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August 2, 2016 04:18 PM
Brian Hartline: Working out for San Diego
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Hartline and James Jones will visit with the Chargers this week,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

With Stevie Johnson (knee) likely to miss at least the first couple games of the regular season, San Diego is looking at veterans to help with depth behind Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin. The 29-year-old Hartline has probably made a full recovery from the broken collarbone he suffered last season, but the Chargers still want to see him work out before they consider making a move. If signed, Hartline might end up fighting for the fourth or fifth spot on the depth chart, as Dontrelle Inman likely has the inside track to San Diego's No. 3 wideout role while Johnson is sidelined.

May 23, 2016 03:46 PM
Brian Hartline: Released by Browns
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Hartline has been released by the Browns, reports.

Hartline's release comes after the Browns added four wide receivers during last month's draft, including first-rounder Corey Coleman, whose development could prove vital for Cleveland's offense this season. At 29 years old, Hartline is coming off 46 catches (on 74 targets) for 523 yards and two touchdowns in his only season with the Browns in 2015. With two 1,000-plus yard campaigns in his career, he could draw interest on the free-agent market.

April 23, 2016 11:31 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Practices Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (collarbone) took part in practice Thursday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Hartline was contained to an exercise bike at Tuesday's iteration of drills, but an increase in activity level just two days later is an encouraging sign in his recovery from a season-ending broken collarbone. In a receiving corps populated by the likes of Andrew Hawkins (concussion), Gary Barnidge, and little other established talent, Hartline will have every opportunity to make his mark in 2016.

April 21, 2016 12:31 AM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Not ready to take the field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (collarbone) worked out on a stationary bike as Tuesday's voluntary workouts opened, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Once Hartline re-proves his health, he'll join Taylor Gabriel and Andrew Hawkins atop the Browns' wide receiver depth chart. Former QB Terrelle Pryor has a level of pass-catching upside, and it's conceivable that Josh Gordon could factor in down the road, though he remains under suspension. With those variables in mind, there appears to be a solid chance the Browns will bring in some added depth at the wideout position at or around the upcoming NFL Draft.

January 5, 2016 05:22 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Improved numbers in 2015 despite injuries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (collarbone) finished the season with 46 catches for 523 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the season on injured reserve due to a broken collarbone.

Hartline spent his first seven professional seasons in Miami, and despite inconsistent quarterback play in Cleveland, he still managed to improve from his 2014 numbers. Although he started out slow, Hartline caught exactly eight passes in three straight weeks following the team's bye. He'll presumably be ready for offseason activities in advance of his age-30 season, where he'll compete for steady snaps out of the slot for the Browns.

December 15, 2015 04:00 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (broken collarbone) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Following a slow start to his tenure in Cleveland, Hartline finally came on strong over the last five games, catching 34 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns on 51 targets. He still wasn't too impressive from an efficiency perspective, and the high volume was partially a result of injuries suffered by his teammates. Hartline is under contract through 2016, with more than enough time to make a full recovery before training camp. It's anyone's guess what the Cleveland receiving corps might look like next season.

December 13, 2015 04:38 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Broken collarbone ends season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline is out for year with a broken collarbone,Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Hartline, who had eight catches for 107 yards before leaving Sunday's game against the 49ers, is slated to undergo surgery to address the issue. In his absence down the stretch run, the Browns will need to turn to the likes of Marlon Moore, Darius Jennings, Terrelle Pryor, Dwayne Bowe and Taylor Gabriel to jostle for wideout looks opposite Travis Benjamin.

December 13, 2015 03:32 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Will not return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline will not return to Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a shoulder injury, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Hartline had collected eight catches for 107 yards on what was a team-high 10 targets at the time of his departure. As expected, he saw increased opportunities in the passing game with both Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel inactive due to concussions. Hartline may not be able to add to that stat line, but he surely turned in a satisfactory performance for fantasy owners who took a gamble on the slot receiver. His status, along with that of the rest of the Cleveland receivers, will be worth monitoring throughout the week.

