-Stample
News
Lawrence-Stample (shoulder) was placed on the Browns' injured reserve list, Ohio.com reports.

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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Carl Nassib
News
Nassib accumulated three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's season finale versus Pittsburgh.

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.

Rannell Hall
News
Hall re-signed with the Browns on Friday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

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.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Trevon Coley
No Updates
Ricardo Louis
News
Louis hauled in both of his targets for 22 yards to finish up the season Sunday against the Steelers.

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.

Dominique Alexander
News
Alexander (abdomen/groin) is active for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

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.

Randall Telfer
News
Telfer (ankle/thumb) does not appear on the Browns' injury report in advance of the season finale Sunday versus the Steelers.

Despite being limited in every practice this week, Telfer has been cleared to play but will likely be contained to work on special teams.

Dennis Parks
Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Joe Haden
News
Haden's surgery to repair two groin muscles was successful, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joe Schobert
News
Schobert will draw the start at outside linebacker Sunday against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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.

Andrew Hawkins
News
Hawkins snagged all five of his targets for nine yards during Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.

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.

Gary Barnidge
News
Barnidge finished the 2016 campaign with five catches on five targets for 40 yards and a score against the Steelers on Sunday.

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.

Trae Elston
News
Elston was waived by the Browns on Wednesday, CBS's Daryl Ruiter reports.

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.

Gabe Wright
News
Wright was signed from the Browns' practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Wright appeared in two games for the Browns this season before being waived on Oct. 5. He has one tackle and one pass defensed and will most likely back up Danny Shelton.

Dylan Wynn
News
Wynn (ankle) ended the 2016 season on injured reserve.

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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
James Burgess
No Updates
Rajion Neal
News
Neal (knee) cleared waivers and was placed on the Browns' IR list Sunday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Desmond Bryant
News
Bryant (chest) has been placed on the injured reserve list and will sit out the entire season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

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.

Injury
Chest - Questionable for the start of training camp
Danny Vitale
News
Vitale was signed to the Bucs practice squad Friday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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.

Trey Caldwell
News
Caldwell (hamstring) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Caldwell hurt his hamstring last Sunday against the Steelers and wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jamie Collins
News
Collins has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Browns.

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.

Jamie Meder
News
Meder (thigh) was removed from the Browns' injury report on Friday.

Meder was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but he was able to participate in full Friday and will play on Sunday.

Isaiah Crowell
News
Crowell ended his 2016 season with 19 carries for 152 yards and three catches for 16 yards during Sunday's matchup with the Steelers.

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.

Jordan Leslie
No Updates
Justin Currie
News
The Giants announced Wednesday they signed safety Jeromy Miles, who is entering his sixth NFL season. He has played for the Ravens and Bengals.

The team also waived wide receiver Marcus Harris and safety Justin Currie. Harris missed the 2014 season due to a hip injury, while Currie was signed a rookie free agent in May.

Shon Coleman
No Updates
Cam Johnson
News
Johnson (groin) is inactive Sunday against the Steelers.

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.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joel Bitonio
News
Bitonio (foot) is expected back for the start of the 2017 season, Cleveland.com reports.

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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Poyer
News
Poyer (kidney) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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.

Injury
Abdomen - Questionable for the start of training camp
Stephen Paea
News
Paea announced on his Twitter account Friday that he signed with the Browns.

Paea was recently cut by the Redskins Tuesday, but will now add solid depth to a injury-riddled defensive line in Cleveland.

Seth DeValve
News
DeValve caught his only target for a 12-yard touchdown during Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.

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.

Spencer Drango
No Updates
Corey Coleman
News
Coleman ended the 2016 season with five catches (nine targets) for 40 yards during Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

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.

J.P. Holtz
No Updates
Cody Kessler
News
Kessler came in for an injured Robert Griffin (concussion), and completed two of three passes for 11 yards in Saturday's 20-17 win over the Chargers.

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.

Ibraheim Campbell
News
Campbell (hamstring) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Patriots.

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.

Austin Pasztor
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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.
Joe Thomas
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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.''

Britton Colquitt
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The Broncos have ruled running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) out for Sunday's game against Miami, according to Denver's final injury report for Week 12. The team also listed tight ends Virgil Green (calf) and Julius Thomas (ankle) as questionable.

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).

Darius Hillary
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Cody Parkey
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Parkey made one of two field goals to close out the 2016 season against the Steelers on Sunday.

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.

Emmanuel Ogbah
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Ogbah's only tackle went for a sack during Sunday's contest with the Bills.

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.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun
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Boddy-Calhoun finished the 2016 season with three solo tackles and an interception against the Steelers on Sunday.

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.

Derrick Kindred
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Kindred has broken his ankle and will be placed on the NFI list as a result.

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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Gabe Ikard
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According to the Tennessean, the following players will not suit up for the Titans Saturday night against the Falcons in Atlanta: center Chris Spencer, center Gabe Ikard, quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, and defensive lineman Antonio Johnson and Mike Martin.
Tracy Howard
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Howard will be the team's starting free safety after Jordan Poyer (kidney) was placed on injured reserve, according to the team's official site.

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.

Rashard Higgins
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Higgins grabbed both his targets for 34 yards during Sunday's loss to the Giants.

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.

 

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