Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron's (shoulder) status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The team will know more about his status Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Gary Barnidge filled in and caught all 4 of his targets for 41 yards in the win over the Saints, but Brian Hoyer and the Browns clearly could benefit from Cameron's athleticism. See what he's able to do in practice this week.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) likely will not be able to play Week 3, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: Rookies Terrance West (90 total yards, TD) and Isaiah Crowell (57 yards) stepped in ably Sunday, and their fantasy owners will again have them as starting options Week 3 against the Ravens.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/12/14 2:37pm ET
Updating an ongoing story, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension is likely to be reduced to eight games when a new drug-testing agreement is reached, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Hey, congrats to all those who have held on to Gordon as it's looking like you could have the services of 2013's top fantasy WR for this season's homestretch.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/12/14 2:52pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: Cameron got in limited practice work Friday after sitting out Thursday, and now will be a game-time decision Sunday, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal. If you haven't already done so, have another option at the ready.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/12/14 5:06pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension will be reduced to 10 games if the NFL and NFL Players Association agree on a new drug policy, according to a source.
Huddle Up: That's still most of the fantasy season, but that would leave him as a factor for the stretch run and playoffs. Continue to hold on to him if you can spare the space.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/12/14 8:51pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon had his suspension reduced from a season-long ban to 10 games following the new agreement between the league and the NFLPA on a new drug policy.
Huddle Up: Gordon would be available for Weeks 12-17, assuming he doesn't get into anymore trouble in the meantime. Fantasy owners holding onto Gordon have a tough decision to make. In competitive leagues, it will be difficult to burn a roster spot for 11 more weeks but having Gordon during the stretch run is enticing. It's going to depend on one's league and roster makeup.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 9/10/14 9:18am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) will miss two to four weeks with a knee sprain. No surgery is required at this point. RBs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell will fill in for Tate.
Huddle Up: Shocking that the oft-injured Tate didn't even last one game with his new team. West and Crowell both played well in Tate's absence, and that may be the Browns' backfield duo going forward; in other words, Tate may not necessarily return to a full-time gig when healthy.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/10/14 5:02pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron underwent an MRI on his injured shoulder, which did not show any structural damage. He has a strained AC joint in his shoulder.
Huddle Up: "No structural damage" is good news for Cameron's fantasy owners, but it remains to be seen if the TE will miss any starts. Monitor his status the rest of the week.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/10/14 10:55pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) underwent an MRI on his sprained right shoulder and it showed no structural damage. 'Yeah, it's all good,' Cameron said. 'Right now, it's just a day-to-day thing. Just seeing how it feels when I wake up, and we'll go from there.' Cameron sprained his AC joint in Week 1, the second time he has done so since Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Cameron's injury could linger all year, so the Browns my opt to sit him out this week against New Orleans to allow his shoulder to get more time to heal. If Cameron doesn't play, Gary Barnidge would get the start. He has no fantasy value.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/9/14 2:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) has no injury update on his status for Week 2, according to head coach Mike Pettine on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Cameron was in and out of action during the Week 1 loss to the Steelers and finished with only 2 catches for 47 yards, so his owners are going to have to stay on top of the updates coming out of northeast Ohio throughout the week.
Ben Tate - RBPosted 9/9/14 2:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) has no injury update on his status for Week 2, according to head coach Mike Pettine on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Tate, who finished Week 1 with 6 carries for 41 yards, left in the second quarter and didn't return with the unspecified knee issue. That's not good news -- especially given his injury history. Meanwhile, the Browns turned out to be more than fine using rookies Terrance West (16 rushes-100 yards) and Isaiah Crowell (5-32, 2 TDs) and might not be inclined to rush Tate back into action even if the injury turns out be minor.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/8/14 11:01am ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) tried to play through his shoulder injury in Week 1, but the pain forced him to leave after one play in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Cameron is the marquee name in the Cleveland passing game at the moment, so his status bears watching this week.
Terrance West - RBPosted 9/8/14 11:01am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West had a sit-down meeting with head coach Mike Pettine last week after a subpar preseason. He got his chance when RB Ben Tate (knee) went down with injury, running for 100 yards in his first game as a pro.
Huddle Up: West and fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell formed an effective backfield tandem for the Browns. Even if Tate's knee injury isn't serious the West/Crowell tag team may be Cleveland's ground game plan going forward.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 9/8/14 11:01am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell had a pair of rushing touchdowns in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, coming on after RB Ben Tate (knee) suffered an injury. Head coach Mike Pettine said Sunday, Sept. 7, that Crowell wasn't in the game play. He was impressed with how the rookie played. 'It was going to be Tate and (RB Terrance West). To Crowell's credit, he prepared like the starter. He went in there and did his job,' Pettine said.
Huddle Up: Depending on how long Tate's knee injury keeps him down, the Browns could roll with a West/Crowell backfield tandem--not just this year, but with both being rookies it could be the plan for the foreseeable future.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 9/6/14 9:10pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has 'better than a 50-50 chance' to play this season, in the opinion of ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi.
