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  Browns | Dez Bryant talks end without a deal    Fri Aug 17, 01:18 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) and the Cleveland Browns were unable to reach a contract agreement after two days of face-to-face negotiations concluded Friday, Aug. 17. However, 'conversations continue' between the two sides, according to a source speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Footballguys view: Bryant could still sign, but if the Browns were seriously concerned about Josh Gordon, they would have moved quicker and probably not let Bryant leave without a contract. At this point, it is possible that Bryant starts the season a free agent.

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  Browns | Marquez Williams to be let go    Thu Aug 16, 09:41 PM

Cleveland Browns FB Marquez Williams is expected to be waived Friday, Aug. 16, according to a source.

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  Browns | Dez Bryant, CLE may not get deal done now    Thu Aug 16, 05:39 PM

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant's (Cowboys) visit with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 16, may be more about the two sides getting to know each other better than it is to reach a contract agreement, according to a source. Bryant is believed to be looking for a one-year deal, which would allow him to show he is still a Pro Bowl-caliber player.

Footballguys view: What role Bryant has is a big question here and it hinges upon what happens with Anthony Calloway and any potential suspension and when Josh Gordon returns. Bryant looks like a shadow of himself, but he might provide a little bit of production as very late round flier in deeper leagues.

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  Browns | Drew Stanton to play Friday    Wed Aug 15, 07:02 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Drew Stanton will receive playing time in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, because he has not played a game for anyone on the offensive staff. Stanton did not play in the first preseason game.

Footballguys view: Stanton should be the odd man out in the Cleveland QB room. Tyrod Taylor will start the season and Baker Mayfield should take over at some point. Stanton could be dealt for a team in need of a veteran backup quarterback (Denver?).

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  Browns | Coach unsure who will be No. 2 QB    Wed Aug 15, 06:55 PM

Cleveland Browns QBs Baker Mayfield and Drew Stanton have been working behind QB Tyrod Taylor during training camp, but head coach Hue Jackson said he is not sure if the team would play Mayfield or Stanton if Taylor suffered an injury.

Footballguys view: Mayfield has shown flashes and he's clearly the quarterback of the future for the Browns. They could go with him as the no.2 behind Taylor and then try and deal Stanton if a team needs a veteran backup.

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  Browns | Seth DeValve on shelf again    Wed Aug 15, 05:31 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Seth DeValve (quadriceps) was not practicing again on Wednesday, Aug. 15. He has struggled to stay on the field during training camp due to a nagging quadriceps injury.

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  Browns | Damarious Randall nicked up    Wed Aug 15, 05:31 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Damarious Randall (leg) suffered a leg injury Wednesday, Aug. 15, although head coach Hue Jackson he did not think the ailment was serious.

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  Browns | Tyrod Taylor locked in as starter    Wed Aug 15, 08:53 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor will be the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Hue Jackson. 'I have not changed. I'm not going to change,' Jackson said. 'Tyrod Taylor's the starting quarterback here, and Baker (Mayfield is) the future of our organization.'

Footballguys view: The Browns appear to have a plan to let Mayfield incubate on the bench for all or at least the better part of his rookie season to give him more time to grow before taking on regular season NFL defenses. The career arc of players like Philip Rivers, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Aaron Rodgers seems to point to the wisdom of waiting, and the Browns paid a lot in draft capital for Taylor, who seems plenty capable of leading a team like the Browns to wins after he took the Bills to the playoffs. We'll see if the Browns stick with their plan.

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  Browns | Denzel Ward practicing    Tue Aug 14, 04:31 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Denzel Ward (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, after stopping early Monday, Aug. 13, with a sore ankle.

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  Browns | Johnathan Hankins to meet with CLE    Tue Aug 14, 11:57 AM

Free-agent DT Johnathan Hankins (Colts) will work out for the Cleveland Browns this week, according to a source.

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  Browns | Antonio Callaway limited Sunday    Sun Aug 12, 11:11 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway (ribs) was limited in practice Sunday, Aug. 12, because of a rib injury, head coach Hue Jackson said.

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  Browns | Seth DeValve back at practice    Sun Aug 12, 10:01 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Seth DeValve (quadriceps) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 12.

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  Browns | Dez Bryant to visit CLE next week    Fri Aug 10, 11:10 AM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is expected to visit the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug.16.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield excels in debut    Fri Aug 10, 02:48 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield completed 11 of his 20 passing attempts for 212 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants on Thursday, Aug. 9. He added 13 yards on three carries.

