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  Browns | Desmond Bryant placed on NFI list    Thu Jul 28, 04:12 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Desmond Bryant (pectoral) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 28, and will miss the entire 2016 season. The team also signed free-agent TE David Reeves (Steelers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Browns | Cleveland will name starting QB soon    Thu Jul 28, 01:29 PM

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said the team will name their starting quarterback before their first preseason game.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners shouldn't be holding their breath here. We think Robert Griffin III will be announced as the starter, and he's a QB3 in our eyes.

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  Browns | RG3 not being handed starting job    Thu Jul 28, 01:46 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III won't be handed the starting job, although all signs point to him winning the gig. 'No, it's still a ways away in my mind, but I feel good about where we are and I feel good about the process that we've been in for those guys,' head coach Hue Jackson said. Griffin is trying to beat out veteran QB Josh McCown, as well as journeyman QB Austin Davis and rookie QB Cody Kessler.

Footballguys view: Of course he's not being handed the job, the Footballguys update writer said sarcastically. Certainly he should see stiff competition from such renowned signal callers as Josh McCown, Austin Davis and rookie Cody Kessler, he wrote while rolling his eyes so hard they fell out of his head. Joking aside, if Griffin can't win the job and loses to this group of lovable mutts, he should consider another job. Griffin should be the QB1 in camp though no better than a QB3 on your fantasy roster.

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  Browns | Josh McCown was steady in spring    Thu Jul 28, 01:45 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown looked more ready in spring practices than QB Robert Griffin III, and he knows the offensive line well while having a rapport and timing down with some of the receivers. McCown posted a 93.3 quarterback rating in 2015, 14th in the NFL. However, the team isn't expected to build around a quarterback who is 37. He might be kept around as an insurance policy in case QB Cody Kessler isn't ready.

Footballguys view: It's what he does. McCown is a slightly older version of Ryan Fitzpatrick--he has his moments, but he will fall on his face on occasion and as Cabot points out, you aren't building a franchise around him. We firmly believe Robert Griffin III will be the winner of the camp battle.

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  Browns | Austin Davis has chance to stick    Thu Jul 28, 01:44 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Austin Davis has a chance to stick around with the team if the organization elects to deal or release QB Josh McCown during training camp and the preseason. Davis was signed to a two-year contract extension through 2017, but only $600,000 is guaranteed.

Footballguys view: There's no way four quarterbacks end up in camp, Cody Kessler isn't getting cut and we expect Robert Griffin III to win the starting job. That leaves one job for McCown and Davis, and given that McCown has little upside, we could see Davis remaining. Of course, that leaves almost no experience behind Griffin if he were to get hurt.

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  Browns | More hot water for Armonty Bryant    Wed Jul 27, 09:58 PM

Cleveland Browns DL Armonty Bryant faces further possible league suspensions following a misdemeanor drug conviction Wednesday, July 27. He is already suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

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  Browns | Gary Barnidge may be limited    Tue Jul 26, 07:09 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (hernia) could be limited for the start of training camp after undergoing hernia surgery in June. He did pass his physical, however.

Footballguys view: Barnidge exploded onto the scene last year, and it will be interesting to see in this new offense how productive he can be. In 2015, Barnidge finished the year as the 3rd-best fantasy TE. This year, he's getting drafted a bit lower than that as fantasy owners are weary of the Browns offense (and QB situation). Barnidge has a current ADP of TE8 (8.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Three more Browns go to PUP, NFI lists    Tue Jul 26, 05:05 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (ankle) and TE Seth DeValve (hamstring) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 27. OG Conor Boffeli (knee, ankle) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon to start camp on NFI list    Tue Jul 26, 04:56 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (quadriceps) will begin training camp on the Non-Football Injury list. He is working out on his own and is expected to miss a couple of weeks.

Footballguys view: He was injured working out on his own, and the team should take it easy on him when he returns. Fantasy owners are looking at Gordon as a WR3 with WR1 upside provided that he stays healthy and out of trouble. Getting him back in Week 5 will provide a much-needed boost to the Browns passing attack.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon being reinstated    Mon Jul 25, 02:03 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is being reinstated by the NFL conditionally, according to a source. He will be suspended for the first four games of the season.

