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  Chargers | Brian Hartline working out for Bolts    Tue Aug 2, 10:09 AM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Browns) is working out for the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline released    Mon May 23, 01:15 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline was released Monday, May 23, according to a source.

Footballguys view: No surprise here...especially after the Browns added four WRs in the 2016 NFL draft. Hartline compiled 523 yards on 46 receptions, with two touchdowns in 12 games last season. There may be a team interested in adding a veteran WR that could add Hartline as training camp gets closer.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline returns to practice    Thu Apr 21, 06:33 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, April 21, after not practicing Tuesday, April 19.

Footballguys view: Hartline could be effective if he's healthy next year. He missed four games and totaled just over 500 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With better quarterback play, he should have a rise in his stats, but would still be no more than a WR4 or so in fantasy.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline placed on IR    Tue Dec 15, 03:51 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (collarbone) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 15, with a broken collarbone.

Footballguys view: A bad end for the veteran receiver here. He had just been coming on in the last month or so, ane now his year is done.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline to have surgery Tuesday    Mon Dec 14, 02:18 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (collarbone) will undergo surgery on his broken collarbone Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Footballguys view: Bad news for a player who had been coming on over the last month of the season. On Sunday against the 49ers, Hartline had eight catches for 107 yards. He'll miss the rest of the season.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline breaks collarbone    Mon Dec 14, 01:16 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (collarbone) had 107 yards receiving on eight catches in Week 14 but suffered a season-ending injury with a broken collarbone that will need surgery.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline out for the game    Sun Dec 13, 03:28 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the team's Week 14 game and will not return.

Footballguys view: Hartline was having a good day with Johnny Manziel. Next week vs. Seattle will be tougher, but we can't sure if Hartline will be available.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline active Sunday    Sun Dec 13, 12:02 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (hip) is active for Week 14's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Browns | Three Cleveland WRs questionable    Fri Dec 11, 07:43 PM

Cleveland Browns WRs Travis Benjamin (shoulder), Taylor Gabriel (concussion) and Brian Hartline (hip) are listed as questionable for the Week 14 game against the San Francisco 49ers. Benjamin and Hartline were limited during practice, while Gabriel fully participated in practice.

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  Browns | Three Browns receivers limited    Thu Dec 10, 07:21 PM

Cleveland Browns WRs Travis Benjamin (shoulder), Taylor Gabriel (concussion) and Brian Hartline (hip) were all limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 10.

Footballguys view: We see Benjamin as a solid WR3, while Hartline is more like a WR5 option against San Francisco this weekend.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline listed as limited    Wed Dec 9, 08:46 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline busy on MNF    Tue Dec 1, 12:53 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline racked up eight receptions for 74 yards in the Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens. He was targeted 12 times in the loss.

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  Browns | Three Browns listed as probable    Fri Nov 13, 06:05 PM

Cleveland Browns WRs Brian Hartline (concussion), Andrew Hawkins (concussion) and QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) all practiced in full Friday, Nov. 13, and are probable to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins practice    Thu Nov 12, 06:25 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (concussion) and WR Andrew Hawkins (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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  Browns | Three Browns practice in full    Wed Nov 11, 07:07 PM

Cleveland Browns WRs Brian Hartline (concussion) and Andrew Hawkins (concussion) and QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) all practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins cleared    Tue Nov 10, 04:18 PM

Cleveland Browns WRs Brian Hartline (concussion) and Andrew Hawkins (concussion) have both cleared the league's concussion protocol after sitting out in Week 9.

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  Browns | Thursday inactives for Browns    Thu Nov 5, 07:10 PM

The Cleveland Browns have declared WR Andrew Hawkins, WR Brian Hartline, SS Donte Whitner, LB Jayson DiManche, CB Joe Haden, CB Jordan Poyer, QB Josh McCown inactive for Week 9.

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  Browns | Three Browns won't play Thursday    Wed Nov 4, 06:07 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder, ribs), WR Brian Hartline (concussion) and WR Andrew Hawkins (concussion) have been ruled out for Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Nov. 5. All three players missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 4.

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  Browns | Two Browns receivers likely out    Wed Nov 4, 01:42 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (concussion) and WR Andrew Hawkins (concussion) are in the concussion protocol and unlikely to play Thursday, Nov. 5.

