Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th107.0 (19th)204.0 (28th)
Defense31st142.7 (31st)249.8 (21st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
54Alexander, Dominique ILB6-02354/20/19952Oklahoma
15Alford, Mario WR5-91802/25/19922West Virginia
25Atkinson, George RB6-122011/29/19922Notre Dame
78Bailey, Alvin G6-33208/26/19915Arkansas
82Barnidge, Gary TE6-62509/22/198510Louisville
75Bitonio, Joel G6-430510/11/19914Nevada
20Boddy-Calhoun, Briean SS5-91931/21/19932Minnesota
 Boyce, Josh WR5-112055/6/19913Texas Christian
 Britt, Kenny WR6-32239/19/19889Rutgers
92Bryant, Desmond DE6-631012/15/19858Harvard
 Burgess, James ILB6-02333/9/19941Louisville
26Burley, Marcus DB5-101907/16/19904Delaware
31Caldwell, Trey DB5-918512/4/19931Louisiana-Monroe
24Campbell, Ibraheim SS5-112085/13/19923Northwestern
59Carder, Tank ILB6-22351/18/19896Texas Christian
72Coleman, Shon T6-631011/25/19912Auburn
19Coleman, Corey WR5-101857/6/19942Baylor
 Coley, Trevon DT6-13077/13/19941Florida Atlantic
51Collins, Jamie OLB6-325010/20/19895Southern Mississippi
4Colquitt, Britton P6-22053/20/19858Tennessee
96Cooper, Xavier DE6-430011/30/19913Washington State
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/19934Alabama State
 Currie, Justin DB6-22149/19/19932Western Michigan
56Davis, Demario ILB6-22481/11/19896Arkansas State
87DeValve, Seth TE6-32451/29/19932Princeton
66Drango, Spencer G6-631510/15/19922Baylor
 Elston, Trae DB5-111762/16/19941Mississippi
74Erving, Cameron C6-53138/23/19923Florida State
61Fabiano, Anthony C6-53077/13/19931Harvard
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
77Greco, John G6-43183/24/198510Toledo
10Griffin III, Robert (FA) QB6-22182/12/19906Baylor
23Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19898Florida
85Hall, Rannell WR6-02001/30/19932Central Florida
16Hawkins, Andrew (FA) WR5-71803/10/19867Toledo
81Higgins, Rashard WR6-119810/7/19942Colorado State
 Hillary, Darius CB5-111834/5/19931Wisconsin
8Hogan, Kevin QB6-321710/20/19922Stanford
91Holmes, Tyrone DE6-22539/10/19932Montana
 Holtz, J.P. TE6-32408/28/19931Pittsburgh
41Howard, Tracy FS5-101854/29/19942Miami (Fla.)
47Hughlett, Charley LS6-42485/16/19903Central Florida
60Ikard, Gabe C6-43049/26/19904Oklahoma
35Jackson, Darius RB6-022112/1/19932Eastern Michigan
29Johnson, Duke RB5-92109/23/19933Miami (Fla.)
57Johnson, Cam OLB6-42685/24/19904Virginia
6Kessler, Cody QB6-12155/11/19932USC
30Kindred, Derrick SS5-1021012/15/19932Texas Christian
58Kirksey, Christian ILB6-22358/31/19924Iowa
70Lawrence-Stample, Nile DT6-13207/14/19922Florida State
 Leslie, Jordan WR6-320910/31/19911Brigham Young
80Louis, Ricardo WR6-22153/23/19942Auburn
 Martin, Marcus C6-332111/29/19934USC
98Meder, Jamie DE6-33084/12/19913Ashland
94Nassib, Carl DE6-72754/12/19932Penn State
34Neal, Rajion RB5-112203/28/19922Tennessee
90Ogbah, Emmanuel DE6-327511/6/19932Oklahoma State
44Orchard, Nate OLB6-42551/5/19933Utah
 Osweiler, Brock QB6-823511/22/19906Arizona State
3Parkey, Cody K6-01932/19/19924Auburn
83Parks, Dennis WR6-22017/27/19942Rice
67Pasztor, Austin (FA) T6-730811/26/19905Virginia
84Payton, Jordan WR6-12099/1/19932UCLA
 Powell, Tyvis FS6-32112/16/19942Ohio State
62Reiter, Austin C6-330711/27/19912South Florida
39Reynolds, Ed FS6-120710/18/19913Stanford
53Schobert, Joe OLB6-124511/6/19932Wisconsin
55Shelton, Danny NT6-23358/20/19933Washington
21Taylor, Jamar CB5-111929/29/19905Boise State
86Telfer, Randall TE6-32505/16/19922USC
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/198411Wisconsin
 Tretter, JC C6-43072/12/19915Cornell
40Vitale, Danny RB6-123910/26/19932Northwestern
22Williams, Tramon (FA) CB6-01923/16/198311Louisiana Tech
28Winston, Glenn RB6-22204/29/19894Northwood
 Wright, James WR6-120112/31/19914Louisiana State
 Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/19923Auburn
97Wynn, Dylan DT6-22836/1/19932Oregon State
 Zeitler, Kevin G6-43203/8/19906Wisconsin
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Cleveland6-4314.36-3297.424.72132
 
