Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Hue Jackson
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th101.2 (23rd)199.5 (27th)
Defense8th91.7 (6th)222.0 (14th)
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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
10Coates, Sammie WR6-12123/31/19933Auburn
72Coleman, Shon T6-731011/25/19912Auburn
19Coleman, Corey WR5-111857/6/19942Baylor
93Coley, Trevon DT6-13107/13/19941Florida Atlantic
4Colquitt, Britton P6-32103/20/19858Tennessee
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/19934Alabama State
39Currie, Justin DB6-22129/19/19932Western Michigan
27Dayes, Matt RB5-82059/3/1994RNC State
87DeValve, Seth TE6-32451/29/19932Princeton
66Drango, Spencer T6-631510/15/19922Baylor
95Garrett, Myles DE6-427212/29/1995RTexas A&M
5Gonzalez, Zane K6-02025/7/1995RArizona State
81Higgins, Rashard WR6-119810/7/19942Colorado State
28Hillary, Darius CB5-101834/5/19931Wisconsin
8Hogan, Kevin QB6-321810/20/19922Stanford
91Holmes, Tyrone DE6-22539/10/19932Montana
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
49Keyes, Josh LB6-22271/23/19932Boston College
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
89Lengel, Matt TE6-726612/27/19902Eastern Kentucky
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
43Nacua, Kai DB6-02053/3/1995RBrigham Young
94Nassib, Carl DE6-72754/12/19932Penn State
85Njoku, David TE6-42467/10/1996RMiami (Fla.)
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
36Smith, Derron FS5-102002/4/19923Fresno State
21Taylor, Jamar CB5-111929/29/19905Boise State
86Telfer, Randall TE6-42505/16/19922Southern California
11Treggs, Bryce WR6-01854/30/19942California
64Tretter, JC C6-43072/12/19915Cornell
40Vitale, Danny FB6-123910/26/19932Northwestern
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
51Collins, Jamie (IR) OLB6-325010/20/19895Southern Mississippi
35Jackson, Darius (IR) RB6-022112/1/19932Eastern Michigan
78Johnson, Roderick (IR) T6-630011/28/1995RFlorida State
98Meder, Jamie (IR) DT6-33084/12/19913Ashland
90Ogbah, Emmanuel (IR) DE6-427511/6/19932Oklahoma State
73Thomas, Joe (IR) T6-631212/4/198411Wisconsin
Practice Squad
 Calitro, Austin LB6-02401/10/1994RVillanova
 Hagen, Jacob DB6-32053/16/19921Liberty
 Hall, Rannell WR6-02001/30/19932UCF
 Howard, Bug WR6-421411/28/1994RNorth Carolina
 Kirven, Korren T6-531512/10/1994RAlabama
 Rounds, Josh RB5-1119010/11/1993RTulane
 Salako, Victor T6-633511/4/1993ROklahoma State
 Smith, C.J. CB5-111895/10/19932North Dakota State
 Williams, Kasen WR6-121912/5/19921Washington
 Wylie, Andrew T6-63098/19/1994REastern Michigan
 
 
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Position Listing
Korren Kirven
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.

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 is listed as inactive Sunday against the Jaguars.

It's been quite the turn of fortune for Treggs, who was listed as a starting receiver Week 10, but turned in zero catches on three targets over 24 snaps. He'll now head to the inactive list, as it appears he'll be the odd man out with Corey Coleman (hand) suiting up for the first time since Week 2.

Duke Johnson
News
Browns run game coordinator Kirby Wilson said he wants Johnson on the field as much as possible because the team believes so strongly in the running back's playmaking skills, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

There was talk before the season that the Browns might use Johnson as their slot receiver in three-wide sets, which would've allowed him to get on the field at the same time as Isaiah Crowell. The team has used the alignment sparingly, instead rotating Crowell and Johnson in essentially the same way as the past two seasons. Johnson nonetheless finds himself on pace for his most productive year to date, while Crowell is arguably having the worst season of his own career. The Browns may finally be ready to shift the workload division more in Johnson's favor, particularly if Crowell (shoulder) is at less than full strength Sunday in Cincinnati. That said, there have been calls all season to increase Johnson's workload, and the Browns still struggle to get him involved until they fall into catch-up mode and mostly abandon their rushing attack in the second half of games.

