|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|
|82||Barnidge, Gary (FA)||TE||6-6||250||9/22/1985||10||Louisville|
|Bello, B.J.||LB||6-2||230||10/31/1994||R||Illinois State|
|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|
|Dayes, Matt||RB||5-9||207||9/3/1995||R||NC State|
|74||Erving, Cameron||C||6-5||313||8/23/1992||3||Florida State|
|Fleming, Ladell||LB||6-0||194||2/1/1994||R||Northern Illinois|
|Garrett, Myles||DE||6-6||270||12/29/1995||R||Texas A&M|
|Gonzalez, Zane||K||6-0||201||5/7/1995||R||Arizona State|
|10||Griffin III, Robert (FA)||QB||6-2||218||2/12/1990||6||Baylor|
|81||Higgins, Rashard||WR||6-1||198||10/7/1994||2||Colorado State|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|Johnson, Roderick||T||6-7||311||11/28/1995||R||Florida State|
|6||Kessler, Cody||QB||6-1||215||5/11/1993||2||Southern California|
|King, Deon||LB||6-0||225||7/2/1993||2||Norfolk State|
|Kizer, DeShone||QB||6-4||230||1/3/1996||R||Notre Dame|
|Leslie, Jordan||WR||6-3||209||10/31/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|Martin, Marcus||C||6-3||321||11/29/1993||4||Southern California|
|McNamara, Taylor||TE||6-5||245||8/12/1994||R||Southern California|
|Murray, Najee||DB||5-9||185||//||R||Kent State|
|Nacua, Kai||DB||6-1||205||3/3/1995||R||Brigham Young|
|94||Nassib, Carl||DE||6-7||275||4/12/1993||2||Penn State|
|Njoku, David||TE||6-4||245||7/10/1996||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|90||Ogbah, Emmanuel||DE||6-3||275||11/6/1993||2||Oklahoma State|
|Ogunjobi, Larry||DT||6-3||304||6/3/1994||R||North Carolina-Charlotte|
|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|
|62||Reiter, Austin||C||6-3||307||11/27/1991||2||South Florida|
|Schult, Karter||DE||6-2||240||12/21/1993||R||Northern Iowa|
|21||Taylor, Jamar||CB||5-11||192||9/29/1990||5||Boise State|
|86||Telfer, Randall||TE||6-3||250||5/16/1992||2||Southern California|
|22||Williams, Tramon (FA)||CB||6-0||192||3/16/1983||11||Louisiana Tech|
|35||Jackson, Darius (IR)||RB||6-0||221||12/1/1993||2||Eastern Michigan|
|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.
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 finished the 2016 season on injured reserve after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 3. His participation in OTAs this month implies he's since received medical clearance to return to action.
Johnson has been a decent backup through his first two seasons in the league but will look to make the leap this season, playing second fiddle to Isaiah Crowell. If he can continue to develop his raw abilities behind a revamped Browns offensive line, the 23-year-old could be primed for career numbers across the board. With very little competition in the backfield this offseason, Johnson will ultimately be in control of how many reps he gets with the first-team offense.
A fifth-round selection last year, Hogan was released by the Chiefs before Week 1and signed to the Cleveland practice squad shortly thereafter. He was then promoted to the active roster and even replaced an injured Cody Kessler in Week 7 against the Bengals, rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown but also throwing a pair of interceptions. Hogan may technically be a part of the quarterback competition in training camp, but he'll realistically just be hoping to beat out Brock Osweiler for a roster spot. Kessler is the favorite to start Week 1, and second-round rookie DeShone Kizer is also assured of a spot on the team.
Magee is shorter in stature at just 5-foot-9, but he weighs a whole 220 pounds. Through two years in the league, the LSU product has carried the ball just five times for 17 yards with the Ravens and Seahawks. His signing was made possible by the release of Darius Jackson, though Magee isn't expected to play much of a role in the Browns' offense if he makes the final roster.
Mullaney spent time with the Cowboys and Texans last summer but never found a place on an active roster his rookie year. The Alabama product will vie for a depth role at wideout among a receiving corps that is largely unsettled behind starters Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman.
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.
Barker has appeared in six regular season games for his career and most recently spent all of last season on the Patriots' practice squad before being waived this offseason. He'll have the opportunity to provide depth on the offensive line for the Browns.
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.
Taylor will continue to play through a nagging groin injury.