 
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Position Listing
Mario Alford
News
Alford (ankle) was promoted to the Browns active roster Satuday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Alford was waived-injured by the Bengals prior to the regular season, and subsequently placed on the IR. Since then, he was acquired by the Browns practice squad, and has now been promoted to their active roster. He figures to help out on special teams and provide depth at receiver for the team.

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

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

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

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

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

Cooper logged a week of limited practices, putting him in line to play after sitting out the Week 6 matchup in Tennessee. His presence on the defensive line will help bolster a unit that is surrendering 118 yards per game on the ground this season -- good for sixth-worst in the NFL.

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

In mid-December, Bailey received a two-game ban for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. The guard will serve as O-line depth for Sunday's regular season finale in Pittsburgh.

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

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

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

Orchard suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 3 and is now likely done for the season. Cam Johnson was promoted from the team's practice squad in order to replace him as a depth option at linebacker in advance of the Browns' Week 4 tilt against the Redskins.

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

Johnson was limited by an ankle injury and ended up playing just four snaps in the last game of the season. Still, it was a productive year for the 23-year-old, almost duplicating his rookie year by catching 53 passes for 514 yards out of the backfield. He didn't see as many rush attempts, but his 4.9 yards per carry would've ranked seventh among NFL running backs if he were qualified. Assuming Isaiah Crowell -- who is a restricted free agent -- is back in 2017, Johnson will assume his role as a pass-catching, third-down back once again.

Kevin Hogan
News
Hogan (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

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

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

Winston hasn't practiced since Aug. 15 and missed the team's last two preseason games with a hurt shoulder. Instead of cutting him, the Browns decided to place him on IR with hopes he'll be able to contribute at some point in the future. The 27-year-old was far down on the depth chart before being injured, fighting with a handful of other players for the third running back spot.

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

Reynolds entered the weekend as questionable to play after suffering a minor knee injury in Week 11, but he'll ultimately be ready to return to game action on Sunday. He's slated to back-up Tracy Howard at free safety.

JC Tretter
News
Tretter will sign with the Browns on Thursday barring any setbacks, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Tretter will consequently become the Browns' new center. Cleveland is also expected to sign Joel Bitonio to a sizable contract extension, so patching up the offensive line appears to be a top priority for the Browns entering 2017.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyrone Holmes
News
Holmes was released by the Jaguars on Friday, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports.

Holmes was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but will not be on the roster for Week 1. He figured to have a long shot at making the final cut, as he was fourth on the depth chart at left defensive end.

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

Davis posted at least nine tackles for the third time this season, and he's averaging seven per game. He also has a forced fumble and a pair of passes defensed this year, but he's a borderline IDP option at linebacker in most leagues.

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

Taylor will continue to play through a nagging groin injury.

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

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

Josh Gordon
News
Gordon (suspension) plans to officially apply for reinstatement Wednesday, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reports.

