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Brian Hoyer - QB Posted 3/23/14 4:00pm et
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) expects to take part in the team's organized team activities (OTAs) in May.
Huddle Up: It's obviously early, but Hoyer looks to be the early favorite to open the season as the Browns' starter with the team also expected to spend a high draft pick on a rookie.

Brandon Weeden - QB Posted 3/18/14 11:05am et
The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent QB Brandon Weeden (Browns) to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: With Ken Orten undecided about his playing this year and Tony Romo coming off surgery, Weeden may end up much more than a #3 quarterback.

Ben Tate - RB Posted 3/15/14 7:37pm et
The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) to a two-year deal worth $7 million.
Huddle Up: It's the offseason move everyone expected, it just took a little longer. Tate gets out of Arian Foster's shadow and should get the opportunity to be the workhorse in Cleveland.

Alex Mack - C Posted 3/7/14 10:14am et
Cleveland Browns transition free-agent C Alex Mack said he still plans to test the free-agent market, even though the Browns placed the transition tag on him. 'It's an interesting position to be put into to,' Mack said. 'The transition tag will still allow me to see other teams, which is what we really wanted. The goal was really to feel out my options. We wanted to know what the Browns are now about, and what other teams are doing.' The Browns will have the ability to match any offer Mack receives this offseason.
Huddle Up: Mack is one of the better centers in the league, so don't expect the Browns to let him walk. There's the possibility, of course, that a team will offer a market-busting deal the Browns would be unwilling to match, but usually that sort of drama doesn't happen with a center.

D'Qwell Jackson - LB Posted 3/6/14 1:34pm et
The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent LB D'Qwell Jackson (Browns) to a four-year, $22 million deal with $11 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Indy, which ranked 26th against the run (125.1 yards per game) this past season, paid a significant price but did add a veteran presence who ranks fifth in the league in total tackles (410) over the past 3 years.

Davone Bess - WR Posted 3/5/14 12:02pm et
The Cleveland Browns released WR Davone Bess, WR Brian Tyms and LB Paul Hazel.
Huddle Up: Bess accomplished the double-whammy of underachieving on the field while also racking up some off-the-field baggage. That's not going to sit well with a new regime; hence he'll be looking for a new NFL home.

Ray Farmer - GM Posted 2/16/14 6:38pm et
Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer said the team knows what quarterback the team would select if the NFL Draft were today, but did not disclose who their pick would be. 'Yes, I do. I've studied the quarterbacks and I've studied other players, and I've already started to formulate the rank and order of each position,' Farmer said. 'I do know what I'd do if I was held down at the moment. It doesn't mean that can't change, but I currently have somebody in front.'
Huddle Up: Farmer has his wish list, but with the Browns picking fourth behind the also-QB needy Texans and Jaguars -- and also the possibility of trades shaking things up -- much remains uncertain. Whomever the Browns wind up with, though, the new QB must pan out or the already frazzled and frustrated fan base will grow even more so after all the upheaval the franchise has endured in recent seasons.

Davone Bess - WR Posted 2/13/14 11:54pm et
The Cleveland Browns plan to void the $3.067 million base salary that is guaranteed to WR Davone Bess for next season because he was not able to play in the final few games of the 2013 season. Bess will have the right to challenge the decision if the team does void the guaranteed money. The Browns could keep Bess on their roster and allow him to earn the salary next season.
Huddle Up: With the Browns cleaning house from top to bottom, it only figures to be a matter of time for Bess, who definitely didn't help himself with his recent trouble involving a strange airport incident.

Joe Haden - CB Posted 2/12/14 2:30pm et
The Cleveland Browns have been working on a long-term deal with CB Joe Haden.
Huddle Up: This would be a smart move for the Browns franchise, one that might direct attention away from the front-office circus.

Brandon Weeden - QB Posted 2/12/14 2:30pm et
In light of all of the changes to the Cleveland Browns in a short amount of time, QB Brandon Weeden has requested the team seek a trade so he can leave Cleveland. The NFL Network's Mike Silver reported two sources close to the Browns' 2012 first-round draft choice said Weeden would like a fresh start with a different team in 2014.
Huddle Up: Weeden would essentially get a fresh start with the Browns, who will be fielding essentially an entirely new regime this season. At his age he's not really a developmental option, and if he's not Cleveland's quarterback of the future his best shot would be to catch on as a short-term fix elsewhere.

Greg Little - WR Posted 2/12/14 2:30pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Greg Little was almost certainly to be cut under the old regime, but now he has a chance to stay another year under general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: Shouldn't take the new Cleveland regime long to get up to speed on Little; unless they're into underachieving receivers with a frustrating penchant for drops, Little won't be in this administration's plans, either.

Michael Lombardi - GM Posted 2/11/14 10:29pm et
The Cleveland Browns fired general manager Michael Lombardi and named Ray Farmer their new general manager. CEO Joe Banner has also stepped down.
Huddle Up: Hiring new GMs and new coaches has become an annual rite of passage in Northeastern Ohio, and now the GM and CEO who just hired a new coach a month ago are now gone. It's hard to expect any stability and consistency on the field when there's nothing but turmoil off it for this woebegone franchise.

Brian Hoyer - QB Posted 2/9/14 4:52pm et
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he liked QB Brian Hoyer coming out of college and believes he has a chance to become a successful quarterback in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Expect at least 2 things this coming offseason with the Browns' QB situation: A newcomer (likely via the draft) will be brought in as the team's projected franchise QB and Hoyer will be kept around to bridge the transition and serve as a valuable backup.

Brian Hoyer - QB Posted 1/26/14 11:46pm et
The Cleveland Browns are expected to pay QB Brian Hoyer the $250,000 roster bonus he is scheduled to receive in March.
Huddle Up: Hoyer's breakout season was cut short by injury, and he'll be in the mix to start 2014 with whatever QB the Browns' draft in May.

