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  Browns | Kareem Hunt praised by ex-teammate    Sun Jun 16, 12:13 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt has drawn the praise of former Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce. 'I think so, without a doubt,' Kelce said Saturday, June 15, when asked if he believes the Browns are getting the best version of Hunt. '... I think you guys are getting an unbelievable athlete, somebody who can change the game with one or two carries, one or two touches and really give you a chance to win.'

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  Browns | Jarvis Landry: Offense has lot to learn    Fri Jun 14, 12:25 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry says the team's new offense will take some time to gel under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, who has received some help recently from head coach Freddie Kitchens. 'Freddie has done a great job of monitoring, stepping in when he needs to step in,' Landry said Friday, June 14. 'Todd continues to teach us the way -- every guy is different as far as learning so continues to try to teach us. We kinda go from there. It's a new offense. There's a lot to learn. There's a lot of moving parts. It takes some time, not everything goes smoothly.'

Footballguys view: Monken and Kitchens will aim high and that's a good thing for an offense with so much talent and ability with a bold young quarterback at the helm. This is still a place that could be a fantasy bonanza in short order despite the lukewarm vibes going into the layoff before camp.

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  Browns | CLE wanted Montrel Meander    Thu Jun 13, 11:46 AM

Former Oakland Raiders CB Montrel Meander had a waiver claim placed on him by the Cleveland Browns, but the New York Jets were awarded him.

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  Browns | Damion Ratley will be at camp    Sun Jun 9, 08:26 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Damion Ratley (undisclosed) did not practice during minicamp but will be ready for training camp, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.

Footballguys view: Ratley was a sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M last year for the Browns. As a rookie in 2018, Ratley appeared in 13 games and caught 13 passes for 144 receiving yards. Ratley is raw as a route runner, but at 6'3" 190 pounds he's got the size and is plenty athletic to make plays as a receiver. He's got nice body control and hand/eye coordination for a young player. We'll see if he can stay healthy and impress in training camp and the preseason.

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  Browns | Derrick Willies set for camp    Sun Jun 9, 08:23 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Derrick Willies (shoulder) is healthy enough to practice and will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.

Footballguys view: Willies was undrafted out of Texas Tech in 2018 but he made the Browns 53-man roster as a rookie. In five games, Willies had three catches for 61 yards before a collarbone injury cut his season short. Willies has good size, measuring in at 6'4" 207 pounds, and he does a good job of running routes and tracking deep passes over his shoulder. He was injury prone in college, and hopefully that trait didn't follow him to the pros. We'll see if Willies can stay healthy and impress in the revamped Browns WR corps.

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  Browns | T..J. Carrie should be fine    Thu Jun 6, 08:49 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns CB T.J. Carrie (leg) suffered a leg injury during practice Thursday, June 6, but the injury is not considered serious.

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  Browns | T.J. Carrie injures leg during OTAs    Thu Jun 6, 05:33 PM

Cleveland Browns CB T.J. Carrie (leg) 'should be fine' despite leaving practice with a leg injury Thursday, June 6.

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  Browns | Ka'John Armstrong signs with Cleveland    Thu Jun 6, 01:48 PM

Undrafted rookie free-agent OT Ka'John Armstrong signed with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, June 6. Armstrong has participated in Browns minicamp practices this week on a trial basis.

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  Browns | Antonio Callaway aiming high    Thu Jun 6, 01:01 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway has set goals of 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns for his second pro season.

Footballguys view: Callaway has been pushed down the depth chart when the Browns traded for Odell Beckham Jr. That's going to make it tough for him to reach his loft goals as the No. 3 receiver behind Beckham and Jarvis Landry. As a rookie in 2018, Callaway had 43 catches for 586 yards and five touchdowns. It might be difficult to best those numbers in 2019.

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  Browns | Desmond Harrison cut    Wed Jun 5, 02:06 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Desmond Harrison was waived Wednesday, June 5.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson to have important role?    Tue Jun 4, 10:13 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is expected to play a 'significant' role in 2019, according to comments made by head coach Freddie Kitchens to Andrew Gribble of the team's website.

Footballguys view: Johnson would have a big role if the team doesn't trade him away like he wants. Ever since they added Kareem Hunt, Johnson has been looking to get out. No team has shown much interest and the Browns might be discouraged at that and don't want to just give him away. If he stays with the Browns, Johnson has at least 'what the heck' flex appeal in PPR leagues...that is until Hunt returns from his 8-game suspension. Stay tuned.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson reiterates trade demand    Tue Jun 4, 12:40 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson reiterated his demand to be traded as he spoke to reporters following a mandatory minicamp practice Tuesday, June 4.

