Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th75.0 (25th)236.5 (14th)
Defense18th85.5 (13th)228.0 (19th)
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54Alexander, Dominique ILB6-02354/20/19952Oklahoma
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 ILB6-02303/9/19941Louisville
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
11Davis, Reggie WR5-1117011/22/1995RGeorgia
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
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
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
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
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
71McCants, Matt (IR) T6-53098/18/19894UAB
Practice Squad
 Averill, Travis C6-329512/21/1993RBoise State
 Hillary, Darius CB5-101834/5/19931Wisconsin
 Holmes, Tyrone DE6-22539/10/19932Montana
88Holtz, J.P. TE6-32408/28/19931Pittsburgh
56King, Deon LB6-22207/2/19932Norfolk State
 Leslie, Jordan WR6-120510/31/19911Brigham Young
33Magee, Terrence RB5-92203/16/19932LSU
 Smith, C.J. CB5-111895/10/19932North Dakota State
 Sterup, Zach T6-93185/14/19921Nebraska
 Thomas, Jhaustin DE6-52824/13/1993RIowa State
Suspended Players
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Utah
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Austin Reiter
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
Shelton (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

After being limited Wednesday, Shelton returning in a full capacity Thursday is a sign that he should be ready to go for Sunday. Barring any setback with the knee injury, expect Shelton to suit up and be a full go against the Ravens in Week 2.

Nate Orchard
Orchard (groin) fully participated in practice Friday.

Orchard was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but should be ready to go for Sunday's matchup with Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old will likely have in increased role in Cleveland's defense with first overall pick Myles Garrett (ankle) sidelined for at least a couple weeks.

Duke Johnson
Johnson had four carries for 21 yards and three catches for 59 yards (six targets) in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens.

Primarily used as a slot receiver in the regular-season opener, Johnson returned to his usual role sharing backfield snaps with Isaiah Crowell. The loss of Corey Coleman (hand) could present Johnson with more opportunities from the slot, but the Browns will probably want to keep him in the backfield for most passing downs. Johnson's role is worth keeping an eye on Week 3 in Indianapolis, as there's potential for consistent production if the Browns find a way to keep his snap share at around two-third or three-quarters instead of 50 percent. Week 1 marked the first time in his career logging more than 64 percent of the offensive snaps, but he didn't get any carries while almost strictly playing from the slot. Ideally, the Browns would use him in the backfield on passing downs and from the slot when they deploy three-wide formations on early downs.

Kevin Hogan
Hogan will serve as the No. 2 quarterback Sunday against Pittsburgh, Mary Kat Cabot of reports.

Hogan spent most of the offseason program and training camp as the No. 4 quarterback, but the Browns released Brock Osweiler last week and are now demoting Cody Kessler to the No. 3 spot. Hogan replaced an injured Kessler in Week 7 last season and showed off his athleticism with 104 rushing yards, but he produced only 100 yards and two interceptions on 24 pass attempts. DeShone Kizer won't be on the hot seat anytime soon.

Terrence Magee
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
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.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
JC Tretter
No Updates
Tyrone Holmes
Holmes was waived by the Browns on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Holmes was brought in just over a week ago, but given the team's pursuit of receiving depth, the second-year pro was let go. Whether he'll land elsewhere remains to be seen.

Jamar Taylor
Taylor tied a team-high in tackles with nine (eight solo) in the Browns loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Two of Taylor's tackles resulted in losses for the Ravens. The 26-year-old was relied on heavily by the team, as he was on the field for all 68 defensive snaps. He figures to continue being frequently involved during the Browns' upcoming contest against the Colts.

Darius Jackson
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.

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

Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Charley Hughlett
No Updates
Deon King
King signed a contract Monday with the Browns, Dan Labbe of reports.

King, a second-year player out of Norfolk State, won the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation's top FCS defensive player in 2015. During his rookie campaign, he bounced around between the Cowboys, Chargers and Colts, with the latter club releasing him in May following the NFL draft. He joins a rather thin linebacking corps in Cleveland and could have an outside chance of making the team if he can carve out a niche on special teams.

Travis Averill
No Updates
DeShone Kizer
Kizer has a history of migraines, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Kizer was removed due to a migraine midway through the second quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss in Baltimore, but he returned in the middle of the third quarter and finished out the game. He said afterward that the migraines are a hereditary issue, noting that he takes a series of medications and didn't have any flare-ups during his time at Notre Dame. Unlike Kizer's shaky performance, the migraines can probably be written off as a non-issue unless there's another report that he's dealing with symptoms. He has a long leash with the starting job, but Cleveland brass can only tolerate so many performances like Sunday's four-turnover debacle. Kizer should look better Week 3 in Indianapolis, facing a far more forgiving defensive opponent.

Kenny Britt
Britt caught one pass (two targets) for two yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens.

