|Offense||19th||110.7 (11th)||237.3 (23rd)|
|Defense||29th||118.0 (27th)||285.3 (26th)|
|25||Atkinson, George||RB||6-1||220||11/29/1992||1||Notre Dame|
|59||Carder, Tank||ILB||6-2||235||1/18/1989||5||Texas Christian|
|96||Cooper, Xavier||DE||6-4||300||11/30/1991||2||Washington State|
|64||Cooper, Jonathan||G||6-2||310||1/19/1990||4||North Carolina|
|34||Crowell, Isaiah||RB||5-11||225||1/8/1993||3||Alabama State|
|56||Davis, Demario||ILB||6-2||248||1/11/1989||5||Arkansas State|
|74||Erving, Cameron||C||6-5||313||8/23/1992||2||Florida State|
|89||Hamlett, Connor||TE||6-7||259||4/12/1992||1||Oregon State|
|81||Higgins, Rashard||WR||6-1||198||10/7/1994||R||Colorado State|
|41||Howard, Tracy||CB||5-10||185||4/29/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|47||Hughlett, Charley||LS||6-4||248||5/16/1990||2||Central Florida|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|42||Johnson, Malcolm||FB||6-1||231||8/11/1992||2||Mississippi State|
|30||Kindred, Derrick||SS||5-10||210||12/15/1993||R||Texas Christian|
|13||McCown, Josh||QB||6-4||218||7/4/1979||14||Sam Houston State|
|94||Nassib, Carl||DE||6-7||275||4/12/1993||R||Penn State|
|90||Ogbah, Emmanuel||OLB||6-3||275||11/6/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|99||Paea, Stephen||DT||6-1||300||5/11/1988||6||Oregon State|
|11||Pryor, Terrelle||WR||6-4||223||6/20/1989||4||Ohio State|
|21||Taylor, Jamar||CB||5-11||192||9/29/1990||4||Boise State|
|22||Williams, Tramon||CB||6-0||192||3/16/1983||10||Louisiana Tech|
|75||Bitonio, Joel (IR)||G||6-4||305||10/11/1991||3||Nevada|
|10||Griffin III, Robert (IR)||QB||6-2||218||2/12/1990||5||Baylor|
|85||Hall, Rannell (IR)||WR||6-0||200||1/30/1993||1||Central Florida|
|70||Lawrence-Stample, Nile (IR)||DT||6-1||320||7/14/1992||R||Florida State|
|2||Murray, Patrick (IR)||K||5-7||182||6/22/1991||3||Fordham|
|34||Neal, Rajion (IR)||RB||5-11||220||3/28/1992||1||Tennessee|
|44||Orchard, Nate (IR)||OLB||6-4||255||1/5/1993||2||Utah|
|83||Parks, Dennis (IR)||WR||6-2||201||7/27/1994||R||Rice|
|33||Poyer, Jordan (IR)||FS||6-0||191||4/25/1991||4||Oregon State|
|62||Reiter, Austin (IR)||C||6-3||307||11/27/1991||1||South Florida|
|28||Winston, Glenn (IR)||RB||6-2||220||4/29/1989||3||Northwood|
|97||Wynn, Dylan (IR)||DT||6-2||283||6/1/1993||1||Oregon State|
|Boyce, Josh||WR||5-11||205||5/6/1991||3||Texas Christian|
|79||France, Dan||OL||6-6||312||4/1/1991||1||Michigan State|
|Leslie, Jordan||WR||6-3||209||10/31/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|Liedtke, Michael||G||6-3||310||1/15/1992||1||Illinois State|
|Mathews, Mitch||WR||6-5||222||4/15/1991||R||Brigham Young|
|38||Watson, Terrell||RB||6-1||240||8/22/1993||1||Azusa Pacific|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Cooper continues to nurse a shoulder injury, so look for Tyrone Holmes to receive the spot start this week.
""That's a big statement," coach Pete Carroll told Seattle's 710 AM radio. "Everybody appreciates that. The fact that he's worked so hard shows he realizes his opportunity here. ... He's a very smart kid, and he doesn't get out of whack by the challenges out there, but at 350, he could be a little bit lighter."
The second-year man out of Washington was a big part of the Browns limiting DeMarco Murray to just 65 rushing yards. Shelton was also able to get to Marcus Mariota for a 10-yard loss for his first sack.