Footballguys view: Johnson is not holding back. He's showed up to mandatory minicamp but still wants to find a new home. Johnson is the backup to Nick Chubb and valuable pass-catching asset out of the backfield. However, with Kareem Hunt on the roster there is not much work available for Johnson....after Hunt returns from his 8-game suspension of course. We'll see if the Browns end up finding a trade partner for Johnson before the start of the regular season.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham with team    Mon Jun 3, 06:44 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. reported to the team Monday, June 3, for the start of the mandatory minicamp this week, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. The work is mandatory so Beckham is going to show up. He attended one voluntary workout with the team during OTAs then decided to workout on his own. Beckham's return will greatly improve the targets QB Baker Mayfield gets to throw to. In OTAs, Beckham was missing and Jarvis Landry was out with an undisclosed injury.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson reports to team    Mon Jun 3, 06:39 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson reported to the team Monday, June 3, for the start of the mandatory minicamp this week, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Johnson doesn't want to get fined, but he does want to get traded, and everyone knew he was going to show up when the work was mandatory. We'll see if the team keeps him around as the change-of-pace back behind starter Nick Chubb. When Kareem Hunt returns from his 8-game suspension then Johnson's snaps/touches will get seriously cut into.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham likely to be at minicamp    Sat Jun 1, 03:22 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. indicated that he will participate in the mandatory minicamp next week.

Footballguys view: Beckham only showed up to one voluntary workout, but he was always going to be there for mandatory work. He is ready to prove any doubters wrong and gel with his new quarterback. Fantasy GMs are excited about Beckham's upside this year. He's going off the board at WR5 (2.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson expected at camp    Fri May 31, 09:40 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson, who has not attended OTAs and has asked for a trade, is expected to attend mandatory minicamp, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.

Footballguys view: With mandatory minicamp comes fines, and Johnson is unlikely to miss time primarily because of that. Johnson, if not traded before the start of the season, would be the change-of-pacer back for the Browns behind starter Nick Chubb. That is until Kareem Hunt gets back from his 8-game suspension.

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  Browns | Dontrell Hilliard the third-down back?    Fri May 31, 09:33 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard will be able to fill the role of third-down back if RB Duke Johnson's contract dispute turns into a long-term issue, according to running backs coach Stump Mitchell. 'Dontrell has played some receiver, which is making him very valuable to this team,' Mitchell said. 'He can do everything well.'

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Tulane in 2018, Hilliard has been waiting for his opportunity on the team's practice squad. Hilliard has receiving ability and has even been lining up at receiver during Browns OTAs. He wasn't a dynamic receiver in college, but more of a solid all-around back who doesn't stand out in any one category. Hilliard must been impressing his coaching staff, so continue monitoring him in super deep dynasty formats.

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  Browns | Greedy Williams running with starters    Fri May 31, 12:23 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Greedy Williams is working with the first-team defense in organized team activities.

Footballguys view: Once thought of as a potential top-10 pick in the 2019 NFL draft, Williams fell to the Browns in the second round. Williams has good height, length and a nose for the football. He should be a fine outside corner for the Browns opposite of Denzel Ward.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham missing a lot    Fri May 31, 12:20 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. is missing 'a lot' while absent from organized team activities, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.

Footballguys view: Beckham has attended only one of the nine OTAs for the Browns this offseason. When the work becomes mandatory, Beckham will be in the building. With Jarvis Landry out with an undisclosed (but reportedly minor) injury, QB Baker Mayfield has been throwing to backup-caliber receivers every day in camp. Mandatory minicamp for the Browns is June 4-6 and we expect Beckham will be in attendance.

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  Browns | Jarvis Landry likely to miss minicamp    Thu May 30, 06:21 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (undisclosed) is expected to miss minicamp next week because of an undisclosed injury, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens. Kitchens said Landry's absence will be precautionary.

Footballguys view: It's an undisclosed injury so who knows what Landry is dealing with. The team is going to be cautious but we should see Landry when training camp gets here in late July.

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  Browns | Cleveland parts with Trevon Tate    Tue May 28, 05:26 PM

Cleveland Browns C Trevon Tate was waived Tuesday, May 28.

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  Browns | Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi could have role    Sun May 26, 08:27 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi is one of the players being used to return kicks during OTAs, according to special teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

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  Browns | Return duty for Dontrell Hilliard?    Sun May 26, 08:25 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard will have a chance to win the kick returner job, according to special teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

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  Browns | D'Ernest Johnson returning kicks    Sun May 26, 08:23 PM

Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson is in the mix to return kicks, according to special teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

Footballguys view: Johnson has some talent in space as a return man, runner or receiver out of the backfield. We'll be monitoring him in crazy deep dynasty leagues.

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  Browns | CLE still in the running for Gerald McCoy    Sat May 25, 08:30 AM

Updating previous reports, free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) is still expected to continue discussions with the Cleveland Browns even though he did not sign a contract after meeting with them Friday, May 24.

