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Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Mike Pettine
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd108.0 (17th)216.6 (20th)
Defense23rd141.6 (32nd)224.5 (8th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
24Bademosi, Johnson CB6-02007/23/19904Stanford
82Barnidge, Gary TE6-62509/22/19858Louisville
63Barton, Karim G6-331312/13/19911Morgan State
11Benjamin, Travis WR5-1017512/29/19894Miami (Fla.)
49Bibbs, E.J. TE6-22588/28/1991RIowa State
75Bitonio, Joel G6-430510/11/19912Nevada
80Bowe, Dwayne WR6-22229/21/19849Louisiana State
61Bowie, Michael T6-53209/25/19913Northeastern State (Okla.)
95Bryant, Armonty DE6-42655/20/19903East Central (OK)
92Bryant, Desmond DE6-631012/15/19857Harvard
30Campbell, Ibraheim SS5-112085/13/1992RNorthwestern
59Carder, Tank ILB6-22351/18/19894Texas Christian
88Cone, Kevin WR6-32163/20/19883Georgia Tech
6Coons, Travis K6-12002/6/19921Washington
96Cooper, Xavier DT6-430011/30/1991RWashington State
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/19932Alabama State
56Dansby, Karlos ILB6-325111/3/198112Auburn
26Desir, Pierre CB6-22069/8/19902Lindenwood
20Draughn, Shaun RB5-1120512/7/19873North Carolina
81Dray, Jim TE6-525512/31/19866Stanford
25Ekpre-Olomu, Ifo CB5-91947/10/1993ROregon
74Erving, Cameron T6-53138/23/1992RFlorida State
50Eubanks, Darius ILB6-22227/12/19913Georgia Southern
 Feichter, Landon DB6-01928/22/1991RPurdue
18Gabriel, Taylor WR5-81672/17/19912Abilene Christian
43Gaines, Charles CB5-1018010/3/1992RLouisville
21Gilbert, Justin CB6-020211/7/19912Oklahoma State
39Gipson, Tashaun FS5-112058/7/19904Wyoming
77Greco, John G6-43183/24/19858Toledo
23Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19896Florida
89Haplea, Kevin TE6-324910/18/1991RFlorida State
83Hartline, Brian WR6-220011/22/19867Ohio State
16Hawkins, Andrew WR5-71803/10/19865Toledo
84Housler, Rob TE6-52503/17/19885Florida Atlantic
93Hughes, John DE6-23204/27/19884Cincinnati
47Hughlett, Charley LS6-42485/16/19901Central Florida
37James, Kendall CB5-111806/29/19911Maine
10Jennings, Darius WR5-101696/28/1992RVirginia
29Johnson, Duke RB5-92109/23/1993RMiami (Fla.)
44Johnson, Malcolm FB6-12318/11/1992RMississippi State
58Kirksey, Chris ILB6-22358/31/19922Iowa
67Kitchen, Ishmaa'ily DE6-13308/24/19884Kent State
99Kruger, Paul OLB6-42702/15/19867Utah
68Ladson, Erle T6-634611/27/1991RDelaware
8Lee, Andy P6-11858/11/198212Pittsburgh
7Lenz, Josh WR6-01959/22/19901Iowa State
3Lewis, Thad QB6-220011/19/19874Duke
42Lundy, Luke RB6-02308/23/1988ROttawa (Kans.)
55Mack, Alex C6-431111/19/19857California
69Madsen, Joe C6-33109/1/19891West Virginia
2Manziel, Johnny QB6-021012/6/19922Texas A&M
85Mayle, Vince WR6-22256/12/1991RWashington State
13McCown, Josh QB6-42187/4/197913Sam Houston State
60McDaniel, Jacobbi DT6-029310/8/19891Florida State
79McDonald, Andrew T6-63109/8/19882Indiana
66Meder, Jamie DT6-32954/12/19911Ashland
64Miller, Darrian T6-53074/8/1993RKentucky
51Mingo, Barkevious OLB6-424010/4/19903Louisiana State
15Moore, Marlon WR6-01909/3/19876Fresno State
27Nelson, Robert DB5-91752/16/19902Arizona State
65Olsen, Eric G6-43066/16/19884Notre Dame
48Orchard, Nate LB6-42551/5/1993RUtah
70Painter, Vinston T6-431010/11/19892Virginia Tech
33Poyer, Jordan CB6-01914/25/19913Oregon State
87Pryor, Terrelle WR6-42236/20/19894Ohio State
52Pullard, Hayes ILB6-12404/18/1992RUSC
91Reilly, Mike LB6-326112/14/1991RWilliam & Mary
53Robertson, Craig ILB6-12342/11/19884North Texas
40Saunders, De'Ante CB5-91879/19/1992RTennessee State
72Schwartz, Mitchell T6-53206/8/19894California
62Seymour, Ryan C6-43052/7/19902Vanderbilt
9Shaw, Connor QB6-12109/19/19911South Carolina
71Shelton, Danny DT6-23398/20/1993RWashington
17Smith, Rodney WR6-52203/11/19903Florida State
54Solomon, Scott LB6-326011/5/19884Rice
4Spear, Carey K5-101901/5/19921Vanderbilt
94Starks, Randy DT6-430512/14/198312Maryland
35Stephens, Brandon DB5-1019912/14/19871Miami (Ohio)
98Taylor, Phillip DE6-33354/7/19885Baylor
86Telfer, Randall TE6-42505/16/1992RUSC
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/19849Wisconsin
78Tupou, Christian DT6-43055/7/19892USC
28West, Terrance RB5-102251/28/19912Towson
31Whitner, Donte SS5-102087/24/198510Ohio State
22Williams, Tramon DB6-01923/16/19839Louisiana Tech
36Williams, K'Waun DB5-91837/12/19912Pittsburgh
90Winn, Billy DE6-43004/15/19894Boise State
41Winston, Glenn RB6-22204/29/19892Northwood
5Wynn, Shane WR5-616711/15/1992RIndiana
97Wynn, Dylan DT6-22836/1/1993ROregon State
Suspended Players
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Cleveland6-4312.26-3306.225.32136
 