Gordon hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2014 following multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, but was conditionally reinstated last July. However, after subsequently returning to practice with the team and taking part in preseason action, Gordon decided to enter an in-patient rehab facility in October while he was in the midst of his four-game suspension to open the 2016 season, and decided to put his playing career on hold for the time being. Gordon's business manager said that the decision to step away from the game has put the wideout in his "best place mentally that he has been in dating back years before entering the NFL," and Gordon now feels he's prepared to return to professional football. If the NFL agrees with that assessment and reinstates Gordon, he'd still remain under the Browns' club control, but all indications are that the organization plans to move on from the troubled receiver.

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

Hughlett's deal reportedly makes him the highest paid long snapper in the NFL, though the specifics of the contract have not been released. He has handled all of the team's long snapping duties for the past two years, and he's now locked up through the 2022 season.

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

Greco hadn't missed a snap all season before injuring his right foot in Sunday's game against the Giants. Alvin Bailey projects to take over his starting job at right guard.

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

Boyce has spent four years in the league, having made stints in both New England and Indianapolis, but only has nine receptions to his name. With a depth chart currently unsettled behind top wideouts Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman, Cleveland offers a legitimate opportunity for Boyce to crack the final roster.

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

Powell was waived by the Seahawks at the start of the playoffs after logging three tackles on special teams in eight games as an undrafted rookie. After starring at safety at Ohio State, Powell will now hope to secure a roster spot ahead of the 2017 campaign in his home state with the Browns.

Kenny Britt
News
Britt signed with the Browns.

The Browns confirmed Britt is joining the franchise on a four-year contract for a reported $32.5 million, including $17 million guaranteed, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The sizable contract should ensure Britt of a starting job opposite Corey Coleman, unless the Browns surprisingly decide to hand out another big contract to retain Terrelle Pryor. The 28-year-old Britt is coming off the first 1,000-yard season of his career, and while he should see plenty of snaps and targets in Cleveland, it's unclear who will be throwing him the ball. Poor quarterback play seemingly has been the lone constant throughout Britt's unorthodox career.

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

In his best year as a professional, Kirksey ended the 2016 season with 148 tackles, the third-most in the NFL. He quickly became a trustworthy IDP play and will look to improve even more next season.

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

Good news for the offensive lineman as he avoids surgery that would have kept him out of commission for a good portion of time. He can now focus on nursing the aliment and should be ready for the 2017 season.

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

Payton will be eligible to return to the Browns' active roster following the team's final game of the season, which is on Jan. 1. The 2016 fifth-round rounder will thus look to carve out a role with the team in 2017 after a rookie season that resulted in him catching just one pass for three yards in four games.

George Atkinson
News
Atkinson has replaced Duke Johnson as Cleveland's kick returner, according to the team's official website.

This move comes as a bit of a surprise, as Duke Johnson never even returned a kick during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, thanks to six touchbacks by Caleb Sturgis. The Browns may, however, want a more aggressive returner who isn't afraid of taking the ball out of the end zone, and Atkinson might just be the guy to do that.

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

The Browns have decided to cut ties with the 33-year-old cornerback just two seasons after inking him to a three-year, $21 million contract. Williams struggled with knee and shoulder aliments throughout the 2016 season, forcing him to miss five contests. He recorded 36 tackles, five pass deflections, and one interception in 12 games. He'll now look to find his way onto a roster in need of some secondary depth, as the veteran will bring plenty of experience wherever he winds up.

Robert Griffin III
News
The Browns will release Griffin on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The Browns are thus in the midst of their latest QB overhaul, after having added Brock Osweiler (for now) and reportedly poised to make a run at trading for New England's Jimmy Garoppolo. Griffin has had trouble staying healthy over the course of his NFL career, but he's just 27 years old and a former No. 2 overall pick, so he'll no doubt be afforded an opportunity to kickstart his career elsewhere. In such a scenario though, we doubt that he'll be simply handed a starting job.

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

Carder sustained a concussion last week against the Jets, but has evidently passed through concussion protocol and should be set for use usual workload on special teams.

