Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense24th107.1 (17th)201.8 (21st)
Defense14th97.9 (7th)230.2 (19th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
86Allen, Julian TE6-32455/31/1994RSouthern Miss
55Avery, Genard LB6-02504/26/1995RMemphis
64Barker, Chris (FA) G6-23008/3/19903Nevada
56Bello, B.J. LB6-222910/31/19942Illinois State
75Bitonio, Joel T6-430510/11/19915Nevada
16Board, C.J. WR6-018112/12/19931Tennessee-Chattanooga
20Boddy-Calhoun, Briean CB5-91931/21/19933Minnesota
99Brantley, Caleb DT6-23079/2/19942Florida
52Burgess, James LB6-02303/9/19942Louisville
49Cajuste, Devon TE6-32421/31/19931Stanford
11Callaway, Antonio WR5-112001/9/1997RFlorida
43Campbell, Elijah DB5-111908/24/1995RNorthern Iowa
59Carder, Tank (FA) LB6-22351/18/19897TCU
38Carrie, T.J. DB5-112047/28/19905Ohio
31Chubb, Nick RB5-1122712/27/1995RGeorgia
72Coleman, Shon T6-731011/25/19913Auburn
19Coleman, Corey WR5-111857/6/19943Baylor
93Coley, Trevon DT6-13107/13/19942Florida Atlantic
51Collins, Jamie LB6-325010/20/19896Southern Miss
4Colquitt, Britton P6-32103/20/19859Tennessee
63Corbett, Austin G6-43069/5/1995RNevada
42Currie, Justin LB6-22309/19/19932Western Michigan
27Dayes, Matt RB5-82059/3/19942NC State
87DeValve, Seth TE6-32451/29/19933Princeton
61DiLauro, Christian T6-630011/11/1994RIllinois
66Drango, Spencer G6-631510/15/19923Baylor
92Edwards, Lavar (FA) DE6-42714/29/19905LSU
96Ekuale, Daniel DT6-33001/13/1994RWashington State
97Faulk, Jeremy DT6-13059/13/19931Garden City CC KS
88Fells, Darren TE6-72704/22/19865California-Irvine
57Frazier, Marcell DE6-52601/8/1994RMissouri
28Gaines, E.J. DB5-101912/23/19925Missouri
95Garrett, Myles DE6-427212/29/19952Texas A&M
67Gennesy, Avery T6-53182/6/19941Texas A&M
5Gonzalez, Zane K6-02025/7/19952Arizona State
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
48Grace, Jermaine LB6-122311/8/19932Miami (Fla.)
79Gray, Geoff OL6-531511/8/19941Manitoba (Canada)
35Hannemann, Micah DB6-01958/15/1994RBrigham Young
69Harrison, Desmond T6-629510/8/1993RWest Georgia
81Higgins, Rashard WR6-119810/7/19943Colorado State
25Hilliard, Dontrell RB5-112022/26/1995RTulane
74Hubbard, Chris G6-32954/23/19915UAB
47Hughlett, Charley LS6-42485/16/19904UCF
34Hyde, Carlos RB5-112299/20/19905Ohio State
13Janis, Jeff WR6-32196/24/19915Saginaw Valley State
29Johnson, Duke RB5-92109/23/19934Miami (Fla.)
78Johnson, Roderick T6-630011/28/19952Florida State
91Jones, Lenny DE6-22568/8/19911Nevada
41Jordan, Michael CB6-120010/21/19923Missouri Western State
95Kendricks, Mychal LB6-02409/28/19907California
26Kindred, Derrick DB5-1021012/15/19933TCU
58Kirksey, Christian LB6-22358/31/19925Iowa
80Landry, Jarvis WR5-1119611/28/19925LSU
60Lauina, Fred G6-43155/17/1995ROregon State
15Louis, Ricardo WR6-22153/23/19943Auburn
1Martin, Ross K5-91837/3/1993RDuke
6Mayfield, Baker QB6-12154/14/1995ROklahoma
30Meander, Montrel DB6-22159/20/1994RGrambling State
98Meder, Jamie DT6-33084/12/19914Ashland
39Mitchell, Terrance DB5-111915/17/19925Oregon
94Nassib, Carl DE6-72754/12/19933Penn State
85Njoku, David TE6-42467/10/19962Miami (Fla.)
90Ogbah, Emmanuel DE6-427511/6/19933Oklahoma State
65Ogunjobi, Larry DT6-23056/3/19942North Carolina-Charlotte
44Orchard, Nate DE6-42551/5/19934Utah
22Peppers, Jabrill DB5-1121310/4/19952Michigan
23Randall, Damarious DB5-101968/29/19924Arizona State
18Ratley, Damion WR6-12004/16/1995RTexas A&M
62Reiter, Austin C6-230011/27/19913South Florida
37Rice, Denzel DB5-111853/31/19932Coastal Carolina
3Roback, Brogan QB6-32158/24/1994REastern Michigan
68Salako, Victor T6-531611/4/19931Oklahoma State
25Sankoh, Tigie DB5-1121411/4/1996RNo College
53Schobert, Joe LB6-124511/6/19933Wisconsin
10Scott, Da'Mari WR6-02058/8/1995RFresno State
43Sheldon, Brady LB6-52302/23/19931Ferris State
36Smith, Derron DB5-102002/4/19924Fresno State
50Smith, Chris DE6-12662/11/19925Arkansas
9Stanton, Drew QB6-32265/7/198411Michigan State
71Stephenson, Donald T6-53129/30/19887Oklahoma
5Taylor, Tyrod QB6-02178/3/19898Virginia Tech
33Thomas, Simeon DB6-31909/22/1993RLouisiana
92Thomas, Chad DE6-527510/12/1995RMiami (Fla.)
64Tretter, JC C6-43072/12/19916Cornell
40Vitale, Danny FB6-123910/26/19933Northwestern
8Vogel, Justin P6-522010/14/19932Miami (Fla.)
1Ward, Denzel CB5-111904/28/1997ROhio State
 White, Corey (FA) DB6-12105/9/19906Samford
42Williams, Marquez FB5-102607/16/19942Miami (Fla.)
84Willies, Derrick WR6-420710/12/1994RTexas Tech
70Zeitler, Kevin G6-43153/8/19907Wisconsin
Injured Players
24Wilson, Howard (IR) CB6-018410/30/19952Houston
 