 
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Position Listing
Vinston Painter
News
The battered Browns list three injured players on their inactive list for their Sunday game at Carolina, including Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder). Also hurt and out are fellow corner K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and tight end Gary Barnidge (rib).

The healthy scratches are wideout Rodney Smith , running back Glenn Winston and offensive linemen Vinston Painter and Andrew McDonald.

Luke Lundy
No Updates
Landon Feichter
News
The Browns were awarded Terrelle Pryor on waivers, Monday. 

Pryor, who was released by Cincinnati last week after failing to make the team as a quarterback, is moving to wide receiver. 

To make room for Pryor, the Browns cut DB Landon Feichter

Xavier Cooper
News
The Browns have signed third-round pick Xavier Cooper and sixth-round pick Malcolm Johnson, the team announced on Tuesday.

Cooper, a defensive tackle out of Washington State, totaled 121 tackles with 13 sacks in his career in college. Johnson, a fullback from Mississippi State, had 79 career receptions for 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns in his college career.

Danny Shelton
News
Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton has been absent from organized team activities, but he had a very good reason. The first-round pick was finishing his course work at the University of Washington and graduated.

Shelton is now back to the Browns and will participate in the veterans minicamp next week. It was important for him to acquire his degree before joining the NFL because of a promise he made to his mother.

“It's something on my checklist I need to do and it's something my mom required for me,” Shelton said. “She wanted me to have a degree before I went into the NFL. This is my way of kind of making her even more happy.”

Though Shelton’s last on-field action was the week after the draft, he's confident he won't miss a step as he begins to acclimate himself with the team. 

“Coming in, I'm going to be mentally prepared,” Shelton said. “I'll have my plays down for sure and as far as being there physically, I'm not going to rush into things and start trying to dominate, create a dominant force right away. I'm going to work with the team.”

Nate Orchard
News
The Browns have announced the signing of linebacker and second-round pick Nate Orchard, Newsnet5 has reported.

It is hoped Orchard can help a pass rush that has struggled to make a major impact in recent years. He recorded 18.5 sacks for Utah a year ago.

Phillip Taylor
News
The worst news for the Browns is that tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) is out Sunday against Houston and could be done for the season, and defensive tackle Phillip Taylor (knee) is out for the year. But aside from special teams player Johnson Bademosi (concussion) being ruled out for the game against the Texans, the team is relatively healthy.

An exception could be safety Tashaun Gipson (concussion), who is questionable. The probables are defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), wideout Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee), linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (toe).

Travis Benjamin
News
Though receiver Travis Benjamin is still recovering from a knee injury that ended his season in 2014, the Browns are expecting big things for him in the return game. 

Before the season-ending injury, Benjamin returned 12 kicks and averaged 20.5 yards in doing so. Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor is looking forward to Benjamin's knee healing and for the speedy athlete to make an impact in this department. 

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Travis Benjamin,” Tabor said, via the team's website. “I think he’s a great football player. I’m excited for him to have the opportunity to play like Travis Benjamin in the return game. I’ve got great confidence that he can get that done. Do we still need to work on things? We do, but the good news is he’s a willing participant and he wants to do that. That’s why I’m so fired up about what he can do.”

Duke Johnson
News
Browns running back Duke Johnson was a limited participant at Saturday's practice due to a hamstring injury, reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Johnson had his left hamstring wrapped in ice during the practice. He is expected to compete for the starting running back role.

After Saturday's practice, Johnson said he didn't think the injury would keep him sidelined for too long.

Terrelle Pryor
News
Terrelle Pryor once declared that he could not play football if he could not play quarterback.

Reality has since set in.

Pryor has been cut twice and is now playing on a Cleveland Browns team desperate for a quarterback, but apparently not desperate enough to give him a shot. He is instead embracing what he is calling a "slash-player" role.

"I'm going to give (it) a chance," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I just want to play football. I'm a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house, especially if I have space. This should definitely open up some opportunities."

Pryor has already taken the first step by contacting Steelers receiving stud Antonio Brown and making plans to work out with him and Randy Moss so they can teach him the nuances of the position.

