Janovich was targeted once and played nine snaps in Monday's 47-42 loss to Baltimore.
The target was just his second since Week 4, and Janovich hasn't carried the ball since Week 5, giving him little fantasy value even if the Browns find him useful as a lead blocker.
Janovich (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
The 27-year-old landed on the COVID-19 list in mid-November but returns to the active roster after missing the past couple weeks. Janovich should reclaim his duties on special teams and as a lead blocker in the run game.
Janovich (undisclosed) won't return from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The 27-year-old was placed on the COVID-19 list last week and will end up being sidelined for at least two games. The Browns are without a fullback on the active roster with Janovich sidelined.
The Browns placed Janovich on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Janovich has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. If it's the latter, he'll have an opportunity to clear the league's COVID-19 protocol and play in Sunday's game versus the Eagles.
Janovich was targeted once and played six offensive snaps in Sunday's 16-6 loss to the Raiders.
This seemed like a day that would suit a player like Janovich. Shifting winds gusted to 35 MPH and made the forward pass difficult, and it was expected the Browns would need to rely on their running game, but that didn't lead to heavy usage for the fullback. Janovich played fewer than 10 snaps for the third consecutive week. Cleveland is on bye Week 9 and returns to action with a home game in Week 10 against the Texans.
Janovich played just seven snaps in Sunday's 38-7 loss to the Steelers.
There was little need for a blocking back in Week 6, as the Browns were behind 24-0 by the second quarter. Exactly like Week 1's blowout loss to the Ravens, in which Janovich played nine snaps, the fullback was on the field just 12 percent of the time.
Janovich had two carries for four yards in Sunday's 32-23 win over the Colts.
Cleveland's ground game was bottled up by the Colts, which served to limit Janovich's role in the Browns' fourth consecutive win. His 14 snaps were his second lowest of the year, behind only the opening-week blowout loss to the Ravens.
Janovich caught his lone target for 13 yards in Sunday's 34-20 win over Washington.
Janovich notched his second reception of the season, but catching passes is not his primary role. Paving the way for Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt is why the Browns employ Janovich. The Browns have averaged 5.1 yards per carry this year and are tied for fourth in the league with 170.3 rushing yards per game.
Janovich caught his lone target for zero yards and played 22 snaps (38 percent) in Thursday's 35-30 win over the Bengals in Week 2.
Janovich had a greater role Week 2 than in Week 1 when he was limited to nine snaps in a blowout loss. The fullback's usage will be a barometer for Cleveland's offense this season. If he's getting significant playing time, the Browns' running game is operating at peak efficiency. The unit averaged 6.1 yards per carry and gained 215 yards Thursday. However, in games like Week 1's loss to the Ravens, Janovich will be limited.
Janovich played just nine snaps (12 percent) in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Ravens in Week 1.
As can be inferred from the final score, the Browns were not able to run their offense as designed, which would have featured a heavy dose of running with Janovich on the field as a lead blocker. Instead, Cleveland was down multiple scores by the second quarter and played catch-up all day.
Janovich (elbow) said Tuesday that he's "feeling good" in his rehab process, Mitch Sherman of The Athletic reports.
Janovich looks on track to kick off the 2020 campaign without issue after having suffered a season-ending dislocated elbow last November. In addition to blocking skills, the fullback showcased limited receiving utility over four years in Denver. He stands to mostly contribute as a facilitator of the run game in Cleveland, though the coaching staff could also see fit to put his aerial utility to occasional use.
The Broncos traded Janovich (elbow) to the Browns for a 2021 seventh-round pick Tuesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Over four seasons with Denver, Janovich officially started 19 of his 50 appearances, reeling in 22 of 28 targets for 233 yards and one TD while adding three more scores but only 51 rushing yards on 13 carries. In Cleveland, he'll get to pave the way for standout Nick Chubb and likely Kareem Hunt, who received a second-round tender from the organization Monday.
Janovich (elbow) is expected to participate in Denver's offseason program in mid-March, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Janovich is rehabbing from a season-ending dislocated elbow sustained mid-November. He's already resumed training with weights and is expected to be ready to kick off the Broncos' offseason program, which would put him on clear track to begin the 2020 regular season. He's set to operate as the Broncos' top fullback and a core special-teams contributor.
Janovich was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
It was only a matter of time before Janovich landed on IR, as the 26-year-old suffered a season-ending dislocated elbow and may require surgery. Andrew Beck will serve as the top fullback going forward, and the Broncos signed Orson Charles to chip in as well.
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Janovich may require surgery on his dislocated right elbow, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
The 26-year-old suffered the injury Sunday against the Vikings and will miss the rest of the season regardless of whether he undergoes surgery. It's a matter of time before Janovich is placed on injured reserve. Converted tight end Andrew Beck will now work as the team's lone fullback.
Janovich is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a dislocated right elbow during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Vikings, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Janovich had his arm rolled up on by a defender after making a catch in the second quarter, and he was nearly immediately ruled out for the rest of the contest. After further testing, the injury is indeed serious, and Janovich will be shut down for the remaining six games. The 26-year-old will likely be placed on IR. Andrew Beck will serve as the lone fullback going forward.
Janovich won't return to Sunday's game against the Vikings due to an elbow injury, Erich Schubert of the Broncos' official site reports.
Janovich was injured on a three-yard catch in the second quarter. Based on the nature of his injury, it wouldn't be surprising if Janovich misses significant time. Andrew Beck will fill in at fullback for the remainder of the contest.
Janovich signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract extension with the Broncos on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Janovich plays a key role in Denver's run game and as a pass blocker, so it's not very surprising that the team has decided to lock the 26-year-old fullback up for the near future. While Janovich doesn't carry fantasy value himself, having eclipsed five carries in a season only once, he provides a boost for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman.
Janovich (pectoral) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.
After missing the first three games, Janovich is gearing up for his season debut. He'll look to pave the way for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, and work as a pass-blocker.
Janovich (pectoral) has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Aric DiLalla of the team's official website reports.
Janovich was limited at practice earlier in the week but managed a full workload Friday. After missing three consecutive games to kick off the year, it looks like he will have the chance to make his season debut. Still, confirmation on his status is unlikely to be made until closer to game time.
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