Jackson was waived Thursday after the 2016 sixth-round pick injured his knee. Unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team, he's stuck on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
Gordon, who has not played in an NFL game since 2014 after multiple substance abuse violations, applied for reinstatement back in March, but he will now officially be unable to rejoin the Browns for any offseason workouts or training camp. His next opportunity to apply for reinstatement will be in the fall, and given reports from a little over a month ago that Cleveland would look into keeping Gordon should he be reinstated, it's likely that he tries once again when that time comes. Look for another update on Gordon's status to come about closer to the start of the regular season.
King, who's entering his second season out of Norfolk State, won the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation's top FCS defensive player in 2015 and has spent time with the Cowboys, Chargers and Colts over the course of the past year. He joins a rather thin linebacker corps and looks to have an outside chance of making the team if he can carve out a niche on special teams.
According to head coach Hue Jackson, the depth chart hasn't changed, meaning Kessler is still the starter. However, Kizer has been impressing the coaching staff since he arrived, which most likely led to his increased reps with the first team. The rookie is in an open battle with Kessler -- as well as Brock Osweiler -- for the Browns starting quarterback job, and this only helps his chances.
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.
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 owns a starting job opposite Corey Coleman. 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.
Kirksey will be a cemented piece of the Browns' linebacker corps after racking up 148 tackles (96 solo), 2.5 sacks and three passes defensed in 16 games during the 2016 season, his third year in the league. It was reported last week that Kirksey is slated to move from inside to outside linebacker in 2017, as the Browns switch from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defensive scheme. The team also signed fellow outside linebacker Jamie Collins to a four-year extension in January, so the Browns will be set at the position for multiple years to come.
Erving sprained his MCL in the Browns' season finale last year and appears to still be recovering. He participated in position drills and did individual work Wednesday. It's unclear when he'll be back to full health, but Irving doesn't look to be at much risk of missing the start of the 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 in the midst of their latest QB overhaul, having added Brock Osweiler (for now) and reportedly being 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 kick-start his career elsewhere. However, 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.
It's another fine selection for Cleveland. Ogunjobi is relatively obscure after playing at Charlotte, but this is a productive player who logged borderline elite workout metrics. At 6-foot-3, 305 pounds, Ogunjobi ran the 40 in 4.97 seconds at the Combine, adding a 32-inch vertical, 116-inch broad jump and 7.55-second three-cone drill.
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.
Cody Kessler led the first-string offense, with DeShone Kizer getting third-team reps and Kevin Hogan working with the fourth-stringers. Kessler is the clear favorite to start Week 1, but Osweiler is optimistic he'll at least make a push for the job, even though he isn't quite a lock for the final roster. While the Browns wouldn't save any cap room by releasing the 26-year-old this year, the team could determine that the 24-year-old Hogan represents a better use of a roster spot for a rebuilding franchise. The more likely scenario features Kessler, Kizer and Osweiler all making the team, with the Browns then trying to put Hogan on the practice squad. Osweiler does seem like the best bet among the group to challenge Kessler for the Week 1 starting job.
Technically speaking, Garrett suffered a lateral foot sprain, which isn't a serious injury in the bigger picture. The top overall pick is still expected to return to form in time for training camp.
Louis showed a lot of growth during the recently completed offseason activities, looking like a receiver that learned from his experiences as a rookie in 2016. He'll open training camp as the third receiver on the depth chart, behind Casey Coleman and Kenny Britt, but should see increased targets in 2017 after catching just 18 passes over 16 games last season. The arrow's pointing up for Louis, but uncertainty abounds. Will his reputation for drops while at Auburn follow him in an expanded role in the NFL, and can the Browns develop a quarterback who can enhance the value of the team's wideouts.
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.
Apparently fully recovered from those procedures, 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.
It was reported earlier Tuesday that the two sides were nearing an agreement, but it's now become official and McCourty is set to join the Browns. He'll immediately join the team as a playmaker at corner and could start opposite Joe Haden right out of the gates. According to Tony Grossi of ESPN.com, the Browns could give him some work at free safety as well, so don't be surprised if the team experiments with him at a few different positions during training camp.
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 Terrelle Pryor walk in free agency, so outside of Corey Coleman, there is room on the depth chart to earn some playing time.