Footballguys view: Mayfield looked very calm and composed for a rookie and demonstrated excellent decision-making outside of the pocket. Tyrod Taylor isn't giving up his starting job easily, but the offense should be in good hands if they have to turn to Mayfield this season.

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  Browns | Antonio Callaway scores in first game    Thu Aug 9, 09:26 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway hauled in three of his team-high seven targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in the club's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, against the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: Callaway's off-field questions are getting revived, but after a slot start, he showed his speed and some good chemistry with Baker Mayfield. If Josh Gordon isn't with the team to open the season, Callaway will have waiver wire appeal.

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  Browns | Tyrod Taylor perfect in preseason showing    Thu Aug 9, 09:17 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor completed all five of his passes for 99 yards and a touchdown, en route to posting a perfect 158.3 passer rating in the team's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, versus the New York Giants. He also scrambled once for two yards.

Footballguys view: Taylor was flawless and should make the Browns much more competitive, in addition to generating fantasy value of his own. He's a fine Week 1 streamer against the Steelers in Cleveland with or without Josh Gordon.

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  Browns | Two scores for David Njoku    Thu Aug 9, 09:16 PM

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught two of his three targets for 46 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: Njoku showed speed and ups that were almost impossible for the Giants to defend, but they have had trouble defending tight ends for a while now. Njoku's ADP is sure to rise on this performance, but keep in mind that the Giants play Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the Jaguars in Week 1 if you are streaming tight ends or setting DFS lineups.

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  Browns | Dez Bryant plans to meet with CLE    Thu Aug 9, 08:10 PM

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) said on his Twitter page that he plans to meet with the Cleveland Browns next week.

Footballguys view: It's difficult to picture Bryant making a big impact for the Browns or any other team now that he has effectively missed training camp. He's on the fringe of draftable players in redraft leagues.

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  Browns | GM, coach believe Antonio Callaway's story    Thu Aug 9, 06:39 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey and head coach Hue Jackson believe WR Antonio Callaway's story that he was not smoking when he received his marijuana citation on Sunday, Aug. 5, and that Callaway not telling the team could simply be a 'rookie mistake.'

Footballguys view: It's hard not to feel like this is wishful thinking and a way to convince themselves they weren't premature in bailing on Corey Coleman. Callaway had big red flags prior to the draft and this is why. We're not sure where this will end up, but suffice to say, he could be in trouble with the league which will harm his already low value.

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  Browns | No timetable for Josh Gordon's return    Thu Aug 9, 06:21 PM

Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey said there is still 'no updated timetable' for WR Josh Gordon's return to the team.

Footballguys view: We're not really sure this should be filed under 'Troubling' -- with or without a capital 'T' but we are happy he is making sure he is taking care of himself. His ADP is hovering at 20 right now (48th overall) and his upside, as we know, is significant as is the potential downside if he slips. We're pulling for him off the field, no matter what the result is on the field.

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  Browns | Dez Bryant not returning Browns' calls    Thu Aug 9, 06:10 PM

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not returning phone calls from the Cleveland Browns, according to Browns general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey said the team would meet with Bryant next week if he communicated with them.

Footballguys view: It's a very bizarre thing to do for a guy who says he wants to play. He wouldn't have a massive role, perhaps, but he'd be on the roster and have a shot to produce. With Antonio Callaway's issues and after trading Corey Coleman away, the Browns are looking for answers at wide receiver just in case.

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  Browns | Antonio Callaway expected to be on field    Thu Aug 9, 02:41 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway is expected to play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, even though he was cited for marijuana possession earlier in the week, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Trading Corey Coleman not long before they find out Callaway was cited for an off-field issue -- which was a red flag in the draft -- is about the most Browns thing we've seen this summer. There's a reason he dropped to the fourth round and this is kind of it. He looked great in camp to start and continues to look good but his uncertain status will tamp down any enthusiasm Fantasy GMs might have for him. He's still going undrafted even after Coleman was traded and Josh Gordon skipped camp for rehab, which tells you how worried people are about the impact this citation will have on him.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield to see solid time Thursday    Wed Aug 8, 08:04 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield is expected to play two quarters during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

Footballguys view: That makes sense...not only for Mayfield but all the rookie QBs from the 2018 NFL draft. Ahead of Mayfield on the depth chart at this time is Tyrod Taylor. He's a seasoned veteran who doesn't need a ton of work in the preseason...especially in the first game. Mayfield has a lot of work to do in order to be ready at the pro level...get him that work now.

