|Offense||18th||75.0 (25th)||236.5 (14th)|
|Defense||18th||85.5 (13th)||228.0 (19th)|
|77||Banner, Zach||T||6-8||360||12/25/1993||R||Southern California|
|50||Bello, B.J.||LB||6-2||229||10/31/1994||R||Illinois State|
|93||Coley, Trevon||DT||6-1||310||7/13/1994||1||Florida Atlantic|
|51||Collins, Jamie||OLB||6-3||250||10/20/1989||5||Southern Mississippi|
|34||Crowell, Isaiah||RB||5-11||225||1/8/1993||4||Alabama State|
|27||Dayes, Matt||RB||5-8||205||9/3/1994||R||NC State|
|95||Garrett, Myles||DE||6-4||272||12/29/1995||R||Texas A&M|
|5||Gonzalez, Zane||K||6-0||202||5/7/1995||R||Arizona State|
|81||Higgins, Rashard||WR||6-1||198||10/7/1994||2||Colorado State|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|41||Jordan, Michael||CB||6-1||200||10/21/1992||2||Missouri Western State|
|6||Kessler, Cody||QB||6-1||215||5/11/1993||2||Southern California|
|7||Kizer, DeShone||QB||6-4||233||1/3/1996||R||Notre Dame|
|63||Martin, Marcus||C||6-3||310||11/29/1993||4||Southern California|
|97||McGill, T.Y.||DT||6-0||299||11/23/1992||3||NC State|
|43||Nacua, Kai||DB||6-0||205||3/3/1995||R||Brigham Young|
|94||Nassib, Carl||DE||6-7||275||4/12/1993||2||Penn State|
|85||Njoku, David||TE||6-4||246||7/10/1996||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|90||Ogbah, Emmanuel||DE||6-4||275||11/6/1993||2||Oklahoma State|
|65||Ogunjobi, Larry||DT||6-2||305||6/3/1994||R||North Carolina-Charlotte|
|62||Reiter, Austin||C||6-2||300||11/27/1991||2||South Florida|
|21||Taylor, Jamar||CB||5-11||192||9/29/1990||5||Boise State|
|86||Telfer, Randall||TE||6-4||250||5/16/1992||2||Southern California|
|64||Barker, Chris (IR)||G||6-2||300||8/3/1990||2||Nevada|
|59||Carder, Tank (IR)||ILB||6-2||235||1/18/1989||6||TCU|
|19||Coleman, Corey (IR)||WR||5-11||185||7/6/1994||2||Baylor|
|35||Jackson, Darius (IR)||RB||6-0||221||12/1/1993||2||Eastern Michigan|
|78||Johnson, Roderick (IR)||T||6-6||300||11/28/1995||R||Florida State|
|71||McCants, Matt (IR)||T||6-5||309||8/18/1989||4||UAB|
|Averill, Travis||C||6-3||295||12/21/1993||R||Boise State|
|56||King, Deon||LB||6-2||220||7/2/1993||2||Norfolk State|
|Leslie, Jordan||WR||6-1||205||10/31/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|Smith, C.J.||CB||5-11||189||5/10/1993||2||North Dakota State|
|Thomas, Jhaustin||DE||6-5||282||4/13/1993||R||Iowa State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
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.
Shelton was limited in practice all of last week, but still managed to suit up and play 38 percent of the team's defensive snaps in the Browns' loss to the Steelers. It's expected that he'll suit up again in Week 2 against the Ravens, though his workload may start to increase now that he's further removed from the knee injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It seemed a foregone conclusion that Garrett would be sidelined for the first quarter of his rookie season after suffering a right high-ankle sprain in a Sept. 6 practice, but the defensive end has healed far quicker than the organization could have anticipated. Though he didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Garrett wasn't completely idle, as he shed his walking boot and did some cardio work on a stationary bicycle. Unless he's able to get back on the field in some capacity Thursday or Friday, Garrett will trend closer to doubtful than questionable for Week 3, but the fact the Browns aren't yet ruling him out to play is an encouraging sign regarding his health.
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.
The back injury from the 2016 season finale is still lingering. McGill is expected to be a depth defensive tackle when he returns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jordan went down last week against the Seahawks. However, his full participation Thursday suggests he isn't in line to miss any time.
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.
Collins suffered a concussion against the Ravens in Week 2 after registering seven tackles, including one for a loss. The 27-year-old's absence from practice doesn't bode well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Colts, putting James Burgess in line for a start at strong-side linebacker if Collins is in fact idle.
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.
Forced to play with the burden of a multi-score deficit for much of the first two weeks, the Browns have attempted 72 passes and only 46 rushes. Crowell accounts for 27 of the 46, with DeShone Kizer handling another 10. Given that fellow running backs Duke Jackson and Matt Dayes have just seven combined carries, the real issue is Cleveland's overall struggles more so than Crowell's role. The good news for Crowell is that his team should be more competitive in the upcoming weeks, facing the 0-2 Colts on Sunday, followed by the winless Bengals and Jets in Weeks 4 and 5, respectively. Of course, Crowell will need to do better than his current average of 2.6 yards per carry in those contests to pay dividends for fantasy owners.
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.
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.
Bitonio looks to be on track to play Sunday against the Steelers after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin nurses a hamstring injury, the Eagles will promote Smith as a depth option in the secondary.
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.
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.
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.
Coates seemingly injured his hamstring during the team's Week 2 loss to the Ravens, and for the Browns' sake, it's hopefully not serious. Corey Coleman (hand) was recently placed on injured reserve, leaving the Browns reliant on their remaining wideouts to pick up the slack. Coates has yet to catch a pass this season, though he has been targeted four times in limited snaps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.