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  Browns | Sione Takitaki inks rookie pact    Fri May 24, 02:37 PM

Cleveland Browns third-round LB Sione Takitaki (Brigham Young) signed a four-year contract Friday, May 24. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Browns | Gerald McCoy set to visit Cleveland    Thu May 23, 04:07 PM

Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) is scheduled to meet with the Cleveland Browns on Friday, May 24.

Footballguys view: The Browns are quite the attraction now with all the talent they've assembled on both sides of the ball. The Browns and the Baltimore Ravens are reportedly on the short list of teams McCoy would like to sign with, while the Cincinnati Bengals are also interested. There are reports teams like the Patriots and Colts are also interested. It shouldn't be long before McCoy finds himself a new home.

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  Browns | Cleveland checks in with Gerald McCoy    Tue May 21, 06:49 PM

Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) has received interest from the Cleveland Browns, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Released earlier this week by the Bucs, McCoy is already generating interest on the open market. He was due $13 million by Tampa this year and money was the main reason they let him go. McCoy won't get that sort of price tag now that he's a free agent but we expect him to latch on with a new team in the near future.

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  Browns | Greedy Williams signs $6.5M deal    Tue May 21, 01:23 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Greedy Williams signed a four-year, $6.5 million rookie contract Tuesday, May 21. The deal includes $4.1 million in guarantees.

Footballguys view: At one point in the pre-draft process, Williams was thought of as a first-round pick with some mocks having him go in the top 10. That didn't happen as Williams fell to the second round of the 2019 NFL draft where the Browns happily moved up to get him. Williams is blazing fast and has great length for the position. He naturally does a good job of knocking passes away. He is not known for his tackling and that part of his game needs to be cleaned up. Williams should start opposite Denzel Ward in 2019.

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  Browns | Jarvis Landry nursing injury    Fri May 17, 09:17 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (undisclosed) said he has been held out of spring practices because of a minor injury. 'Everything's going well, man,' Landry said. 'And then when I get my opportunity to go out there and practice, I will and it'll be back to normal and fun.'

Footballguys view: The Browns are just being cautious here. In 2018, Landry's first season with the Browns, his production on the field was inconsistent. Landry will benefit from the presence of Odell Beckham Jr. this season. That will take the coverage away from Landry and open him up further for the best part of his game -- running after the catch. Landry has a current ADP of WR22 (5.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Cleveland signs D'Ernest Johnson    Fri May 17, 02:38 AM

The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent RB D'Ernest Johnson (South Florida) on Thursday, May 16; Johnson most recently played for the AAF's Orlando Apollos.

Footballguys view: Johnson is a 210 pound power back who was the third-leading rusher in the AAF for the Orlando Appolos. He got a cup of coffee with the Saints last year in rookie minicamp after going undrafted in 2018. The former USF runner gets a new shot with the Browns in a cramped backfield. We'll see if he can stand out and at least try to make the practice squad, but Johnson is most certainly a long-shot to make it in the NFL.

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  Browns | Cleveland waives LJ Scott    Thu May 16, 10:54 PM

The Cleveland Browns waived RB LJ Scott Thursday, May 16.

Footballguys view: Now it's official. Earlier this week the word that Scott was quitting football came out and now the team has taken him off the books. Undrafted out of Michigan State this year, Scott spent a little bit of time with the Ravens and the Browns before deciding football was not for him.

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  Browns | Antonio Callaway showing off explosiveness    Thu May 16, 05:17 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway has 'added some explosiveness,' according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.'He is in good shape relative to what he was in last year during training camp. He has added some explosiveness. He has been catching the ball really well. He is doing a good job. Just like everybody else, he has to continue,' Kitchens said.

Footballguys view: Callaway is one of the most explosive players on the Browns roster and in the entire NFL honestly. We'll see if the revamped Browns offense can utilize him even more this season. A fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Callaway has flex appeal as a WR4 for Fantasy GMs this year. He's the no.3 WR for Cleveland behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.

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  Browns | LJ Scott giving up football?    Wed May 15, 10:44 PM

Cleveland Browns RB LJ Scott has decided to give up football, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Scott just signed with the Browns earlier in the week. He decided that football was not for him just two days into his time with Cleveland. The Browns have yet to make an official roster move, so perhaps Scott could change his mind.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson not at OTAs    Wed May 15, 09:52 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson missed voluntary OTAs for the second day in a row Wednesday, May 15.

Footballguys view: It's 'Duke Johnson Watch 2019' every day at Browns OTAs. Johnson is missing voluntary work, so there will be no fines associated with his absence. The team should use him as a change-of-pace back behind Nick Chubb for at least half the season. When Kareem Hunt comes back from his 8-game suspension then it should greatly cut into Johnson's playing time.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson participating    Tue May 14, 10:53 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will participate in voluntary organized team activities Tuesday, May 14.