Orchard suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 3 and is now likely done for the season. Cam Johnson was promoted from the team's practice squad in order to replace him as a depth option at linebacker in advance of the Browns' Week 4 tilt against the Redskins.
Johnson was involved heavily throughout this game as the Browns were forced to air it out in an effort to make up a 28-13 deficit. Cleveland has been surprisingly competitive despite its 0-6 record up to this point, thus limiting the number of situations in which they've needed to call upon Johnson for his superior hands. The second-year running back's rushing touchdown was the first such score of his career.
Pryor, who was on the field for 64 of the Browns' 67 snaps on offense in Week 6 against the Titans, en route to catching nine passes (on 13 targets) for 75 yards and two TDs, ending up not practicing Wednesday and Thursday, with the Akron Beacon Journal noting that he tried to run Friday. When asked afterward how he felt about Pryor's chances of playing Sunday, coach Hue Jackson essentially deemed the wideout a game-day call for the 1:00 ET contest, by noting "we'll see where we are on Sunday." If Pryor ends up limited or out this weekend, rookies Ricardo Louis, Rashard Higgins and Jordan Payton could be called upon to play a larger role in the Browns' passing offense along with veteran Andrew Hawkins.
Hogan will take the roster spot of Charlie Whitehurst (knee), who was released Tuesday with an injury settlement. Hogan is a rookie fifth-rounder who has not yet spent a day on an active roster, but he will be the Browns' healthiest quarterback with Josh McCown (collarbone) and Cody Kessler (ribs) banged up, and would be in line to start Sunday against the Titans if neither of his fellow quarterbacks is able to go.
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.
With Jordan Poyer (kidney) on injured reserve, the Browns promoted Reynolds to the active roster, where he'll likely back up free safety Tracy Howard. Reynolds is a 25-year-old out of Stanford and played six games with the Eagles in 2015.
Listed behind Demario Davis on the depth chart, the 2016 seventh-round pick didn't see any action in Cleveland's first two games, and with a handful of injuries, the Browns needed to make space in order to add depth elsewhere.
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 picked up his first pass deflection and now has 35 tackles on the year after Sunday's strong performance.
McCown was a limited practice participant for the second straight week, and he may need to log a full practice before he's cleared to play. Kevin Hogan will again serve as the backup to Cody Kessler, who had his most impressive game of the season last week, throwing for 336 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Browns nearly erased a multi-score deficit. Barring a complete meltdown in the next week or two, Kessler seems likely to keep the starting job even when McCown is ready to play.
As hinted by head coach Hue Jackson, the team no longer has any plans for Gordon, who will enter an in-patient rehab facility instead of returning from his suspension in Week 5. It's unclear how long Gordon will stay in the facility and when/if he plans to play again this season, but he should eventually draw interest around the league, unless he failed a drug test -- in which case he'd likely be suspended yet again.
Boyce signed a contract with the Browns just a week ago after being waived by the Colts, but the wide receiver was unable to find a depth spot on the team despite Cleveland's receiving corps battling injuries. Two cuts this offseason on top of the fact that Boyce hasn't played since his rookie year in 2013 do not bode well for his chances in the NFL moving forward.
Kirksey was all over the field Sunday and produced his first double-digit tackle output of the season. He's had at least six tackles in all five games and is quietly becoming a quality IDP play.
It appears as if the offensive lineman is finally ready to return to the field after suffering a pulmonary contusion in Week 2. Look for the guard to play in a reserve role behind John Greco.
Lemonier was recently downgraded to "doubtful" because of personal reasons, but he has joined the team and is expected to suit up for the afternoon matchup, where he'll provide depth at outside linebacker.
Payton will be a healthy scratch for the second straight week, as the rookie wideout doesn't appear to be any closer to carving out a role in the Cleveland offense.
This move comes as a bit of a surprise, as Duke Johnson never even returned a kick during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, thanks to six touchbacks by Caleb Sturgis. The Browns may, however, want a more aggressive returner who isn't afraid of taking the ball out of the end zone, and Atkinson might just be the guy to do that.
Williams was only on the field for 26 snaps, as Briean Boddy-Calhoun got the start for Joe Haden (groin), but still was able to make his presence known with an interception off Marcus Mariota. The former Packer had been sidelined the last two games with a shoulder injury.
