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  Browns | Alex Mack takes part in practice    Thu Jul 30, 02:50 PM

Cleveland Browns C Alex Mack (leg) worked with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 30. Head coach Mike Pettine said the team expects Mack to tell them when he needs a day off.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel inconsistent Thursday    Thu Jul 30, 02:36 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel had good and bad moments during practice Thursday, July 30. Manziel worked with the second-team offense during practice and had some problems during drills. During one series of drills, he would have been sacked on the first two snaps, almost threw an interception and had a pass batted down at the line of scrimmage. He did make two nice throws during another part of team drills.

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  Browns | Terrance West works with starters    Thu Jul 30, 12:50 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West worked with the first-team offense during team drills Thursday, July 30. Head coach Mike Pettine said several running backs will see time with the starters during training camp.

Footballguys view: Ugh. Pettine is frustrating fantasy owners here. Isaiah Crowell is the more talented back, but he didn't get first-team reps over West on Thursday. We'll see Crowell likely win the starting job, but the team is also going to use rookie Duke Johnson as a receiving and change-of-pace back behind him.

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  Browns | Randall Telfer to be evaluated during season    Wed Jul 29, 02:02 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Randall Telfer (foot) will be reevaluated at the middle of the regular season to see if he will be able to practice with the team.

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  Browns | Johnny Football enters camp as No. 2    Mon Jul 27, 10:31 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel enters training camp as the No. 2 quarterback, although head coach Mike Pettine offered no guarantees Monday, July 27, that QB Josh McCown will be the Week 1 starter. 'The repetitions will (still) be handled that way, with Josh as the one,' Pettine said. 'Now, I wouldn't say I'm guaranteeing today that Josh McCown is going to be the starter against the Jets.'

Footballguys view: Nothing new here. We like what Manziel has done this offseason, and it seems like he finally is on the right track. All of his hard work could translate into better play during training camp and the preseason. If (when?) McCown struggles, Manziel could get his shot.

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  Browns | Josh McCown not guaranteed of job    Mon Jul 27, 10:30 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown enters training camp as the team's starting signal caller, but head coach Mike Pettine said Monday, July 27, that McCown is not guaranteed of the job. 'The repetitions will (still) be handled that way, with Josh as the one,' Pettine said. 'Now, I wouldn't say I'm guaranteeing today that Josh McCown is going to be the starter against the Jets (in Week 1).'

Footballguys view: It would be foolish to guarantee a journeyman like McCown much of anything. Manziel will be tasked to be the starter if McCown doesn't play up to snuff.

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  Browns | Vince Mayle will be ready    Mon Jul 27, 10:29 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Vince Mayle (thumb) will be able to catch passes from day one of training camp, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Mayle is making his way back from thumb surgery.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick out of Washington State, Mayle is a former basketball player with good speed for a big man (6'2" 223 pounds). Mayle is a project, there's no doubt about that. He has limited experience at wide receiver, and he lets too many passes hit the ground. Mayle also needs to do a better job of fighting for passes so he can win at the point of the catch. He's got good size, but he doesn't know how to use his body to box out smaller defenders (something basketball guys should do naturally). Dynasty owners should monitor his progress.

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  Browns | Terrelle Pryor not ruled out as QB    Mon Jul 27, 10:25 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor has not been ruled out as the quarterback sometime down the road, but head coach Mike Pettine said Monday, July 27, that he wants the former QB 'to focus 1,000 percent on receiver.'

Footballguys view: Pryor has the size and athleticism to be interesting at wide receiver or tight end. His days as a pro quarterback are likely done, and Pryor is wise to try another position. We'll see if he can win a roster spot in camp.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson can perform immediately    Mon Jul 27, 02:45 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has the ability to step in and perform at a high level right away, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Footballguys view: Running backs can transition to the pro game a lot quicker than other positions. Johnson is a fantastic receiver out of the backfield, and he's a dangerous weapon in open space. We should see Isaiah Crowell as the hammer for the Browns with Johnson working as a change-of-pace back. His current ADP is RB39 (8.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel works with Jon Gruden    Sat Jul 25, 11:07 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel recently worked with former NFL head coach Jon Gruden in hopes of improving his film work and mechanics, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We like that Manziel is doing whatever it takes to improve his game. He's gone to rehab and seems to be more focused on his profession this season. Manziel's time with the Browns could be short-lived if he doesn't impress when given a chance this year. He'll likely begin the season as a backup quarterback behind Josh McCown.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson won't start right away    Fri Jul 24, 06:58 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will play a prominent role in Cleveland's offense in his rookie year, but RB Isaiah Crowell is still the favorite to start. Johnson is also the most capable pass-catcher in the trio of Johnson, Crowell and RB Terrence West, according to Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal.

