Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th96.7 (21st)211.7 (24th)
Defense8th84.3 (6th)226.3 (17th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
77Banner, Zach T6-836012/25/1993RSouthern California
50Bello, B.J. LB6-222910/31/1994RIllinois State
75Bitonio, Joel G6-430510/11/19914Nevada
20Boddy-Calhoun, Briean SS5-91931/21/19932Minnesota
99Brantley, Caleb DT6-23079/2/1994RFlorida
18Britt, Kenny WR6-32239/19/19889Rutgers
52Burgess, James OLB6-02303/9/19941Louisville
24Campbell, Ibraheim SS5-112085/13/19923Northwestern
10Coates, Sammie WR6-12123/31/19933Auburn
72Coleman, Shon T6-731011/25/19912Auburn
93Coley, Trevon DT6-13107/13/19941Florida Atlantic
51Collins, Jamie OLB6-325010/20/19895Southern Mississippi
4Colquitt, Britton P6-32103/20/19858Tennessee
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/19934Alabama State
27Dayes, Matt RB5-82059/3/1994RNC State
87DeValve, Seth TE6-32451/29/19932Princeton
66Drango, Spencer G6-631510/15/19922Baylor
95Garrett, Myles DE6-427212/29/1995RTexas A&M
5Gonzalez, Zane K6-02025/7/1995RArizona State
81Higgins, Rashard WR6-119810/7/19942Colorado State
8Hogan, Kevin QB6-321810/20/19922Stanford
47Hughlett, Charley LS6-42485/16/19903UCF
29Johnson, Duke RB5-92109/23/19933Miami (Fla.)
41Jordan, Michael CB6-120010/21/19922Missouri Western State
6Kessler, Cody QB6-12155/11/19932Southern California
26Kindred, Derrick SS5-1021012/15/19932TCU
56King, Deon LB6-22207/2/19932Norfolk State
58Kirksey, Christian OLB6-22358/31/19924Iowa
7Kizer, DeShone QB6-42331/3/1996RNotre Dame
80Louis, Ricardo WR6-22153/23/19942Auburn
63Martin, Marcus C6-331011/29/19934Southern California
30McCourty, Jason CB5-111958/13/19879Rutgers
97McGill, T.Y. DT6-029911/23/19923NC State
98Meder, Jamie DT6-33084/12/19913Ashland
43Nacua, Kai DB6-02053/3/1995RBrigham Young
94Nassib, Carl DE6-72754/12/19932Penn State
85Njoku, David TE6-42467/10/1996RMiami (Fla.)
90Ogbah, Emmanuel DE6-427511/6/19932Oklahoma State
65Ogunjobi, Larry DT6-23056/3/1994RNorth Carolina-Charlotte
44Orchard, Nate DE6-42551/5/19933Utah
22Peppers, Jabrill FS5-1121310/4/1995RMichigan
31Porter, Reggie CB5-111857/13/1994RUtah
62Reiter, Austin C6-230011/27/19912South Florida
53Schobert, Joe MLB6-124511/6/19932Wisconsin
55Shelton, Danny DT6-23358/20/19933Washington
21Taylor, Jamar CB5-111929/29/19905Boise State
86Telfer, Randall TE6-42505/16/19922Southern California
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/198411Wisconsin
11Treggs, Bryce WR6-01854/30/19942California
64Tretter, JC C6-43072/12/19915Cornell
40Vitale, Danny FB6-123910/26/19932Northwestern
82Williams, Kasen WR6-121912/5/19921Washington
35Wilson, Howard CB6-018410/30/1995RHouston
70Zeitler, Kevin G6-43153/8/19906Wisconsin
Injured Players
54Alexander, Dominique (IR) ILB6-02354/20/19952Oklahoma
64Barker, Chris (IR) G6-23008/3/19902Nevada
59Carder, Tank (IR) ILB6-22351/18/19896TCU
19Coleman, Corey (IR) WR5-111857/6/19942Baylor
35Jackson, Darius (IR) RB6-022112/1/19932Eastern Michigan
78Johnson, Roderick (IR) T6-630011/28/1995RFlorida State
Practice Squad
 Calitro, Austin LB6-02401/10/1994RVillanova
 Hall, Rannell WR6-02001/30/19932UCF
 Hillary, Darius CB5-101834/5/19931Wisconsin
 Holmes, Tyrone DE6-22539/10/19932Montana
 Howard, Bug WR6-421411/28/1994RNorth Carolina
 Lengel, Matt TE6-726612/27/19902Eastern Kentucky
33Magee, Terrence RB5-92203/16/19932LSU
 Smith, C.J. CB5-111895/10/19932North Dakota State
 Sterup, Zach T6-93185/14/19921Nebraska
 Wylie, Andrew T6-63098/19/1994REastern Michigan
Suspended Players
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Cleveland6-5314.66-2294.124.32132
 
 
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Position Listing
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.