Kevin Hogan
News
Hogan (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Vikings in London.

After four appearances this season, including a start in Week 6, Hogan was relegated to third-string quarterback behind DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler in advance of Week 7. Subsequently, Hogan will reside on the inactive list for a second straight contest, though there's no guarantee he'll stay there considering head coach Hue Jackson's quick trigger finger this season.

Josh Keyes
News
Keyes was waived by the Chargers on Tuesday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

Keyes had a short stint in LA, playing only two games with the Chargers before being let go. The linebacker played exclusively on special teams and will now look for a similar role elsewhere in the league.

Victor Salako
No Updates
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/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.

Tyrone Holmes
News
The Browns signed Holmes off their practice squad Tuesday.

Holmes, a second-year defensive end out of Montana, was cut by the Browns following Week 1 before landing a spot on the team's practice squad. He'll provide added depth to a defensive front that lost Emmanuel Ogbah (foot) and Jamie Meder (ankle) to season-ending injuries during the Week 11 loss to the Jaguars.

Jamar Taylor
News
Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's home matchup against Jacksonville.

Taylor popped up on Friday's injury report with a previously unlisted ankle injury that left him a limited participant in practice. The ailment won't cost him his first game of 2017, however, as he's active and should be in the starting lineup opposite Jason McCourty.

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
Charley Hughlett
No Updates
Deon King
News
King signed a contract with the Browns on Wednesday.

King spent four weeks with the Browns earlier in the season but logged just three snaps on defense compared to 75 on special teams. He'll take the roster spot of fellow linebacker Jamie Collins (knee), who was placed on injured reserve Monday.

DeShone Kizer
News
Browns head coach Hue Jackson said following Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars that Kizer would likely start for the rest of the season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. "Where we are right now, I need to continue to see him,'' Jackson said of the rookie quarterback. "Let's let him play. Let's let him play this thing out. As long as he's healthy, let's keep putting him out there. I want to walk away from this season knowing exactly what DeShone Kizer is top to bottom. He deserves that."

Kizer committed four turnovers in Sunday's loss, but Jackson didn't hesitate to commit to the rookie as his starter for Week 12 against the Bengals. The coach's comments further suggest that Kizer will start beyond Week 12, though it's possible Jackson changes his mind if there aren't signs of progress in the coming weeks. The only real positive from the Week 11 loss was wideout Corey Coleman (hand), who returned from injured reserve to catch six of 11 targets for 80 yards. With Josh Gordon eligible to return from suspension Week 13 against the Chargers, the team may get five games to evaluate Kizer with the aid of a legitimate NFL-caliber supporting cast.

Kenny Britt
News
Britt (knee) doesn't have a designation in advance of Sunday's game at Cincinnati, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Limited by a knee injury this week, Britt will nonetheless be available Week 12, albeit in a reserve role. Corey Coleman and Ricardo Louis should receive the most attention among Browns wideouts, but a handful of targets should trickle Britt's way throughout the contest.

Christian Kirksey
News
Kirksey finished with 13 tackles (eight solo) and also added a sack and a forced fumble during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Kirksey -- who once again played every defensive snap -- secured his second sack in as many weeks when he took down and stripped Blake Bortles in the third quarter of Sunday's matchup. The 25-year-old has 87 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season.

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.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
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
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.

Matt Lengel
News
The Browns signed Lengel to the 53-man roster Wednesday.

Lengel gets the call-up from the practice squad and will step in as the No. 4 tight end on the depth chart. However, he isn't worth fantasy consideration at this juncture.

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 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.

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 accumulated three tackles (one solo) during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Garrett was unable to add to his team-high four sacks Sunday, but he did rack up two quarterback hits. Though the rookie has fully recovered from a concussion he suffered in Week 7, he played just 77 percent of the team's defensive snaps. That number should rise going forward, however, with Emmanuel Ogbah (foot) sidelined for the rest of the season.

