Fantasy Football News & Views
Browns | Mitchel Trubisky could go No. 1 Sat Apr 22, 09:53 PM
North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky is still under serious consideration by the Cleveland Browns to be the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to league sources.
|Footballguys view: This has been floated in April...and not before then. That means it could be misdirection floated out there by the team or the agent. The Browns need a quarterback, but with DE Myles Garrett available at no.1 overall the team would be fools to pass on him.|
Browns | Isaiah Crowell has not signed Fri Apr 21, 07:28 PM
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB Isaiah Crowell has not signed his tender offer at this point.Link to story
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Browns | Debate rages on about No. 1 Fri Apr 21, 01:03 PM
The Cleveland Browns' coaching staff is 'all in' on Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but the front office and owner Jimmy Haslam reportedly are leaning more toward North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
|Footballguys view: We've heard a few different versions of this story. It's the time of year where misinformation is floated out, so perhaps teams behind the Browns who want Trubisky would be interested in trading up.|
Browns | Isaiah Crowell doesn't sign tender Fri Apr 21, 09:19 AM
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB Isaiah Crowell has yet to sign his tender, and the deadline to sign offer sheets with other teams was Thursday, April 20.Link to story
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Browns | Three Browns released Thu Apr 20, 05:27 PM
Cleveland Browns OG Alvin Bailey, CB Tracy Howard and FS Trae Elston were released Thursday, April 20.Link to story
Browns | Cleveland unlikely to acquire veteran QB Wed Apr 19, 02:42 PM
Cleveland Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said the team does not plan on trading for a veteran quarterback during the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: The Browns already have Brock Osweiler, even if his spot on the 53-man roster is up in the air. They'll be looking for a rookie quarterback who can be groomed as the starter. The Browns are a long way from being a competitor but they've assembled a great offensive line and that's a good start.|
Browns | Brock Osweiler to compete for starting job Wed Apr 19, 01:33 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler will compete for the starting job in camp, according to executive vice president Sashi Brown.
|Footballguys view: That's what they say right now, but there's still a good chance that Osweiler is traded or released before training camp starts. He's reported to voluntary workouts and the team is treating him like he could actually have a spot on the 53-man roster...for now.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Browns | Cody Kessler works on deep ball Tue Apr 18, 08:52 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler has been working to improve as a vertical passer this offseason with private quarterbacks coach Tom House on his arm strength and deep-ball accuracy.Link to story
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Browns | Joe Haden ready to play Tue Apr 18, 02:35 PM
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (groin) said he's good to go and is feeling fresh after undergoing groin surgery this offseason.Link to story
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Browns | Brock Osweiler reports for workouts Tue Apr 18, 12:54 AM
Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler reported to team headquarters Monday, April 17, for the start of voluntary offseason workouts.
|Footballguys view: It is a bit surprising given the fact many expect Osweiler to be dealt or released at some time. Head coach Hue Jackson has not yet committed to Osweiler staying on the roster when the new season begins.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Browns | Marcus Burley signs tender Mon Apr 17, 08:29 PM
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent CB Marcus Burley signed his tender offer Monday, April 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Marcus Burley player page
Browns | George Atkinson staying with CLE Mon Apr 17, 08:02 PM
Cleveland Browns exclusive rights free-agent RB George Atkinson III signed his tender offer Monday, April 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Browns | Dan Vitale sets big goals Sat Apr 15, 11:41 PM
Cleveland Browns FB Dan Vitale said he is ready for the offseason programs to begin in order to prove what he is capable of. 'I'm going to look at it like I'm trying to get better every single day, and I know I can be a Pro Bowler some day,' Vitale said.Link to story
Browns | Hue Jackson likes Joshua Dobbs Sat Apr 15, 10:12 PM
Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs was praised by Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson. 'He completes the ball, he's more athletic, and he has a good arm,' Jackson said.