 
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Position Listing
Damarious Randall
News
Randall's (hand) fifth-year team option was exercised by the Browns on Monday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Cleveland acquired Randall this offseason through a trade with Green Bay. While the former first-round pick endured his fair share of struggles while playing cornerback with the Packers, Cleveland thinks he'll be better suited to play safety in the AFC North.

Injury
Hand - Questionable for the start of training camp
Christian DiLauro
No Updates
Austin Reiter
News
Reiter played 33 snaps in the Browns' preseason opener last Thursday.

Reiter ended last season on Injured Reserve after he tore his ACL, but he's since recovered and is looking to bounce back. He played in almost half of Cleveland's offensive snaps during the first preseason game and will likely be one of the team's top backups.

Nate Orchard
News
Orchard (groin) was limited during Thursday's practice.

With dynamic edge rusher Myles Garrett (ankle) sidelined for at least the next two weeks, the Browns will expect Orchard to take on a bigger role on the defensive line. However, he hasn't been able to practice at full capacity since injuring his groin, although his limited participation in the last two days lends some optimism for his Week 1 status.

E.J. Gaines
News
Gaines' deal with the Browns is a one-year contract worth $4 million, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

The contract suggests that the Browns view Gaines as a probable starter in defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' up-and-coming unit. Playing under Williams while both were with the Rams from 2014 to 2016, Gaines compiled 126 tackles, 21 pass breakups and two interceptions in 26 appearances. The 2014 sixth-round pick has started 36 of the 37 games he's played in the NFL, with injuries causing 27 absences in only four seasons. His career average of 5.0 tackles per game is rare territory for a cornerback.

