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  Browns | Isaiah Trufant placed on IR    Sat Aug 30, 09:43 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Isaiah Trufant (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 30.

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  Browns | Connection with Stephen Hill?     Sat Aug 30, 08:30 PM

Free-agent WR Stephen Hill's agent believes the Cleveland Browns will put in a claim for Hill. 'I would think the Browns would put in a claim,' the agent said. '(Head coach Mike) Pettine knows him and they need receivers and Stephen can stretch the field.'

Footballguys view: The Browns need all the help they can get at the wide receiver position. Adding Hill would make a lot of sense. If healthy, he could play the Josh Gordon-like role for the offense. Hill needs a fresh start, and still has a nice size/speed combination.

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  Browns | 13 cut    Sat Aug 30, 06:30 PM

The Cleveland Browns released LB Zac Diles, LB Jamaal Westerman, FS Josh Aubrey, DL Calvin Barnett, DT Jacobbi McDaniel, OT Reid Fragel, OG Donald Hawkins, OG Alex Parsons, OT Abasi Salimu, QB Connor Shaw, TE/FB MarQueis Gray, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi and WR Willie Snead.

Footballguys view: Gray is the guy to perhaps keep around on the practice squad. He's big, athletic and fast. However, the converted college quarterback has had a rough transition to tight end/fullback in the pros.

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Jamaal Westerman player page
MarQueis Gray player page


  Browns | Leon McFadden cut    Sat Aug 30, 01:46 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Leon McFadden has been waived, according to a source.

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  Browns | Interest in Stephen Hill?    Sat Aug 30, 11:51 AM

The Cleveland Browns may have interest in New York Jets WR Stephen Hill, who will be traded or released Saturday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: The Browns need all the help they can get at wide receiver. Josh Gordon is suspended for a year, and they just released Nate Burleson. Hill has a nice size/speed combination but he drops a lot of passes.

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Stephen Hill player page


  Browns | Cut Justin Staples    Sat Aug 30, 10:29 AM

The Cleveland Browns cut LB Justin Staples Saturday, Aug. 30.

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  Browns | Cut Chris Ogbonnaya     Sat Aug 30, 10:22 AM

The Cleveland Browns cut RB Chris Ogbonnaya Saturday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: A captain of the Black Eyed Joe All-Name Team gets his walking papers. We hope that "Silent G" finds his way back into the league.

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  Browns | Cut Nate Burleson    Sat Aug 30, 10:06 AM

The Cleveland Browns cut WR Nate Burleson Saturday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: It's a bad sign when a team absolutely DESPERATE for wide receiver help lets you go....and you're a wide receiver. Burleson's a savvy veteran but oft-injured and nowhere near what he used to be.

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  Browns | Garrett Gilkey cut    Sat Aug 30, 09:44 AM

The Cleveland Browns cut OG Garrett Gilkey Saturday, Aug. 30.

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  Browns | Release Dion Lewis    Sat Aug 30, 08:55 AM

The Cleveland Browns released RB Dion Lewis Saturday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: Interesting move here. We thought Lewis had done enough to make the final roster. Apparently, the team likes (as we do) what they've seen from UDFA Isaiah Crowell.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel earning snaps?    Fri Aug 29, 02:12 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel showed a strong effort in the team's final preseason game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 28, leading head coach Mike Pettine to acknowledge that the team will consider giving Manziel repetitions Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 'It's something we'll discuss,' said Pettine. 'I don't know if that's necessarily something just because of tonight. We'll have discussions on how we want to game plan and how we want to use those guys.' Manziel produced two field goals and a touchdown in his five possessions Thursday, including a 1-yard touchdown pass. He went 6-for-17 for 83 yards and the touchdown for a 71.4 rating, but some of his passes came out wobbly. Manziel also ran for 55 yards on four carries, including a long run of 22 yards.

Footballguys view: The Browns could choose to use a little QBBC in order to get Manziel on the field. There are certain packages they could use on offense to highlight Manziel's rushing ability. With his strong performance in the preseason finale, Manziel has made another case as to why he'll be the starter--eventually--in 2014.