Danny Shelton
News
Shelton (ankle) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Titans.

Shelton finished the week with a full practice after being limited Wednesday and Thursday to avoid the questionable tag. The 24-year-old should return to his role as starting defensive tackle for the Browns on Sunday.

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.

Bryce Treggs
News
Treggs was on the field for 42 of 76 offensive snaps and ended with two receptions (six targets) for 28 yards during Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Jets.

In his first game as a member of the Cleveland Browns, Treggs was immediately inserted into the game plan and ended up seeing more field time than Rashard Higgins. However, the 23-year-old will likely see a reduction in snaps once Kenny Britt (knee/groin) returns.

Duke Johnson
News
Johnson rushed five times for 40 yards and brought in three of five targets for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans.

It was certainly an atypical stat line for Johnson, who shockingly couldn't muster anything in the passing game. On the other hand, the 24-year-old generated a season-best rushing total while seeing his second-highest amount of carries. Johnson has no less than three receptions in five straight games, so his meager output through the air yardage-wise is clearly an outlier. He'll look to bounce back with a more balanced performance in Week 7 against the Titans.

Kevin Hogan
News
Hogan (ribs) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Hogan's demotion from first to third on the quarterback depth chart earlier in the day overshadowed the news that the second-year signal caller injured his ribs during his first career start in the Week 6 loss to the Texans. Given his full involvement in the Browns' first practice of the week, it's not expected that Hogan will carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's contest against the Titans. However, by virtue of falling behind DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler in the pecking order, Hogan seems bound for the inactive list in Week 7.

Terrence Magee
News
Magee signed with the Browns' practice squad.

Magee was most recently signed by the Browns in June after being released by the Seahawks back in May. He was effective in limited stretches throughout the preseason, but ultimately didn't do enough to find a spot on the team's final roster.

Chris Barker
News
Barker ruptured his left Achilles during Saturday's practice and was subsequently waived with an injury designation, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Barker will be added to Cleveland's injured reserve if he goes unclaimed on waivers, which seems likely since he'll miss the entirety of the 2017-18 season. The 26-year-old lineman was signed this offseason to provide depth to the offensive line.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
JC Tretter
News
Tretter (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Tretter's injury just showed up Wednesday, and head coach Hue Jackson didn't think it would keep him out. Being left off the inactive report Sunday means he'll continue snapping the ball on the Browns' offensive front.

Tyrone Holmes
News
Holmes was signed by the Browns on Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Holmes will provide the team with depth at the defensive end position in the wake of the recent injury to No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett, who was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. Emmanuel Ogbah is expected to draw the start on one side, and it's likely between Nate Orchard (ankle) and Carl Nassib to take over Garrett's starting role. Despite the late signing, Holmes -- who played in 11 games for Cleveland in 2016 -- is a likely candidate to see snaps in Week 1.

Jamar Taylor
News
Taylor (ribs) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Titans.

Taylor was limited at practice this week but apparently the Browns are confident enough he'll play to not apply the questionable tag.

Darius Jackson
News
Jackson (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to the Browns' injured reserve.

Jackson was waived Thursday after the 2016 sixth-round pick injured his knee. Unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team, he'll likely be stuck on injured reserve for the entire season.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Josh Gordon
News
Gordon (suspension) went to rehab two months ago in cooperation with the NFL in hopes of being reinstated in late September, Jason Cole of BleacherReport.com reports.