Footballguys view: A huge win for the Browns here. The team has already stated they would welcome Gordon back with open arms. New head coach Hue Jackson is giving everyone a clean slate, and Gordon will certainly help the entire offense. He's one of the most naturally talented players at his position, but staying out of trouble and off the suspended list has been difficult during his pro career. The Browns QB situation isn't great, but Gordon should perform like a WR3 with WR1 upside for fantasy owners when he returns. He's going off the board at WR53 (11.06) right now in 12-team PPR leagues, but that should rise with this news.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell to dominate carries?    Sun Jul 24, 08:54 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell could reach 1,000 rushing yards this year, according to beat writer Mary Kay Cabot, and Cabot believes Crowell is going to receive a 'bulk' of the carries this season.

Footballguys view: We'd agree with that assessment. Crowell is built for the larger role on the ground as he's a larger back than Duke Johnson Jr. Now, there will be a split of touches and we think Johnson is going to be the best receiving option out of the backfield. Fantasy owners should consider Crowell a RB4 in PPR leagues, while Johnson should be considered a low-end RB2 in similar leagues.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson to line up at WR    Sat Jul 23, 10:56 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will line up at wide receiver at times during the season because the team likes to find different ways to throw passes to Johnson.

Footballguys view: We like it! Johnson is the type of player who needs the rock in his hand as much as his body can hold up. He's not a big back, but Johnson is explosive and tough to bring down in the open field. Johnson has a current ADP of RB23 (5.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Cleveland has plays for Terrelle Pryor    Sat Jul 23, 10:45 AM

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has drawn up plays to get the ball into WR Terrelle Pryor's hands and allow him to run in the open field.

Footballguys view: Jackson is one of the most creative offensive-minded coaches in all of the NFL. We like that he has a package for Pryor--a player who has a freakish blend of size and athleticism.

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  Browns | Cleveland adds Nick Hayden    Fri Jul 22, 06:03 PM

Free-agent DT Nick Hayden (Cowboys) signed with the Cleveland Browns Friday, July 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon decision not imminent    Fri Jul 22, 09:15 AM

Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has no timetable for a decision on his potential reinstatement, but one source said it isn't expected for at least six weeks.

Footballguys view: Gordon's previous WR1 upside and young age of 25 makes him an enticing second half of the draft pick on the non-zero chance he plays this year. Still, there's no guarantee that he'll be in shape, play effectively, or even figure into the Browns plans. If the Browns learn he is reinstated right before the season, it is hard to imagine him playing a big role right away since he has been away from the team.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon meets with commish    Thu Jul 21, 12:54 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon met with commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday, July 20, regarding his possible return to football, according to sources. Gordon can reapply for reinstatement Aug. 1.

Footballguys view: We'd love to see Gordon get back on the field and he'd be a great asset to both the Browns and fantasy GMs. We do wonder whether he has finally "gotten it" and decided to make football a priority over his use of marijuana. Jim Brown, both the Browns' Hall of Fame running back and a part of the team's hierarchy, says Gordon has received help for his off-field issues. He's worth a late-round flier now, while his overall value would totally depend on when he was allowed to play this season and how many games he might miss.

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  Browns | Desmond Bryant hoping to play this year    Thu Jul 21, 12:45 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Desmond Bryant (pectoral) is hoping that he can return this year after suffering a torn pectoral muscle while working out in May. At the earliest, he could be cleared by mid-November with six or seven games left in the season. Bryant led the Browns in sacks in 2015 with six. He'll resume running and doing lower body work as soon as his incision heals.

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  Browns | Alvin Bailey may have lead for RT job    Wed Jul 20, 04:22 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Alvin Bailey will receive the first chance to win the starting right tackle job, but OTs Michael Bowie, Shon Coleman and Spencer Drango will also compete for the job.

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  Browns | Cleveland would welcome Josh Gordon    Tue Jul 19, 10:01 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon would be welcomed back by the team if he is reinstated after eligible to apply Aug. 1, according to beat writer Mary Kay Cabot. Head coach Hue Jackson has said everyone will begin with a clean slate and that includes Gordon.

