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  Browns | Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 18, 04:21 PM

Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited. OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.

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  Browns | Andrew Hawkins sits out of practice    Thu Dec 18, 04:20 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Footballguys view: As he is no better than a WR7, this shouldn't impact your lineup at all.

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  Browns | Wednesday practice report    Wed Dec 17, 05:55 PM

Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.

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Marlon Moore player page
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  Browns | Johnny Manziel shows up early    Wed Dec 17, 01:10 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel arrived more than five hours early to practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, after struggling in his first NFL start in Week 15. Manziel was 10-for-18 for 80 yards and two interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

Footballguys view: Good! He needs to learn that he's not good enough right now, and he's only going to get better with incredible dedication to his craft. If Manziel learned that--and stays with it--we feel better about his long-term value in fantasy leagues.

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  Browns | Zac Diles cut    Tue Dec 16, 07:21 PM

The Cleveland Browns cut LB Zac Diles Tuesday, Dec. 16.

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  Browns | Claim Andrew McDonald    Tue Dec 16, 04:25 PM

The Cleveland Browns claimed free-agent OT Andrew McDonald (Colts) Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to McDonald's agent.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel prevented from scrambling left    Mon Dec 15, 04:42 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was held to just 107 yards of total offense in the Week 15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Bengals defensive coordinator watched game tape of Manziel's two college losses to Louisiana State and Missouri in order to game plan for him. 'Those were his worst two games in college,' Guenther said. 'You could see obviously what their plan was -- to keep him in the pocket or to move him to a side where he wasn't throwing.' The Bengals prevented Manziel from going to his left.

Footballguys view: The Bengals were ready for Johnny Manziel, and they have now given a blueprint for the rest of the league--from his first start. Things looked bad out there for Manziel, and he certainly didn't show any fantasy potential in Week 15. As a starter, Manziel is a low-end QB2 until we see more development from the rookie.

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  Browns | Joe Haden day-to-day    Mon Dec 15, 01:32 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (shoulder) is considered day-to-day after he suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 15 game, according to a source.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel to start Week 16    Sun Dec 14, 05:08 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will start in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers, head coach Mike Pettine confirmed Sunday, Dec. 14.

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  Browns | Marlon Moore unable to return    Sun Dec 14, 05:07 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Marlon Moore (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals and was unable to return.

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  Browns | Joe Haden to have MRI Monday    Sun Dec 14, 05:05 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (shoulder) will have an MRI Monday, Dec. 14, after suffering a shoulder injury in the Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel does nothing    Sun Dec 14, 05:05 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel completed 10 of his 18 pass attempts for just 80 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 15 shutout loss against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was also sacked three times and ended up with a passer rating of just 27.3.

Footballguys view: Manziel looked overwhelmed from the get-go, and never made anything remotely like his Texas A&M magic happen against the Bengals. The Browns season is over, so they likely give him another chance to learn on the job at Carolina next week.

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  Browns | Justin Gilbert has head injury    Sun Dec 14, 02:27 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Justin Gilbert (head) left the game early in Week 15 and is being evaluated for a concussion.

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  Browns | Joe Haden leaves game    Sun Dec 14, 01:52 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.

Footballguys view: AJ Green's matchup gets easier, but the Bengals aren't going to need to throw much in the second half.

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  Browns | Marlon Moore injured    Sun Dec 14, 01:31 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Marlon Moore (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Browns | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 14, 11:43 AM

The Cleveland Browns have declared TE Gary Barnidge, RB Glenn Winston, DB K'Waun Williams, LB Karlos Dansby, DB Robert Nelson, FS Tashaun Gipson, OT Vinston Painter inactive for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Craig Robertson gets another start with Dansby out.

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Gary Barnidge player page


  Browns | Garrett Hartley signed    Sat Dec 13, 12:14 PM

The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent PK Garrett Hartley (Saints) Saturday, Dec. 13. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived PK Billy Cundiff (knee) after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

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  Browns | Friday injury report    Fri Dec 12, 06:18 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (rib) FS Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and have been ruled out for Week 15. LB Karlos Dansby (knee) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. RB Glenn Winston (illness) and DE Desmond Bryant (thigh) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell should play    Fri Dec 12, 06:12 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.


  Browns | Billy Cundiff questionable for Week 15    Fri Dec 12, 06:03 PM

Cleveland Browns PK Billy Cundiff (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

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  Browns | Miles Austin should play next year    Thu Dec 11, 06:10 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Miles Austin (kidney) can be a free agent after this year, but he's been told he should be able to play next year after lacerating his kidney Nov. 30. Austin isn't allowed to do any physical activity right now, and he'll have a CAT scan in four weeks to see how his cut is healing. His injury is not career-threatening.

Footballguys view: We just can't imagine the market being white-hot for his services. Some team who wants veteran depth may be interested, but dynasty league owners shouldn't be hot and bothered about Austin's future.

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  Browns | Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 11, 04:50 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (rib), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring), LB Jabaal Sheard (foot), CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and RB Glenn Winston (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. DL Desmond Bryant (thigh) and LB Karlos Dansby (knee) were limited. C Nick McDonald (non-injury related), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) and SS Donte Whitner (illness) practiced fully.