|Footballguys view: Dobbs won the starting job for the Volunteers, forcing Nate Peterman to transfer to PITT. He is athletic enough to keep plays alive with his feet and Dobbs can scramble for first downs if need be. Dobbs is incredibly bright, but his decision making as a passer is a work in progress. He takes chances deep, but they often don't work in his favor (9 interceptions on passes over 10 yards in 2016).|
Browns | Cleveland visiting with Mike Williams Fri Apr 14, 04:53 PM
Clemson WR Mike Williams is scheduled to meet with the Cleveland Browns Friday, April 14.Link to story
Browns | Coach wants Myles Garrett with No. 1 pick Fri Apr 14, 04:36 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett is Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson's preferred choice for the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to sources.Link to story
Browns | Browns split on No. 1 overall pick Tue Apr 11, 10:33 PM
The Cleveland Browns have not made up their mind on what they plan on doing with the No. 1 draft pick, according to sources. They have 'split opinions,' with some liking Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett and others liking North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky.Link to story
Browns | Myles Garrett hopes to be top pick Mon Apr 10, 07:44 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett said he hopes the Cleveland Browns select him with the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.Link to story
Browns | Myles Garrett sends message to Cleveland Sun Apr 9, 10:05 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett said he will be a 'difference maker' on the field, and he will 'punish' the Cleveland Browns if he isn't selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Well alrighty then. Garrett is a virtual lock to be the no.1 overall pick as he's seen as the clear cut best player available in this draft. The rookie certainly got a lot of attention with this sound bite, and there will be plenty of opportunity to back up his words.|
Browns | Cleveland may consider Mitchell Trubisky Sun Apr 9, 07:19 PM
North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky likely will receive consideration from the Cleveland Browns if he still available at the 12th overall pick, in the opinion of the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.
|Footballguys view: Trubisky only has 13 games of starting experience, and there's some positive and negatives to his game. He'll have to learn to take a snap from under center, and Trubisky needs to do a better job with his arm mechanics. He's accurate on intermediate routes, and Trubisky has the athleticism to escape the pocket if the play breaks down.|
Browns | David Njoku visits with Browns Fri Apr 7, 08:36 PM
Miami (Fla.) TE David Njoku recently met with the Cleveland Browns.
|Footballguys view: Njoku is one of the best tight ends in this rich draft class. His game is similar to that of Greg Olsen (Panthers) because of his size, strong hands and ability to beat defenders in the middle of the field. The Browns have the 1st and the 12th picks in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. Njoku may be in their plans for the second round or if they trade back from the 12 spot.|
Browns | Cleveland meets with Obi Melifonwu Fri Apr 7, 08:17 PM
Connecticut S Obi Melifonwu met with the Cleveland Browns Friday, April 7, according to a source.Link to story
Browns | Corey Davis on Cleveland's radar Fri Apr 7, 03:48 PM
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis is reportedly high on the Cleveland Browns' draft board and in play to go No. 12 overall if the Browns don't trade out of the spot, according to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller.
|Footballguys view: At 6'3" 209 pounds, there's a lot to like about Davis. He can high point passes regularly and Davis can be a dominant force in the red zone. He'll track deep passes with ease and knows how to use burst to get that last bit of separation before the ball comes in. Davis does have problems with drops (16 drops over the last three years), but he wants the ball and with the way he plays he should be a highly targeted receiver at the pro level.|
Browns | Cleveland looking at AJ McCarron Fri Apr 7, 03:48 AM
The Cleveland Browns remain interested in Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron, who previously worked with Browns coach Hue Jackson in Cincinnati. McCarron has asked to be traded.
|Footballguys view: The Bengals don't seem to be intent on getting rid of McCarron. He may just have to wait until he hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent in 2018. The Browns want to find a new starting quarterback, and they'll have several options with potential trades (McCarron, Jimmy Garoppolo) or the 2017 NFL draft.|
A.J. McCarron player page
Browns | Patrick Mahomes visiting Cleveland Thu Apr 6, 11:05 PM
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes is scheduled to visit the Cleveland Browns Friday, April 7.
|Footballguys view: The Browns are most certainly considering quarterbacks with their 12th overall pick. Mahomes has almost 20 teams interested in him, and he's a lock to be a first-round pick...and he could be the first quarterback off the board.|
Browns | CLE still wants to dump Brock Osweiler Tue Apr 4, 10:11 PM
The Cleveland Browns still plan on moving QB Brock Osweiler, 'whether in a trade or an outright release.' The club would like to continue to develop QB Cody Kessler, and as a result, Osweiler could be dealt on draft weekend, or the Browns could choose to cut him and try to recoup some of his $16 million salary.