Montrel Meander
No Updates
Duke Johnson
News
Johnson signed a three-year extension with the Browns on Thursday worth $15.6 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Even after the Browns drafted in former Georgia tailback Nick Chubb with the No. 35 overall pick in the draft, they showed with this extension that they are committed to Johnson playing a vital role in the team's backfield for this upcoming season and beyond. Johnson is coming off a career-best season in 2017, posting 74 receptions, 1,041 yards from scrimmage and seven total touchdowns, and he should continue to operate as the team's number one option in the backfield on passing downs. Johnson, however, will face more competition for touches in the offense this season with the additions of tailback Carlos Hyde and wide receiver Jarvis Landry on top of the return of Josh Gordon.

Terrance Mitchell
News
Mitchell signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Browns on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Mitchell, a 2014 seventh-rounder, easily had his best statistical season as professional last year with the Chiefs but proved to be somewhat of an on-field liability -- so much so he was ultimately benched in Week 8. He didn't see significant playing time again until Week 12 before getting benched again in Week 16, and then once again for Kansas City's postseason loss to the Titans on Jan. 6. Fortunately, he'll now get a fresh start in Cleveland and will compete for slotting on the depth chart underneath undisputed top cornerback Jason McCourty.

Brogan Roback
No Updates
Jermaine Grace
News
Grace was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Wednesday, the Browns' official website reports.

Grace spent his rookie season split between the Colts and Falcons, finishing with just three total tackles. After being released by Indianapolis earlier in the week, the Browns are set to give Grace a look, though he'll need to have a strong showing in training camp to have a shot at making the 53-man roster. Grace would likely spend a good chunk of his time on special teams.

Victor Salako
No Updates
Chris Barker
News
Barker (Achilles) didn't receive a qualifying offer or minimum tender from the Browns and has become an unrestricted free agent, per the league's official transaction log.

The move doesn't come as any surprise after Barker spent the entire 2017 campaign on injured reserve due to a preseason Achilles injury. Considering he's coming off a major injury and has practically spent his entire career bouncing from practice squad to practice squad, it wouldn't be a total surprise if he opens the 2018 campaign unaffiliated with any NFL team.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Julian Allen
No Updates
JC Tretter
News
Tretter (knee/shoulder/quadriceps) is active Sunday against the Jaguars.

Tretter sat out the first two practices of the week, but toughed it out and got in a full day of work Friday. He'll suit up Sunday as a result, taking on his regular role as the starting center against one of the toughest defensive fronts in the league.

Mychal Kendricks
News
Kendricks has agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Kendricks was earlier rumored to have inked a deal with Cleveland, but ardently denied these murmurs when questioned. As it turns out, the seventh-year linebacker will end up with the Browns anyways and will reportedly start. The team already boasts a strong linebacker corps with Jamie Collins, Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey, so it will be interesting to see how Kendricks fits into defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' scheme in 2018.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Justin Vogel
News
The Browns claimed Vogel off waivers Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Vogel's rookie season with the Packers was solid, as he finished the campaign averaging 44.4 yards per punt. However, Green Bay opted to select a punter in the 2018 draft, which led him to request his release. He'll now head to Cleveland after being claimed Monday and will have to battle Britton Colquitt for rights to the starting punter job.

Jeremy Faulk
No Updates
Josh Gordon
News
Gordon signed his $790,000 exclusive rights free agent tender Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Thanks to a series of suspensions, the 27-year-old wideout has only two accrued seasons in the NFL. He'll be a restricted free agent next year if he can stay out of trouble, and he's gotten off to a good start by reporting Monday for the start of the Browns' offseason program. Gordon will compete with Jarvis Landry and Corey Coleman for targets from Tyrod Taylor, who is expected to enter Week 1 as the Browns' starting quarterback. Head coach Hue Jackson said he's committed to Taylor for 2018, even though the Browns likely will use the No. 1 overall pick on a signal-caller. Gordon made his first regular-season appearances since 2014 this past December, catching 18 of 43 targets for 335 yards (7.8 YPT) and a touchdown in five games to close out the season. He has the physical traits of a high-end No. 1 receiver, but there's no guarantee he gets the target volume to match, especially after the Browns signed Landry to a massive extension.

Charley Hughlett
No Updates
Brady Sheldon
News
The Browns claimed Sheldon off waivers from the Raiders on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.

