|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||2||Notre Dame|
|78||Bailey, Alvin (FA)||G||6-3||320||8/26/1991||5||Arkansas|
|Boyce, Josh||WR||5-11||205||5/6/1991||3||Texas Christian|
|59||Carder, Tank||ILB||6-2||235||1/18/1989||6||Texas Christian|
|Coley, Trevon||DT||6-1||307||7/13/1994||1||Florida Atlantic|
|51||Collins, Jamie||OLB||6-3||250||10/20/1989||5||Southern Mississippi|
|96||Cooper, Xavier||DE||6-4||300||11/30/1991||3||Washington State|
|34||Crowell, Isaiah||RB||5-11||225||1/8/1993||4||Alabama State|
|Currie, Justin||DB||6-2||214||9/19/1993||2||Western Michigan|
|56||Davis, Demario||ILB||6-2||248||1/11/1989||6||Arkansas State|
|74||Erving, Cameron||C||6-5||313||8/23/1992||3||Florida State|
|10||Griffin III, Robert (FA)||QB||6-2||218||2/12/1990||6||Baylor|
|85||Hall, Rannell||WR||6-0||200||1/30/1993||2||Central Florida|
|16||Hawkins, Andrew (FA)||WR||5-7||180||3/10/1986||7||Toledo|
|81||Higgins, Rashard||WR||6-1||198||10/7/1994||2||Colorado State|
|47||Hughlett, Charley||LS||6-4||248||5/16/1990||3||Central Florida|
|35||Jackson, Darius||RB||6-0||221||12/1/1993||2||Eastern Michigan|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|30||Kindred, Derrick||SS||5-10||210||12/15/1993||2||Texas Christian|
|70||Lawrence-Stample, Nile||DT||6-1||320||7/14/1992||2||Florida State|
|Leslie, Jordan||WR||6-3||209||10/31/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|94||Nassib, Carl||DE||6-7||275||4/12/1993||2||Penn State|
|90||Ogbah, Emmanuel||DE||6-3||275||11/6/1993||2||Oklahoma State|
|Osweiler, Brock||QB||6-8||235||11/22/1990||6||Arizona State|
|67||Pasztor, Austin (FA)||T||6-7||308||11/26/1990||5||Virginia|
|Powell, Tyvis||FS||6-3||211||2/16/1994||2||Ohio State|
|62||Reiter, Austin||C||6-3||307||11/27/1991||2||South Florida|
|21||Taylor, Jamar||CB||5-11||192||9/29/1990||5||Boise State|
|22||Williams, Tramon (FA)||CB||6-0||192||3/16/1983||11||Louisiana Tech|
|Wright, James||WR||6-1||201||12/31/1991||4||Louisiana State|
|97||Wynn, Dylan||DT||6-2||283||6/1/1993||2||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.
Bailey played in 14 games for Cleveland in 2016, starting five. He missed two contests after being suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Bailey has shown to be a capable backup lineman and could soon find work with another team.
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.
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.
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.
Tretter will consequently become the Browns' new center. Cleveland is also expected to sign Joel Bitonio to a sizable contract extension, so patching up the offensive line appears to be a top priority for the Browns entering 2017.
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.
This marks a serious departure from the other statements made by team officials since Gordon failed to meet the conditions for his reinstatement in September. Head coach Hue Jackson, among others, suggested that the 25-year-old wideout had blown his final chance to make things work in Cleveland. It does make some sense that that team would reconsider, as there's a clear need for talent at wide receiver following the departure of Terrelle Pryor in free agency. It also doesn't hurt that Gordon won't turn 26 until mid-April and has seemingly taken an active approach dealing with the substance abuse issues that have long plagued him. He applied for reinstatement in early March, expecting to hear about his status by late April or early May. The Browns may push the league to make a decision before the upcoming draft, as Gordon's availability would impact the team's strategy. Even if the Browns don't plan on keeping him, Gordon might fetch a middle-round pick in a trade. The NFL may still want him to serve a four-game suspension as one of the conditions for his reinstatement, considering he started last season on a four-game suspension but then left for an inpatient rehab facility instead of rejoining the Browns for Week 5.
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.
The Browns confirmed Britt is joining the franchise on a four-year contract for a reported $32.5 million, including $17 million guaranteed, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The sizable contract should ensure Britt of a starting job opposite Corey Coleman, unless the Browns surprisingly decide to hand out another big contract to retain Terrelle Pryor. The 28-year-old Britt is coming off the first 1,000-yard season of his career, and while he should see plenty of snaps and targets in Cleveland, it's unclear who will be throwing him the ball. Poor quarterback play seemingly has been the lone constant throughout Britt's unorthodox career.
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.
Atkinson played in all 16 games with Cleveland last season but didn't see any rushing attempts until Week 17, when he had seven carries for 34 yards and a touchdown. He'll look to continue as a special teams player in 2017 while also pushing for a larger role in the offense.
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.
The Browns are thus in the midst of their latest QB overhaul, after having added Brock Osweiler (for now) and reportedly poised to make a run at trading for New England's Jimmy Garoppolo. Griffin has had trouble staying healthy over the course of his NFL career, but he's just 27 years old and a former No. 2 overall pick, so he'll no doubt be afforded an opportunity to kickstart his career elsewhere. In such a scenario though, we doubt that he'll be simply handed a starting job.
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.
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.