|Footballguys view: Osweiler showed enough to at least be considered as a reclamation third quarterback if he gets released, but it doesn't appear that there are any takers willing to give up even minimal draft compensation for Osweiler. The Browns might be willing to eat most of his salary, but this part of their gambit is probably not going to bear fruit.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Browns | Corey Davis to visit Browns Tue Apr 4, 09:13 AM
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis will visit the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, April 4, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Browns would be looking at Davis with the #12 pick. He would project as a co-#1 with 2016 first-rounder Corey Coleman. It appears the strike zone for Davis is between the Titans picks at 5 and 18, with the Bengals at #9 gaining steam. He is still a clear first-rounder and possible first wide receiver off of the board despite an ankle issue that has kept him from working out before the draft.|
Browns | Cleveland to meet with Deshaun Watson Mon Apr 3, 07:21 PM
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson is scheduled to meet with the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, April 4, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: We could see the Browns adding Watson with the 12th-overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. He's known for playing big in the biggest games, and Watson has the athleticism to make plays with his feet in addition to attacking with his arm. His footwork and intermediate accuracy needs work, and Watson should be considered somewhat of a project entering the NFL.|
Browns | Teez Tabor works out for Browns Fri Mar 31, 08:42 PM
Florida CB Teez Tabor worked out for the Cleveland Browns Friday, March 31, according to a source.Link to story
Browns | Cleveland works out Deshaun Watson Fri Mar 31, 04:53 PM
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson worked out for the Cleveland Browns Thursday, March 30.
|Footballguys view: The Browns need a franchise quarterback, and Watson could be just that. They have the 1st-overall pick, but Watson would most likely be added with the Browns 12th-overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.|
Browns | CLE could have Corey Coleman working slot Thu Mar 30, 07:29 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman would work from the slot if WR Josh Gordon is reinstated by the NFL, as the team envisions Gordon and WR Kenny Britt on the outside.
|Footballguys view: We have no idea whether Cleveland would trust Gordon to stay un-suspended (Is that a word? It is now.) and how much they view him as a reliable option long-term. Having another good receiver around would help free Coleman up from coverage though, so we're for it.|
Corey Coleman player page
Browns | Josh Gordon sticking with Cleveland? Wed Mar 29, 02:01 PM
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns general manager Sashi Brown said Cleveland cannot release WR Josh Gordon. 'We're not in a position at wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel like he's settled himself,' Brown said Tuesday, March 28, at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, per the Akron Beacon Journal.
|Footballguys view: This goes against previous reports that indicated the Browns were moving on. Head coach Hue Jackson has said he expects the team to move on from Gordon, but it's Brown who would make that call.|
Josh Gordon player page
Browns | Corey Coleman the Browns' guy Wed Mar 29, 10:07 AM
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman is viewed as 'the guy,' according to head coach Hue Jackson, who wants Coleman to assume the role of No. 1 receiver.
|Footballguys view: It's anybody's guess as to who the QB will be in Cleveland when the season opens, but Coleman should be the primary target in the passing attack. They selected him in the first round last year, and Coleman caught 33 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games as a rookie. Even with the free agent addition Kenny Britt, Coleman sounds like he'll be their main man...and that is a spot that could have WR3 (with WR2 upside) value for fantasy owners.|
Corey Coleman player page
Browns | Cameron Erving switching positions Wed Mar 29, 02:44 AM
Cleveland Browns OL Cameron Erving will move from center to right tackle, where he'll compete for a starting job that's wide open, according to head coach Hue Jackson.Link to story
Browns | Jamie Meder signs with Browns Tue Mar 28, 03:35 PM
Cleveland Browns exclusive rights free-agent DE Jamie Meder re-signed Tuesday, March 28.Link to story
Browns | Cleveland won't trade first pick Tue Mar 28, 03:14 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett is the consensus No. 1 prospect in this year's NFL draft, and the Cleveland Browns don't want to give up the possibility of drafting him. Head coach Hue Jackson affirmed that the Browns will not be trading away their No. 1 overall pick. Jackson did say, however, that Cleveland would be open to trading the No. 12 overall pick.
|Footballguys view: The Browns want to get Jimmy Garropolo (Patriots) but they may not be able to trade enough to get him. The 12th pick could land them someone like DeShaun Watson (Clemson) or DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) at the quarterback position. Those QBs may be the reason why a team wants to acquire that 12th pick as there may be as many as three or four QBs taken off the board in the first round.|
Browns | CLE owner open to adding Colin Kaepernick Mon Mar 27, 07:32 PM
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the team has not discussed the possibility of signing free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers), but he would be open to pursuing Kaepernick if the front office were interested in him.
|Footballguys view: The Browns need to find a starter before they add a backup. Kaepernick is more of a reserve QB at this point in his career. Cleveland wants to trade for Jimmy Garropolo (Patriots) to be their starter, but they may not be able to acquire him.|
Colin Kaepernick player page
Browns | Cleveland not done with Jimmy Garoppolo Mon Mar 27, 05:06 PM
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo remains of interest to the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland could continue to pursue a trade this weekend at the NFL owners meetings. As reported previously, Garoppolo is not expected to be traded. Neither side has acknowledged that a possible deal is or is not in the works.