Gordon, whose petition for reinstatement was denied in May, is eligible to re-apply in September. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week that the potential reinstatement of Gordon "is not under active consideration." Gordon has not played in an NFL game since 2014 after multiple substance abuse violations, and his rights are retained by the Browns. While this is a positive development, it still looks like an extreme long shot he'll be back to play this season.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Charley Hughlett
No Updates
Deon King
News
King was signed to the Browns' active roster from their practice squad Tuesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

King's promotion comes after the team placed linebacker Dominique Alexander (knee) on injured reserve. King will serve as a depth option at linebacker while also potentially taking on Alexander's reps on special teams.

DeShone Kizer
News
Browns head coach Hue Jackson announced Wednesday that Kizer would reclaim starting quarterback duties for Sunday's game against the Titans, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

Kevin Hogan's run as the starter lasted just one game after the second-year signal caller failed to deliver the Browns their first win of the season Sunday against the Texans, completing 20 of 37 passes for 154 yards while tossing three interceptions. Jackson's comments after the game hinted that Kizer, who submitted a league-worst 49.5 passer rating through his first five NFL starts, would receive another shot at running the offense, so it's not overly surprising that the team will turn to the rookie once again. While watching last Sunday's game from the sideline might have proven beneficial for Kizer, it's unlikely that he'll have gleaned enough from that experience to dramatically turn around his ugly numbers and make for an attractive fantasy option heading into Week 7. Until he reins in the turnovers and proves capable of consistently surpassing 200-plus passing yards in games, Kizer won't be deserving of much attention outside of leagues that start two quarterbacks.

Kenny Britt
News
Britt (groin/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

After missing back-to-back games, Britt appears to be inching toward a return to action, but his iffy status as Sunday's 1:00 p.m. EDT kickoff approaches makes him a risky roll in Week 7 lineups. If Britt is out or limited this weekend, look for Ricardo Louis and Kasen Williams to head the Browns' wideout corps, with Rashard Higgins and Bryce Treggs also in the mix. Britt's first four games in a Cleveland uniform have yielded just eight catches for 121 yards and a touchdown, so he'll need to establish a better rapport with rookie signal caller DeShone Kizer before reemerging as a reliable fantasy option.

Injury
Groin - Limited Practice on Friday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. Tennessee
Christian Kirksey
News
Kirksey totaled 10 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans.

Kirksey has picked up right where he left off in 2016, totaling 42 tackles in six games this season. He played in every defensive snap Sunday and will look to slow down DeMarco Murray in Week 7.

Reggie Porter
News
The Browns signed Porter off the Ravens' practice squad Wednesday.

Cleveland had room on its 53-man roster after 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman (hand) was moved to injured reserve. Porter will slot in as a depth cornerback, but he'll probably see most of his snaps on special teams.

Tank Carder
News
Carder (knee) was placed on the Browns' injured reserve after tearing his ACL in Monday's exhibition matchup versus the Giants, Tom Withers of the Aurora Sentinel reports.

Carder, a special teams' captain last season, was competing with Joe Schobert for the starting middle linebacker role. He has played in 77 games with the team since 2012, but will now be sidelined until next season.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Larry Ogunjobi
News
The Browns selected Ogunjobi in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 66th overall.

It's another fine selection for Cleveland. Ogunjobi is relatively obscure after playing at Charlotte, but this is a productive player who logged borderline elite workout metrics. At 6-foot-3, 305 pounds, Ogunjobi ran the 40 in 4.97 seconds at the Combine, adding a 32-inch vertical, 116-inch broad jump and 7.55-second three-cone drill.

Matt Lengel
News
Lengel was signed to the Browns' practice squad Tuesday.

Lengel spent the second half of the 2016 season with the Patriots, ending the year with two receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown. If the Browns suffer injuries to their tight end corps, Lengel has a good chance of getting called up to the active roster.

Bug Howard
News
Howard signed with the Browns' practice squad Tuesday.

Howard was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina but was unable to make the team's final roster. He'll serve as an emergency option at wide receiver in Cleveland as part of their practice roster.

Carl Nassib
News
Nassib is expected to start at defensive end opposite Emmanuel Ogbah in Sunday's season opener against Pittsburgh, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Nassib will presumably be taking on the starting role vacated by Myles Garrett, who is set to miss multiple weeks due to a high ankle sprain. Despite getting a chance to see more snaps, his upside as an IDP is limited, as the most tackles he recorded in a single game last season was four. He'll also have Nate Orchard and the recently acquired Tyrone Holmes behind him, ready to rotate in.