Sheldon, a linebacker out of Fresno State, is heading into his second season after appearing in two games last year for the Raiders. He'll be ticketed for a deep reserve and special-teams role if he's able to crack the Browns' 53-man roster in 2018.

Genard Avery
No Updates
Christian Kirksey
News
Kirksey's new teammate Mychal Kendricks (ankle) will focus on the weakside linebacker position in Cleveland's 4-3 base defense, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Browns have a logjam at linebacker after adding Kendricks to a group that returns each of its three starters from last season. Despite piling up 286 tackles and six sacks the past two years, Kirksey no longer seems assured of a three-down role. It does help that he has experience playing in the middle, though he primarily operated as a weakside 'backer last year. Kendricks may end up taking snaps from Joe Schobert and/or Jamie Collins (knee) rather than Kirksey, but it will be hard to get a read on the situation until August or even September.

Damion Ratley
No Updates
Carlos Hyde
News
The Browns drafted Nick Chubb at No. 35 overall to join Hyde and Duke Johnson in the backfield, Bud Shaw of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Hyde probably isn't surprised by the addition, considering he acknowledged the possibility of Cleveland drafting Saquon Barkley shortly after signing a three-year, $15 million contract in mid-March. With Johnson locked in as the top pass-catching back on the heels of a breakout 2017 campaign, Hyde and Chubb will be left to battle for early down work during training camp. Hyde's contract only contains $5 million guaranteed, with all of that money being paid this year, per OverTheCap. He'll have a tough time making it to the second season of the deal, unless Chubb turns out to be a massive disappointment. Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley should have plenty of weapons at his disposal this upcoming season.

Dontrell Hilliard
No Updates
Nick Chubb
No Updates
Tank Carder
News
The Browns released Carder (knee) on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Carder's dismissal ends his five-year stint in Cleveland after the 29-year-old joined the Browns on a waiver claim in September 2012. The TCU product served as a backup middle linebacker during his run in Cleveland, offering his most significant impact on the team's special-teams units. Carder was deemed expendable after the Browns reached agreement Monday with fellow linebacker Mychal Kendricks on a one-year deal.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Da'Mari Scott
No Updates
Larry Ogunjobi
News
Ogunjobi (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Ogunjobi was unable to return to full strength during the Browns' bye week, so he'll miss his second consecutive tilt due to the groin injury. Danny Shelton and Trevon Coley figure to assume their starting roles at defensive tackle once again.

Tyrod Taylor
News
Browns coach Hue Jackson still plans for Taylor to enter Week 1 as the starting quarterback, but Jackson did seem to acknowledge the possibility that No. 1 overall draft pick Baker Mayfield could make an unexpected push for the job, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We have a plan and I want to work that plan as much as we can,'' Jackson said. "Now, can a player supersede that? You never know. I haven't had that happen, but right now this team is going to be led by Tyrod Taylor.''

Acquired from the Bills in exchange for a third-round draft pick, Taylor was named as the Browns' 2018 starting quarterback shortly after the trade in mid-March, despite the universal expectation that Cleveland would select a quarterback at No. 1 overall. The team ultimately used that pick on the 23-year-old Mayfield, whose combination of collegiate experience and production is unmatched among recent QB prospects. The decision leaves Taylor in a more precarious spot than if the Browns had drafted Sam Darnold or Josh Allen, though the 28-year-old still figures to have the inside track to a starting job, with Jackson already placing Taylor atop the depth chart for the beginning of training camp. Taylor figures to soak up the vast majority of first-team reps during spring practices, but it won't come as any surprise if Mayfield gets some of those opportunities in August.

Tigie Sankoh
No Updates
Austin Corbett
No Updates
Lenny Jones
No Updates
C.J. Board
News
The Browns signed Board to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Board has spent time with the Ravens and Titans since going undrafted out of Tennessee-Chattanooga last spring but didn't appear in any games in 2017. He ultimately finished the year on the Browns' practice squad and will now look to carve out a role on special teams this offseason.