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  Browns | Randall Harris waived    Thu Aug 28, 06:52 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Randall Harris (knee) was placed on no-recall waivers from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Thursday, Aug. 28.


  Browns | Nate Burleson active    Thu Aug 28, 06:43 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) is active and could play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: A good sign that he might be available come Week 1, which will be a big help for Brian Hoyer. Burleson has lost most of the last two years to injury but the three seasons before that he was catching 62% of his passes and he could be a favorite target of Hoyer's if he stays healthy. Consider him a WR6 with upside, albeit minimal due to the rest of the team and a potential run heavy offense.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon can't play in CFL    Thu Aug 28, 12:52 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not eligible to play in the CFL while serving a year-long suspension in the NFL, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: There are two areas here that apply. First he needs permission from the team, who won't grant it. Second, the CFL does have rules that can prevent a player from heading north while on suspension. As the Browns aren't going to risk their investment on a stint in Canada, it's a non-issue.

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  Browns | Joe Haden to miss game    Thu Aug 28, 12:52 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (foot) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: Just some rest for the team's best corner. He'll be there on the field in Week 1.

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  Browns | Buster Skrine to miss game    Thu Aug 28, 12:51 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Buster Skrine (thumb) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon could sue NFL    Wed Aug 27, 03:00 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's representatives are considering a lawsuit against the NFL which could seek an injunction to put the suspension on hold until the legal process takes it course, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Put Gordon on your waiver wire speed dial, but don't draft him with the expectation that this will yield any games played this year.

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  Browns | Pierre Desir may go on IR    Wed Aug 27, 02:35 PM

The Cleveland Browns may consider placing CB Pierre Desir (knee) on the Active/Reserve/Injured list, which would keep him out for at least eight weeks of the season.

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  Browns | More on Josh Gordon    Wed Aug 27, 01:35 PM

Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be allowed to apply for reinstatement after the 2014 season and not after a full calendar year.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon must stay away    Wed Aug 27, 01:12 PM

Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will not be allowed at the team's facility during his one-year suspension. The team hoped they would be able to work with him during the suspension.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon suspension update    Wed Aug 27, 12:51 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will not be allowed to file for reinstatement during his one-year suspension, according to a source. His representatives will look for other alternatives in this case.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon's ban upheld    Wed Aug 27, 12:38 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be suspended for the 2014 season after his appeal of the suspension was denied, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Gordon can not return to the team for a year, and he has to be reinstated for that to happen. Jordan Cameron is caught between the upside of being the #1 receiver on his team and the downside of being double and triple-teamed on every play. Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin should be the top two wide receiver targets, and size/speed specimen Charles Johnson should make the team, intriguing deep dynasty owners.

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  Browns | Ruling on Josh Gordon near    Wed Aug 27, 12:17 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon may hear the ruling on the appeal of his impending suspension at some point Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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  Browns | Jordan Cameron back    Wed Aug 27, 01:45 AM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (personal) was 'dealing with an issue' Monday, Aug. 25, and his absence from practice was not related to the sprained AC joint he suffered in his shoulder during an intrasquad scrimmage.

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  Browns | Dion Lewis in good shape    Wed Aug 27, 01:45 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Dion Lewis appears to be in good shape for a spot on the 53-man roster. Head coach Mike Pettine is on record saying Lewis held a slim lead for the third spot in the running back rotation.

Footballguys view: Lewis looked terrific in training camp last year before missing the season with a broken bone in his leg. He could be a surprise in the backfield if injuries get him on the field.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson up in the air    Wed Aug 27, 01:44 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) is on the roster bubble, and he said Tuesday, Aug. 26, that he knows he cannot control anything but what happens on the field. 'If I was the boss of a company, you (only) look at the people who are at work,' Burleson said, 'not the people who want to be at work. So, there's a difference.'

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  Browns | Joe Haden rides on    Wed Aug 27, 01:43 AM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (foot) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 26, but he was on the field working out on a stationary bike. CBs Pierre Desir (knee) and Isaiah Trufant (knee) also were on the field on bikes.