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 caught just one pass on four targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 19-7 defeat to the Jaguars.

Louis definitely didn't benefit from Corey Coleman's return from injured reserve, as the 23-year-old's lone catch was his lowest total since Week 3. Meanwhile, Coleman saw a team-high 11 targets. Coleman's presence on the field should, in theory, draw coverage away from Louis, though that didn't seem to be the case Sunday. In fact, third-string wideout Rashard Higgins actually out-snapped Louis, and although Higgins failed to make any catches, it'll be interesting to see if this becomes a trend.

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 (eye) returned to Sunday's game against the Lions, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Telfer will return to his role as a reserve tight end, and he shouldn't be expected to contribute much outside of run blocking and special teams.

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) was a full participant during Friday's practice and no longer carries an injury designation heading into Sunday's contest versus the Lions.

McCourty is set to return to the field after a two-game absence, where his presence will be particularly valued against Matthew Stafford and Detroit's passing attack. The 30-year-old has three interceptions and two forced fumbles on the season.

Joe Schobert
News
Schobert accumulated 11 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. He also forced a fumble.

Schobert leads the Browns with 88 total tackles and has produced double-digit totals in all but five games this season. It appears Schobert's tackle production is not a fluke, and the 24-year-old out of Wisconsin should be considered in all IDP leagues.

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 (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bengals, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Peppers went from not practicing Wednesday to being a full participant Friday, so it looks like the rookie defensive back will be 100 percent for Sunday's game. Peppers is expected to assume his role as Cleveland's starting free safety.

James Burgess
News
Burgess accumulated a team-best 16 tackles (seven solo) and a sack during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Starting in place of Jamie Collins (knee), Burgess had a career day. He was all over the field Sunday, finishing with a career-best 16 tackles and his second sack of the season. If he continues to rack up the tackles at this pace, he could become a sneaky play in IDP leagues.

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.

Derron Smith
News
Smith (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Smith is in danger of missing his seventh game of the season. However, he isn't worthy of fantasy considerations with just one defensive snap this season, but he could have a higher contribution if Jabrill Peppers (toe) sat out.

Injury
Knee - Doubtful for Week 12 at Cincinnati
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 suffered a MCL sprain against the Lions on Sunday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Collins may have to sit out a few weeks. The fifth-year linebacker has played just six games this season, compiling 31 tackles (21 solo), one sack and one interception. In the event of an absence, James Burgess will be called upon to pick up Collins' duties for the time being.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Injured Reserve
Jamie Meder
News
The Browns placed Meder (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.

The high-ankle sprain Meder suffered in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars was likely to keep him sidelined for at least one game, so the Browns decided to shut down the reserve lineman for good in order to free up a roster spot for a healthy player. Meder finishes the 2017 campaign with 13 tackles across 10 games.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Isaiah Crowell
News
Crowell (shoulder) doesn't have a designation in advance of Sunday's contest at Cincinnati, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

For the second week in a row, Crowell's practice reps were managed as he nurses a shoulder injury. After a limited/limited/full regimen again, he should be good for his typical 13.7 touches per game against a Bengals defense that has allowed 144 yards from scrimmage per contest and seven touchdown to running backs in 10 games this season.

Justin Currie
News
Currie agreed to a contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

Currie, who was cut by the Browns in August on an injury settlement, is now fully healthy after hurting his ankle in the preseason. He'll provide extra depth in the secondary with reserve safety Derron Smith (knee) banged up following the Week 11 loss to the Jaguars.

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.

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 finished with one catch on three targets for five yards during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Coming off his best game of the season Week 10, DeValve failed to keep the momentum going against the Jaguars. Granted, quarterback DeShone Kizer struggled throughout the contest, completing just 16 total passes, so not much of DeValve's lackluster performance should be blamed on him. Plus, DeValve was on the field for 12 more plays than fellow tight end David Njoku, and it has become abundantly clear that coach Hue Jackson favors the former over the rookie.