He also figures there's another reason he's ahead of the game.

"The thing that helps me is that I played quarterback, and I know what the quarterback wants," Pryor said.

Travis Coons
News
The Titans waived kicker Travis Coons to make room for newly-signed Ryan Succop, reports the Tennessean.
Josh Lenz
News
The Browns continue to keep busy this offseason by adding defensive lineman Christian Tupou and wide receiver Josh Lenz , per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Tupou was previously a member of the Browns' practice squad, while Lenz was released by the Colts earlier this month.

Glenn Winston
News
The battered Browns list three injured players on their inactive list for their Sunday game at Carolina, including Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder). Also hurt and out are fellow corner K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and tight end Gary Barnidge (rib).

The healthy scratches are wideout Rodney Smith , running back Glenn Winston and offensive linemen Vinston Painter and Andrew McDonald.

Thad Lewis
News
Released by the Texans this week, quarterback Thad Lewis signed with the Browns, reports Yahoo Sports. Lewis, 27, also was with Cleveland in 2011 and 2012.

He's played in seven games over five seasons, throwing for 1,296 yards and five touchdowns against four interceptions.

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Shaun Draughn
News
The Browns have re-signed exclusive rights free agent running back Shaun Draughn and punter Spencer Lanning on Friday, per the team's official website.
Kendall James
News
The Chargers have waived guard Jeff Baca from their active roster and cornerback Kendall James from their practice squad.

Baca was released by Dallas in mid-November and played in just one game for San Diego.

Paul Kruger
News
The Browns have cleared all their probables for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. That group includes linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and Paul Kruger (illness), as well as center Nick McDonald (ankle/knee).

Josh McCown
News
Browns coach Mike Pettine, during a session with local reporters on the verge of the team's training camp, reiterated that veteran Josh McCown is the likely starter at quarterback, with Johnny Manziel entrenched in the No. 2 spot, per the Akron Beacon Journal

Pettine added that while he couldn't guarantee McCown would start in the season opener against the Jets, that the experienced signal-caller is firmly the team's top choice at the position heading into camp. 

Josh Gordon
News
Browns receiver Josh Gordon is serving a suspension for repeated violations of the NFL drug policy, but his agent promises that he has plenty of football left. 

"He's hanging in there," Drew Rosenhaus said, per Cleveland.com. "He's biding his time. It's a difficult process and it's meant to be difficult obviously. But I've got faith in him and he'll get through this tough time and he still has a very bright future in the NFL in my opinion."

Rosenhaus said that Gordon is doing well, and he is confident that he can remain clean. "It's been about four months and we're just trying to get him through this year,'' Rosenhaus said.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Robert Nelson
News
The Browns listed cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder) and linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) as questionable for Sunday’s game at Carolina. Haden was able to practice Friday on a limited basis.

Also listed as questionable are Gary Barnidge (ribs), Marlon Moore (knee), Robert Nelson (hamstring) and Jabaal Sheard (foot).

The Browns ruled K’Waun Williams (hamstring) and Tashaun Gipson (knee) as out. Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (illness) is the only player listed as probable.

The Browns are 3 ½ point underdogs to the Panthers.

Charley Hughlett
News
Quarterback Brian Hoyer (shoulder) and cornerback Justin Gilbert, who is being disciplined, headline the inactives posted by the Browns for their Sunday game in Baltimore. Also hurt and out are defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and tackle Ryan Seymour (hamstring).

A trio of healthy scratches include long snapper Charley Hughlett, offensive lineman Andrew McDonald and wideout Phil Bates.

John Greco
News
Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday offensive lineman John Greco will likely start at center and offensive lineman Paul McQuistan will start at right guard Week 7 at Jacksonville. The starting lineup along the offensive line is undergoing changes in the wake of center Alex Mack's leg injury. 
Carey Spear
News
The Eagles trimmed their roster to 76 players Saturday, as they announced the waiving of 14 players.

Among those waived are: wide receivers Kadron Boone and B.J. Cunningham; tight ends Emil Igwenagu and Blake Annen; offensive lineman Michael Bamiro, Karim Barton and Donald Hawkins; linebacker Jake Knott; defensive backs Daytawion Lowe and Davon Morgan; defensive linemen Joe Kruger, Frances Mays and Alejandro Villanueva; and kicker Carey Spear.  

The team still has to make one more cut before Tuesday. 

Justin Gilbert
News
Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert ended his disappointing rookie season on a sour note when he was deactivated in the season finale. However, Gilbert views the benching as something that could help his career, reports ESPN.com.

"I wish it hadn't happened that way," Gilbert said of the season finale. "But I think it really helped me."

Gilbert struggled throughout his rookie season, which he said humbled him and has led to a better work ethic. He added that he intends to let his actions speak for his improved maturity.

"That's the best I can do," he said. "Prove it every day."

Chris Kirksey
News
Browns rookie linebacker Chris Kirksey managed a breakthrough game Sunday at Jacksonville despite the team's lopsided loss.

Kirksey led the team with a career-best seven solo tackles and registered one of their two sacks. It was his first sack since the season opener.