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

Burley missed last week's game against the Jets due to his hamstring injury but after practicing in full on Friday the team cleared him for return prior to Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He's likely the team's last option at corner and shouldn't be expected to see a large role on defense.

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

The details surrounding the exact nature of his injury remain vague, but Lawrence-Stample had been nursing it since the beginning of August and missed the entirety of the Browns' preseason thus far. The undrafted rookie will likely get another tryout with the team next year.

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

In his rookie campaign, Nassib finished with 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He missed a few games with a broken hand which slowed him down but showed glimpses of breakout talent. If the Browns can add more defensive talent, that should only help Nassib's development.

Brock Osweiler
News
The Texans are trading Osweiler to the Browns, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Per the Houston Chronicle, in exchange for taking on Osweiler's hefty contract, the Texans also sent a the Browns a second-round draft pick in 2018 and exchanged a sixth-round choice this year for a fourth-rounder from the Browns. The deal makes sense for both sides, as the Browns can use the draft pick to rebuild and could also use another body at quarterback, while Houston has a much more competitive roster that could benefit from the additional cap space. The Texans will presumably use some of that cap space to acquire Tony Romo or another quarterback. Meanwhile, Osweiler could be in the mix for the starting job in Cleveland, where Robert Griffin, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan are all under contract, at least for the time being.

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

Hall missed all of this past season after fracturing his fibula in August, but he'll now rejoin the Browns with an eye on making the team ahead of the 2017 campaign.

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

Louis' two receptions were his first catches since Oct. 30, as the rookie wideout struggled to find the field after Corey Coleman returned from a broken hand. He finished with just 18 receptions for 205 yards. Terrelle Pryor is set to become a free agent, and if he fails to re-sign, Louis, along with Rashard Higgins, could see an increased role next season.

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

The Browns will be close to full strength in their linebacking corps Saturday with Alexander active. However, Alexander has yet to carve out a role with the defense behind starter Demario Davis, his primary impact is made on special teams.

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

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

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

Haden injured both his left and right groin muscles during the season, missing a combined three games with the injuries before playing through both issues for the final nine games of the season. He finished he season with 48 tackles and 11 passes defensed, including three interceptions, despite the injury, and he'll be expected to come back healthy for the 2017 campaign.

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

Schobert is a staple on special teams for the Browns, but with Cam Johnson (groin) on the shelf Sunday, he'll get the starting nod at outside linebacker. He saw just two defensive snaps Week 16, but should be in line for an expanded role against Cleveland's AFC North rivals.

James Wright
News
Wright was claimed off Waivers by the Browns on Tuesday, Cleveland.com reports.

Wright was waived by the Bengals on Monday, but did not fall past his old coach Hue jackson and the Bengals. Wright compiled 106 yards on 13 receptions for the Bengals in 2016 across 13 games. He also tallied 11 tackles in his special teams' role. Wright will join a group of young receivers in Cleveland, and will have an opportunity to prove himself in training camp. The team let Terrell Pryor walk in free agency, so outside of Corey Coleman, there is room on the depth chart to earn some playing time.

Andrew Hawkins
News
Hawkins was released by the Browns on Monday.

Hawkins' release will save Cleveland $1.8 million in cap space heading into free agency, where they'll seek to retain the services of top wideout Terrelle Pryor. After posting a career-high 63 catches for 824 yards upon signing with the Browns in 2014, Hawkins saw his role diminished over the last couple years, culminating in just 33 grabs for 324 yards and three scores this past season. Soon to be 31 years old, the shifty veteran wideout will now seek to land elsewhere ahead of the upcoming campaign.

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

It was a disappointing season through and through for Barnidge, as the tight end was never able to recapture his 2015 magic. After finding the end zone 10 times a season ago, Barnidge scored just twice in 2016, as the Browns had difficulty scoring overall as an offensive unit. If Cleveland improves at the quarterback position, Barnidge's production could make a comeback, making him a sleeper in 2017.

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

Elston, an undrafted rookie out of Ole Miss, didn't appear in a game during his brief stint in Cleveland. His release clears room for fifth-rounder Trae Elston to join the active roster.