Footballguys view: Talent is never the question with Gordon. He's big, fast, physical and has the ability to dominate...so long as he doesn't keep ripping bong loads in his off time. We'll see if Gordon can stay clean and get reinstated by the league before getting too excited about his prospects.

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  Browns | RG3 working on pocket presence    Tue Jul 19, 10:01 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has worked hard on his pocket presence over the past several years, including during this spring under head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton. In spring practices he worked inside and out of the pocket, too.

Footballguys view: Griffin was broken physically and mentally in Washington. He fought back from knee problems, but he couldn't shake the timidity that he showed under pressure after he was hurt. We'll see if a fresh start in Cleveland helps RG3 play better under duress.

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  Browns | Carl Nassib expected to be ready    Tue Jul 19, 10:01 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Carl Nassib (calf) missed mandatory minicamp in June due to a calf injury, but he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Nassib is expected to work some inside, and will be an even more important player with DE Desmond Bryant (pectoral) expected to miss the entire season.

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  Browns | Raheem Mostert in the mix    Tue Jul 19, 05:01 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Raheem Mostert is considered to be firmly in the mix to make the final roster. RBs Glenn Winston and Terrell Watson also have a good chance to make the cut, according to Patrick Maks of clevelandbrowns.com.

Footballguys view: Mostert was undrafted out of Purdue in 2015, and he's been on four teams during his short time in the NFL. If he makes the 53-man roster his main role will come as a kick returner. He lacks the bulk for a large workload but has decent agility and speed.

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  Browns | Armonty Bryant may rush more    Sat Jul 16, 03:01 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Armonty Bryant could end up serving more as a pass-rushing linebacker after he returns from a four-game suspension, according to Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Footballguys view: Bryant is a talented, but oft-troubled player who can do more as a pass-rusher due to his length, strength and burst combination. He played 460 snaps last year and posted a career-high 5.5 sacks. Bryant also contributed with two forced fumbles. He had better stay out of trouble now that new Browns head coach Hue Jackson has implemented a zero-tolerance policy. Bryant is suspended four games to start the season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

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  Browns | Defensive ends could be set    Sat Jul 16, 02:54 PM

Cleveland Browns DEs Xavier Cooper and John Hughes are slated to start at defensive end, according to Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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  Browns | Coaches intrigued with Xavier Cooper    Sat Jul 16, 12:05 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Xavier Cooper is an intriguing player for the coaching staff because of his speed. They believe he has a chance to make an impact as a pass rusher.

Footballguys view: We liked Cooper in last year's draft class. A third-round pick out of Washington State, Cooper has the quickness and burst to create pressure from the edge. He played 345 snaps in 14 games as a rookie in 2015 and had 1.5 sacks. We'll see if he can do more this year.

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  Browns | Several in mix at defensive end    Wed Jul 13, 12:22 AM

Cleveland Browns DLs Xavier Cooper and Carl Nassib are expected to compete for snaps when training camp opens, as the team has a huge hole with DE Desmond Bryant (pectoral) expected to miss the season. DE Armonty Bryant will also be in the mix once he serves his four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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  Browns | Desmond Bryant likely to miss season    Wed Jul 13, 12:21 AM

Cleveland Browns DE Desmond Bryant (pectoral) is likely out for the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle late last week, according to multiple team sources. He sustained the injury during a workout last week and underwent surgery Tuesday, July 12.

Footballguys view: An unfortunate blow for the Browns defense. Bryant was the team's best defensive lineman last year and led the team with six sacks (a career high). He's got an $8 million cap number in 2017, but there's only $1 million in dead money. We don't think he'll be playing for that price coming off this season-ending injury.

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  Browns | Cleveland cops angry about Isaiah Crowell    Tue Jul 12, 11:05 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell apologized for his controversial post on social media, but the Cleveland Police Union is threatening to boycott games by the team if Crowell doesn't do more than apologize for his Instagram post. 'He needs to go to Dallas, help the families who lost their loved ones last week, write them a check, look them in the eyes and give a heartfelt apology,' the president of Cleveland's Police Patrolman's Association said Tuesday, July 12.