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
News
Njoku played just 21 of the team's 55 offensive snaps and finished with one catch (one target) for 13 yards during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Over Njoku's last two games, the rookie tight end has only been able to haul in two catches for 16 yards, as Seth DeValve continues to get most of the playing time in coach Hue Jackson's offense. Njoku's one target Sunday was his lowest total of the season, and he hasn't been able to find the end zone since Oct. 8. The 21-year-old has 20 receptions for 211 yards and three touchdowns this season.

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) started opposite Ricardo Louis in Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars, hauling in six of his team-high 11 targets for 80 yards.

The 0-10 Browns didn't get much going offensively Sunday, but the fact that Coleman was quickly able to reestablish chemistry with quarterback DeShone Kizer following a seven-game absence was a bright spot. Coleman may see his target volume take a hit if Josh Gordon (suspension) is able to play beginning Week 13 against the Chargers as anticipated, but the second-year wideout will rank as the Browns' clear top receiver for the team's Week 12 matchup with the Bengals.

Josh Rounds
News
The Browns signed Rounds to their practice squad Wednesday.

Rounds, an undrafted rookie out of Tulane, spent the preseason with the Bears, averaging just 2.3 yards per carry on 36 attempts. The Browns will oversee Rounds' development on the practice squad for now, but even if he gets promoted to the 53-man roster at some point, he's unlikely to have much of a role in Cleveland's offensive game plans.

Cody Kessler
News
Kessler was on the field for seven plays in replace of DeShone Kizer (ribs) and completed 1 of 3 passes for five yards during Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Lions.

When Kizer left the game with a rib injury, Kessler was called on to replace the rookie, though the former USC quarterback ultimately failed to move the ball as well as his teammate. He was sacked three times during his seven plays of action while completing just one pass. Kizer is confident he'll be able to suit up Sunday against Jacksonville, meaning Kessler will once again be destined for backup duties.

Sammie Coates
News
Coates (ankle, knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Having recorded just five catches for 62 yards in eight games this season, Coates' impact in the Cleveland offense has been minimal thus far. With Corey Coleman back in the team's wideout mix and Josh Gordon (suspension) having resumed practicing, Coates' path to fantasy lineup consideration is cloudy, even when he is healthy.

Injury
Ankle - Out for Week 12 at Cincinnati
Joe Thomas
Injury
Britton Colquitt
No Updates
Marcus Martin
No Updates
Darius Hillary
No Updates
Jacob Hagen
No Updates
Emmanuel Ogbah
News
Ogbah (foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Ogbah is scheduled to undergo surgery in the near future to repair a fractured right foot, which he sustained in Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. The second-year defensive end, who was enjoying a productive campaign with 29 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games, is expected to require 3-to-4 months to heal up from the procedure.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
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
The Browns will waive Williams on Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Williams' dismissal likely paves the way for fellow wideout Corey Coleman (hand) to return from injured reserve in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Since turning in back-to-back four-reception outings in Weeks 5 and 6, Williams had seen his role within the Cleveland passing attack fall by the wayside, earning one total target over the Browns' subsequent three contests.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun
News
Boddy-Calhoun (hamstring) practiced fully Friday and is on track to play against the Lions on Sunday.

Boddy-Calhoun was limited in practice until Friday, when he was a full participant for the first time since injuring his hamstring in Week 8. He and the rest of Cleveland's secondary will look to slow down Matthew Stafford and the Lions on Sunday.

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 failed to attempt a field goal during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. He converted one PAT.

As long as Cleveland's offense sputters, Gonzalez will be far from a viable fantasy option. He has just eight field goals on the year and has attempted only three over past three games.

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.

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Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Andrew Wylie
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Rashard Higgins
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Higgins finished without a catch (two targets) during Sunday's 19-7 loss to Jacksonville.

Higgins went without a catch for the first time this season, as No. 1 wideout Corey Coleman made his return to the field. Interestingly enough, despite Higgins' lack of production, he saw more action than Ricardo Louis, finishing with five more offensive snaps. It remains to be seen if that trend will continue, but it's definitely something to keep an eye on.