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

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

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

Wynn was waived/injured at the start of August after injuring his ankle during a practice in July. It isn't clear if his ankle remains an issue, though, and neither is his future with the Browns; as an exclusive rights free agent, the team has until March 9 to tender Wynn to a contract, or he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

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

Unfortunately for Neal, the 24-year-old's injury kept him from earning a shot as the team's No. 3 running back. Neal will spend 2016 rehabbing for next season.

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

Entering his eighth NFL season and fourth with the Browns, Bryant was a lock to start at defensive end after a 2015 campaign which saw him record a career-high and team-leading six sacks. The torn pectoral muscle he suffered earlier this month was originally thought to keep him out 4-to-6 months, making November the soonest possible return date. Rather than push his recovery in the hopes of a return the team decided it best to shut him down for the season. Carl Nassib appears first in line to replace Bryant, but John Hughes and Dylan Wynn could see some extra snaps as well.

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

The rookie sixth-round pick has found his way back to Tampa after a rollercoaster week that saw him get waived by the Bucs, picked up by the Bills, and then waived with a failed physical due to what Buffalo labeled as a torn labrum. The Bucs had previously diagnosed the injury as an AC joint sprain, so the team was open to his return following Vitale clearing waivers earlier in the day. The versatile fullback/tight end hybrid will have a chance to develop as the season unfolds, but could find a promotion to the active roster hard to come by with the Bucs already carrying five tight ends.

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

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

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

Collins' late-October trade from the Patriots to the Browns drew shockwaves around the league, and despite playing with significantly less talent around him, Collins remained a highly productive linebacker once arriving in Cleveland. The 27-year-old started all eight games after joining the Browns, finishing with 69 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble in those appearances. Thanks to an average of over 105 stops per year since his 2013 rookie campaign, the Southern Mississippi product has earned a long-term deal worth $50 million, with $26 million in guarantees, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. In signing Collins, the Browns have locked down a key member of their defense going forward, and could further improve their defense with the first overall pick of this year's draft.

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

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

Isaiah Crowell
News
At least three teams have expressed interest in Crowell, a restricted free agent, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

The Browns placed a second-round tender on Crowell, who probably isn't worth as much as a selection that high, in addition to the cost of an offer sheet. It is possible a team could offer the Browns a lower draft pick and/or player compensation in a trade, and then sign Crowell to a multi-year deal. The 24-year-old is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he posted career-best marks in carries (198), rushing yards (952), yards per carry (4.8), receptions (40) and receiving yards (319). He currently projects as the lead back in Cleveland, albeit with Duke Johnson also playing a major role. A trade likely would mean the Browns plan on using at least one high draft pick on a running back. Retaining Crowell wouldn't necessarily preclude them from doing the same.

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

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

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

Johnson did not make an appearance in practice this week, so not surprisingly, the fourth-year linebacker will take a seat for Sunday's season finale. Look for Joe Schobert to pick up extra snaps in his stead.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joel Bitonio
News
Bitonio is set to sign a five-year, $51 million extension with the Browns on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Bitonio's deal includes $23 million in guarantees. It was a busy day for the Browns offensive line in free agency, as the team also went out and negotiated deals with center J.C. Tretter and guard Kevin Zeitler. Tretter and Zeitler are set to sign their deals once free agency officially commences Thursday afternoon. Bitonio, Tretter and Zeitler shore up Cleveland's interior offensive line and their banding together should lead to better run production in 2017

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Seth DeValve
News
DeValve caught his only target for a 12-yard touchdown during Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.

Overall, DeValve performed better than his spot on the depth chart would suggest. He finished the 2016 season with 10 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown, despite playing limited snaps. Based on his production, he may have supplanted backup tight end Randall Telfer going into next season, but it's still too early to tell.

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

Coleman missed six games with a broken hand, so it's hard to call his rookie campaign a disappointment. However, in the 10 games he was active, he caught just 33 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns, as he took a backseat to Terrelle Pryor. Coleman will be 23 when the 2017 season kicks off, and he'll look to become the dynamic wide receiver many expect him to be, and if Pryor -- who's set to be a free agent -- finds a new home, Coleman will be the new No. 1 and receive the majority of targets next season. Big things could be on the horizon for the young wideout.