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  Browns | Chad Johnson to work with Browns    Tue Jul 12, 03:56 PM

Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) was invited by Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson to work out with Cleveland wide receivers at training camp.

Footballguys view: He's not going to be part of the coaching staff, but Johnson is going to be a guest instructor. The artist formerly known as 'Ochocinco' has been out of the NFL since he was with the Dolphins for a couple of months in 2013. Since then, he's been playing (when healthy and not suspended) in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes. Browns camp is already going to be interesting with all the changes in staff and the personnel, but now it will be even more interesting if a personality like Johnson is on site.

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  Browns | Cleveland not cutting Isaiah Crowell    Tue Jul 12, 01:44 AM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell might be in hot water for posting a controversial photo on social media, but beat writer Mary Kay Cabot said Monday, July 11, that the team is not believed to have any plans to cut the embattled back.

Footballguys view: Crowell quickly removed the offensive picture and immediately issued an apology. He's set to be the lead back in a RBBC with Duke Johnson Jr. Crowell may be the starter and get the most carries, but Johnson could do more with his touches and is a much better receiver out of the backfield. Right now, Crowell is RB42 (9.09) while Johnson is RB25 (5.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell in hot water    Mon Jul 11, 11:09 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell posted a graphic depiction of a police officer being stabbed in the neck by a hooded man on social media last week. He quickly deleted the post, and apologized and the league seemed pleased with his quick response. However, the team is unhappy with the back. 'We have spoken to Isaiah regarding his extremely disturbing and unacceptable social media decision. It was completely inappropriate and we have made him aware of our high level of disappointment,' the team said in a statement Monday, July 11. 'Isaiah has apologized but also knows that just an apology is insufficient and that he must take steps to make a positive difference after a very negative and impactful post.'

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  Browns | Corey Coleman likely will be No. 1 WR    Mon Jul 11, 03:32 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman likely will the team's No. 1 wide receiver in 2016, in the opinion of the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. Coleman needs to improve his route running as well as his grasp of the offense but showed great athleticism and hands during offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: Coleman is going to take over for Travis Benjamin (Chargers) since he moved on in free agency. We like Coleman's game because it's all about speed and field-flipping plays. He's got the quickness to get off the line of scrimmage smoothly and is a threat to score on short throws due to his run-after-the-catch ability. Last year, Benjamin finished the season as a top-30 fantasy WR. This year we see the rookie Coleman as more of a WR4, and he's got a current ADP of WR46 (9.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | More consistency from Isaiah Crowell    Thu Jul 7, 07:35 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell needs to run consistently this year, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson said Crowell hasn't been able to consistently run like the big-time runner he's capable of being.

Footballguys view: He has the lead back position right now, but Duke Johnson isn't far behind. Johnson is the receiving back, and he should get plenty of work in the new Hue Jackson offense. He's actually someone we want on our roster more, as an high-end RB3 with upside while Crowell is more of an RB4 despite the likely starting gig. Johnson's ability to catch the ball is a big difference.

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  Browns | Coach raves about Duke Johnson    Thu Jul 7, 07:28 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson was called 'an ultimate weapon' by running backs coach Kirby Wilson.

Footballguys view: Johnson is a great pass-catching back, and while he could do more, he's stuck behind starting RB Isaiah Crowell at the moment. In PPR leagues, we see Johnson as more of a high-end RB3 with the ability to be a top-25 back if things shake out accordingly.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson could run more     Wed Jul 6, 04:40 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is expected to run the ball more than he did last year in new head coach Hue Jackson's offense, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Footballguys view: The Browns backfield is an interesting one to monitor for fantasy owners. Johnson is an explosive player in space, but he could be more than just a receiving back. He'll compete with Isaiah Crowell to be the lead back for the Browns in 2016, and Johnson has more appeal in PPR leagues due to his receiving ability. Right now, Johnson has an ADP of RB26 (6.03) while Crowell is coming off the board much later at RB42 (9.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell due for big year?    Wed Jul 6, 04:31 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell could reach the 1,000-yard plateau in 2016, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. Cabot envisions a run early and often offense under new head coach Hue Jackson.