Footballguys view: If you have to play someone, it's either Travis Benjamin (WR3) or Gary Barnidge (TE1). The rest of the offense isn't anything you want on your team, even Johnny Manziel, who is really no more than a high-end QB3.

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  Browns | Tuesday practice report for Week 9    Tue Nov 3, 10:07 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (concussion, ankle), WR Brian Hartline (concussion), WR Andrew Hawkins (concussion), TE Rob Housler (hamstring), CB Jordan Poyer (shoulder) and SS Donte Whitner (concussion) were each unable to practice Tuesday, Nov. 3. FS Tashaun Gipson (ankle) was a limited participant, as were LBs Nate Orchard (shoulder) and Craig Robertson (ankle).

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  Browns | Three Browns in concussion protocol    Tue Nov 3, 05:51 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (concussion), S Donte Whitner (concussion) and WR Brian Hartline (concussion) are all going through the league's concussion protocol and aren't expected to play in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Nov. 5.

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  Browns | Three Browns miss practice    Mon Nov 2, 07:26 PM

Cleveland Browns WRs Brian Hartline (concussion) and Andrew Hawkins (concussion) and QB Josh McCown (shoulder, ribs) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 2. However, the Browns didn't actually practice Monday, so the reports are an estimation.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline likely will play    Fri Oct 16, 06:03 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 16, and is listed as probable for the Week 6 game against the Denver Broncos.

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  Browns | Full practice for Brian Hartline    Thu Oct 15, 07:22 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (thigh) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 15.

Footballguys view: It looks like Hartline is going to play against the Broncos. That's not a matchup we're looking to him in. Hartline isn't even worth a "what the heck" flex against that tough Broncos D.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline practices fully    Wed Oct 14, 06:00 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (thigh) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Footballguys view: Awesome. Nobody is going to start him against the Broncos.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline active    Sun Oct 11, 11:50 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (ribs, thigh) is officially active for the Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline likely will play    Sun Oct 11, 10:41 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (thigh, ribs) is expected to play in the Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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  Browns | Brian Hartine's status in question    Fri Oct 9, 03:37 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (ribs, thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 9, and is listed as questionable for the Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners have much better options than Hartline...even if he plays against the Ravens on Sunday.

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  Browns | No practice for Brian Hartline    Thu Oct 8, 05:24 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (ribs, thigh) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 8.

Footballguys view: The guy to own in this passing offense is Travis Benjamin, and even he is no better than a WR4 or WR5. Cleveland just isn't great passing the ball, so Hartline - like most of the rest of the unit - isn't worth starting, healthy or not.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline posts 96 yards    Sun Sep 27, 09:45 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline hauled in five receptions for 96 yards in the Week 3 game against the Oakland Raiders. He was targeted seven times.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline does little in debut    Sun Sep 13, 10:19 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline posted two receptions for just 20 yards in his team debut in Week 1 against the New York Jets.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline misses practice    Tue Sep 1, 10:57 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline (foot) missed practice Tuesday, Sept. 1, due to an undisclosed injury. 'Then Brian I think just got stepped on so it was just something that we wanted to go ahead and rest him,' head coach Mike Pettine said.

Footballguys view: As usual, this is just a veteran getting a little extra rest time to prepare him for the season. Hartline probably won't make much of a fantasy impact, though that is in large part because Josh McCown is so lackluster. You can add Hartline in the later rounds as a WR7 or so, but don't sacrifice the space if you can use it on someone more likely to have an impact, or with a higher upside.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline to be Browns' best WR?    Wed Aug 12, 06:16 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline could end up as the Browns' leading wide receiver, in the opinion of ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi.

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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 | Brian Hartline contract update    Mon Mar 9, 08:22 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline agreed to a two-year deal worth $6 million.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline signing with Cleveland    Mon Mar 9, 08:11 PM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hartline is a solid--yet unspectacular--signing for the Browns. He'll be among the top targets in 2015 with slot WR Andrew Hawkins. Hartline can run good routes and is fearless running over the middle. He should become a favorite target for QB Josh McCown.