Marquez Williams
News
Williams was promoted to the Browns' active roster Friday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

The rookie seventh-round pick went through training camp with the Jaguars, but he ultimately was waived due to an injury. He's yet to make his NFL debut but may get a chance Sunday against the Steelers, since all four other running backs on the Browns' roster are nursing an injury of some sort. Williams fills the roster spot that opened up upon the Thursday release of B.W. Webb.

T.J. Carrie
News
Carrie agreed to terms Wednesday with the Browns on a four-year contract, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports.

Carrie started all 16 games for the Raiders last season, totaling 84 tackles and nine pass breakups while logging over 1,000 defensive snaps. Given the financial outlay, Carrie will likely occupy a starting role in a revamped Browns secondary that added Terrance Mitchell in free agency and acquired Damarious Randall via trade from the Packers. Carrie has also played safety in the past and could move over to the position if the Browns require more depth at that position.

Avery Gennesy
No Updates
Carl Nassib
News
Nassib is in line to start in place of Emmanuel Ogbah (foot) for the remainder of the season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

With Ogbah on the shelf for the rest of the 2017 season with a broken foot, Nassib -- a second-year defensive end out of Penn St. -- will be inserted into the starting lineup. Ogbah was tied for the team lead with four sacks, while Nassib has accumulated two of his own off the bench. He'll try to add to that against the Bengals on Sunday.

Simeon Thomas
No Updates
Myles Garrett
News
Garrett, who accumulated three tackles and a sack in Cleveland's Week 17 loss to the Steelers, ends the season with 31 tackles and seven sacks.

Despite missing five games due to injury, Garrett managed to show why the Browns took him with the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He had sacks in back-to-back games to close out the year, which included a forced fumble in the finale. Health will continue to be a key factor for Garrett's productivity and improvement, but big things should be on the horizon for the defensive end.

Lavar Edwards
News
Edwards signed a contract Wednesday with the Browns, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Edwards has yet to play in an NFL game in 2017, but has accrued 22 appearances across stops with four teams the past four seasons. The 27-year-old should fill a depth role for the Browns along the defensive line.

Chad Thomas
Injury
Sports Hernia - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Trevon Coley
News
Coley (neck) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Vikings in London.

Through the first seven games of the season, Coley earned the second-highest share (62 percent) of the defensive snaps among Browns defensive linemen, which translated to 19 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery. He's joined by fellow defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (groin) on the inactive list, thereby allowing Danny Shelton and Jamie Meder to man the starting spots at the position in Week 8.

Ricardo Louis
News
Louis, who failed to make a catch on two targets during Cleveland's Week 17 loss to the Steelers, finishes the season with 27 receptions for 357 yards.

Louis set career highs in receptions (27), targets (61) and yards (357), but ended the season as the Browns' fourth wideout behind Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman and Rashard Higgins. He hauled in just one pass over the final six games of the season, and will most likely have to battle for a roster spot in 2018.

Matt Dayes
News
Dayes -- who was mostly used on special teams -- rushed five times for 13 yards in 2017.

The rookie out of NC State made the Browns roster out of training camp as the team's third-string running back, but was mainly limited to special teams duty, which included serving as the kickoff returner. Dayes returned 18 kicks for 437 yards, with his longest return going for 71 yards. Isaiah Crowell is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and isn't expected to return. His departure may open up more opportunities for Dayes, though his likelihood of making any kind of significant impact in 2018 remains miniscule.

Joe Schobert
News
Schobert, who finished with 12 tackles (9 solo) during Cleveland's Week 17 loss to the Steelers, ends 2017 with a team-high 144 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception.

Schobert was thrust into a starter's role after linebacker Tank Carder (knee) tore his ACL before the season began, and the Wisconsin product was one of the stars on Cleveland's defense. He finished seventh in the NFL in tackles, and with Carder set to be an unrestricted free agent, Schobert should once again be an excellent IDP option in 2018.

Roderick Johnson
News
Johnson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

The rookie offensive tackle was injured during the preseason finale against the Bears and was subsequently placed on IR. The Browns' fifth-round pick (160th overall) was expected to back up and learn from Joe Thomas, but that will have to wait until at least the 2018 season.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jabrill Peppers
News
Peppers, who finished with four tackles and an interception during Cleveland's Week 17 loss to the Steelers, accumulated 57 tackles and one interception during his rookie year.