The fractured coracoid bone in Griffin's left shoulder has improved with rest, potentially allowing him to return from injured reserve at some point after Week 9. The Browns still don't have any timetable, and there's no guarantee Griffin will get another chance to start even if he makes it back by the end of the year. Rookie third-round selection Cody Kessler hasn't exactly been great, but he may be doing enough to retain the starting job, as the Browns are already far removed from playoff contention. Kessler will start against the Bengals in Week 7 even if Josh McCown (collarbone) is cleared to play.
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.
Burley exited last week's game against the Titans with a strained hamstring and was unable to practice all week. Given this complete lack of participation, it's possible the injury may be more severe than initially let on. It's uncertain when he'll be able to return.
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.
The Cleveland pass rush will need all the help they can get to combat the return of Tom Brady to the New England offense, and Nassib's presence will certainly bolster that. He'll be wearing a club on his surgically-repaired broken hand, however, so wrapping up for a sack may prove challenging.
Hall was already a long shot to make the Browns' 53-man roster given his position as the number seven or eight receiver, at best, on the wide receiver depth chart. The second-year player will hope for a clean recovery and another chance to make a final roster next season.
Louis was heavily involved in the offense Sunday, with only Terrelle Pryor seeing more targets. The rookie out of Auburn snagged a 42-yard pass, but the rest of his receptions came from shorter routes. With Corey Coleman (hand) inching closer to full health, Louis' time as an offensive producer will most likely be short-lived.
While it may be unlikely Telfer returns Week 7 against the Bengals after missing several weeks due to the ankle issue, he may be ready for game action as soon as Week 8 versus the Jets. He'll likely need to log at least one full practice before a potential return.
Haden didn't practice this week and appears set to miss his second straight game. Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Tramon Williams will consequently see an uptick in snaps once again.
Schobert is an inside linebacker for Cleveland's 3-4, but one who has more blitzing ability than the average inside linebacker. Playing outside in Wisconsin's 3-4, Schobert totaled 79 tackles and 9.5 sacks last year, as well as 19.5 tackles for loss.
It looks like Hawkins' season-high seven targets in Week 5 was just a flash in the pan, as the 30-year-old veteran returned to his norm with just four targets against Tennessee. If Hawkins can't consistently get the ball with Corey Coleman (hand) out, there's no reason to believe he'll be any factor at all when Coleman returns.
Barnidge looked primed for a big game after hauling in a 43-yard reception on Cleveland's first offensive play, but managed just 16 more yards the rest of the afternoon. The tight end's numbers were disappointing given that the Browns aired it out 42 times, and he still hasn't found the end zone this season after scoring nine times in his breakout 2015 campaign. On the bright side, the 31-year-old tight end has topped 50 receiving yards in four straight games and is an integral part of the offensive game plan week in and week out.
The severity of the injury is undisclosed. Consider Wynn day-to-day for the time being with each passing practice serving as a blow to Wynn's odds of making the active roster.
Murray's left knee injury opened the door for the signing of kicker Cody Parkey to the Browns, who'll take over the kicking duties Sunday against the Dolphins. Murray is no stranger to knee injuries, having torn his ACL of the same leg two years ago.
After starting nine games for the Cardinals in 2015, Cooper was traded to the Patriots in the offseason for Chandler Jones. His availability throughout the early portion of the season was hampered by injuries, which eventually led to him being waived on Saturday. The Browns have opted to take a gamble on Cooper to help out on the offensive line.
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.
It's currently unclear whether the hamstring was merely tweaked or if Caldwell has suffered something worse. Either way, there has been no timeline provided for his return. When healthy, the Browns' fifth-round pick will compete for a role out of the slot.
Meder's sack on Tom Brady was the second of his career and first of the season. The 25-year-old has 14 tackles on the year.
Crowell was bottled up by an effective Titans run defense, and also ceded much of his workload to pass-catching back Duke Johnson as the Browns staged an unsuccessful comeback attempt in a 28-26 loss. Despite an 0-6 record, Cleveland has been extremely competitive and thus able to give Crowell at least 12 carries in every game prior to this one. Expect his touches to bounce back up to their normal levels in what promises to be a physical affair with the in-state rival Bengals next week.
Watson was able to make the final cut on Saturday, as the Browns got down to 53 players, but Sunday was a different story. The 23-year-old, along with fellow running back Raheem Mostert were waived in lieu of Cleveland claiming George Atkinson off waivers from the Raiders.