Footballguys view: Crowell is quite naturally talented as a runner, and we love his blend of size, speed and power to grind down defenses. Fantasy owners in standard-scoring leagues will see more value for Crowell as he's not likely to be used much as a receiver. Players in PPR leagues need to look at Duke Johnson Jr. as the more valuable back in Cleveland.

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  Browns | Receivers taking shape for Browns?    Tue Jul 5, 03:33 PM

Cleveland Browns WRs Rashard Higgins and Andrew Hawkins are slated to be the Browns' No. 2 and No. 3 wide receivers behind WR Corey Coleman, according to ESPNClevelan.com's Tony Grossi.

Footballguys view: The Browns added plenty of WR help via the 2016 NFL draft, and their first-round pick Coleman should take over for Travis Benjamin who left to the Chargers in free agency. Coleman has speed like Benjamin and can take the top off the defense. Hawkins is a seasoned veteran who is ultra-quick and can get open on underneath routes as a slot receiver. Higgins was the last of four WRs the Browns selected in the draft this year, but his skill set is out of this world. He's a player we love in dynasty leagues because he runs clean routes, has a large catch radius due to elite athleticism and has a knack for making difficult catches near the sideline.

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  Browns | Josh McCown to miss final roster?    Sun Jul 3, 02:49 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown may not make the 53-man roster, according to ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi.

Footballguys view: McCown's salary is always going to make him a target to be released...especially if he's not starting. The Browns added Robert Griffin III this offseason and he may be the starter at the beginning of the season. Rookie third-round pick Cody Kessler is their developmental QB, and there's no telling if this rebuilding team wants to carry three QBs on the active roster. McCown has a cap hit just above $5 million, but there's $2.3 million remaining in dead money.

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  Browns | Cleveland high on Carl Nassib    Sat Jul 2, 01:51 AM

The Cleveland Browns signed DE Carl Nassib, their third-round draft pick, earlier this week for four years and about $3,229,756 according to projections. He missed minicamp due to an undisclosed injury, but the team is still very high on him. 'If you're an interior lineman, that's a nightmare to handle. He plays with a relentless motor. I know people talked about that with (Joey Bosa) at the top of the draft. Nassib probably has as good a motor if not better,' head of football operations Sashi Brown said.

Footballguys view: The Browns should be excited about the rookie. He began his career at Penn State as a walk-on and worked his way up as a special teams player only to get a featured role in 2015 and lead the nation in sacks with 15.5 takedowns. Nassib has plenty of upside left, and with proper coaching we could see him turning into a Derek Wolfe (Broncos) like prospect for the Browns.

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  Browns | Connor Shaw released    Thu Jun 30, 02:59 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw announced that he has been released Thursday, June 30.

Footballguys view: Someone will snap him up, but it seems like there's a better chance Josh McCown might make the final cut. That last roster spot will be between he and Austin Davis as Robert Griffin III seems to be locked in as starter and the team won't cut rookie third-round pick Cody Kessler.

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  Browns | Robert Griffin the likely shoo-in    Thu Jun 30, 09:41 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III is likely to be the starter in 2016 as head coach Hue Jackson appears to be 'all-in' on Griffin. Jackson and quarterback's coach Pep Hamilton have coached Griffin up on every aspect of the position, and Griffin has worked on sliding and throwing the ball away.

Footballguys view: Who didn't see this coming? Even though some beat writers took shots at Griffin in minicamp and OTAs, we figured Hue Jackson had his man the moment they signed him. Unless something goes sideways in camp, Griffin is the guy. That said, in this offense, we wouldn't have him on our roster as anything but a high upside, no floor "what the heck" option.

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  Browns | Carl Nassib missed minicamp    Wed Jun 29, 08:18 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Carl Nassib (undisclosed) did not participate in the mandatory minincamp earlier this month because of an undisclosed injury but is expected to be fine for the regular season.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel to go sober?    Wed Jun 29, 06:39 PM

Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) has made it a goal to go sober starting Friday, July 1, and commence training for an NFL return.

