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September 21, 2019 10:52 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (abdomen) will play in Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Bitonio didn't miss a game due to this injury and he'll start at left guard Sunday.

September 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Abdomen injury lingers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio was limited in Wednesday's practice due to an abdomen injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Bitonio managed to play through his abdomen injury during Monday's win over the Jets and may manage to do the same Week 3 versus the Rams. If Bitonio is able to go, he'll likely draw the start at left guard.

September 16, 2019 07:08 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Active Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio isn't listed on the injury report for Monday's matchup with the Jets.

Bitonio was originally deemed questionable for Monday's contest, but it seems he'll be able to suit up. The 27-year-old will likely start at left guard.

September 14, 2019 05:12 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Deemed questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (abdomen) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Jets, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Bitonio was limited in practice all week, so he could be a true game-time decision. If he's unable to play, Justin McCray will likely start at left guard.

August 1, 2018 09:56 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Moves to left tackle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns have decided to move Bitonio from left guard to left tackle, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Coach Hue Jackson said he's, "going to put the best five players out there" on the offensive line, and while Bitonio has started at left guard in all 47 games in which he has appeared, the Browns are confident he can smoothly make the transition. Shon Coleman had been practicing at left tackle since training camp began but was demoted to the second team after struggling, and Greg Robinson (concussion) has been sidelined since the second day of practice. General Manager John Dorsey will continue to look at outside options to fill the left tackle role, but, for now, Bitonio will be the guy. Rookie Austin Corbett is projected to take Bitonio's place at left guard.

September 8, 2017 04:40 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Participates fully Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (knee) was a full participant in practice Friday.

Bitonio looks to be on track to play Sunday against the Steelers after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday.

September 6, 2017 05:28 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Limited in practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday.

As expected, Bitonio made his return to practice -- albeit on a limited basis -- after injuring his knee in mid-August and is on track to suit up against the Steelers on Sunday.

September 4, 2017 02:20 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (knee) will practice Wednesday and expects to play in Week 1 versus the Steelers, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Bitonio has been sidelined since Aug. 15, but the offensive tackle should be in there to protect rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer against the Steelers' pass rush on Sunday. He signed a five-year, $51 million extension this offseason.

August 28, 2017 10:08 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Does side work Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (knee) worked on the side with trainers during Monday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Bitonio has been out since Aug. 16 with a knee injury and will miss his third straight preseason game on Thursday. However, the 25-year-old offensive lineman is expected to make a full recovery in time for the team's Week 1 matchup against the Steelers.

August 16, 2017 11:16 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Out for remainder of preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio left team drills Tuesday after falling during a running play and will miss the remainder of the preseason, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Although Bitonio won't suit up during the team's final three preseason games, coach Hue Jackson fully expects Bitonio to be ready for the season's opening contest against the Steelers on Sep. 10. The offensive tackle -- who is coming back from Lisfranc surgery in October of 2016 -- signed a five-year, $51 million extension in March and is expected to be a crucial part of Cleveland's running attack.

June 13, 2017 03:52 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (foot) is expected to do some individual work this week as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Bitonio cannot rush the healing process of Lisfranc surgery due to the amount of small bones affiliated with the region. However, the lineman appears to making great progress with a goal of returning in time for the beginning of the regular season. It still may be awhile till we see him on the field, so look for more updates to come once training camp is underway.

April 10, 2017 01:32 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Coming along in recovery from Lisfranc surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (foot) has no doubt he'll be ready for the start of the regular season, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "I feel really strong," Bitonio said. "I feel like the foot's coming along. It takes time. It's one of those things you don't want to rush back into, so we're taking it day by day. But I feel good, and I'm definitely going to be ready for the season."

Bitonio sprained the Lisfranc joint in his right foot last October. Players cannot be rushed back from this particular injury due to the delicate healing process required by the small bones in the afflicted region. If he can pull off a full recovery in time for the season opener this fall, on paper the Browns will own one of the best offensive lines in the league that -- along with Bitonio -- boasts the likes of Joe Thomas and offseason acquisitions Kevin Zeitler and J.C. Tretter (knee).

March 10, 2017 02:00 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Signs huge extension with Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (foot) signed 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. Bitonio, Tretter and Zeitler shore up Cleveland's interior offensive line and their banding together should lead to better run production in 2017.

January 25, 2017 06:50 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Expected back for 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (foot) is expected back for the start of the 2017 season, Cleveland.com reports.

Bitonio went down in Week 5 with a Lisfranc injury in his right foot and ended the season on injured reserve for the second year in a row. As one of the better offensive guards in the league, a return for the beginning of the 2017 season would pay dividends for the entire Browns offense.

October 17, 2016 01:06 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Will visit doctor today
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (foot) will visit a doctor today to decide whether he should get surgery on his mid-foot sprain or not, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Bitonio was placed on IR on Friday after suffering the sprain in Week 5. He'd been having a terrific season before his surgery and was a big reason for the Browns' resurfacing rushing attack.

October 14, 2016 08:30 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Sent to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio (foot) was placed on injured reserve.

Bitonio, the team's second-round selection in 2014, has started every game for the Browns this year and has heavily contributed to the team's current fifth-place rank in rushing yards. However, he suffered a mid-foot injury during Sunday's game against the Patriots and is set to miss an extended period of time.

October 12, 2016 03:06 PM
Browns' Joel Bitonio: Out for extended time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bitonio will miss an extended period of time with a mid-foot injury, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

This is a big blow for the Browns' offensive line, as Bitonio was proving to be one of the best guards in all of football. His exact timetable is unknown at this time, but Bitonio's absence could have a negative impact on a Browns' rushing attack that has been very solid through the first five weeks.

June 1, 2015 08:54 PM
Browns select offensive lineman Joe Bitonio
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

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.

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Height/Weight:
6-4/320
Birthdate:
10/11/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
San Pedro, CA, USA
School:
Nevada
NFL Experience:
7
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