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  Browns | Antonio Callaway travels with team    Wed Aug 8, 06:14 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway traveled with the team for their preseason game against the New York Giants Thursday, Aug. 9, but it is not known if he will play. The team believes that Callaway has stayed clean and did not know what was in the car.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation. Callaway has been a star of camp for the Browns, but the rookie from Florida is already in Stage 1 of the NFL's substance abuse program. The talent is there for him to be a weapon as an underneath receiver. We'll see if the league takes action after Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license in Ohio Sunday, Aug. 5.

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  Browns | Desmond Harrison passes physical    Wed Aug 8, 05:44 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Desmond Harrison (toe) passed his physical Wednesday, Aug. 8.


  Browns | More hot water for Antonio Callaway?    Wed Aug 8, 02:13 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway was found to have ammunition and gun parts in his car during a traffic stop which also resulted in him being cited for marijuana and driving without an Ohio license.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon staying on Did Not Report list    Tue Aug 7, 05:34 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will remain on the Reserve/Did Not Report list because he will still receive an accrued season despite being on the list.

Footballguys view: A little more clarity on the situation here. There is an exception to the rule if a player does not report because of an illness or hardship. Reporters around the team all expect Gordon to return at some point this season, perhaps in the near future.

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  Browns | Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana    Tue Aug 7, 04:34 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license in Ohio Sunday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: Callaway was in line to start with the Browns this year and he was turning heads at training camp so far. This news could be quite damaging for the rookie as he was already in Stage 1 of the NFL's substance Abuse Program. Stay tuned.

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  Browns | Dez Bryant not interested in CLE?    Tue Aug 7, 10:50 AM

Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is believed to have little interest in joining the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

Footballguys view: With each day that passes, it becomes less and less likely that Dez Bryant has a fantasy relevant role to being 2018. Missing camp and ramp up time with his new quarterback in his new offense will make Bryant a role player at best when he does join a new team.

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  Browns | Trevon Coley absent from practice    Mon Aug 6, 04:40 PM

Cleveland Browns DL Trevon Coley (ankle) did not practice Monday, Aug. 6, because of a high-ankle sprain. DT Larry Ogunjobi worked with the first-team defense in his place.

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  Browns | Caleb Brantley back at practice    Mon Aug 6, 04:22 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Caleb Brantley (quadriceps) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 6.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon expected to move to NFI list    Mon Aug 6, 12:07 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to be moved from the Reserve/Did Not Report list to the Active/Non-Football Injury list in order to prevent Gordon from losing an accrued season toward free agency, according to a source.

Footballguys view: It's a good move from the Browns, and reports are circulating that Gordon is getting close to returning to the team. There is currently no timetable for him to report.

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  Browns | CLE nabs a seventh rounder    Mon Aug 6, 08:04 AM

Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills WR Corey Coleman was acquired from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2020.

Footballguys view: That's not much to give up for a first rounder from just two years ago. Coleman was a top pick in 2016 but injuries and inconsistencies have plagued his pro career. We'll see what he does with a new start in Buffalo.

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  Browns | Dez Bryant in holding pattern with CLE    Mon Aug 6, 08:04 AM

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is still receiving interest from the Cleveland Browns, but nothing is imminent even after Cleveland traded WR Corey Coleman.

Footballguys view: Bryant remains a free agent but the Browns are desperate at the position. We'll see if they put together an offer that gets Bryant interested in joining them.

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  Browns | Carlos Hyde atop the backfield    Sun Aug 5, 11:30 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde was listed as the starting running back on the first depth chart Saturday, Aug. 4.

Footballguys view: That's not a total shock as Hyde is the seasoned veteran. Hyde's main competition is rookie second-round pick Nick Chubb. Coming out of Georgia, Chubb showed a tremendous skill set, instincts and vision as a runner. We could see the Browns implement a RBBC with both backs involved.

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  Browns | Cleveland trades Corey Coleman    Sun Aug 5, 10:12 PM

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade WR Corey Coleman to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a draft pick Sunday, Aug. 5, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This move opens the door for the Browns to add Dez Bryant. Coleman was banged up quite a bit after being selected out of Baylor as a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

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  Browns | Return date for Josh Gordon still uncertain    Sun Aug 5, 02:00 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (personal) will not return to the team prior to Tuesday, Aug. 7 - the reporting deadline for a player to be eligible to record an accrued season for free agency purposes - but the team is reportedly working closely with the NFL to make sure that Gordon's health and well-being remain the top priorities. Gordon is in Gainesville, Fla., is reportedly doing well in his treatment program but needs more time, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Gordon is also reportedly working out with a personal trainer to ease his transition back to football when he is ready.