Footballguys view: We agree that Johnson is the best pass-catcher out of the backfield, and that's how the rookie should make his biggest impact on the field this year. Fantasy owners should consider him a RB4 with upside in PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Tory Slater placed on PUP    Wed Jul 22, 08:54 PM

Cleveland Browns DL Tory Slater (hamstring) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 22.

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  Browns | Ifo Ekpre-Olomu placed on NFI list    Wed Jul 22, 08:50 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (foot) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 22.

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  Browns | Randall Telfer placed on NFI list    Wed Jul 22, 04:42 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Randall Telfer (foot) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 22.

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  Browns | Browns could ride hot hand at RB    Thu Jul 16, 04:57 PM

Cleveland Browns RBs Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West and Duke Johnson are expected to make up a three-headed committee this season in the backfield. Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has said there won't be a specific method for how touches are distributed, but Crowell is expected to begin the season as the starter.

Footballguys view: Johnson is the change-of-pace back in this rotation. He can make people miss in the open field, and he's a good receiving option out of the backfield. Crowell is the best runner of the group and can work as a battering ram for the Browns on early downs.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell more confident    Thu Jul 16, 04:31 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell said he feels more confident heading into his second season. The second-year running back said he felt too anxious last year and that he can be more relaxed now that he has a year of professional under his belt.

Footballguys view: Crowell is a talented runner between the tackles. He can dominate an opponent and grind them down as the game wears on. However, it looks like the Browns may use rookie Duke Johnson as the third-down back in 2015. This limits Crowell's fantasy upside. He's a good RB3 with upside in non-PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Phil Taylor expects to be full participant    Mon Jul 13, 06:36 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor (knee) said he will be able to fully participate once training camp begins. Taylor is coming off a major knee surgery he had last season.

Footballguys view: Taylor is a talented defensive tackle when healthy, but staying healthy has been a problem for him. Over the last three years, Taylor has not played a full 16-game season. He was limited to five games in 2014.

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  Browns | Andrew Hawkins may make impact    Sun Jul 12, 10:23 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins could have an impact this season since offensive coordinator John DeFilippo's offense features more catch-and-run opportunities.

Footballguys view: Hawkins is a decent bet to lead the team in receptions again this year unless you think Dwayne Bowe was being held back by Alex Smith in a way that he won't be held back by Josh McCown. While Hawkins isn't going to be anything more than bye/injury/emergency fodder in PPR leagues for typical redraft fantasy football, he can help as a safe 6-8 pt weekly floor late pick in best ball PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Dwayne Bowe excited for opportunity    Sat Jul 4, 01:57 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe said he's excited to be on a new team and in a new atmosphere. He added that he wants to fill the shoes of standout WR Josh Gordon, who is serving a season-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Bowe said it's his job to replace Gordon in Cleveland's offense and he believes he can do just that. Bowe implied that he'd like to score more touchdowns this season after not scoring any with the Kansas City Chiefs last year. 'I got us down in scoring range and with our offense, it was based on running back to the tight end and my job was to play football,' Bowe said.

Footballguys view: Bowe may be excited, but fantasy owners need to proceed with caution when considering Bowe in drafts--even late. The career underachiever has done little to give fantasy owners confidence that he'll actually play up to his potential. The QB situation in Cleveland leaves a lot to be desired as well. We're recommending avoiding Bowe unless he's a WR6, late-round flier in your league.

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  Browns | Three TEs to platoon for Browns?    Tue Jun 30, 02:58 PM

Cleveland Browns TEs Gary Barnidge, Rob Housler and Jim Dray could all end up taking over for TE Jordan Cameron, who is now with the Miami Dolphins. Head coach Mike Pettine said the three tight ends provide some diversity and can be used in different ways.

Footballguys view: We're intrigued by Cameron (so long as he's healthy) now that he's with the Dolphins, but this Browns TE situation is one to avoid. There's not much fantasy value from any of these guys--even from a dynasty perspective.

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  Browns | Too soon to write off Johnny Manziel?    Sun Jun 28, 08:42 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel just 'needs more time' to develop and learn how to play from the pocket in order to become an effective NFL quarterback, according to Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.

Footballguys view: Of course it's too soon. Manziel didn't do himself any favors last year as a rookie. However, he's entered rehab (of course exited rehab) and seems to have a better grasp on what it takes to be a good pro. We'll see if he can make a push for the starting job in training camp. If not, Manziel will back up Josh McCown in 2015--and perhaps replace him if (when?) McCown struggles.