Peppers finished the season strong, earning his first interception of his career in Week 17. However, he had a rough rookie season as a whole. Pro Football Focus gave him a 45.5 grade, which placed him 77th among qualified safeties. The 2017 first-round pick will have to improve his play if he wants to live up to his hype coming out of college, though it's far too early to give up on him.

James Burgess
News
Burgess had nine tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

The nine tackles ties the second-best tackle total of Burgess' career, and he also totaled three tackles for a loss in the contest. The 23-year-old has put together a solid season, but his IDP value is a bit limited by fellow linebackers Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey, who are tied for second in the NFL with 132 total tackles apiece.

Michael Jordan
News
Jordan (concussion) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Jordan went down last week against the Seahawks. However, his full participation Thursday suggests he isn't in line to miss any time.

Desmond Harrison
No Updates
Derrick Willies
No Updates
Derron Smith
News
Smith (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Smith sat out last week's loss to the Bengals, but he finished this week as a full participant to avoid the questionable tag. The 25-year-old has two tackles in two game since joining the Browns in early November.

Darren Fells
News
Fells agreed to terms Wednesday with the Browns on a three-year, $12 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Mainly valued for his work as a run blocker, Fells proved to be a respectable pass-catching complement behind starting tight end Eric Ebron in Detroit last season, hauling in 17 of 26 targets for 177 yards and three scores. With David Njoku and Seth DeValve both ranking as higher priorities in the passing game at tight end for new quarterback Tyrod Taylor, it's likely that Fells will see his involvement as a receiver decline in Cleveland. Fells should still log plenty of snaps on early downs when the Browns look to pick up chunks of yardage on the ground.

Donald Stephenson
News
Stephenson was suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

While Stephenson is still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason activities, he won't be able to return to the team until after the Browns' Week 2 matchup with the Saints. Stephenson is a backup on the offensive line, so his two-week absence shouldn't have a huge impact.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 3 vs. N.Y. Jets
Drew Stanton
News
Stanton (knee) has agreed to a two-year deal with the Browns, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Stanton may have to compete with Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan for one roster spot, considering the Browns already traded for Tyrod Taylor and are expected to select a quarterback at No. 1 overall in the upcoming draft. Stanton had six touchdown, five interceptions and 894 passing yards (5.6 per attempt) while completing only 49.7 percent of his throws in five games for the Cardinals last year, playing through an ACL injury and a bone bruise in his knee the final two weeks of the season. He'll turn 34 in May.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Danny Vitale
News
Vitale signed his restricted free agent tender with Cleveland on Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Vitale has been one of the most serviceable fullbacks across football over the past few years. The contract agreement means Vitale will be with the team through at least the 2018 season.

Denzel Ward
No Updates
Jamie Collins
News
Browns head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday that he expects Collins (knee) to be 100 percent healthy for training camp, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Collins tore the MCL in his right knee last November, resulting in him spending more than half the season on injured reserve. After more than six months of rehab and recovery, Collins has progressed as expected and should be a full participant in practices during the summer. Jackson also expressed a desire to have Collins compete in 11-on-11 sessions during minicamp in a couple weeks, though a decision on that front doesn't appear to have been made quite yet. Regardless, Collins shouldn't miss any substantial time heading into the 2018 season if he avoids setbacks the rest of the summer.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jamie Meder
News
Meder re-signed with Cleveland on Thursday.

Meder played in the first ten games of Cleveland's 2017 season, recording 178 snaps and 13 tackles before landing on injured reserve due to a high-ankle sprain. If healthy, the 27-year-old rotational run-stopper should play another limited role in the Browns' 2018 campaign.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jarvis Landry
News
Landry is poised to sign a five-year, $75.5 million contract extension with the Browns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Per the report, Landry's deal would include $47 million in guaranteed money. It's the sort of financial commitment that cements the pass catcher's status as a cornerstone of a rebuilding Browns franchise. The 25-year-old, who hauled in 112 passes for 987 yards and nine TDs for the Dolphins in 2017, will be joining returnees Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman in an intriguing wide receiver group that is slated to catch passes from QB Tyrod Taylor. Of course, with Landry in it for the long haul, he'll presumably be working with another signal-caller down the road, with the Browns almost assuredly slated to take a QB in the first round of this month's NFL draft.