Leading up to the contest, head coach Hue Jackson suggested that Britt's starting job may in jeopardy after a subpar performance in Week 1 that included a crucial drop late in the game. Britt did ultimately earn the start against the Ravens but was on the field for just 59 percent of the team's offensive snaps and was only targeted twice. Rashard Higgins -- who was promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week -- saw 12 more snaps than Britt, which once again calls into question the veteran wideout's immediate future with the team. However, with Corey Coleman (hand) out indefinitely, it's tough to imagine that Britt won't see a fair number of targets moving forward, especially against a suspect Colts defense in Week 3.

Christian Kirksey
Kirskey tallied nine tackles to go along with his first sack of the season in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Kirksey improved on a modest five tackle (two solo) performance in Week 1. The 25-year-old did his best impression of teammate Joe Thomas, who reached a remarkable milestone of 10,000 straight snaps, as he did not miss any of the 68 defensive plays. He will look to keep producing in a favorable Week 3 matchup against the Colts.

Tank Carder
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.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Larry Ogunjobi
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.

Carl Nassib
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.

Myles Garrett
Garrett (ankle) is progressing in his recovery and could potentially work in practice this week.

Garrett is only 12 days removed from suffering the high-ankle sprain, but the Browns remain reluctant to say he'll miss Week 3. Head coach Hue Jackson indicated that he hopes the 2017 first overall pick can get some practice work in this week, but Garrett was seen in a walking boot while in the locker room Monday.

Ankle - Out for Week 3 at Indianapolis
Trevon Coley
No Updates
Ricardo Louis
Louis totaled two catches on two targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens.

Rashard Higgins dominated Cleveland's targets (11), leaving just two for Louis, though, on the positive side, he was able to haul in both. Higgins' emergence may knock Louis down the depth chart, but with No. 1 WR Corey Coleman (hand) sidelined, the second-year receiver should still see plenty of time on the field. He has four receptions on five targets for 59 yards so far this season.

T.Y. McGill
McGill (back) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The back injury from the 2016 season finale is still lingering. McGill is expected to be a depth defensive tackle when he returns.

Back - Questionable for Week 3 at Indianapolis
Dominique Alexander
Alexander (abdomen/groin) is active for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

The Browns will be close to full strength in their linebacking corps Saturday with Alexander active. However, Alexander has yet to carve out a role with the defense behind starter Demario Davis, his primary impact is made on special teams.

Randall Telfer
Telfer didn't see any passes thrown his way during Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.

Telfer is listed as the starting tight end on Cleveland's depth chart, but seeing as how he was on the field for just 18 offensive snaps and failed to have any balls thrown in his direction, that likely isn't accurate. He's more of a run-blocking tight end than an offensive threat and should be avoided in all types of leagues.

Matt Dayes
Dayes rushed three times for seven yards during Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Steelers. He also added two catches on two targets for nine yards.

With Duke Johnson playing exclusively from the slot Sunday, Dayes served as Isaiah Crowell's backup running back, though his five total touches failed to inspire any optimism going forward. According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Johnson will still see snaps out of the backfield, which will ultimately limit Dayes' usage and overall fantasy value.

Jason McCourty
McCourty (shoulder/chest) officially signed a two-year contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

It was reported earlier Tuesday that the two sides were nearing an agreement, but it's now become official and McCourty is set to join the Browns. He'll immediately join the team as a playmaker at corner and could start opposite Joe Haden right out of the gates. According to Tony Grossi of ESPN, the Browns could give him some work at free safety as well, so don't be surprised if the team experiments with him at a few different positions during training camp.

Reggie Davis
No Updates
Joe Schobert
Schobert accumulated nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Starting in place of Tank Carder (knee), Schobert led the Browns with nine total tackles, which is just 10 fewer than what he ended the 2016 season with as a backup. If the second-year linebacker out of Wisconsin can consistently rack up the tackles as he did on Sunday, he may overtake Christian Kirksey -- who had five tackles -- as the player to own on Cleveland's defense.

Kai Nacua
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
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.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Jabrill Peppers
Peppers signed Sunday with the Browns on a four-year, $10.3 million contract, Mary Kay Cabot of reports.

On the day before rookies were to report to training camp, Peppers ended any chance of a holdout by signing his contract, becoming the last of Cleveland's draft picks to ink a deal. The 2017 first-round pick is expected to open the season as the team's starting strong safety, and he should return kickoffs and punts as well.

James Burgess
No Updates
Michael Jordan
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.

Danny Vitale
Vitale (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Mary Kat Cabot of 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
Collins officially suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Collins will enter the league's concussion protocol after recording seven tackles in Sunday's contest. James Burgess likely will fill in for Collins during practice this week until the linebacker is cleared to return to the field.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 3 at Indianapolis
Jamie Meder
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
Crowell saw just 10 carries for 37 yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens. He was also targeted once but failed to make a catch.

The Browns were playing from behind for essentially the entire game, forcing DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan to throw a combined 42 passes, and leaving Crowell and the running game out of the picture. Crowell's longest run of the day was a 17-yard scamper to the right side but managed just 2.2 yards per carry the rest of the way. With coach Hue Jackson's verbal commitment to the running game during training camp and Cleveland's revamped offensive line, many expected Crowell to have a breakout season. But after two weeks, the results have been underwhelming, to say the least.