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
News
Browns coach Mike Pettine said the team plans to have cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, their seventh-round pick, sit out the 2015 season as the player recovers from a serious knee injury he suffered at the end of his college career, per Cleveland.com. 

Ekpre-Olomu was considered a first-round pick before tearing his ACL and dislocating his knee during practice for the college football playoffs. The recovery period is 7-10 months. 

"Players that have had this injury before, it's rare that you would return that season,'' Pettine said. "Given our depth, we're very comfortable with him sitting out. That's just one that we felt it was a low-risk, high-reward move when we took him in the seventh round."

Cameron Erving
News
Browns rookie offensive lineman Cameron Erving has a lot of potential. The team recognized that and selected him with the 19th pick in this year's draft, but he's also receiving high praise from another first-round pick, per the team website.

Erving, who played at Florida State, is highly touted by former teammate and top-overall pick Jameis Winston.

“Not only was he my center, but he was my blindside as well,” said Winston at the NFC Rookie Symposium Play 60 event in Berea. “He’s a great player. He works hard. He is very excited to be (in Cleveland). I was FaceTiming the other day. He’s such a great person. I thank God every day he was protecting me at Florida State.

“Cam’s just a versatile player. He wanted to be able to show all of his talents. I think he played a big role, we had some young guys step up and he played a big role (in their development).”

Donte Whitner
News
Mike Pettine has expressed good news on the injury and illness front for the Browns.

He said that linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee), who has missed the last three games, is on the verge of returning, and that safety Donte Whitner (illness) has returned to practice. Pettine added that tight end Gary Barnidge (ribs) is getting closer to a comeback and he's optimistic that free safety Tashaun Gipson (knee) will be back to game action at some point this season.

E.J. Bibbs
No Updates
Tramon Williams
News
Former Packers cornerback Tramon Williams agreed to a three-year deal with the Browns, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal is for $21 million, per NFL Network.

Williams will vie with second-year pro Justin Gilbert for the starting spot opposite Joe Haden. Williams, 32, has spent his entire eight-year career with Green Bay, racking up 28 interceptions and 115 passes defensed.

Kevin Haplea
No Updates
Darius Jennings
No Updates
Johnson Bademosi
News
The Browns have reportedly re-signed safety Johnson Bademosi and inside linebacker Craig Robertson, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Bademosi totaled 12 tackles in 14 games last season while Robertson made 99 tackles with two interceptions and one touchdown in all 16 games.

Mike Reilly
No Updates
Tank Carder
News
The Browns list a whopping 16 players on their Friday injury report, but half are probable for the Week 17 battle in Pittsburgh, including All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas (back). The other offensive players among them are running back Willis McGahee (knee) and tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe).

The four defensive probables are linebackers Paul Kruger (illness) and Tank Carder (shoulder), safety Jordan Poyer (toe) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder, illness). Punter Spencer Lanning (knee) is also probable.

Barkevious Mingo
News
If the college credentials of Scott Solomon were weighed against those of fellow Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo, one might surmise that they do not belong on the same field.

But much has changed since the former joined the Titans undrafted three years ago and the latter was selected with the sixth overall pick by Cleveland in 2013. And now, Solomon is a threat to earn more playing time than Mingo.

"Scott is very quickly becoming one of my favorite players," Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil told the Canton Repository. "The offense calls him 'Bloodbath.' He's like a heat-seeking missile coming off the edge.

Solomon is battling Mingo and 2014 seventh-rounder Armonty Bryant for on-field action. Mingo fell behind a bit when he sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery.

"(Mingo) is going to have to compete for playing time on early downs," O'Neil added. "He's going to have a role in our sub-packages. No one is guaranteed anything on the defense."

Solomon has played in 22 NFL games, but has yet to contribute to more than nine tackles in a season.

Charles Gaines
No Updates
K'Waun Williams
News
Four key Browns defenders deemed questionable for the Sunday game in Baltimore are ready to roll. Included are cornerbacks Joe Haden (shoulder) and K'Waun Williams (hamstring). The others are end Desmond Bryant (thumb) and linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot).

Taylor Gabriel
News
With wideout Josh Gordon facing a one-year suspension, the Browns are dangerously thin at receiver entering 2015. ESPN.com notes the Browns have two returning slot receivers in Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel and "an undersized situational receiver" in 5-10 Travis Benjamin.

Miles Austin is scheduled for unrestricted free agency after catching 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. Tight end Jordan Cameron also is set to be an unrestricted free agent.

Hawkins, a 5-7, 180-pounder, led the team with 63 grabs for 824 yards, with two touchdowns. Cleveland failed to add a wideout in last year's draft but almost certainly must address the position in the 2015 draft.

Jim Dray
News
Rather than play a standout role, Browns wideout Josh Gordon merely led a small group of minor contributors to a Sunday loss against the host Panthers.

Gordon finished with four catches for 45 yards. Also chipping in were tight end Jim Dray and wideout Taylor Gabriel, both of whom caught just one short pass.