Justin Currie
News
The Browns promoted Currie from their practice squad Friday.

Currie, who previously appeared in one game for Cleveland earlier this season, will rejoin the team to provide added depth at safety with starter Jabrill Peppers (knee) doubtful to play Sunday against the Packers.

Shon Coleman
News
Coleman (concussion) is active Sunday against the Jaguars.

Though Coleman appears to have cleared concussion protocol after logging a limited practice Friday, he's not in line for many snaps as the team's backup offensive tackle.

Antonio Callaway
Injury
Groin - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
B.J. Bello
No Updates
Joel Bitonio
News
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.

Daniel Ekuale
No Updates
Seth DeValve
News
DeValve, who didn't record a reception on one target in Cleveland's Week 17 loss to the Steelers, ended the season with 33 catches for 395 yards and a touchdown.

It was a breakout year of sorts for the second-year tight end, as he was much more involved in the offensive game plan than he was during his rookie campaign. Though he shared time with David Njoku, DeValve's 33 receptions were second most on the team, as were his 395 receiving yards. With Njoku expected to be more of a centerpiece in Hue Jackson's offense in 2018, DeValve's production may tail off a bit, so continue to stay away from him in the majority of fantasy formats.

Caleb Brantley
News
Brantley sat out of practice Tuesday due to a shoulder injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Just one day after returning from a finger injury, Brantley is out again. Thankfully, the team thinks he'll be fine and expects him to return soon.

David Njoku
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The Browns are expected to transition second-year tight end Njoku into a full-time starting role this season, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

As a rookie in 2017, Njoku earned five starts versus 14 for Randall Telfer and four for Seth DeValve. The current TE room only has two experienced options -- DeValve and free-agent pickup Darren Fells -- so the Browns' plan to elevate Njoku's workload appear as if it'll come to fruition. Considering the upgrades at quarterback (Tyrod Taylor and 2018 first overall pick Baker Mayfield) and the skill positions (Jarvis Landry, Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb) this offseason, Njoku should have a better situation to improve upon first-year marks of 32-386-4 on 60 targets.

Elijah Campbell
No Updates
Corey White
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White was released by the Browns on Friday.

White didn't play a snap in the 2017 season and had just latched on with the Browns on Jan. 18. The 27-year-old last played in Buffalo in 2016 and recorded 30 tackles (22 solo) and two interceptions.

Chris Smith
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Smith signed a three-year, $14 million contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

The Browns are putting a great deal of confidence in Smith, who has just 7.5 sacks over four seasons in the league. The 2017 season was the first one where Smith played all 16 games, and he posted 26 tackles and three sacks while averaging just 25 defensive snaps per game for the Bengals. Smith will compete with Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah for reps at defensive end.

Baker Mayfield
No Updates
Spencer Drango
No Updates
Devon Cajuste
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The Browns signed Cajuste to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Cajuste, who went undrafted out of Stanford in 2016, wasn't affiliated with any team in 2017 after spending time with both the 49ers and Packers during his rookie season. However, he's a capable blocker who doubled as a serviceable receiver during his college days and has a chance to stick with the Browns if he can prove himself on special teams this offseason.

Corey Coleman
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Coleman may face competition for playing time from fourth-round rookie Antonio Callaway (toe), Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Selected 16th overall in the 2016 draft, Coleman entered last season as Cleveland's No. 1 receiver, but he was inefficient and oft-injured for a second straight year, catching 23 of 56 targets for 305 yards and two scores in nine games. The team returned Josh Gordon back from suspension in December and traded for Jarvis Landry in March, then topped things off with adding another talented wideout to the mix when Callaway slipped to the fourth round due to character concerns. Coleman still will likely enter training camp with a spot in three-wide formations, but he isn't necessarily a major part of the Browns' long-term plan any longer. Landry and Gordon are much better bets to lead the team in 2018 targets.