Footballguys view: Gordon is potentially giving up a lot of money and an accelerated payday to tend to this situation. His life is more important than football and he needs to take the necessary steps to stay healthy and stable, even if that means hurting his financial status. We're still not sure when he'll be with the team, making him only worth a flier after you fill out your lineup and key backups.

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  Browns | Several Browns sidelined    Sat Aug 4, 07:24 PM

Cleveland Browns DL Caleb Brantley (thigh), DL Trevon Coley (ankle), LB Genard Avery (groin), LB Justin Currie (concussion), TE Seth DeValve (quadriceps), DL Daniel Ekuale (calf), OL Desmond Harrison (toe) and P Kevin Zeitler (calf) were held out of practice Saturday, Aug. 4.

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  Browns | Corey Coleman ailed by hamstring    Sat Aug 4, 07:17 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (hamstring) is dealing with a sore hamstring and was limited in practice Saturday, Aug. 4, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

Footballguys view: The Browns have Jarvis Landry as their lead WR for 2018...and they may have Josh Gordon this year too. That doesn't leave much for Coleman when healthy. Coleman has struggled to stay healthy as a pro but nobody questions his talent when available. If Gordon does not end up reporting or playing, then Coleman could be in line for a starting job opposite Landry.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon in good spirits    Sat Aug 4, 04:05 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been in communication with WR Rashard Higgins, and Higgins said that Gordon is in good spirits.

Footballguys view: That's good news for Gordon and potentially for Fantasy GMs if he ends up getting back to football. Browns general manager John Dorsey said he still believes that Gordon will return to the team this season.

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  Browns | Cleveland open to extending Tyrod Taylor's deal    Sat Aug 4, 10:38 AM

The Cleveland Browns are open to giving a contract extension to QB Tyrod Taylor, who is in the first season of a two-year, $30.5 million deal with the club. 'There may come a point where I call his representatives in October and say, 'Let's strike something up,'' general manager John Dorsey said to Kevin Clark of The Ringer. Dorsey went on to say that possible interest in keeping Taylor beyond the 2019 season would not necessarily mean QB Baker Mayfield wasn't pushing him for the starting job. 'Nah, let's deal with it when it happens,' Dorsey said.

Footballguys view: Backup quarterback is a position of underrated importance, and with Mayfield on a rookie deal, they could afford to overpay Taylor, but he would also be forgoing starter money elsewhere. This will be worth revisiting once we see how Taylor plays in the regular season.

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  Browns | Terrance Mitchell on field with starters    Fri Aug 3, 06:59 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Terrance Mitchell worked with the first-team defense opposite CB Denzel Ward during the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: The Browns will have a rookie on one side and a corner that might not start for many teams on the other. Unless their pass rush is among the league's best, this pass defense could struggle this year and be a target once again when setting fantasy lineups.

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  Browns | Trevon Coley will miss time    Fri Aug 3, 06:23 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Trevon Coley (ankle) will miss at least the first preseason game because of an ankle injury, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

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  Browns | Jarvis Landry the top target    Thu Aug 2, 09:46 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry has become the 'go-to guy' for QB Tyrod Taylor, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Cabot said Landry has had an 'amazing' training camp.

Footballguys view: Josh Gordon is not in camp and Corey Coleman has a lot to prove, and those two factors, along with the money they paid Landry all point towards this. We expect Taylor to be solid, if unspectacular, and Landry should benefit. He's currently going off the board as the 25th receiver, and we think he could be a value at that price. The Browns won't be the Greatest Show on Turf or anything, but people may be overlooking the fantasy value this unit has the potential for.

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  Browns | Jeff Janis back on the field    Thu Aug 2, 09:13 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jeff Janis (knee) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 2, after missing some time because of an injury.

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  Browns | Ankle injury for Trevon Coley    Thu Aug 2, 07:08 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Trevon Coley (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during practice Thursday, Aug. 2.

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  Browns | Keith Zeitler to miss several weeks    Thu Aug 2, 05:49 PM

Cleveland Browns OG Kevin Zeitler (calf) hopefully will be able to return from his calf injury in a few weeks, according to head coach Hue Jackson. OT Spencer Drango has been working at right guard while Zeitler is sidelined.

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  Browns | Greg Robinson back on field    Thu Aug 2, 04:16 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Greg Robinson (concussion) is participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 2.

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  Browns | Several Browns miss practice    Wed Aug 1, 07:52 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jeff Janis (knee), TE Seth DeValve (quadriceps), OT Greg Robinson (concussion) and LB Genard Avery (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 1.

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  Browns | Devon Cajuste back on field    Wed Aug 1, 07:45 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Devon Cajuste (concussion) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 1.

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