Ishmaa'ily Kitchen
News
The Browns announced on Thursday that defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen has signed his tender agreement with the organizaton

Kitchen is now under contract through the 2015 season. He's been with the Browns for the past three years and has played in 40 games, earning three starts in 2014. 

Armonty Bryant
News
Browns DE Armonty Bryant said he won't be a full participate during organized team activities or the team's minicamp in June, but he expects to be ready for training camp, reports Ohio.com.

Bryant played in five games last season before he tore his ACL and MCL in his knee.

Ryan Seymour
News
The Browns announced they re-signed offensive lineman Ryan Seymour. He appeared in 11 games last season, starting three at center.

Seymour, 25, was a seventh-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2013.

Dwayne Bowe
News
Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is confident Terrelle Pryor, who he took under his wing after he changed positions from quarterback to receiver, will make the team, according to Cleveland.com.

 "There's no doubt,'' Bowe said after day two of practice. "No doubt. He's extremely talented. He has the work ethic, and he's a team player."

Pryor is working with the second and third team offenses, but has shown a lot of progress since making the change.

"He's making it look so easy that he's starting to scare me,'' said Bowe, who led the NFL with 15 TD catches in 2010. "He's going to be really, really good. People think he's just going to come in and be a body. But he's actually going to play here and make plays for this team."

Billy Winn
News
Browns defensive lineman Billy Winn was carted off the practice field Saturday after appearing to injure his right knee, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. He will undergo an MRI on Saturday to gauge the extent of the injury.

Winn appeared in 13 games last season and totaled 31 tackles with one interception. 

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of season
Alex Mack
News
Browns center Alex Mack has been cleared to participate in training camp drills, reports ESPN.com. Mack is recovering from a broken leg, which ended his season in Week 6.
Karim Barton
News
The Browns signed quarterback Connor Shaw, linebackers Justin Staples and Keith Pough, offensive linemen Patrick Lewis and Karim Barton, tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi and receiver Charles Johnson to their practice squad.
Randall Telfer
No Updates
Rob Housler
News
Free-agent tight end Rob Housler signed a one-year deal Thursday with the Browns, per the team's website. 

Housler, who spent four seasons with the Cardinals, visited with the Falcons and Bengals before agreeing to the one-year deal with Cleveland. Housler's role in the Cardinals' passing game was reduced last year, as he only caught nine passes for 129 yards, but finished his four seasons in Arizona with 1,133 yards. 

Erle Ladson
News
The Browns signed offensive lineman Erle Ladson , the team announced on Tuesday. Ladson was a member of Oakland last season. 

To make room, Cleveland released defensive back Micah Pellerin. The team signed him earlier this offseason after he played for Dallas last year. 

Joe Haden
News
Cornerback Joe Haden said that Browns players didn't know that WR Josh Gordon wasn't allowed to drink alcohol.

Gordon's return to the NFL was under the condition that he stay away from alcohol. 

Gordon, Haden and several teammates flew to Las Vegas on a private plane following the regular season. Gordon had several drinks on the flight and was tested by the NFL when the plane landed and was subsequently suspended for the 2015 season

"If I knew he couldn't have a drink, everybody would have tried to ... you know what I'm saying ... it wouldn't have been that," Haden said following Tuesday's OTA, per ESPN. "Josh Gordon, he's a grown man and sometimes you got to know what decisions you make."

Gordon has said he thought the alcohol ban expired at the end of the season. Haden went on to say that he thought the ban was unfair. 

Shane Wynn
News
The Browns were awarded wide receiver Shane Wynn via waivers from the Falcons on Friday, the team announced.

Wynn, an undrafted free agent, spent the offseason with the Falcons before being placed on waivers.

Craig Robertson
News
The Browns have reportedly re-signed safety Johnson Bademosi and inside linebacker Craig Robertson, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Bademosi totaled 12 tackles in 14 games last season while Robertson made 99 tackles with two interceptions and one touchdown in all 16 games.

Terrance West
News
Browns running back Terrance West had his left calf wrapped in ice during Saturday's practice, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Afterward, West said he was fine. 

"I'm good,'' West said, per Cleveland.com. "About to get it checked on now. I'll be back [Sunday]. I'll be back."

West rushed for 673 yards and four touchdowns on 171 attempts in 14 games last season.

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

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

Of all the places he could have gone in the draft, Cleveland's the best fit. Not only should he inject life into the franchise but he should end up starting in Week 1 against the Steelers. Expect Manziel to get taken late in every single seasonal draft as a combo backup Fantasy QB/sleeper who could get some serious trade value. He'll get picked in the middle rounds in dynasty/keeper leagues and should be considered a Top 5 choice in rookie-only drafts.
Andrew Hawkins
News
With wideout Josh Gordon facing a one-year suspension, the Browns are dangerously thin at receiver entering 2015. ESPN.com notes the Browns have two returning slot receivers in Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel and "an undersized situational receiver" in 5-10 Travis Benjamin.

Miles Austin is scheduled for unrestricted free agency after catching 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. Tight end Jordan Cameron also is set to be an unrestricted free agent.