Rannell Hall
News
The Browns signed Hall to their practice squad Wednesday, Pat McManamon of ESPN.com reports.

Hall spent time with the Browns in the preseason, collecting seven catches for 103 yards and a touchdown before all was said and done. He could be promoted to the active roster sooner than later if the Browns continue to receive underwhelming play from their current crop of receivers.

Myles Garrett
News
Garrett wasn't listed Wednesday on the Browns' injury report for the first time since injuring his ankle in early September, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

It seems Garrett has fully recovered from the high-ankle sprain that sidelined him for the first four weeks of the season. The rookie leads the Browns with three sacks, despite having only played in two contests.

Trevon Coley
No Updates
Ricardo Louis
News
Louis brought in three of seven targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans.

Louis drew the start with Kenny Britt (knee/groin) out again, but he couldn't parlay the opportunity into any meaningful production. The 23-year-old had been on the rise coming into Week 6, as he'd posted 10 receptions for 135 yards over the previous two games. Despite the disappointing outcome Sunday, he'll look to bounce back against a vulnerable Titans secondary in Week 7, although a return to game action for Britt would presumably affect Louis' snaps and targets to a degree.

T.Y. McGill
News
McGill (back) wasn't listed on the Browns' injury report Wednesday and should be available to play Sunday against the Bengals, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

If McGill ends up suiting up Sunday, it would represent his season debut. The third-year player would likely only see a handful of snaps in that scenario, given his standing as a reserve along the defensive line.

Dominique Alexander
News
Alexander (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Alexander left Sunday's loss to the Bengals with the knee injury and was unable to return, and it looks like he'll be done for the remainder of the regular season. The Browns promoted Deon King from their practice squad Tuesday for added depth to their linebacking unit.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Randall Telfer
News
Telfer (knee) will not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jets.

Telfer progressed from not practicing Wednesday to being a full participant Friday, so he should be ready to go for Week 5. The 25-year-old serves mostly as a run blocker, as his two receptions for 25 yards on the season attest. Consequently, he doesn't warrant fantasy consideration at this point, especially with David Njoku and Seth DeValve currently healthy.

Matt Dayes
News
Dayes did not record an offensive snap during Sunday's 31-28 loss to Indianapolis.

Dayes was limited to special teams duty on Sunday. It's worth noting that the Browns' two lead backs carried the ball just 14 times total, while Cleveland passed with its rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer 47 times and ran him on another seven occasions. When the likes of Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson aren't getting touches, it's hard to see any room in the mix for Dayes.

Jason McCourty
News
McCourty (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

McCourty tweaked his ankle Thursday which led to his addition to the injury report. However, he has barely missed a snap this season, being summoned for 99.7 percent of defensive snaps so far. If he isn't able to play, expect Mike Jordan to fill in for the time being.

Injury
Ankle - Did Not Practice on Friday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. Tennessee
Joe Schobert
News
Schobert finished with a team-high 13 tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 33-17 loss to Houston.

Schobert leads the Browns with 49 tackles and was on the field for all 66 of Cleveland's defensive snaps against the Texans. The second-year linebacker has been filling in for Tank Carder (knee), who tore his ACL in late August.

Kai Nacua
News
Nacua was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Friday.

Nacua signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent this out of BYU this offseason. He recorded nine tackles while playing for them in the preseason.

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 - Injured Reserve
Jabrill Peppers
News
Peppers (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Peppers is in danger of missing his first game as a pro, and he's only missed four snaps combined through six games. The rookie first-round pick is having a solid season to date, racking up 27 tackles (21 solo) and one pass breakup. He slots in as the Browns' top kick and punt return man as well, which could provide added fantasy value if he could break loose a couple times. If Peppers can't suit up Sunday, expect to see Kai Nacua and Ibraheim Campbell to see an increase in their snaps.

Injury
Toe - Limited Practice on Friday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. Tennessee
James Burgess
News
Burgess (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Burgess did not practice this week and will miss his second consecutive game since sustaining the injury in Week 5. The Browns' defensive gameplan is unlikely to be majorly disrupted as the 23-year-old primarily serves as a depth linebacker and special teams contributor.

Injury
Knee - Did Not Practice on Friday. Out for Week 7 vs. Tennessee
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.