Chris Hubbard
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Hubbard signed a five-year, $37.5 million contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Hubbard started just 14 games in a four-year stint with the Steelers, but the Browns hope his arrival will be steady insurance in case 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas (triceps) decides to retire.

Ross Martin
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Martin signed with the Browns on Thursday.

Martin signed with the team after trying out with them during minicamp this week. He has been with the Jets in each of the last two training camps after going undrafted out of Duke, but he hasn't managed to make an final roster in the NFL.

Fred Lauina
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Britton Colquitt
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Colquitt underwent a knee procedure and will miss mandatory minicamp, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports

Colquitt finished fifth in the league with 47.6 yards per punt during 2017. However, he dropped just 24 punts inside the 20, ranking 24th in the league, so Cleveland scooped Justin Vogel (44.4 yards per punt) off of waivers from the Packers to add competition. As long as Colquitt's recovery isn't long-term, the battle projects to go through training camp.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Emmanuel Ogbah
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Ogbah (foot) is going through Wednesday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The belief was that Ogbah would be ready in time for the start of OTAs -- a belief that has come to fruition. He broke his foot in mid-November and was given a three-to-four month recovery timetable following surgery soon after.

Kevin Zeitler
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Zeitler (thumb) practiced in full Friday and is expected to be ready to play Sunday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Zeitler is expected to start at right guard Sunday, but don't be surprised if there's some sort of extra protection for his thumb.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun
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Boddy-Calhoun (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Boddy-Calhoun only managed two limited practices this week, which weren't enough for the Browns to sign off on the cornerback returning from a two-game absence. It's expected that Mike Jordan will serve as the Browns' No. 3 corner with Boddy-Calhoun sidelined again.

Derrick Kindred
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The Browns placed Kindred (wrist) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Kindred sustained the wrist injury in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Ravens, with the team's medical staff determining soon after it was best to shutter the defensive back for the season. With Kindred sidelined for the final two games, Jabrill Peppers could slide over to his more natural strong safety spot, in which case Kai Nacua and Derron Smith would likely fight for time at free safety. Kindred wraps up the 2017 campaign with 54 tackles, six pass breakups and one interception across 14 games (10 starts).

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for the start of training camp
Marcell Frazier
No Updates
Geoff Gray
No Updates
Micah Hannemann
No Updates
Jeff Janis
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Janis signed with the Browns on Friday.

A 2014 seventh-round pick, Janis primarily played on special teams during his four seasons in Green Bay, though he's best known for a 145-yard, two-touchdown performance in the divisional round of the 2015 playoffs, highlighted by a Hail Mary that sent the game to overtime. He never got a chance to build on that huge game, falling back to the bottom of the depth chart when the Green Bay receiving corps returned to health the following season. Assuming he sticks on the roster, Janis likely will make his mark in Cleveland on special teams, as the Browns appear set at wide receiver with the trio of Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry and Corey Coleman.

Denzel Rice
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The Browns signed Rice to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Rice is entering his fourth year in the NFL but didn't appear in a regular-season game in 2017, though he did spend time on the Colts' practice squad during the second half of the season. He slots in as the 10th member of the Browns' current cornerback corps and faces an uphill battle to secure a roster spot in advance of the 2018 campaign.

Zane Gonzalez
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Gonzalez, who converted a 51-yard goal during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers, ends his rookie year by making 15 of 25 field goals.

Gonzalez beat out Cody Parkey during training camp and struggled mightily to start his career. He missed three of his first five field goals, and there were rumors that the Browns would be trying out kickers to replace him. That never happened, and Gonzalez showed more consistency toward the end of the season, making seven of his last eight attempts.

Howard Wilson
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Wilson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Wilson, a 2017 fourth-round selection, will miss his second consecutive season due to a knee injury.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Rashard Higgins
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Higgins, who caught three of four targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers, ends 2017 with 27 receptions for 312 yards and two scores.

Higgins began the year on the practice squad but was soon promoted after Corey Coleman was shelved with a hand injury. He finished tied for fourth on the team in receptions and should be considered for a roster spot in 2018, depending on what the Browns do in the draft and free agency.