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  Browns | Former QB praises Johnny Manziel    Sat Jun 27, 09:28 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is trending in the right direction, former QB Elvis Grbac said. 'It's obviously a learning experience,' Grbac said. 'I think he's going in the right direction. He's on the right path. I think it'll be somewhat of a rude awakening the first couple games of the season and he will have to adjust.'

Footballguys view: Manziel should be a buy-low target for fantasy owners in dynasty leagues. Yes, he's a longshot to ever be what the Browns thought he could be as a first-round pick in 2014. However, running quarterbacks are valuable fantasy assets--and it's too soon to write off Manziel. He'll likely start the season as a backup behind Josh McCown, but he could get a chance to start if McCown struggles.

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  Browns | Cleveland in contact with Josh Gordon    Wed Jun 24, 05:34 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been in contact with an official from the team this offseason, according to a source. Gordon is serving a one-year suspension for multiple violations of the NFL's drug and alcohol policy but is allowed to be in contact with a front office member.

Footballguys view: Gordon has wasted his talent--and he's wasting time that he could be starring in the NFL. When he's not suspended, Gordon is one of the best receivers in the game. He served a 10-game suspension last year, came back and looked great for the first couple of games, then he was suspended by the team again for the season finale in Week 17. His contract with Cleveland is up after the 2015 season, and he's set to be a restricted free agent. Who knows if Cleveland will be interested in bringing him back after all they've endured with Gordon.

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  Browns | Terrelle Pryor claimed    Mon Jun 22, 04:25 PM

Cincinnati Bengals WR Terrelle Pryor was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns Monday, June 22, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Pryor wasn't going to find a home in the NFL had he stayed at quarterback. Moving to wide receiver might not work out in the long run, but teams are interested in him enough at a new position. The Browns need all the WR talent they can get, so taking a chance on Pryor makes sense. At 6'5" 230 pounds, Pryor is a fine athlete who could create mismatches.

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  Browns | Cleveland awarded Shane Wynn    Sun Jun 21, 11:44 PM

The Cleveland Browns were awarded WR Shane Wynn (Falcons) off waivers Friday, June 19. In a corresponding move, the team waived WR Paul Browning.

Footballguys view: At 5'6" 167 pounds, Wynn is a diminutive receiver who will have to make his name as a return man for the Browns. He's a longshot to make the final roster, but he grew up in Cleveland and playing for the Browns has been a lifelong dream. He went to the same high school as Browns safety Donte Whitner.

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  Browns | Phil Taylor misses minicamp    Sun Jun 21, 02:51 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor (knee) did not participate during the team's minicamp last week, but the team believes he will be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Taylor is a talented and disruptive player in the middle of the defensive line when healthy. The problem is he hasn't been able to stay healthy in recent years. Over the last three seasons, Taylor has missed a total of 20 games. He's due over $5 million this year, but none of that is guaranteed. Taylor could get cut if he doesn't impress in training camp.

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  Browns | Two roster moves made    Fri Jun 19, 04:51 PM

Free-agent WR Shane Wynn (Falcons) was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns Friday, June 19. WR Paul Browning was subsequently released.

Footballguys view: Wynn, a 5-6, 167-pound rookie from Indiana, goes to Cleveland after spending the offseason with the Falcons, who signed him as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft. He's a native of Cleveland, and Wynn is obviously a return specialist and not much of a pro receiving threat.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel struggling with accuracy    Fri Jun 19, 01:25 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel continues to struggle with throwing accuracy, but he showed improvement in little things, such as getting the plays called and off on time.

Footballguys view: Well, everything has to start somewhere. Manziel is far from the starting lineup at this point, and we'll see if he can become a more accurate passer with preseason and training camp reps. He'll likely begin the season as a backup, but the team might give him one more (last?) chance if/when Josh McCown struggles.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell could be lead back    Fri Jun 19, 01:18 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell could be the workhorse back if his ball security improves, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Footballguys view: Fumbling is the big issue Crowell needs to overcome. He's a naturally instinctive runner with the power to wear down an opponent as the game goes on. However, Crowell is not much of a receiving threat and that's why rookie Duke Johnson is going to be in the mix here as a change-of-pace back.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson playing some WR    Thu Jun 18, 11:05 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has been receiving repetitions at wide receiver, and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said that's part of the plan for Johnson.