Of the three teams, Jacksonville would provide Barnidge with the best shot at a role as a team's top pass-catching tight end, while he'd merely be a backup to Greg Olsen in Carolina. Buffalo falls somewhere in the middle, as Barnidge could pose a real challenge to the overpaid Charles Clay, though Clay did finish strong last season. While his fantasy production dropped off a cliff in the wake of a shocking 2015 breakout, Barnidge still produced 7.6 yards per target last season -- an impressive figure for a tight end in a terrible offense. He'll turn 33 in October.
After moving back from the 12th pick in a trade back with Houston, Cleveland opted to add more firepower to its defense rather than address the quarterback position. Highly athletic but flagged with an overly-diluted drug test sample at the Combine, Peppers' NFL projection faces further uncertainty over his lack of a confirmed position. He primarily played linebacker at Michigan, but his athleticism would point toward safety. One theory is that Michigan simply used him in a quirky way, while a more skeptical theory is that Michigan used him at linebacker because he lacked the ball skills and coverage skills to play safety. Either way, Cleveland is buying into his elite athletic pedigree and betting on an optimistic interpretation of his prospect profile. Be it at linebacker or safety, Peppers could be an IDP factor as long as he's getting enough snaps. It's probably best to project some development time initially, however.
Pryor, who was a 2014 first-round selection, averaged 64 tackles per season throughout his first three years in the league with the Jets. This offseason, however, he had fallen down the pecking order at safety as he began working with the third-team defense in OTAs. The Browns like his experience and upside, but expect him to work hard in order to earn a spot in the secondary.
Bryant missed the entire 2016 season while on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle and wasn't active during the start of OTAs. He's a key member of the Browns' defensive line and his full return for the start of training camp would be an ideal circumstance for the defense.
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 secure the Browns' lone victory on the year and earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Crowell signed a restricted free-agent tender this offseason, which will make him an unrestricted free agent in March of 2018. However, if he's able to build on his 952 rushing yards from last season, the 24 could find himself in Cleveland for years to come. Running backs coach Kirby Wilson seems confident that 2017 will be Crowell's best year yet, "He's not even in his prime yet. He has to continue to work hard. He saw what happened last year - when you work extremely hard, good things happen for you. I think he enjoyed limited success, and he's hungry and eager and looking for even more this season." Factor in the Browns' offensive line additions of Kevin Zeitler and JC Tretter and Crowell's pay-day could be right around the corner.
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 cannot rush the healing process of Lisfranc surgery due to the amount of small bones affiliated with the region. However, the lineman appears to making great progress with a goal of returning in time for the beginning of the regular season. It still may be awhile till we see him on the field, so look for more updates to come once training camp is underway.
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.
Brantley's draft stock took a major hit after he was charged with battery stemming from the April incident. Despite his cloudy legal situation, the Browns opted to select him in the sixth-round given his upside. With the legal ramifications in the rearview, Brantley has a chance to emerge as a pivotal component of the Cleveland defensive line in 2017. He brings an exceptional pass rushing skill set and could wind up being recognized as one of the steals of this draft one year from now.
Njoku joins Seth DeValve, Randall Telfer as the team's only tight ends on the roster and immediately becomes the favorite to dominate snaps in 2017. DeValve caught 10 passes for 127 yards and two scores in 2016, while Telfer finished the year with just two receptions. Those lackluster performances, along with a down year from Barnidge, convinced the Browns to upgrade the position, which they absolutely did with Njoku.
Coleman reportedly sustained both injuries during an awkward fall in OTAs. We previously knew about the hamstring issue, but we also knew there was a separate, undisclosed injury. In any case, it sounds like the 2016 first-rounder should be available from the start of training camp, although he might be limited at first.
Despite the Browns spending a second-round selection on Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer, Kessler will still get the first crack at locking down the starting job. Kessler showed flashes of potential in his rookie season, most notably a 336-yard showing against the Titans in Week 6. Unless Kizer proves to be a quick study, this should be Kessler's job to lose, while Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan also lurk in the background.
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.
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 broke his ankle in Week 13 last season and ultimately ended 2016 on injured reserve. His participation in OTAs suggests he's since been cleared by team doctors to return to football activities.
According to Rapoport, the injury wasn't as bad as originally expected and the Browns believe they'll be able to get Wilson back in 12-to-16 weeks. That puts an early return potentially in the first half of the season, which is good news for the Browns secondary depth. They recently added Jason McCourty as a free agent and he'll likely be the favorite to start opposite Joe Haden, so once healthy, Wilson should be nothing more than a depth option.
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.