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  Chiefs | KC interested in Brian Hartline    Fri Mar 6, 05:41 PM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) is attracting interest from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Of course he is. The Chiefs are desperate for WR help, and Hartline's price tag won't be out of this world. If added, the Chiefs could still have interest in a big-money free agent WR like Randall Cobb or Jeremy Maclin.

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  Patriots | NE has interest in Brian Hartline    Fri Mar 6, 07:42 AM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) has interest from the New England Patriots, but no meeting has been set up.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are still over the cap. They won't be able to make a ton of moves in free agency, but adding Hartline wouldn't take that much money. It would help his fantasy value if he latched on with the Patriots so he could catch passes from Tom Brady.

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  Texans | Brian Hartline visiting Houston    Thu Mar 5, 11:14 AM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) is visiting with the Houston Texans Thursday, March 5.

Footballguys view: The Texans are likely to part ways with Andre Johnson. They'll need some veteran depth behind DeAndre Hopkins if (when) that happens. Hartline is a decent player who could be their WR2.

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  Dolphins | Miami interested in re-signing Brian Hartline    Wed Mar 4, 07:18 PM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) could return to the Miami Dolphins, as they remain interested in bringing him back. However, he's already had meetings with the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, and he's expected to make a decision soon.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins just needed to make some salary-cap room, and that's why they released Hartline. He could come back at a reduced rate, but Hartline is already getting a bit of interest on the open market.

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  Bears | Brian Hartline visiting Chicago    Wed Mar 4, 09:03 AM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) will visit the Chicago Bears Wednesday, March 4. He could decide between the Bears and the Cleveland Browns within 24 hours.

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  Browns | Brian Hartline to visit Cleveland    Tue Mar 3, 08:46 AM

Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) will visit the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, March 3.

Footballguys view: Hartline is a capable receiver, but the Browns need a true WR1 on their team. We're not thrilled with Cleveland's QB situation even with new starter Josh McCown added.

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  Dolphins | Brian Hartline cut by Miami    Fri Feb 27, 10:26 AM

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline was released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins passing game is going to look different in 2015. Hartline signed a five-year deal in 2013, and he was due to count $7.35 million against the Dolphins' salary cap next season. Some team should take a chance on the veteran receiver who can work routes over the middle.

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  Dolphins | Three Miami receivers could be cut    Wed Feb 25, 03:39 PM

Miami Dolphins WRs Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson could all be let go this offseason if contracts aren't restructured. Wallace, especially, likely won't take a paycut on the $9.85 million he's due next season. Hartline is due $5.9 million but could restructure this offseason. Gibson isn't believed to be worth the $3.225 million he's due, so he could also be gone.

Footballguys view: They couldn't cut all three could they? We don't think that happens, but they're likely to take a look at restructuring all three of these receivers. Wallace has been the biggest disappointment here (with the biggest price tag).

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  Dolphins | Brian Hartline costly in 2015    Wed Feb 25, 02:02 AM

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline has not been informed of his status for 2015, but he has a current cap number of $7.3 million.

Footballguys view: We can't imagine the Dolphins keeping him around at that price tag. Hartline has $4.2 million left in dead money on his contract, so perhaps the team is going to restructure his deal instead of releasing him.

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  Dolphins | Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline probable    Fri Dec 5, 04:40 PM

Miami Dolphins WRs Mike Wallace (chest) and Brian Hartline (knee) were both limited in practice Friday, Dec. 5, but are probable for Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens.

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  Dolphins | Brian Hartline limited in practice    Thu Dec 4, 04:35 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.

Footballguys view: Hartline is basically impossible to have in your lineup in any case, so this shouldn't change much for you.

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  Dolphins | Brian Hartline limited in practice    Wed Dec 3, 06:49 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.

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  Dolphins | Brian Hartline's injury not serious    Wed Dec 3, 12:15 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) is dealing with a bruised knee and hopes to play in Week 14.

Footballguys view: Hartline could play against the Ravens, but he's not much of a fantasy option. Rookie Jarvis Landry is getting targeted often in recent weeks as the second WR behind Mike Wallace.

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  Dolphins | Brian Hartline out with knee injury    Mon Dec 1, 10:05 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) suffered a knee injury in the team's Week 13 game Monday, Dec. 1, and will not return.

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