December 13, 2015 11:42 AM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Playing through hip ailment Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (hip) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

Hartline was limited in practice both Thursday and Friday, emerging with a "questionable" tag leading up to the Week 14 matchup. The veteran has been effective of late, catching 16 passes on 23 targets over his last two games. His prospects don't necessarily diminish with Johnny Manziel at the helm, as Hartline saw 19 total targets over his last two games played with Manziel under center. Furthermore, the fact that Taylor Gabriel (concussion) is inactive for the contest may also mean a few extra snaps and targets for the 29-year-old slot receiver.

December 11, 2015 03:36 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (hip) is expected to play Sunday against the 49ers, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Hartline is listed as questionable heading into the weekend, but is expected to overcome his hip injury and play come Sunday. The veteran has done well in recent weeks and will look to keep the ball rolling with Johnny Manziel playing quarterback this weekend.

December 11, 2015 01:48 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Draws questionable designation this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's 1:00 ET game against the 49ers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The same applies to fellow wideout Travis Benjamin, though at this stage, we'd be surprised if Hartline, who practiced fully Wednesday before being limited Thursday, sat Sunday's contest out. Fortunately for those considering Hartline in fantasy lineups this week, clarification of the composition of the Browns' Week 14 wideout corps will arrive in advance of the first wave of NFL kickoffs this weekend.

December 6, 2015 05:24 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Snags eight passes against Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline caught eight passes off of 11 targets for 83 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Hartline has been a different player in his last three games. After being held to 16 catches, 21 targets and 182 yards in his first eight games of the season, he has recorded 22 catches on 32 targets for 234 yards in his past three games. The Browns are the NFL's worst rushing offense, so expect them to lean on the pass as the season enters its final stretch, with Hartline continuing in his expanded role.

December 1, 2015 10:12 AM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Eight catches versus Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline caught eight passes (on 12 targets) for 74 yards in Monday night's loss to the Ravens.

Hartline's eight receptions led all players in Monday night's game and set a new season-high for the veteran following last week's six catches. Furthermore, Hartline has now reached the 70-yard mark in back-to-back weeks, and found the end zone twice in his appearance before that mini-streak started. As a result, Hartline has found some decent late season value in advance of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

November 16, 2015 05:31 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Expanded role with Andrew Hawkins (concussion) out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline had six catches on nine targets for 77 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Hartline took advantage of increased looks following the early exit of Andrew Hawkins, who suffered a concussion in the matchup. This is Hawkins' second concussion in just four games, so a multi-week absence is a highly likely scenario this time around (his first concussion forced him out two weeks). With Hawkins on the shelf, Hartline is next in line on the Cleveland wide receiver depth chart, and should serve as the No. 2 wideout behind Travis Benjamin. The 28-year-old Hartline is comfortable playing in the slot, and the extra looks he expects to receive give him some fantasy upside, especially in PPR formats.

November 15, 2015 11:45 AM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (concussion) is active Sunday against the Steelers.

Hartline was able to clear concussion protocol and log full practices each day this week, so he was fully expected to suit up for the contest. After hauling in two touchdowns Week 8 against Arizona, Hartline has missed back-to-back games. Prior to that contest, however, Hartline had just five catches in his last four games, and the inconsistency makes him tough to rely on from a fantasy perspective.

November 13, 2015 03:17 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Probable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Hartline cleared concussion protocol recently, enabling him to be a full participant throughout practice this week. Given that return to action, Hartline seems certain to be available for this Sunday's game versus the Steelers.

November 11, 2015 07:17 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

As did fellow wideout Andrew Hawkins, with both on track to return to action this week after having been cleared from their concussions Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 12:45 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Removed from concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline has been cleared from the league's concussion protocol.

Hartline missed the Browns' last game due to the concussion, but with him cleared of any symptoms, he is on track to return to action in Week 10. Hartline has been anything but consistent this year, but he did find the end zone twice in the last game he played in.

November 4, 2015 03:51 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

With fellow wideout Andrew Hawkins also ruled out, Travis Benjamin is in line to head the Browns' Week 9 wideout corps, while those digging deep in fantasy contests could consider Taylor Gabriel as a lineup dart. Dwayne Bowe might also see added looks this week, but we'd like to see him produce some before endorsing him in any format.

November 3, 2015 09:41 PM
Browns' Brian Hartline: Does not practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hartline (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram's Scott Petrak reports.

He is in the concussion protocol, and appears unlikely to be active for Thursday's game against the Bengals.


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