Mike Pettine - Posted 1/23/14 11:55pm et
The Cleveland Browns reached an agreement Thursday, Jan. 23 with former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to be the team's next head coach.
Huddle Up: Pettine, who's spent 4 seasons as a defensive coordinator, takes over a Browns' franchise that hasn't made the playoffs since 2002 but owns the fourth overall pick in this year's draft.

Greg Little - WR Posted 1/22/14 6:49pm et
The Cleveland Browns may decide to release WR Greg Little this offseason.
Huddle Up: Little has been mostly a disappointment in Cleveland, where the Browns are looking to add playmakers alongside Josh Gordon. The current regime has demonstrated a willingness to move quickly (see Chuzinski, Rob), so giving up on Little at this juncture would hardly be a shock.

Jason Campbell - QB Posted 1/21/14 10:56pm et
The Cleveland Browns are expected to release QB Jason Campbell.
Huddle Up: It looks as if Campbell, who just turned 32 at the end of Dec., will be trying to catch on with his fifth team in 6 years this offseason.

Davone Bess - WR Posted 1/17/14 12:25pm et
Cleveland Browns WR Davone Bess was arrested for assaulting an officer/firefighter at Fort Lauderdale International Airport Friday, Jan. 17. Bess appeared to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic at the time of his arrest. Police responded to passenger complaints of a black man at a TSA checkpoint 'acting irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down.' When cops arrived, Bess grabbed a cup of coffee that didn't belong to him off a nearby counter and squeezed it so hard it splashed all over the cop. He got into a fighting stance and was struck by the cop in the leg with a baton. The cop said the strike had no effect. Bess took his shirt off and got into a fighting stance again. He surrendered when backup arrived.
Huddle Up: Too many punchlines for one note here; you can go ahead and fill in the blanks. On the bright side, there is no Browns coach to discipline Bess at the moment, though we're pretty confident the league will have a little chat with Bess once he puts his clothes back on and settles down.

Norv Turner - OC Posted 1/15/14 10:25pm et
The Minnesota Vikings have received permission to interview Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner for their offensive coordinator position.
Huddle Up: There's obvious upside here if the Vikings get LaDainian Tomlinson/Vincent Jackson Turner, substituting Adrian Peterson and Cordarrelle Patterson. Of course, Minnesota will need to find someone to play the role of Philip Rivers in such a scenario.

Norv Turner - OC Posted 1/14/14 6:38pm et
The Baltimore Ravens may look to Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner or former Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski to fill their offensive coordinator position.
Huddle Up: The Browns' offense didn't make the strides many predicted in 2013 with Cleveland finishing 27th in points (308) and 18th in yards (5,423). Aside from WR Josh Gordon, however, and -- at times -- TE Jordan Cameron, the 2 coaches didn't have much to work with from the skill positions, and that wouldn't be the case in Baltimore.

Tori Gurley - WR Posted 12/31/13 11:27am et
The Cleveland Browns signed WR Tori Gurley, DB T.J. Heath, DE Cam Henderson, DB Jamoris Slaughter, LB Justin Staples, WR Conner Vernon and OL Jeremiah Warren to futures contracts Monday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Gurley has had cups of coffee with several NFL teams, and with the Browns looking for help opposite Josh Gordon he may get a legitimate look in Cleveland this offseason.

Rob Chudzinski - TM Posted 12/30/13 11:07am et
The Cleveland Browns reached a $10.5 million settlement with former head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Huddle Up: Chudzinski was one-and-done in Cleveland, but at least he'll have some money to get buy until a coordinator or tight ends coach gig opens up.

Jordan Cameron - TE Posted 12/27/13 4:56pm et
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Cameron is still waiting to get cleared to play. Considering the Browns are out of playoff contention, it's doubtful Cameron will be out there Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Joe Haden - CB Posted 12/26/13 10:35pm et
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (hip) is still getting treatment for his hip pointer. The injury is still not where it needs to be.
Huddle Up: IDP owners -- and those who own the Steelers' Antonio Brown -- take note.

Jordan Cameron - TE Posted 12/26/13 11:18pm et
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Cameron, who missed Week 16, hasn't been cleared to practice yet an remains a big Week 17 question mark.

Jordan Cameron - TE Posted 12/20/13 12:22pm et
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is not practicing Friday, Dec. 20, and is expected to be ruled out for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Bad news for fantasy owners, as Cameron has been a solid contributor all season long. At least the Browns have provided a little lead time for finding a replacement.

Jordan Cameron - TE Posted 12/20/13 6:07pm et
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Friday, Dec. 20, and has been ruled out for Week 16.
Huddle Up: If you've been riding with the struggling Cameron, it's officially time to make other plans if you haven't already.

Jordan Cameron - TE Posted 12/19/13 4:20pm et
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: With Cameron's concussion only diagnosed Monday, he remains a big question mark for Week 16. See if there is any progress, though, over the next 2 days.

Willis McGahee - RB Posted 12/18/13 11:34am et
Cleveland Browns RB Willis McGahee (concussion) has been cleared to practice and play in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Toss McGahee into the mix with Chris Ogbonnaya, Fozzy Whitaker and last week's surprise scorer, Edwin Baker as the Browns try to find someone who can run the ball with success against the Jets.

Jordan Cameron - TE Posted 12/18/13 11:34am et
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (head) has reported concussion symptoms and will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. He's involved in the concussion protocol now.
Huddle Up: A bit of a late start to the protocol; fantasy owners will need to keep tabs on Cameron to make sure he's cleared to play in time for this weekend's game in New York.

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