Johnson was signed on Oct. 1 to fill Nate Orchard's (ankle) roster void and wasted no time in getting involved in the action. The 26-year-old played like a disruptive menace Sunday, bringing down Kirk Cousins twice for a sack and hitting him on two other occasions.
Bitonio was placed on the IR on Friday after suffering a mid-foot sprain in Week 5. Bitonio had been having a terrific season before his surgery, and was a big reason for the Browns' resurfacing rushing attack.
Johnson sustained a concussion over a week ago, forcing him to sit out of the first week of practice. He has now passed concussion protocol testing and can return to the field. He will be eligible to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Packers.
As expected, the safety was placed on the IR after being taken to the hospital due to vicious hit he received in Sunday's loss to the Titans. He was diagnosed with a lacerated kidney, which takes around four months to recover from, so the team decided to effectively end the 25-year-old's season. In his fifth season, Poyer recorded 39 tackles and two pass deflections in six games, one of the lone bright spots on an abyssal Cleveland squad. The Browns have limited secondary depth, and with Poyer now out, the team could be in market for a free agent to take over at free safety.
DeValve will now sit out his fourth consecutive game. Connor Hamlett will continue to serve as Gary Barnidge's direct backup.
This was a mere formality, considering Coleman still hasn't returned to practice since breaking his hand prior to Week 3. With Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) potentially also sidelined, the Browns may need to rely on rookies Ricardo Louis and Rashard Higgins, in addition to veteran slot man Andrew Hawkins. Once healthy, Coleman figures to join Pryor in the starting lineup.
Hamlett was activated off the practice squad earlier this week due to injuries to tight ends Randall Telfer (ankle) and Seth DeValve (knee) and was able to make his mark with his first NFL touchdown reception. Gary Barnidge is still the man in Cleveland, but Hamlett could ultimately turn into a red-zone threat.
Kessler has started Cleveland's past four outings, and despite being forced out due to injury the weekend before, the rookie enjoyed his best performance of the season Sunday, completing 26 of 41 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns versus the Titans. That showing, as well as the fact that teammate Josh McCown (collarbone) probably won't be cleared by Sunday, will allow Kessler to remain the Browns' starting quarterback in Week 7. While that maintaining that position is imperative for his fantasy stock, having top wideout Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) banged-up could make matters more difficult this weekend.
Out of the three Cleveland defensive players listed as questionable, Campbell was the only player able to log a full practice session Friday. As a result, he'll suit up for the first time since Week 2, presumably returning to his old role as the starting strong safety.
Thomas had his right knee and ankle examined on the sidelines before walking off the field and into the training room. The injury is not expected to be serious, and an MRI was ruled to be unnecessary.
"Uh, yeah, we'll know more,'' coach Mike Pettine said. "I don't think it's any serious. Yeah, normal (tests). Just getting checked.''
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: David Bruton (ankle), Quinton Carter (knee), Ryan Clady (groin), Britton Colquitt (illness), Paul Cornick (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Steven Johnson (ankle) and Juwan Thompson (knee).
Parkey has now made four field goals in a row after missing three in his Browns' debut on Sept. 25. Cleveland sometimes has trouble putting the 24-year-old rookie in field goal position, but at least Parkey's been able to demonstrate he can be trusted when called upon.
Ogbah wasn't very involved in the tackling game yet again, but he did manage to record his first career sack. However, as long as the rookie out of Oklahoma St. continues to fail to put up high tackle numbers, he should be an afterthought in IDP leagues.
Boddy-Calhoun drew the start for injured Joe Haden (groin) and led the team with six solo tackles. The rookie was on the field for 61 plays, and we expect that to continue as long as Haden is sidelined.
Kindred hurt his ankle during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but the fact that he's practicing already suggests it isn't too serious. If he manages to get through the week without a setback, the rookie should have no problem suiting up versus Baltimore.
Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.
The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.
Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.
Howard had only been on the field for a total of 32 snaps during the first five weeks before playing 38 against the Titans in lieu of Jordan Poyer (kidney). Though inexperienced, the rookie will look to help a squad that ranks 27th in pass defense.
Higgins is expected to have a bigger role Sunday due to Terrelle Pryor's (hamstring) uncertain availability. Even with Corey Coleman (hand) out for the last four weeks, the rookie out of Colorado State has only seen double-digit snap counts in one game this season and has one catch for 14 yards.
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