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Donte Whitner player page
Gary Barnidge player page
Desmond Bryant player page
Jabaal Sheard player page


  Browns | Isaiah Crowell a full participant    Thu Dec 11, 04:46 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 11.

Footballguys view: Crowell is the top guy for the Browns, but he's still splitting time with fellow rookie Terrance West. We like Crowell as a RB2/flex with upside.

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  Browns | Karlos Dansby closer to playing    Thu Dec 11, 04:33 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Karlos Dansby (knee) is getting closer to playing, according to head coach Mike Pettine. However, Dansby could be a long shot to return in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Browns | Tried out three kickers    Thu Dec 11, 04:17 PM

Free-agent PKs Nate Freese (Lions), Garrett Hartley (Saints) and Zach Hocker (Redskins) Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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  Browns | Billy Cundiff remains Cleveland's kicker    Thu Dec 11, 03:19 AM

Cleveland Browns PK Billy Cundiff will remain as the top kicking choice for the team, but coach Mike Pettine indicated Cundiff would have to step up his game play.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell a full participant    Wed Dec 10, 05:55 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Footballguys view: Crowell has a great matchup this week against the Bengals. He'll split time with fellow rookie Terrance West, but we still believe he's worth starting as a RB2 or flex play in Week 15.

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  Browns | Wednesday practice report    Wed Dec 10, 05:47 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (rib), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), C Nick McDonald (non-injury), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring), LB Jabaal Sheard (foot), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury), S Donte Whitner (illness), CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and RB Glenn Winston (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. DE Desmond Bryant (thigh) and LB Karlos Dansby (knee) were limited.

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Donte Whitner player page
Gary Barnidge player page
Desmond Bryant player page
Jabaal Sheard player page


  Browns | Brian Hoyer unlikely to return    Tue Dec 9, 06:00 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer is unlikely to return to the team next year after being benched for QB Johnny Manziel heading into Week 15. Hoyer is expected to become a free agent, and 'there will be a market for him, as there was this offseason for several quarterbacks that seemed to be similar to how he was.'

Footballguys view: A market for a journeyman quarterback? It's no surprise that he would move on from Cleveland, but we just can't imagine the market being white hot for Hoyer's services.

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  Browns | Make two roster moves    Tue Dec 9, 05:02 PM

The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent CB Kendall James (Chargers) to the practice squad and released DT Christian Tupou Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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  Browns | Tashaun Gipson to return this year?    Tue Dec 9, 04:13 PM

Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson (knee) said he wants to return this season in time for the team's game against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 21. 'I won't put myself out there if I'm not good to go and don't feel like I can help the team. If I feel like I can help the team out, I'll be back there.'

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel to start in Week 15    Tue Dec 9, 12:41 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will be the starting quarterback in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel likely to start    Tue Dec 9, 08:45 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is likely to start in Week 15, according to indications from sources. All that remains is waiting for head coach Mike Pettine to announce it.

Footballguys view: Finally! The Browns put up a helluva fight against the Colts in Week 15, but they fell short--and were held back--because of the play of Brian Hoyer. Regardless of what you think of Manziel and his NFL future, fantasy owners should realize that his skill set equates to that of a top-10 fantasy quarterback. Manziel's rushing ability could help him be a fine fantasy addition for your team.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel to start soon?    Mon Dec 8, 05:51 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could be taking over as starting quarterback in the near future. 'I think it's natural to lean the other way, given the results,' head coach Mike Pettine said Monday, Dec. 8. Pettine said he, the coaches and general manager Ray Farmer would meet Monday night and make a decision.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to be aware of this. Manziel may have a lot of work to do as a pro, but from a fantasy lense he has top-10 potential as soon as he's on the field. His rushing ability will boost his fantasy value--and he could be the shot in the arm the Browns need at this point in the year. Hoyer has been bad for a long time, and it's arguably past time for the Browns to make this move.

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  Browns | Billy Cundiff on hot seat?     Mon Dec 8, 07:00 AM

Cleveland Browns PK Billy Cundiff missed a field goal Sunday, Dec. 7, in a 25-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and that means the Browns might look for another kicker to finish out the season. "It's obviously concerning," said Browns head coach Mike Pettine. "We get field goal attempts, we get a chance to put points on the board against a good team and you've got to be able to convert."

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  Browns | Josh Gordon's reps limited    Sun Dec 7, 06:00 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon had his reps limited in Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Mike Pettine said Sunday, Dec. 7, that the staff felt he was getting too many reps, so they took him out on third downs.

Footballguys view: Gordon was the engine of the pass offense as soon as he took the field this year, so it doesn't seem to make sense to preserve him with a playoff berth hanging in the balance.

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  Browns | Brian Hoyer expects to start Week 15    Sun Dec 7, 05:59 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer said Sunday, Dec. 7, after the Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts that he was not looking over his shoulder Sunday, and he expects to start in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Footballguys view: Hoyer was the reason the Browns lost today, but the team doesn't seem to want to go to Johnny Manziel. Next week brings the Bengals defense that Ben Roethlisberger and LeVeon Bell took apart today.