J.P. Holtz
No Updates
Cody Kessler
News
The Browns want to give Kessler another shot as the starter, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

The team plans to release Robert Griffin and hopes to trade the recently-acquired Brock Osweiler. If both moves go through, Kessler and Kevin Hogan will be the remaining quarterbacks ahead of a draft that's weak at the position. A 2016 third-round selection, Kessler displayed some promise in limited action as a rookie, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 7.1 yards per attempt, with six touchdowns and two interceptions. He was good enough to get another shot, but not quite impressive enough to preclude the addition of competition.

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

Out of the three Cleveland defensive players listed as questionable, Campbell was the only player able to log a full practice session Friday. As a result, he'll suit up for the first time since Week 2, presumably returning to his old role as the starting strong safety.

Austin Pasztor
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The Jaguars have re-signed exclusive rights free agent right tackle Austin Pasztor on Tuesday, per the team's official website. Pasztor, 24, started in all eight of his appearances last season before going down with a ruptured hamstring, cutting his 2014 campaign short.
Joe Thomas
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Browns left tackle Joe Thomas left Monday's pratice after he had his leg rolled up on by rookie defensive lineman Danny Shelton, per Cleveland.com.

Thomas had his right knee and ankle examined on the sidelines before walking off the field and into the training room. The injury is not expected to be serious, and an MRI was ruled to be unnecessary.

"Uh, yeah, we'll know more,'' coach Mike Pettine said. "I don't think it's any serious. Yeah, normal (tests). Just getting checked.''

Britton Colquitt
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Colquitt signed a four-year contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

The 31-year-old solidified himself as the Browns punter last season after spending the previous six season with the Broncos. He averaged 45.3 yards on 83 punts, his highest average since the 2012-13 season.

Marcus Martin
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Martin was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Martin was waived by the 49ers on Wednesday after ending the 2016 season on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. Martin has 24 starts to his name over the first three years of his career, but, with the acquisition of J.C. Tretter, the Browns are likely set at center. Look for Martin to start at guard or be a top backup for the team in 2017.

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

As of now, Parkey figures to be Cleveland's kicker in 2017. The team waived injured kicker Patrick Murray on Dec. 22, and after a rough start, Parkey settled down and proved he's capable of being an NFL kicker. He made 20 of 25 field goals and missed just one extra point.

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

The rookie now has 5.5 sacks on the season and 2.5 sacks over the last two weeks. In order to start becoming an IDP option, however, he'll need to become more involved in stopping the run and start accumulating tackles.

Kevin Zeitler
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Zeitler signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Browns on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Zeitler's contract contains $31.5 million in guaranteed money. The guard was ranked as the No. 8 free agent and the No.1 guard available in 2017's pool according to Pro Football Focus. The Browns have already signed guard Joel Bitonio to an extension and are slated to sign center J.C. Tretter to a contract, so the addition of Zeitler will suddenly give Cleveland a strong core of interior offensive linemen.

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

As an undrafted free agent rookie, Boddy-Calhoun ended up with three interceptions, although Sunday's performance was nothing to brag about. He allowed six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns and fumbled what should have been a pick-six. Overall, though, he had a solid season and probably played himself into consideration for a starter's role in 2017.

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

Kindred apparently suffered the ankle injury while training during the bye week, which will ultimately end the fourth-rounder's rookie season. Ibraheim Campbell will likely fill in as the Browns' starting strong safety during Kindred's absence.

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

Howard had only been on the field for a total of 32 snaps during the first five weeks before playing 38 against the Titans in lieu of Jordan Poyer (kidney). Though inexperienced, the rookie will look to help a squad that ranks 27th in pass defense.

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

Higgins' receptions on Sunday were his first since Oct. 30, bringing his season total to six. The rookie out of Colorado St. has been targeted just 10 times but has seen his snap count increase each of the last two weeks.

 

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