Previous reports suggested Osweiler likely would be released or traded, but it now seems the Browns may consider keeping him around, if for no reason other than his contract. Cleveland accepted the cumbersome contract in exchange for draft compensation from Houston, taking on Osweiler's fully-guaranteed $16 million salary for 2017. In addition to making it difficult to work out a second trade, the guaranteed salary leaves Cleveland with no real incentive to release the 26-year-old quarterback at this juncture. Osweiler likely will stick with his new team at least through the upcoming draft, at which point the Browns figure to acquire a rookie quarterback -- possibly as soon as the opening round. The franchise hopes to have either a rookie or 2016 third-rounder Cody Kessler under center in Week 1, yet it isn't out of the question Osweiler could at least nominally be part of the competition for the No. 1 job. Of course, the Browns would already be committing two roster spots to Kessler and a rookie, which would leave the team to decide between Osweiler and Kevin Hogan for the No. 3 job. It's still possible the Browns end up paying Osweiler $16 million (or close to it) without ever having him on the roster for a regular-season game.
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.
Despite having surgery on both groin muscles in January, Haden said he's good to go for the start of the Browns' offseason program. He played through the injuries for most of last season, finishing with 48 tackles and three interceptions in 13 games. Durability remains a major concern for the Browns' No. 1 cornerback, as he's missed at least one game in each of the last six seasons, with 14 absences over the past two years alone.
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.
Wright was waived by the Bengals on Monday, but did not fall past his old coach Hue jackson and the Bengals. Wright compiled 106 yards on 13 receptions for the Bengals in 2016 across 13 games. He also tallied 11 tackles in his special teams' role. Wright will join a group of young receivers in Cleveland, and will have an opportunity to prove himself in training camp. The team let Terrell Pryor walk in free agency, so outside of Corey Coleman, there is room on the depth chart to earn some playing time.
Hawkins' release will save Cleveland $1.8 million in cap space heading into free agency, where they'll seek to retain the services of top wideout Terrelle Pryor. After posting a career-high 63 catches for 824 yards upon signing with the Browns in 2014, Hawkins saw his role diminished over the last couple years, culminating in just 33 grabs for 324 yards and three scores this past season. Soon to be 31 years old, the shifty veteran wideout will now seek to land elsewhere ahead of the upcoming campaign.
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.
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.
Meder became a regular starter at defensive end for the Browns, recording 48 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed over 16 games (15 starts) last season. The 25-year-old blocked a field goal attempt during the fourth quarter of Week 16's matchup with the Chargers, helping to secure the Browns lone victory on the year and earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Crowell likely is hoping for an extension or a trade, while the Browns probably prefer to wait on any action until they see if they're able to address their backfield during the draft. The team did give Crowell a second-round tender, which would pay him $2.81 million in 2017 while allowing him to hit unrestricted free agency in 2018. Coming off the best season of his his career, the 24-year-old running back may be worried his value will plummet if he has to compete for work against both Duke Johnson and a draft pick. Crowell could probably fetch a middle-round selection in a trade, as he's yet to miss a game through three seasons and is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he set career-best marks for carries (198), rushing yards (952), yards per carry (4.8), receptions (40) and receiving yards (319).
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 sprained the Lisfranc joint in his right foot last October. Players cannot be rushed back from this particular injury due to the delicate healing process required by the small bones in the afflicted region. If he can pull off a full recovery in time for the season opener this fall, on paper the Browns will own one of the best offensive lines in the league that, along with Bitonio, boasts the likes of Joe Thomas and offseason acquisitions Kevin Zeitler and J.C. Tretter (knee).
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.
Head coach Hue Jackson recently said he expects Coleman to serve as the team's No. 1 receiver, but the plan could change if Gordon reenters the picture. While it was previously believed Gordon wouldn't get another shot, Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown suggested it isn't out of the question. Gordon's presence would considerably diminish Coleman's fantasy appeal, providing significant competition for targets in an offense that likely will struggle with poor quarterback play. Coleman might be pushed to the slot in three-wide sets, but his snap count shouldn't be too much of a concern, as the Browns would probably keep him on the field over Gordon or Kenny Britt in two-wide formations.
Kessler also worked on getting rid of the ball faster, after taking 21 sacks and suffering two concussions last season despite attempting only 195 passes in nine games. He did complete 65.6 percent of those passes for 7.1 yards per attempt with six touchdowns and two interceptions, but the sacks and lack of big plays contributed to Cleveland's 0-8 record in his starts. It was still a solid showing for a third-round rookie, and with Robert Griffin and Josh McCown released in the offseason, Kessler could get another shot at the starting job. The Browns are expected to part ways with offseason addition Brock Osweiler, who was acquired along with a draft pick in a trade designed to free up cap space for the Texans. Cleveland does figure to add another quarterback during the upcoming draft, potentially providing Kessler with stiff competition for the starting job.
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.''
The 31-year-old solidified himself as the Browns punter last season after spending the previous six seasons with the Broncos. He averaged 45.3 yards on 83 punts, his highest average since the 2012-13 season.
Martin was waived by the 49ers on Wednesday after ending the 2016 season on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. Martin has 24 starts to his name over the first three years of his career, but, with the acquisition of J.C. Tretter, the Browns are likely set at center. Look for Martin to start at guard or be a top backup for the team in 2017.
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.
Zeitler's contract contains $31.5 million in guaranteed money. The guard was ranked as the No. 8 free agent and the No.1 guard available in 2017's pool according to Pro Football Focus. The Browns have already signed guard Joel Bitonio to an extension and are slated to sign center J.C. Tretter to a contract, so the addition of Zeitler will suddenly give Cleveland a strong core of interior offensive linemen.
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.
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.