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  Browns | Two defenders sit    Wed Aug 27, 01:42 AM

Cleveland Browns DE Desmond Bryant (wrist) and CB Buster Skrine (thumb) were not at practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Browns | Two-quarterback system?    Tue Aug 26, 09:47 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will open the year as the starter, but when asked about installing a package of plays for QB Johnny Manziel, head coach Mike Pettine said that it is tough for a defensive coordinator to prepare for two quarterbacks.

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  Browns | Jordan Cameron returns    Tue Aug 26, 09:19 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, after being excused from practice the previous day.

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  Browns | Nate Burleson practices    Tue Aug 26, 09:10 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) took part in team drills Tuesday, Aug. 26, and could play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

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  Browns | Five placed on IR, NFI    Tue Aug 26, 07:27 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Michael Bowie (shoulder), LB Darius Eubanks (shoulder), OT Randall Harris (knee) and WR Jonathan Krause (undisclosed) were placed on Reserve/Injured and C Nick McDonald (wrist) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 26.


  Browns | Josh Gordon's DWI hearing delayed    Tue Aug 26, 01:13 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's hearing for a drunken-driving charge has been rescheduled for November. He was originally scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Aug. 26. He was arrested July 5 after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. Gordon is also still waiting to hear from the league on whether he'll be suspended for all or part of this year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Footballguys view: Groans go up with any news that could delay the Gordon suspension decision and this qualifies. We should hear something soon.

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  Browns | Make roster moves    Mon Aug 25, 09:25 PM

The Cleveland Browns placed OG Jeremiah Warren, OG Ryan Lee, CB Royce Adams, CB T.J. Heath, WR Tim Smith, WR, Anthony Armstrong, TE Martell Webb, TE Keavon Milton, DE Cam Henderson, LB Caleb McSurdy and LB Keith Pough on no-recall waivers Monday, Aug. 25. OT Randall Harris and WR Jonathan Krause were waived with a waived/injured designation, and RB Edwin Baker was waived with an injury settlement designation.

Footballguys view: Baker had some decent moments last season, but Dion Lewis beat him out for the #3 running back job. His name could surface again in the future.

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  Browns | Two players claimed    Mon Aug 25, 06:39 PM

The Cleveland Browns have claimed OG Karim Barton and OG Donald Hawkins off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Browns | Jordan Cameron update    Mon Aug 25, 04:11 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (undisclosed) was excused from practice Monday, Aug. 25, as he is 'just dealing with an issue,' according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Footballguys view: Well that's cryptic. Pettine did not say if Cameron's absence was due to the sprained shoulder he suffered earlier this month. It's probably nothing, but just keep an eye out for this situation.

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Jordan Cameron player page


  Browns | Jordan Cameron sitting    Mon Aug 25, 01:29 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 25, because of an undisclosed reason.

Footballguys view: The Browns need to be cautious here, no matter the reason. Cameron is one of their few weapons in the passing game. They'll especially be thin if (when) Josh Gordon gets suspended.

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  Browns | Jordan Cameron usage    Sat Aug 23, 01:47 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron will be used flexibly this season, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said Cameron can split out wide and be put in a position to create a mismatch.

Footballguys view: The team lacks weapons in the passing game. They'll especially be hurting if (when) wide receiver Josh Gordon is suspended. Using Cameron in multiple different ways is the wise move. Cameron is the last of the elite-level tight ends (Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas, Rob Gronkowski) and is current ADP is TE4 (5.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel has support    Fri Aug 22, 12:37 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has support from veteran Browns receiver Nate Burleson, who said, 'I'll just say this, Johnny's still the man.' Burleson also noted that he is pleased with head coach Mike Pettine's decision to start QB Brian Hoyer.