Austin Calitro
News
Calitro signed a contract Monday with the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Calitro agreed to terms with San Francisco after the team placed Malcolm Smith (pectoral) on injured reserve. In all likelihood, Calitro will see most of his duties on special teams if he makes the 53-man roster out of training camp.

Danny Vitale
News
Vitale (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Mary Kat Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Vitale had returned to practice Wednesday but was a limited participant, so he's certainly trending in the right direction with respect to being available for Sunday's season opener against the Steelers. The second-year fullback did not record a carry in nine games for the Browns last season, but he did notch four receptions for 27 yards.

Jamie Collins
News
Collins (concussion) was a full participant at the Browns' practice Wednesday.

Collins cleared the concussion protocol late last week, but didn't get in enough practice time for the Browns to feel comfortable making him active during Sunday's loss to the Jets. The 27-year-old is on track to suit up in Week 6 against the Texans after a three-game absence.

Jamie Meder
News
Meder signed a contract with the Browns on Tuesday, the Browns' official site reports.

Meder became a regular starter at defensive end for the Browns, recording 48 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed over 16 games (15 starts) last season. The 25-year-old blocked a field goal attempt during the fourth quarter of Week 16's matchup with the Chargers, helping secure the Browns' lone victory on the year and earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Isaiah Crowell
News
Crowell rushed 12 times for 58 yards and corralled both of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans. He also recovered a fumble.

Crowell found a bit of daylight on the ground for the second straight week, averaging a solid 4.8 yards per tote, his best YPC figure in a game this season. However, with the Browns facing a sizable deficit most of the afternoon, Crowell's rushing opportunities were limited, conspiring to keep him just shy of eclipsing his best single-game rushing yardage total of the campaign. The 24-year-old continues to be the clear-cut lead back, but Cleveland's propensity for falling behind, often by notable margins, doesn't do him any favors in terms of being able to get into a rhythm. He'll look to build on Sunday's production against the Titans in Week 7.

Shon Coleman
News
Coleman (knee) is listed as active ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Texans.

Coleman was expected to suit up, and he'll continue to man the right tackle position Sunday.

Zach Sterup
News
Sterup was waived by the Browns on Thursday.

Sterup was waived in order to clear a roster spot for the signing of defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes. He was expected to serve as a depth option at tackle on the offensive line this season.

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.

Seth DeValve
News
DeValve (shoulder) wasn't included on the Browns' injury report following Wednesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

DeValve reportedly received treatment on his shoulder following Sunday's loss to the Texans, but after two full days off to recover from the issue, the Browns aren't concerned about his availability heading into the Week 7 matchup with the Titans. Though he hasn't started a game this season, DeValve has managed to turn in more fantasy value than multiple starters around the league due to his standing as a safety valve for young quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan. He's reeled in 14 of 25 targets for 167 yards and a touchdown in six contests.

Caleb Brantley
News
Brantley (shoulder) resumed practicing Wednesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Brantley has missed time with a broken finger and a shoulder injury this offseason, and according to reports, his time on the field has been just as unproductive. Once considered a steal from this year's draft, Brantley is now battling for a roster spot.

David Njoku
News
Njoku gained zero yards on two receptions (five targets) during Sunday's 33-17 loss to Houston.

The Texans completely shut down Njoku, as the rookie tight end failed to gain a single yard, despite hauling in a couple of catches. Njoku has three touchdowns in six games, but the former Miami Hurricane is still losing snaps to Seth DeValve, who caught his first touchdown of the year Sunday. Until Njoku begins to dominate the snap count, he's only worth a stash in deeper leagues.

Zach Banner
News
Banner was claimed off waivers by the Browns on Monday, Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com reports.

Banner was brought into Cleveland for added depth on the offensive front, but don't expect the 2017 fourth-round pick to make any moves for a starting role anytime soon.

Spencer Drango
No Updates
C.J. Smith
News
Smith was signed by the Eagles from the practice squad Thursday, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.

While starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin nurses a hamstring injury, the Eagles will promote Smith as a depth option in the secondary.

Corey Coleman
News
Coleman (hand) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

As expected, Coleman will be on the Browns' injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The wideout will now be eligible to return after eight weeks, so the soonest he'll be able to play again will be Nov. 12 against the Lions. In his absence, the Browns are expected to use Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis as their top options at wide receiver, with Sammie Coates also potentially seeing some extended action.