Jordan Leslie
Leslie signed with the Browns' practice squad Tuesday.

Leslie had nine receptions for 93 yards and two touchdowns with the Browns this preseason and he'll now be brought back into the organization as added wide receiver depth with Corey Coleman (hand) landing on injured reserve.

Shon Coleman
No Updates
Zach Sterup
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
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.

Matt McCants
McCants (ankle) landed on the Browns' injured reserve Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of reports.

McCants will remain on IR for the remainder of the season unless he and the team can reach an injury settlement. The veteran projected as offensive line depth prior to the injury.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Seth DeValve
DeValve secured two receptions (four targets) for 61 yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens.

Most of DeValve's yards came when Kevin Hogan found him wide open down the right side for a 49-yard gain in the second quarter on a drive that eventually resulted in Cleveland's only touchdown of the day. Unlike in Week 1, however, DeValve saw fewer snaps than rookie David Njoku, although the two finished with the same number of targets. The Princeton product has accumulated six receptions on nine targets for 103 yards during the first two weeks, which is just 24 yards short of his 2016 total. He's fourth on the team in targets and could see more with Corey Coleman (hand) out indefinitely.

Caleb Brantley
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
Njoku hauled in three of four targets for 27 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens.

Kevin Hogan found Njoku on a 23-yard touchdown connection for the team's only end zone trip of the day, as the tight end secured his first NFL touchdown in his second career game. Njoku and Seth DeValve are the team's top two pass-catching tight ends, but expect the rookie to continue to see more and more opportunities as his knowledge of the offense expands and his blocking abilities improve.

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

Hand - Injured Reserve
J.P. Holtz
No Updates
Cody Kessler
The Browns have promoted Kevin Hogan ahead of Kessler for the backup quarterback job, Mary Kat Cabot of reports.

Kessler was at one point considered the favorite to start Week 1, but he now figures to be inactive. The Browns will allow DeShone Kizer to work through any struggles this season.

Ibraheim Campbell
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
Coates is a candidate to see some offensive snaps in Week 2 against the Ravesn, Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan reports.

Coates was active for the Browns in the season opener, despite being new to the system, after arriving in a Sept. 2 trade. Now with another week of familiarity with the offensive scheme, the former Steeler could get a chance to show what he's capable of in the passing game. This sentiment was also echoed by Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, though it's unclear exactly how much Coates could be used. With Kenny Britt trending downward and Kasen WIlliams inactive, the door is open for a secondary option in the passing game behind Corey Coleman to emerge. The Browns do draw a relatively tough matchup, however, as they are facing a Ravens secondary that intercepted four passes and limited Andy Dalton to 170 yards through the air in Week 1.

Joe Thomas
No Updates
Britton Colquitt
No Updates
Marcus Martin
No Updates
Darius Hillary
No Updates
Jhaustin Thomas
No Updates
Emmanuel Ogbah
Ogbah's only tackle went for a sack during Sunday's contest with the Bills.

The rookie now has 5.5 sacks on the season and 2.5 sacks over the last two weeks. In order to start becoming an IDP option, however, he'll need to become more involved in stopping the run and start accumulating tackles.

Kevin Zeitler
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
Williams (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.

Williams was active Week 1 against Pittsburgh but failed to haul in his only two targets and logged just 12 offensive snaps. The Browns will try something different Week 2, sending Williams to the bench and instead activating Rashard Higgins, who was recently promoted from the practice squad.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun
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
Kindred will start training camp as the No. 1 free safety for the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of reports.

Kindred's declaration as the No. 1 free safety out of the gate means rookie Jabrill Peppers will be competing with trade acquisition Calvin Pryor, Ibraheim Campbell and a few others for the starting spot at strong safety throughout training camp. As a rookie in 2016, Kindred racked up 46 tackles and five passes defensed in 12 games.

Zane Gonzalez
Gonzalez converted on a 38-yard field goal during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens. He also made his only PAT attempt.

Gonzalez is perfect on the year, hitting both of his field-goal attempts during the first two weeks of the season. However, with Cleveland's inept offense, his chances will be slim, making him an untrustworthy fantasy option.

Howard Wilson
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.

Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Rashard Higgins
Higgins is listed as the starting wide receiver alongside Kenny Britt on the Browns' unofficial depth chart.

In the wake of Corey Coleman's (hand) injury, Higgins has jumped over Ricardo Louis on the team's depth chart and is in line to start in Week 3 against the Colts. Higgins was promoted from the practice squad just days before Cleveland's matchup with the Ravens, but that didn't stop the 6-foot-2 wideout from putting together a career day. He snagged seven receptions (11 targets) for 95 yards while playing 76 percent of the team's offensive snaps -- the most by a Browns wide receiver. Though he's listed as the starter, Higgins still figures to play most of his time from the slot as he did in his debut and should be the owner of a plethora of targets on Sunday.


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