Footballguys view: Johnson has surprisingly soft hands and is good when he has the ball in space, so this actually is less strange than some think. It also might tell you how excited the Browns are for Johnson and give us a real indication that he could be a player for fantasy owners this season. Currently going in Round 11 of early drafts, we should see him rise over the summer, especially in PPR leagues. Right now, he's a RB3 or RB4 but that will change if his role is larger than we think.

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  Browns | Tashaun Gipson sitting out    Wed Jun 17, 12:09 PM

Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, June 17, because of a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: Gipson skipped voluntary workouts earlier this year after being upset with only a second-round tender as a restricted free agent. He ended up signing his one-year contract, but there are some Browns beat writers who think he'll get a long-term deal with the team in the near future. Either way, the Browns know he's got talent and they're not going to risk further injury by pushing him back with this hamstring injury.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson signed    Tue Jun 16, 06:24 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson signed his four-year rookie deal Tuesday, June 16. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: Johnson plays with a lot of burst and quickness. His foot frequency is among the best of any back in this draft class. Johnson is dangerous as a receiver in open space out of the backfield, and he can change direction instantly and with ease. He's best used as a part-time player, and that's what the Browns will do this season. Johnson should be a complementary runner/receiver behind starter Isaiah Crowell.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson seen as three-down player    Tue Jun 16, 03:20 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is viewed as a three-down running back by the Browns' coaching staff as he continues to draw rave reviews.

Footballguys view: Johnson can be used effectively as a receiver out of the backfield, but we think he could wear down if used frequently in a full-time role. He's certainly a three-down player, but Johnson is best used in a RBBC. Johnson will split time with Isaiah Crowell this season.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson impressing    Sat Jun 13, 01:41 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has been performing well this offseason, showcasing his explosiveness and versatility.

Footballguys view: This is consistent with what has been reported out of Cleveland several times. Johnson is a change-of-pace back who can work well as the Browns primary receiver out of the backfield. The Browns will use some form of RBBC with Isaiah Crowell as the likely starter. Johnson and Terrance West will compete for touches behind him.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson to move around    Sat Jun 13, 10:06 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will not be an every-down back this season but will be moved around on offense so he can create matchup problems for the defense.

Footballguys view: That's a smart move for the Browns. Johnson is a change-of-pace back who will get some carries behind Isaiah Crowell and/or Terrance West. The rookie is good in space, and he can be used effectively as a receiver out of the backfield. We're interested to see how he handles this versatile role in the preseason.

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  Browns | Tashaun Gipson signs tender    Fri Jun 12, 07:02 PM

Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent FS Tashaun Gipson signed his one-year tender offer Friday, June 12, and is expected to participate in the team's minicamp next week. He is scheduled to make $2.356 million this season.

Footballguys view: Gipson was skipping voluntary workouts, but he ended up signing his one-year tender anyway. The Browns put a second-round tender on him, and Gipson would have risked losing $1.7 million had he not signed by Monday's deadline. Some beat writers feel that Gipson will get a new long-term deal from the Browns, but that seems a tad outlandish at this time. If Gipson hits the open market, several teams should be interested in this elite cover safety with the ability to flip the field.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel living with former coach    Fri Jun 12, 05:26 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is living in the Cleveland area with former high school coach Julius Scott since Scott had a big influence in Manziel earlier in his career. Scott was considered the disciplinarian on Manziel's high school team, and Manziel said Scott made the biggest impact on his development as a player.

Footballguys view: Manziel is staying out of trouble for the most part this offseason as he tries to get his life and his career back on track. We applaud the young quarterback for taking these steps, and we'll be curious to see if he can show improvement on the field this preseason.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel not being ruled out    Thu Jun 11, 09:17 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is not being counted out by quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell. When asked if there's a chance Manziel can beat out QB Josh McCown, O'Connell replied, 'Yeah, I think right now coach (Mike) Pettine's been very clear that Josh is here for a reason, but we build everything around here on competition and that's how everybody gets better. And that's why it's important that this spring that we've been able to install our offense and give these guys the tools they need come the fall that we can have a competitive environment,' O'Connell said Thursday, June 11.

Footballguys view: O'Connell is right. Manziel as the backup isn't a given this year as we'll have to see how he does in training camp and the preseason. Plus--no disrespect--but he's only behind Josh McCown...it's not like he's backing up Aaron Rodgers. If (when?) McCown struggles, the team could turn to Manziel in what seems like a make-or-break season for the second-year quarterback.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell and David Johnson paired    Thu Jun 11, 07:35 PM

Cleveland Browns RBs Isaiah Crowell and David Johnson were lined up in the backfield together Thursday, June 11, during organized team activities.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should be expecting Johnson to cut in on Crowell's playing time. Johnson is more of the change-of-pace back, and he's a better receiver out of the backfield. Crowell is a naturally instinctive runner who can dominate on the ground. The Browns want to be a run-heavy offense because of the shaky quarterbacks on the roster.