Injury
Hand - Injured Reserve
Cody Kessler
News
Kessler will serve as the Browns' No. 2 QB behind DeShone Kizer on Sunday against the Titans, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Kevin Hogan, who is dealing with a rib injury, is now the team's No. 3 signal-caller. Kessler went 0-8 as a starter last season and was overtaken by Hogan in training camp, but Kessler is now a Kizer injury away from another shot at helming the Cleveland offense. With that in mind, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com notes that the 0-6 Browns will likely try to ride things out with Kizer for the rest of the season, rather than continue to shuffle the deck at QB position.

Ibraheim Campbell
News
Campbell (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Campbell suffered a concussion Aug. 10 in the Browns' first preseason game against the Saints, but his return implies he's cleared the league-mandated protocol. The 25-year-old rejoins the position battle at safety and will look to play in Saturday's preseason game at Tampa Bay.

Sammie Coates
News
Coates (hamstring) is listed as questionable for the Browns' Week 7 matchup Sunday with the Titans, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

The Browns haven't revealed the extent to which Coates practiced Friday, but he was limited in Thursday's session, and his questionable designation implies he's probably not completely over the hamstring issue. While extracting production from their receiving corps has been a season-long problem for the Browns, Coates doesn't look to be in line for a longer look on offense. He ranked last in offensive snaps among the five wideouts that played in the Week 6 loss to the Texans, and his path to playing time will only become more difficult if Kenny Britt (groin/knee) is able to suit up Sunday following a two-week hiatus.

Injury
Hamstring - Limited Practice on Friday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. Tennessee
Joe Thomas
No Updates
Britton Colquitt
No Updates
Marcus Martin
No Updates
Darius Hillary
No Updates
Emmanuel Ogbah
News
Ogbah (shoulder) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Ogbah apparently exited Week 3 with some sort of shoulder injury. After practicing all week -- and logging a full showing Friday -- there's no question he'll be ready to play this weekend.

Kevin Zeitler
News
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.

Kasen Williams
News
Williams brought in four of six targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans.

With Kenny Britt (knee/groin) sidelined once again, Williams was able to log four catches for the second straight week. The 24-year-old's reception and yardage totals paced the Browns, and he clearly seems to have a developing rapport with quarterback Kevin Hogan. Given Britt's struggles when he's been on the field and Williams' encouraging performances over the last pair of contests, he's certainly a fantasy piece to monitor in the coming weeks, irrespective of who lines up behind center.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun
News
Boddy-Calhoun finished the 2016 season with three solo tackles and an interception against the Steelers on Sunday.

As an undrafted free agent rookie, Boddy-Calhoun ended up with three interceptions, although Sunday's performance was nothing to brag about. He allowed six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns and fumbled what should have been a pick-six. Overall, though, he had a solid season and probably played himself into consideration for a starter's role in 2017.

Derrick Kindred
News
Kindred (ankle) has been an active participant in OTAs, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Kindred broke his ankle in Week 13 last season and ultimately ended 2016 on injured reserve. His participation in OTAs suggests he's since been cleared by team doctors to return to football activities.

Zane Gonzalez
News
Gonzalez made his only field-goal attempt of 41 yards during Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans. He also converted two PATs.

Gonzalez reversed his recent misfortune by knocking in a 41-yarder during the first quarter of Sunday's game. The rookie has hit just 50 percent of his field goals (3 of 6) to begin his career, but the Browns seem adamant on sticking with their seventh-round draft pick.

Howard Wilson
News
Wilson (knee) was moved to the regular season PUP list Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Wilson, who broke his kneecap in rookie minicamp, was never removed from the preseason PUP list. He won't be eligible to return to game action until Week 7.

Injury
Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Andrew Wylie
No Updates
Rashard Higgins
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Higgins brought in two of four targets for seven yards during Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Jets.

Higgins was on the field for less than 50 percent of Cleveland's offensive snaps versus New York. as his role in the offense has dramatically decreased since his outburst in Week 2. Newly-signed receiver Bryce Treggs saw more action than Higgins in his first game, which doesn't bode well for the latter going forward.

 

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