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  Browns | K'Waun Williams leaves game    Sun Dec 7, 05:59 PM

Cleveland Browns CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) left the Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts, and was replaced by CB Justin Gilbert in the nickel defense.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon leaves game    Sun Dec 7, 04:31 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury late in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts attempting a catch on the sidelines.

Footballguys view: Gordon had been held down all day on a woeful afternoon for Brian Hoyer. He was likely started over many studs who came through today and might have been a ticket home for some teams.

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  Browns | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 7, 11:45 AM

The Cleveland Browns have declared TE Gary Barnidge, RB Glenn Winston, LB Karlos Dansby, DB Robert Nelson, WR Rodney Smith, FS Tashaun Gipson, OT Vinston Painter inactive for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Terrance West is active and backing up Isaiah Crowell, who was a game-time decision with a hip injury. This is a tough situation to count on with the Browns having to keep pace with Andrew Luck today.

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Rodney Smith player page


  Browns | Jordan Cameron active Sunday    Sun Dec 7, 11:25 AM

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is active Sunday, Dec. 7.

Footballguys view: Cameron is a boom/bust low TE1, but since he is coming back from a concussion, you don't have to worry a re-injury of a muscle or joint strain.

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  Browns | Tashaun Gipson looking to return    Sun Dec 7, 10:04 AM

Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson (knee) is pushing for a late-December return. He could play in the final two games.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell iffy    Fri Dec 5, 06:21 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Dec. 5, and is questionable for Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts. RB Terrance West would likely be the starter if Crowell can't play. However, West fumbled twice last week, leaving head coach Mike Pettine to leave open the possibility that West won't be in the lineup at all this week.

Footballguys view: Crowell is the only Browns back you want to go near this week. UDFA Glenn Winston and recent street free agent signing Shaun Draughn could figure into the picture this week, maybe even in a large role.

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  Browns | Jordan Cameron questionable    Fri Dec 5, 06:17 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is questionable for Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts. He needs to pass at least one more concussion test with a neurologist Friday before being cleared for contact, but head coach Mike Pettine is hopeful that Cameron can return after missing the last five games.

Footballguys view: Don't put Cameron in your lineup quite yet, but if he is active, he should be ready to play his full complement of snaps and benefit from coverage drawn by Josh Gordon against a short-handed Colts defense.

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  Browns | Friday injury report    Fri Dec 5, 06:03 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (rib), S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts. LBs Karlos Dansby (knee) and Jabaal Sheard (foot) are questionable, while LB Paul Kruger (illness), C Nick McDonald (ankle, knee), LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and WR Marlon Moore (hamstring) are probable. Gipson, Barnidge and Nelson didn't practice Friday, Dec. 5. Dansby and Sheard were limited, while the others practiced in full.

Footballguys view: Dansby being back would be a boost to this defense and a small hit to the outlook for Dan Herron.

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Marlon Moore player page
Jabaal Sheard player page
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  Browns | Josh Gordon still learning offense    Thu Dec 4, 06:35 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has 195 receiving yards in his two games this year, but his timing has been off with QB Brian Hoyer, resulting in three interceptions on passes thrown his way despite a team-high 29 targets in the last two weeks. Gordon has said that it is taking time to understand offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's system and terminology. 'You have to master your offense that we're running here,' Gordon said. 'When you do that, you think a lot less and you move a lot faster. That's really the point I'm trying to get to. I'd like for it to be second nature, for me not to even think about it. I can hear half the play in the huddle and know what to do. But it's not like that right now.'

Footballguys view: Not bad for some scrub (sarcasm of course) just learning the offense, right? Keep an eye on Vontae Davis - if he's out, you can move him to WR1 status, but for now we have him at a solid WR2.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell limited Thursday    Thu Dec 4, 06:10 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4, after sitting out the day before.

Footballguys view: The Browns other option is Terrance West, who has struggled with big carry loads this year at times. We see West as an RB4 while even if he plays, the injury for Crowell worries us enough to where we have him as an RB3 right now.


  Browns | Jordan Cameron limited again    Thu Dec 4, 06:08 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4.

Footballguys view: If he was healthy and playing, we feel he could have TE2 value. As he may not play, have someone else ready.

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  Browns | Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 4, 06:04 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Paul Kruger (illness), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring), LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) and S Donte Whitner (non-injury) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 4. LB Karlos Dansby (knee) and WR Marlon Moore (hamstring) were limited, while C Nick McDonald (ankle, knee), LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) practiced in full.

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Paul Kruger player page
Marlon Moore player page
Jabaal Sheard player page
Barkevious Mingo player page


  Browns | CLE optimistic about Jordan Cameron    Thu Dec 4, 12:49 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) has a chance to play in Week 14 since head coach Mike Pettine said the team is cautiously optimistic about Cameron's availability for the game.

Footballguys view: We wouldn't trust him in our lineup during the playoffs. We'd rather have him go off on the bench (less likely) than give us two points or less in our lineup (more likely).

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