Hawkins, a 5-7, 180-pounder, led the team with 63 grabs for 824 yards, with two touchdowns. Cleveland failed to add a wideout in last year's draft but almost certainly must address the position in the 2015 draft.

Gary Barnidge
News
The Browns listed 11 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Baltimore. Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and Ryan Seymour (hamstring) were ruled out, while quarterback Brian Hoyer (shoulder, bicep) was deemed doubtful for Sunday.

Gary Barnidge (rib), Desmond Bryant (thumb), Joe Haden (shoulder), Andrew Hawkins (thumb), Jabaal Sheard (foot), Ryan Taylor (elbow) and K'Waun Williams (hamstring) were designated as questionable. Marlon Moore (knee) was the only player on the report labeled probable.

Dylan Wynn
No Updates
Andrew McDonald
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Quarterback Brian Hoyer (shoulder) and cornerback Justin Gilbert, who is being disciplined, headline the inactives posted by the Browns for their Sunday game in Baltimore. Also hurt and out are defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and tackle Ryan Seymour (hamstring).

A trio of healthy scratches include long snapper Charley Hughlett, offensive lineman Andrew McDonald and wideout Phil Bates.

De'Ante Saunders
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Desmond Bryant
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Four key Browns defenders deemed questionable for the Sunday game in Baltimore are ready to roll. Included are cornerbacks Joe Haden (shoulder) and K'Waun Williams (hamstring). The others are end Desmond Bryant (thumb) and linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot).

Jamie Meder
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The Browns announced several roster moves on Saturday, per FOX Sports Ohio. The team promoted quarterback Connor Shaw and defensive lineman Jamie Meder from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. In a corresponding move, Cleveland waived linebacker Eric Martin and tight end Ryan Taylor.
Isaiah Crowell
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Isaiah Crowell opened Tuesday's OTA practice as the Browns' starting running back, according to ESPNCleveland.com. 

Crowell, an undrafted free-agent a year ago, and Terrance West split first-team reps. Crowell totaled 607 yards and eight touchdowns while West ran for 673 yards and four. Regardless of who the starter is, the Browns are likely to use a rotation at running back. 

John Hughes
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The Browns and defensive end John Hughes have reached a deal on a contract extension. Hughes will sign a four-year deal worth $14.4 million in new money, pending a physical, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Friday.

Hughes, 26, was taken in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was limited to only five games (three starts) last season due to an MCL injury. He has tallied 44 tackles and four sacks in his first 36 career games with the Browns.

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Karlos Dansby
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Browns veteran inside linebacker Karlos Dansby believes his improvement this year would translate into improvement of the entire defense, particularly against the run, where it ranked dead last in the NFL in 2014.

He adds that a second year in the same scheme will benefit him.

"The way we played our defense was totally different than anything I had played before," he told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "The alignment issues, that's on me. That's something I can get better at ... it will help everyone else if I am lined up correctly."

The Browns allowed 141.6 yards per game on the ground a year ago despite Dansby being ranked by Pro Football Focus the ninth-best inside linebacker in the game. They added defensive tackle Danny Shelton in the first round of the draft, as well as veteran lineman Randy Starks in free agency.

Hayes Pullard
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The Browns signed fourth-round pick Vince Mayle and seventh-round selection Hayes Pullard, the team announced

Mayle is a receiver who played college football at Washington State. Pullard is an inside linebacker from USC. 

Andy Lee
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The Browns have traded their seventh-round pick in 2017 to the 49ers for three-time Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee, the team announced on Saturday.

The team sent their seventh-round pick to the 49ers in order to secure Lee. In a corresponding move, the Browns released punter Spencer Lanning to make room on the roster for Lee.

“We’ve said all along that we are going to be deliberate in our pursuit to acquire talent that we feel can improve our roster,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said. “Andy Lee has consistently been a top punter in this league. We are excited to be able to add a punter of his caliber to our team.

“We wish Spencer the best. He has done a solid job for our team and has also been an outstanding representative for our organization off the field.”

Lee has averaged at least 46.2 yards per punt in every season since 2007, peaking at 50.9 in 2011. He had served in that capacity with San Francisco for the last 11 years, but the team used a fifth-round selection in the 2015 draft to take Clemson punter Bradley Pinion, signaling the end of Lee's tenure with the 49ers.

“I'm excited about my new start and becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns,” Lee said. “I've heard so many good things about the city of Cleveland and the loyalty and passion of the fans from my former teammate Phil Dawson. I've also heard some very positive things about the type of organization and team the Browns are building so my family and I are very much looking forward to becoming a part of it.”

Rodney Smith
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The battered Browns list three injured players on their inactive list for their Sunday game at Carolina, including Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder). Also hurt and out are fellow corner K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and tight end Gary Barnidge (rib).

The healthy scratches are wideout Rodney Smith , running back Glenn Winston and offensive linemen Vinston Painter and Andrew McDonald.

Randy Starks
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One attribute that defensive lineman Randy Starks is looking to bring to the Browns is leadership. 

Coming from Miami, Starks is hoping to be an outspoken leader to the younger members on the defensive line. Starks added that he doesn't necessarily want to try and assert his authority over the whole defense. 