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  Browns | Dwayne Bowe practicing     Thu Jun 11, 12:08 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe (knee) is participating in organized team activities Thursday, June 11.

Footballguys view: The Browns really need help at wide receiver and while Bowe has fallen short of his potential, he's an upgrade over what they had last year when Josh Gordon was suspended. Right now, Bowe is tracking as a late pick (14th round) which puts him at depth and no more for fantasy players. Part of that is Bowe (and his lack of focus), but a lot of it is also the messy quarterback situation.

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  Browns | Josh McCown praised by coach and GM    Sat Jun 6, 09:52 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown was praised for his mentorship of younger players by general manager Ray Farmer, and head coach Mike Pettine said the team couldn't do better than McCown until they find a 'long-term solution' under center.

Footballguys view: Pettine is correct about McCown. He's a good veteran leader, and he's no "long-term solution" for the team at quarterback. That solution could be Johnny Manziel, but the 2014 first-round pick has to stay out of trouble and improve his play on the field. We'll be watching Manziel closely in the preseason to determine whether or not he's making progress.

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  Browns | Acquire Andy Lee    Sat Jun 6, 01:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers P Andy Lee has been acquired by the Cleveland Browns Saturday, June 6. The Browns gave up a 2017 seventh-round pick for Lee.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson making up for lost time    Wed Jun 3, 09:02 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson turned heads at organized team activities Tuesday, June 2, according to head coach Mike Pettine. "(If) we weren't playing flag football," said Pettine, "that would have been a 40- or 50-yard chunk," Pettine said in reference to one big run by Johnson. The Browns' rookie expects to be a change-of-pace back in 2015, but he added, 'I'm looking forward to the different ways they use me as a receiver or the backfield. Whatever it takes."

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  Browns | Terrance West works with first team    Tue Jun 2, 10:38 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West had the first rep with the first-team offense in organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, June 2.

Footballguys view: Last week, Isaiah Crowell was working with the first-team offense. We'll see this go back and forth as the offseason continues. The battle will continue into training camp.

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  Browns | Dwayne Bowe tweaks knee    Tue Jun 2, 09:47 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe (knee) left practice Tuesday, June 2, due to a tweaked knee, but the injury is not believed to be serious. He limped off the field midway through the two-hour organized team activities (OTAs) practice. Head coach Mike Pettine said he might be sidelined until Thursday, June 4.

Footballguys view: The injury is considered minor at this time. Currently coming off the board at WR66 (14.01), Bowe is a value for fantasy owners as he's the Browns top receiving threat.

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  Browns | Vince Mayle not catching passes    Tue Jun 2, 09:46 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Vince Mayle (thumb) is still wearing a cast on his surgically repaired thumb. He was lining up and running routes Tuesday, June 2, at organized team activities (OTAs), but not catching passes.

Footballguys view: Mayle is on the road to recovery, but he isn't going to stay out of practice for long. He is expected to be a full participant in training camp.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson back at OTAs    Tue Jun 2, 09:45 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (personal) returned to organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, June 2, after missing last week due to a family matter.

Footballguys view: Johnson is going to be playing an interesting role for the Browns offense this year. We'll see either Terrance West or Isaiah Crowell as the lead back for the Browns, and Johnson will work as a change-of-pace back.

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  Browns | Two Browns in red jerseys    Tue Jun 2, 12:12 PM

Cleveland Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and WR Vince Mayle (undisclosed) are practicing with red, non-contact jerseys Tuesday, June 2.

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  Browns | Two Browns WRs sitting out    Tue Jun 2, 11:42 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (undisclosed) and WR Travis Benjamin (undisclosed) are riding bikes Tuesday, June 2, at organized team activities.

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  Browns | Josh McCown likes his situation    Sun May 31, 08:01 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown said the lack of quarterback competition helps the team overall. 'More than anything, for me, I just believe it takes away from any kind of distraction that you can have and the team can just move in one direction, regardless of who that guy is,'' McCown said. 'It's helpful to just say, 'this is our guy until something happens and he's not our guy.''

Footballguys view: McCown is pretty much locked in as the starter right now, but we'll see if Johnny Manziel can change that during training camp and preseason. The seasoned veteran will be running what likely will be a run-heavy offense for the Browns. We're not expecting anyone from the Browns' passing game to be much of a fantasy factor in 2015.

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