|Footballguys view: There's a breaking point for everyone. The Patriots don't want to give up Garoppolo, but a couple of first-round picks could change their mind. The Browns have targeted Garoppolo as a potential franchise quarterback, and they will do what they can to add him via trade if at all possible.|
Jimmy Garoppolo player page
Browns | Mitchell Trubisky to meet with Browns Mon Mar 27, 12:22 PM
North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky will work out for the Cleveland Browns Friday, March 31.
|Footballguys view: The Browns need a franchise QB and they may decide on Trubisky at some point in the 2017 NFL draft. With the 1st and 12th picks, Trubisky is unlikely to go off the board when the Browns are first on the clock. However, the 12th pick might be a sweet spot for the inexperienced passer. With only 13 games starting experience, Trubisky showed talent as a passer and runner. The Tarheels used him out of the shotgun almost all of the time, so footwork will be an issue. He wasn't asked to throw into tight windows in North Carolina's space-based passing attack. Trubisky is a project, but the Browns might decide he's worth the time.|
Browns | Matt McCants signs with Browns Mon Mar 27, 11:42 AM
Free-agent OT Matt McCants (Bears) signed an undisclosed deal with the Cleveland Browns Monday, March 27, according to a source.Link to story
Browns | Cleveland will meet with Bucky Hodges Sun Mar 26, 09:19 PM
Virginia Tech TE Bucky Hodges will meet with the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Hodges is a tall, athletic product who basically plays like a super-sized wide receiver. He can pluck the ball from above his head regularly, and making plays above the rim is not a problem. He does need more weight as he can be pushed around close to the line of scrimmage, and Hodges is not going to be a forceful blocker initially at the pro level.|
Browns | John Ross will visit Cleveland Sun Mar 26, 08:57 PM
Washington WR John Ross said he has a visit scheduled with the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Ross set the football world on fire with his record-breaking 4.22 second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. The Browns have the 1st and 12th picks in the first round, and they could be consider Ross near the middle of the opening round. Ross can fly, and he can track deep passes with ease. He's a weapon at the pro level.|
Browns | Brock Osweiler sticking on roster for now Sun Mar 26, 01:20 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler will remain a Brown 'until he's not', according to head coach Hue Jackson.
|Footballguys view: The Browns may want to deal Osweiler away after just trading for him. No teams have taken them up yet, but that could change as we get closer to the draft. We'd be surprised if Osweiler takes a snap for the Browns.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Browns | Josh Gordon working with speed coach Sat Mar 25, 10:09 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been training with speed coach and former Olympian Tim Montgomery.Link to story
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Browns | Josh Gordon unlikely to stay with CLE Sat Mar 25, 08:06 AM
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon likely will be traded or released if he is reinstated by the NFL, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Cleveland seems to be done with Gordon. The Browns would own Gordon's rights for two more years if he is reinstated.|
Josh Gordon player page
Browns | Myles Garrett works out for Browns Fri Mar 24, 07:17 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett has participated in a private workout with the Cleveland Browns, according to sources. The Browns are expected to select Garrett with the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.Link to story
Browns | Josh Gordon expected to find out fate soon Fri Mar 24, 01:34 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to hear back from the league regarding his reinstatement application in late April or early May, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.
|Footballguys view: Gordon hasn't been on the field since 2014, but he's trying to make his way back. Lord only knows what he'll look like after two years on the sidelines. The Browns are done with him, so if he's reinstated we expect Gordon to be playing elsewhere.|
Josh Gordon player page
Browns | Patrick Mahomes worked out for Browns Fri Mar 24, 09:40 AM
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes has worked out for the Cleveland Browns recently.
|Footballguys view: Mahomes is one of the most intriguing prospects in the 2017 NFL draft. He's got extreme confidence in his arm and that gunslinger mentality allows him to make big plays. Mahomes has seen his draft stock rise in recent weeks, and now seems to be a lock for the first round. The Browns might be considering him with the 12th-overall pick.|
Browns | DeShone Kizer met with Browns Fri Mar 24, 09:32 AM
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer worked out for the Cleveland Browns recently.
|Footballguys view: The Browns are unlikely to draft him with the first-overall pick. With their 12th-overall pick he becomes an option.|
Browns | Cleveland expected to work out QBs prospects Wed Mar 22, 04:23 PM
North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson QB Deshaun Watson are expected to have private workouts with the Cleveland Browns before the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: The Browns have two first-round picks in the 2017 NFL draft. They have the first-overall pick, but neither quarterback should be considered in that spot. Instead, the Browns could draft either Trubisky or Watson with the 12th-overall pick.|