“I’m not trying to come here and take over the whole defense," Starks said on Sirius XM radio, via ClevelandBrowns.com. "I’m just trying to take care of the defensive line, and that will help take care of the defense itself. Because we have (Karlos) Dansby and Joe Haden to take care of their respective positions.”

Starks recorded 28 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks in 15 games in 2014. In 11 seasons, Starks has only been to the playoffs twice. He's hoping that changes with the Browns. 

“That’s the same thing I told (coach Mike Pettine): I’m trying to win games," Starks said. "I’m trying to get to the playoffs. And we’re on the same page.”

Joel Bitonio
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With the No. 35 pick in the NFL Draft, the Browns selected offensive lineman Joel Bitonio from Nevada.

Bitonio is 6-foot-4, 302 pounds. He was a tackle in college, but he could also play guard for the Browns if needed.

Bitonio started his last 38 games, including 26 at right tackle and 12 at left tackle. According to one stats service, since the beginning of the 2012 season, he gave up only one quarterback pressure and two sacks and was penalized only five times through a span of 2,054 snaps.

He has the chance to compete for a starting job in training camp and could play left guard for the Browns this year.

Joe Madsen
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Jonathan Dwyer was the only surprising cut by the Steelers on Saturday. Here is the list of the others: punter Brian Moorman, running back Alvester Alexander, defensive linemen Alameda Ta'amu and Brian Arnfelt, linebackers Alan Baxter, Terence Garvin, Marshall McFadden and Brian Rolle, wide receivers Justin Brown, Reggie Dunn and Kashif Moore, offensive linemen Mike Golic, Christopher Hubbard, Joe Long and Joe Madsen, tight ends Jamie McCoy and Nathan Overbay, and defensive backs Devin Smith, Terry Hawthorne, Ross Ventrone and Josh Victorian.

Among the notables was Rolle, who is the brother of more accomplished NFL players Antrel and Samari, and Golic, whose namesake father starred with the Eagles and is now an ESPN sports talk show host.

Malcolm Johnson
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The Browns have signed third-round pick Xavier Cooper and sixth-round pick Malcolm Johnson, the team announced on Tuesday.

Cooper, a defensive tackle out of Washington State, totaled 121 tackles with 13 sacks in his career in college. Johnson, a fullback from Mississippi State, had 79 career receptions for 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns in his college career.

Jordan Poyer
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The Browns list a whopping 16 players on their Friday injury report, but half are probable for the Week 17 battle in Pittsburgh, including All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas (back). The other offensive players among them are running back Willis McGahee (knee) and tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe).

The four defensive probables are linebackers Paul Kruger (illness) and Tank Carder (shoulder), safety Jordan Poyer (toe) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder, illness). Punter Spencer Lanning (knee) is also probable.

Michael Bowie
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Browns offensive lineman Michael Bowie is not required to report to training camp until the end of July. But never mind that - he's heading out after the last Independence Day firework explodes in the sky.

Bowie is itching to get started. He missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury after starting for Seattle on its Super Bowl title team in 2013. He is seeking to stay in tip-top shape in an attempt to land a starting spot on a Cleveland line that is the strength of the team.

"It's up to them to decide who is the best five," Bowie told the team website. "All I can do is take care of my business. Hopefully I can get a shot. That's what I'm working for."

Bowie participated fully in the offseason program, working mostly with the second team at right tackle. That will likely be the spot at which he competes for a starting job. Incumbent Mitchell Schwartz has not performed particularly well there and Mike Pettine has vowed there will be competition all over the field in camp.

Kevin Cone
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The Buccaneers announced several roster moves on Monday, via the team's official website. 

The team signed fullback Lonnie Pryor and defensive end George Uko to the practice squad. They also released wide receiver Kevin Cone and running back Jeff Demps.

Brian Hartline
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The Browns officially announced the signing of former Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline. Hartline agreed to terms on Monday on a two-year deal worth $6 million.

The 28-year-old caught only 39 passes for 474 yards and two scores last season. He registered back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons before his abysmal 2014 campaign.

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Eric Olsen
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The Titans announced center Brian Schwenke has been placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

The team also announced they’ve signed offensive lineman Eric Olsen and promoted linebacker Dontay Moch from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Brandon Stephens
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Browns defensive back Brandon Stephens needed his right hamstring wrapped in ice after sustaining an injury during Saturday's practice, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Stephens has never appeared in an NFL game.
Darrian Miller
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Christian Tupou
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The Browns continue to keep busy this offseason by adding defensive lineman Christian Tupou and wide receiver Josh Lenz , per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Tupou was previously a member of the Browns' practice squad, while Lenz was released by the Colts earlier this month.

Jacobbi McDaniel
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The Browns waived defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel and re-signed tight end Gerell Robinson.
Ibraheim Campbell
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The Browns signed fourth-round draft pick Ibraheim Campbell , a safety out of Northwestern. The deal was a reported $2.79 million salary with a $512,010 signing bonus, per Ohio.com.

That leaves Miami running back Duke Johnson , the Browns' third-round pick, as the only one of their twelve draft picks that is still unsigned. 