Huddle Up: Gordon is worth picking up and stashing if he's still available in your league. Gordon's on-field production makes him worth rolling the dice on at better than a 50-50 chance to play.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 9/4/14 2:23pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron will likely take on added importance in the offensive game plan with WR Josh Gordon suspended for the season. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about if Cameron is the top receiving option for Cleveland. 'You know, I think they're better equipped to answer that than I am. I know that he is a very good receiving tight end and a very capable one,' Tomlin said. 'It's their job to talk about his role and how they'll use him.'
Huddle Up: A number of fantasy GMs certainly are buying this narrative as Cameron had the fourth highest ADP among TEs this summer. We'll see if can produce at an elite level if he's the focal point of opposing defenses.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 9/3/14 5:44pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer won't receive a quick hook in the team's Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in favor of QB Johnny Manziel, according to head coach Mike Pettine. However, Hoyer understands that he'll need to produce to hold off a quarterback change during the year.
Huddle Up: The Browns have 3 games before their Week 4 bye, so that might be the length of Hoyer's initial trial run.
Rex Grossman - QBPosted 8/31/14 5:32pm ET
The Cleveland Browns have released QB Rex Grossman, according to a source.
Huddle Up: That leaves You Know Who as the only current backup to starter Brian Hoyer on the roster.
Charles Johnson - WRPosted 8/31/14 11:27pm ET
The Cleveland Browns have placed WR Charles X. Johnson, OT Martin Wallace and OG Karim Barton on no-recall waivers. The Browns also claimed WR LaRon Byrd off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys
Huddle Up: Johnson, appeared on a few early sleeper lists after a strong start to camp, but the buzz quickly faded. Now, the three wideouts currently listed behind starters Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins are Byrd, Travis Benjamin and Gabriel Taylor. Yikes!
Nate Burleson - WRPosted 8/30/14 12:02pm ET
The Cleveland Browns cut WR Nate Burleson Saturday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Burleson is 33 and battling injuries. The fact that he couldn't make the Browns - one of the most WR-needy teams in the NFL - doesn't bode well for his future.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 8/30/14 12:02pm ET
The Cleveland Browns released RB Dion Lewis Saturday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Lewis was beaten out by Isaiah Crowell for the final running back spot in Cleveland. Crowell, a former 5 star recruit at Georgia, is a name to watch should Ben Tate get injured. Lewis will try to garner attention elsewhere as a third-down back.
Nate Burleson - WRPosted 8/29/14 12:46am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) played in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: The 12-year vet finished with 1 catch for 27 yards on 2 targets Thursday night, but there remains a question as to whether he'll make the final roster -- even on one of the shallowest WR corps in the league -- as hammy and hand injuries have wiped out most of his preseason and also caused him to miss OTAs and mini camp.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/28/14 3:42pm ET
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.
Huddle Up: The big problem is that Gordon is still under contract with the Browns, so it's back to the drawing board for the wideout and his legal team.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 8/27/14 10:10am ET
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.
Huddle Up: Here's hoping Cameron dealt with his issue in a manner that will allow him to return to practice on a regular basis, as right now he is the entirety of the Cleveland passing game.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/27/14 2:01pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be suspended for the 2014 season after his appeal of the suspension was denied, according to a source. Gordon will be allowed to file for reinstatement after the 2014 season, but his representatives will look for other alternatives in this case. He also will not be allowed at the team's facility during his suspension. The team hoped it would be able to work with him during the time period.
Huddle Up: Condolences to those re-draft league GMs who took a mid- or late-round gamble on Gordon. Cincy import Andrew Hawkins stands as our highest-ranked Browns WR, but he only rates bench status in all but the larger leagues at this point. Meanwhile, the stock of TE Jordan Cameron is higher than ever as should be the team's runaway leader in all receiving categories if he stays healthy.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/27/14 3:37pm ET
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.
Huddle Up: If you've already taken a late-round fantasy flier on Gordon, you certainly have nothing to lose in hoping for some sort of injunction, but overall, this is exactly what we need: More uncertainty, red tape and legal wrangling over the playing status of 2013's top wideout. You'll have no choice but to stay tuned.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 8/26/14 3:40pm ET
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.
Huddle Up: The seemingly endless wait for the Gordon decision continues. Meanwhile, fantasy GMs have had to make their calls, and Gordon currently owns the 44th-highest ADP among WRs, coming off the board with the 116th pick on average
Nate Burleson - WRPosted 8/26/14 11:55pm ET
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.
Huddle Up: The free-agent signee has been MIA so far this preseason and desperately needs to get in sync with his new offensive teammates.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 8/25/14 2:32pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 25, because of an undisclosed reason.
Huddle Up: Cameron has been banged up all summer and the Browns' offense has struggled to move the ball during the preseason. It may be time to worry a little if you own Cameron, although he should still easily lead Cleveland in targets and receptions this season as long as he stays healthy.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 8/23/14 3:24pm ET
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.
Huddle Up: There's some worry that with Norv Turner gone Cameron's numbers could decline a bit but he's too dangerous of a weapon not to be the focal point of Cleveland's offense. Besides, it's not like new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan doesn't use his tight ends. Cameron will be just fine. He currently has an ADP of Round 5.
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