Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd134.3 (4th)191.3 (27th)
Defense14th109.3 (20th)229.0 (13th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
09/23/18WRJosh GordonHamstringOUTGordon (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Lions.

The recently-acquired wideout was limited at practice all week, and he's new to the Patriots offense, so it's not a huge surprise that he'll sit out Sunday night's game. As a result, the team's Week 3 wideout corps will be headed by Chris Hogan and Phillip Dorsett.

(Updated 09/23/2018)
09/21/18LBJames BurgessKnee - MCLQUESTIONABLEBurgess is considered day-to-day with a sprained MCL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Despite the apparent gruesomeness of the hit Burgess took to the knee Thursday night, it appears the injury isn't too serious. Fortunately for the linebacker, the Browns are entering a long week, so he'll have plenty of time to rest and recover. Expect an update on Burgess' health once Cleveland resumes practicing.

(Updated 09/21/2018)
09/20/18TESeth DeValveHamstringOUTDeValve (hamstring) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jets, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

DeValve's lack of availability comes as no surprise, given that he has not participated in practice this week. With the third-year veteran sidelined, Orson Charles will serve as Cleveland's emergency No. 3 tight end. DeValve will work to get healthy ahead of Week 4.

(Updated 09/19/2018)
09/20/18LBChristian KirkseyShoulderOUTKirksey (shoulder) is officially inactive for Thursday's game against the Jets.

This was to be expected, as Kirksey was handed a doubtful designation after sitting out practice this week. Tanner Vallejo should serve as his primary replacement Thursday, as Kirksey has some additional time to rest up for Week 4.

(Updated 09/20/2018)
09/20/18DLDevaroe LawrenceCoach's DecisionOUTThe Saints traded Lawrence to the Browns for a 2019 seventh-round pick, Andrew Gribble of Cleveland's official site reports.

Lawrence will serve as a reserve defensive tackle after he struggled with injuries this offseason. He shouldn't be considered an IDP asset at this time.

(Updated 09/02/2018)
09/20/18DLEmmanuel OgbahAnkleOUTOgbah (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jets, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

With the Browns on a short week, there was very little chance Ogbah was going to be able to make a return for Week 3. He is still nursing a sprained left ankle from the season opener, but it looks like the defensive end is making some progress. Look for updates on Ogbah's status to come next week when Cleveland resumes practicing.

(Updated 09/18/2018)
09/20/18QBDrew StantonCoach's DecisionOUTStanton is inactive due to coach's decision for Sunday's contest against Pittsburgh.

Stanton is the No. 3 quarterback in Cleveland, and the relative health of the team means a few healthy players need to be sidelined. Stanton isn't likely to see the field much this season, barring injury to Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield.

(Updated 09/09/2018)
09/20/18WRRod StreaterCoach's DecisionOUTStreater signed a contract with the Browns on Monday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

The addition of Streater replenishes the Browns' depth at receiver after the team traded away Josh Gordon (hamstring) earlier in the day. Most recently with the Bills, Streater is now on to his fourth team in as many years and will provide Cleveland with a valuable veteran presence in an otherwise youthful position group. It's unclear how he'll fit into the offensive picture, though Streater's potential production would more likely come at the expense of Rashard Higgins or Antonio Callaway than Jarvis Landry.

(Updated 09/17/2018)
09/20/18QBTyrod TaylorConcussionQUESTIONABLETaylor is expected to clear the NFL's concussion protocol prior to the Browns' Week 4 game against the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With the Browns trailing 14-0 late in the second quarter Thursday, Taylor sustained a head injury that resulted in him missing the rest of the contest. No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield took over under center and promptly led the Browns to a 21-17 victory, Cleveland's first in 635 days. Even though Taylor seems to be trending in the right direction, Mayfield's stellar performance off the bench will earn him his first career NFL start Week 4, resulting in Taylor assuming the backup role. In the event Taylor doesn't make the progress anticipated in his recovery from the concussion over the next week, Drew Stanton would slot in as Mayfield's top understudy.

(Updated 09/23/2018)