Footballguys view: We're sure the rookie has support from other teammates, so this news comes as no surprise. Manziel may begin the season as a backup, but he's going to be the starter eventually. Likely around the halfway point of the season.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel fined    Fri Aug 22, 11:56 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for giving the Washington Redskins sideline in the middle finger in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Don't flip the bird in an NFL game Johnny Football. This is what he does, and nobody should be surprised by this incident. We'll see if the youngster can learn from this mistake.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel could play later    Fri Aug 22, 10:17 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could play with QB Brian Hoyer in a two-quarterback system later in the season, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said a package for Manziel is on the table. Pettine said he didn't anticipate a platoon early in the season. Pettine also made it clear that Hoyer is on a week-to-week trial.

Footballguys view: This Browns QB situation is still a mess. Neither quarterback looked good against Washington last Monday night. Hoyer is the starter, but Manziel could take over after the first month of the season. Using a QBBC during a game doesn't work, and we've got plenty of examples through NFL history (Craig Morton/Roger Staubach, Tommy Maddox/Shawn Moore, etc).

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel to sit, learn    Thu Aug 21, 08:20 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will not have a package of plays created for him to run off the bench, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel has been slow to adjust to taking snaps under center and the new playbook.

Footballguys view: We always thought there was a good chance Brian Hoyer would get the nod and Manziel, the bench. Still, Hoyer hasn't looked like a Hall of Famer (or even the ticket booth attendant in Canton) so if he struggles, we should see Johnny Football. Still, given the raw aspects of his game, a year on the bench isn't the worst thing in the world for Manziel.

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  Browns | Desmond Bryant undergoes surgery    Wed Aug 20, 02:51 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Desmond Bryant (wrist) recently underwent wrist surgery. Head coach Mike Pettine said he is not sure if Bryant will be available to play Week 1.

Footballguys view: Bryant is a beast as a defensive end in the 3 man front of Cleveland, so this could help LeVeon Bell, Ben Roethlisberger and the whole Steelers offense in Week 1.

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  Browns | Travis Benjamin practicing    Wed Aug 20, 01:10 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (ribs) is participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon appeal case had no settlement talks    Wed Aug 20, 09:57 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's appeal hearing for his one-year suspension had no settlement talks. There has yet to be a ruling on the matter, but it appears to be an all-or-nothing case.

Footballguys view: Florio leaves open the possibility of the arbitrator trying to negotiate a settlement on his own between the two parties, but if this really remains an all or nothing proposition, you should assume nothing will be what the Gordon owners get from him this year.

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  Browns | Brian Hoyer named starter    Wed Aug 20, 08:42 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer has been named the starting quarterback over QB Johnny Manziel. Head coach Mike Pettine wrote the announcement in an e-mail and said Manziel made great strides, but Hoyer had a decided edge.

Footballguys view: This is not so much because Hoyer was good as it was Manziel not doing the things on and off of the field that would make the Browns feel comfortable starting him week 1. Manziel still has a QB1 ceiling for fantasy when he does take the field, but that might not be until at least October if Hoyer stays healthy.

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Johnny Manziel player page


  Browns | Mike Pettine talks Johnny Manziel    Tue Aug 19, 09:53 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's obscene gesture will play a factor in the competition for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Footballguys view: That's fair as they don't want to reward immature behavior, but if you think Manziel can be a fantasy threat once he starts, don't move him down on your board. He was looking like the underdog to start week 1 anyway.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon too passive?    Tue Aug 19, 04:39 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon could have shown more effort on a couple plays during the team's Monday night game against the Washington Redskins, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Footballguys view: Gordon hasn't exactly done much to instill confidence if he does avoid an indefinite suspension on appeal.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel could be facing a fine    Tue Aug 19, 08:49 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could be fined for an obscene gesture he made toward the Washington Redskins' bench in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 18.

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  Browns | Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel struggle    Mon Aug 18, 11:54 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer completed two of his six pass attempts for 16 yards during the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 18, and QB Johnny Manziel completed seven of his 16 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. Manziel was also sacked three times, and gave the middle finger to the Washington Redskins' bench.

Footballguys view: The Browns passing game is going to be a work in progress, but the Kyle Shanahan running game, offensive line play, and strong defense should keep them in games while Hoyer and/or Manziel try to find their games.

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