Footballguys view: We'd like to believe that Manziel is serious about getting his life back on track. It's going to be a long road for him, and Manziel may not get back in the league even if he sobers up. There's still a domestic violence incident in Texas that needs to be dealt with before teams would even decide whether or not to pick him up. We don't think he plays in 2016, and we'd be shocked if he ever turned out to be more than a cautionary tale.

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  Browns | Carl Nassib signs    Wed Jun 29, 04:52 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Carl Nassib signed his four-year rookie contract Wednesday, June 29. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Penn State, Nassib has a relentless motor and plays hard on every snap. Even though he was a one-year wonder for the Nittany Lions, what a season it was! Nassib led the nation with 15.5 sacks and proved that he could go wide around the edge to get consistent pressure on the quarterback. He'll likely be a rotational player for the Browns early in his pro career.

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  Browns | Scooby Wright drawing praise    Mon Jun 27, 11:13 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Scooby Wright is exciting the coaching staff so far after offseason workouts. 'He's done an excellent job of trying to learn our defense, working very hard. He's going to have a bright future,' inside linebackers coach Johnny Holland said. Still, the rookie must convince the coaches he can contribute on special teams if he wants to earn a roster spot this summer.

Footballguys view: Wright could be a seventh-round steal for the Browns. Coming out of Arizona this year, Wright was known as a tackling machine with a high motor and great instincts for playing linebacker. Wright reminds many in the scouting community of former Dolphins great Zach Thomas. He's a competitive player who has been a career overachiever.

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  Browns | RG3 has been underwhelming so far    Mon Jun 27, 11:13 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III will have to earn the starting job during the offseason, training camp and the preseason. Beat writer Tony Grossi said in a radio interview Monday, June 27, that Griffin has been underwhelming. 'He is learning a new offense. First of all he is healthy, he's very healthy. He looks physically like the old Robert Griffin in that he's moving great, he can zing the ball pretty well, but that's just the first step,' Grossi said.

Footballguys view: Griffin is trying to revamp his pro career after things fell apart in Washington. He's healthy now, and his athleticism gives him a great advantage. However, he needs to be better as a passer and make plays with his arm under pressure. We'll see if Griffin can beat out Josh McCown for the starting job.

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  Browns | Terrelle Pryor needs to prove himself    Sat Jun 25, 11:50 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor has made progress as a receiver, but the coaches want him to produce in contact drills when he is being covered tightly.

Footballguys view: Pryor made a catch on a deep ball last year that looked natural and he has the size/speed/athleticism combination that can be almost unfair to defensive backs. Deep dynasty leaguers should monitor Pryor's progress because he is at his athletic peak at age 27, and there's plenty of opportunity in the Browns passing game.

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  Browns | Andrew Hawkins bouncing back    Sat Jun 25, 11:19 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins missed eight games with a concussion and other injuries in 2015, but he has looked good as a slot receiver during offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: The Browns might have no choice but to lean on Hawkins to the tune of at least 60-70 receptions - that is if he can stay on the field. They have no proven wide receivers beyond Hawkins and Gary Barnidge if you count tight ends. In very deep PPR leagues, he could get on the radar this year.

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  Browns | Robert Griffin III working on mechanics    Sat Jun 25, 11:12 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III is working on planting his back foot before throwing passes, and head coach Hue Jackson said Griffin is doing a good job of checking the ball down.

Footballguys view: Griffin hasn't stood out in practices so far, so camp and the preseason will be important for him. The Browns paid him like they expect him to win the starting job, but Josh McCown was playing well last year and they would be best served going with him unless Griffin truly wins the job.

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  Browns | Joe Schobert signs rookie deal    Fri Jun 24, 01:55 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Joe Schobert signed his rookie four-year contract Friday, June 24.

Footballguys view: Schobert doesn't have gaudy athletic traits, but he was highly productive at Wisconsin. He can get after the passer and drop into coverage with equal aplomb, but Schobert is not a power player and might fit best at inside linebacker in a 3-4.

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