Joe Thomas
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Browns first-round pick Cam Erving began his college career on the defensive line, but when Florida State asked him to switch to the offensive line, Erving had to watch tape to learn the new position. 

The NFL player he chose to model proper offensive line play was his new teammate in the NFL, Browns tackle Joe Thomas

"Man, he’s just a consistent player," Erving said, per ClevelandBrowns.com. "He’s just one of those guys where you watch his sets and you try and see what he does – his stance, his steps, his technique, how he uses his hands. It was a great example to look at. Joe Thomas is going to be a Hall of Famer one day."

Darius Eubanks
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The Browns placed linebacker Darius Eubanks and offensive lineman Michael Bowie on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Both players had shoulder surgery this month.
Scott Solomon
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If the college credentials of Scott Solomon were weighed against those of fellow Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo, one might surmise that they do not belong on the same field.

But much has changed since the former joined the Titans undrafted three years ago and the latter was selected with the sixth overall pick by Cleveland in 2013. And now, Solomon is a threat to earn more playing time than Mingo.

"Scott is very quickly becoming one of my favorite players," Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil told the Canton Repository. "The offense calls him 'Bloodbath.' He's like a heat-seeking missile coming off the edge.

Solomon is battling Mingo and 2014 seventh-rounder Armonty Bryant for on-field action. Mingo fell behind a bit when he sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery.

"(Mingo) is going to have to compete for playing time on early downs," O'Neil added. "He's going to have a role in our sub-packages. No one is guaranteed anything on the defense."

Solomon has played in 22 NFL games, but has yet to contribute to more than nine tackles in a season.

Pierre Desir
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Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil was asked during a radio appearance Thursday about which two returning players is he most excited to see next season. His response was outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo and cornerback Pierre Desir.

O'Neil indicated Mingo likely would have made a bigger impact last season, but he injured his shoulder in the first game and played hurt all season. He underwent surgery in February.

“It was so disappointing because I really liked how he was coming on through the preseason and all of training camp,” O’Neil said, per the team's official website. “I see him downstairs every day rehabbing his [tail] off.”

As for Desir, he got reps late in the season and impressed in a limited amount of playing time. The 2014 fourth-round pick wasn't expected to play a down as a rookie.

“I’m really excited about him because he has such a pro mentality,” O’Neil said. “We called on him at the end of the season and he was kind of a guy that we were counting on redshirting the entire year.

“One of the big questions marks about Desir: Was he going to stick his face in the run game? And he showed that he would. And he did a (darn) good job at the line of scrimmage pressing some receivers.”   

Marlon Moore
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The Browns have re-signed wide receiver and special teams contributor Marlon Moore, according to the team's official website on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old veteran was Cleveland's leading kickoff returner, averaging 24.8 yards on his 13 attempts last season. He has not caught a pass since Dec. 29, 2013.

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Connor Shaw
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Ballyhooed and controversial Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been deemed the lead backup behind Josh McCown, at least for now, the Akron Beacon Journal has reported.

That decision by Mike Pettine was made based on what he has determined from the second phase of the offseason.

Manziel had been considered running neck-and-neck with fellow second-year quarterback Connor Shaw for the backup job. McCown has been declared the starter.

Vince Mayle
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The Browns signed fourth-round pick Vince Mayle and seventh-round selection Hayes Pullard, the team announced

Mayle is a receiver who played college football at Washington State. Pullard is an inside linebacker from USC. 

Tashaun Gipson
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Browns coach Mike Pettine is upset that free safety Tashaun Gipson showed up to minicamp Tuesday with a hamstring issue. Gipson is upset that Pettine is upset.

All is not well in Berea.

Gipson, who has claimed that the injury is quite mild, said he sustained it in Dallas trying to get in the best shape possible for camp. But Pettine is still unhappy with his Pro Bowl defensive back, who skipped voluntary workouts due to a contract dispute.

"It's disappointing when a guy's not here to show up with something," Pettine told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "We were going to be very careful anyway. ... You just don't have an assessment when a guy is not here and with your trainers and with your strength and conditioning. ... It's unfortunate that he showed up here with an injury."

Gibson, who signed his tender Friday but is still seeking a long-term deal, sat out the entire practice Tuesday. He downplayed the injury, however.

"I wanted to be in the most physical peak of my career, making sure that I was ready to come back and perform," he said. "Things happen when you're grinding. It's something that's moreso a precaution than anything. If we had to play today, if this was a Sunday, I'd definitely be out there playing with my guys."

Johnny Manziel
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Browns embattled quarterback Johnny Manziel has at least improved his work ethic since last summer, when he focused more on partying than improving his game.

He worked with quarterback guru and former NFL coach Jon Gruden last week in Tampa, sources have told WalterFootball.com. Manziel is trying to adapt his style and skill set into the NFL game. The sessions with Gruden were a combination of film study and working on mechanics.

Manziel suffered through a miserable rookie season, then checked himself into an alcohol rehab facility. He is currently the backup to starter Josh McCown, but his spring work has reportedly been unimpressive.

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