Footballguys view: Johnson's days with the Browns seemed to be numbered, and there was buzz about him wanting to be traded. The Browns added Kareem Hunt and he'll work into the mix after he serves his 8-game suspension. Johnson will work as the change-of-pace back behind starter Nick Chubb. When Hunt is back from suspension, Johnson's role should be greatly reduced.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. expected at camp    Tue May 14, 08:11 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to report to the team's first organized team activities practice Tuesday, May 14.

Footballguys view: Beckham seems to be re-energized after his trade to Cleveland. Working with QB Baker Mayfield should result in outstanding performance for Beckham and the Fantasy GMs who are able to secure him on their rosters. Beckham has a current ADP of WR5 (2.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Cleveland signs LJ Scott    Mon May 13, 07:05 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB LJ Scott (Michigan State) signed with the Cleveland Browns Monday, May 13. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Devante Mays.

Footballguys view: Scott is your classic power back but he does have a receiving element to his game that could help him earn a roster spot. If you play in crazy deep dynasty formats, keep track of the Michigan State runner.

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  Browns | Cleveland cuts ties with two    Tue May 7, 05:54 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Xavier Woodson-Luster and CB Ashton Lampkin were waived Tuesday, May 7.

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  Browns | Cleveland adds three UDFAs    Sun May 5, 08:32 PM

Undrafted free-agent FB Trayone Gray (Miami), CB Jhavonte Dean (Miami) and LB Willie Harvey Jr. (Iowa State) signed with the Cleveland Browns Sunday, May 5.

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  Browns | Donnie Lewis on track for camp    Fri May 3, 09:43 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Donnie Lewis (foot) was working on the sidelines at rookie minicamp Friday, May 3, and is expected to be a full participant in training camp.

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  Browns | Austin Seibert under contract    Fri May 3, 07:44 PM

Cleveland Browns fifth-round draft choice PK Austin Seibert signed a four-year contract with the Browns Friday, May 3. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Browns | Mack Wilson signs deal    Fri May 3, 07:39 PM

Cleveland Browns fifth-round draft choice LB Mack Wilson signed a four-year contract with the Browns Friday, May 3. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Wilson was largely considered the 3rd-best inside linebacker in the 2019 NFL draft behind Devin White and Devin Bush. He fell in the draft and may be a value for the Browns. Wilson did a good job in coverage for the Crimson Tide and will have to see if those skills can translate fully to the pro level.

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  Browns | D'Juan Hines let go    Fri May 3, 05:25 PM

Cleveland Browns LB D'Juan Hines was waived Friday, May 3.

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  Browns | Cleveland adds 15 UDFAs    Fri May 3, 05:13 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Dorian Baker (Kentucky), QB David Blough (Purdue), TE Stephen Carlson (Princeton), OT Brian Fineanganofo (Idaho State), P Jamie Gillan (Arkansas Pine-Bluff), RB Darrin Hall (Pittsburgh), S J.T. Hassell (Florida Tech), WR DJ Montgomery (Austin Peay), DE Jarrell Owens (Oklahoma State), CB Jermaine Ponder (Saint Francis), DE Wyatt Ray (Boston College), LB Anthony Stubbs (Prairie View A&M), C Trevon Tate (Memphis), C Willie Wright (Tulsa) and LB Dedrick Young II (Nebraska) signed with the Cleveland Browns Friday, May 3. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Browns | Greedy Williams says he has no bitterness    Fri May 3, 12:37 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Greedy Williams said Friday, May 3, he isn't bitter about falling to the second round of the draft. 'I feel like God has got a place for everybody,' Williams said. 'My place was to be in 'The Land.''

Footballguys view: Williams fell to the second round of the 2019 NFL draft, a move that surprised many as he was seen as a first-round talent. He's got length, speed and a nose for the ball. Sure, Williams may not like tackling that much but the Browns likely got a steal with the pick of Williams in round two.

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  Browns | Lenny Jones released    Fri May 3, 02:14 AM

Cleveland Browns DE Lenny Jones was waived with an injury settlement on Thursday, May 2.

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  Browns | Cleveland inks two draft picks    Thu May 2, 05:16 PM

Cleveland Browns sixth-round OT Drew Forbes and seventh-round CB Donnie Lewis signed their four-year rookie contracts Thursday, May 2. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.

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  Browns | Sheldrick Redwine signs rookie deal    Thu May 2, 04:56 PM

fourth-round S Sheldrick Redwine signed a four-year contract Thursday, May 2. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Browns | David Bright let go by Cleveland    Wed May 1, 01:07 PM

Cleveland Browns OG David Bright was released Wednesday, May 1.

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