Johnny Manziel - OCPosted 5/15/15 2:02pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has turned off head coach Mike Pettine, while general manager Ray Farmer, owner Jimmy Haslam and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo believe Manziel can be salvaged, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With the owner and GM in Johnny Football's corner, look for the QB to get another shot at starting unless newcomer Josh McCown somehow can channel his 2013 run with the Bears.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 5/12/15 6:21pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown has taken control of the Cleveland offense and the locker room, according to new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. Head coach Mike Pettine has already said that McCown's experience has given him the advantage for the starting quarterback position.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the Browns might be able to use a little leadership as they try to snap a string of seven straight losing seasons. Some production at the position also might be nice after Cleveland finished with the second-worst team passer rating (72.8) in the league last season -- finishing ahead of only the Jags (72.0).
Josh McCown - QBPosted 5/10/15 6:38pm ET
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine has declared that QB Josh McCown will enter the 2015 season as the No. 1 quarterback on the team's depth chart. 'We're not going to start talking competition,' Pettine said. 'Josh will more than likely be the starter going into camp, and in the foreseeable future I don't see that changing.'
Huddle Up: Although Johnny Manziel reportedly is making some strides, the safe money has been on the veteran McCown all along opening the season as the Browns' starter. The soon-to-be 36-year-old QB, however, will have to play better than he did last season in Tampa, when threw 11 TDs and 14 interceptions in 11 games, going 1-10 as a starter.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 5/5/15 4:34pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown is the favorite to start training camp as the team's starting quarterback, with head coach Mike Pettine saying 'it's fair to say.' QB Johnny Manziel struggled last year as a rookie and was in rehab for 10 weeks. McCown is the most experienced quarterback the team has on roster.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 36-year-old McCown figures to be the Browns' most game-ready option when the season opener rolls around, but just be wary of expecting too much from the QB as outside of a 3-2 starting stint with the 2013 Bears in which he tossed 13 TDs and only 1 interception, McCown has a 14-30 record as a starter with a 48-to-58 TD-to-interception ratio.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 5/3/15 4:01pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will be used separately from RBs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Browns general manager Ray Farmer compared Johnson to Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard and former Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook.
Huddle Up: At 5-9 and 207 pounds, Johnson fits the change-of-pace mold, and he's also a strong pass-catcher, logging 38 receptions for 421 yards and three TDs this past season at Miami. That said, he could be the second Browns back to own in fantasy apart from whomever wins the starting job.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 4/20/15 10:23pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel reported for the first day of voluntary workouts Monday, April 20.
Huddle Up: It's Johnny Football's first action since his stint in rehab--and Manziel's first opportunity to stake his claim to Cleveland's open QB job.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 4/11/15 7:46pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has been released from his rehab facility.
Huddle Up: Hopefully Manziel has his personal life in order and can now focus on the business of becoming a viable NFL quarterback.
Rob Housler - TEPosted 4/10/15 7:22pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Rob Housler said hopes to receive a big role in the passing game next season, because he believes he can contribute on offense.
Huddle Up: The Browns certainly need a receiving threat at the TE position with the free-agent departure of Jordan Cameron, and Housler has shown he can be a threat, recording a combined 84 catches for 871 yards over the 2012-13 seasons.
Rob Housler - TEPosted 4/9/15 1:14pm ET
Free-agent TE Rob Housler (Cardinals) has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns on a one-year deal, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Housler, who caught a combined 84 passes for 871 yards over the 2012 and '13 seasons, becomes the early favorite to start in Cleveland with Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray the only other TEs currently on the roster.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 4/5/15 3:37pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel played golf with his father Saturday, April 4, and is likely to be discharged from his rehab facility soon, possibly even next week.
Huddle Up: Whenever Johnny Football reconvenes with the Browns, he's going to have to show he's re-dedicated quickly as rumors persist that the franchise is looking to move on at the QB position.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 4/3/15 4:22pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel may be out of time with the Browns, as ESPN insider Chris Mortensen indicated the team is ready to move on. 'I think about 90% that they have moved on (from Manziel) in their own minds except that they really don't know who they're going to get when Johnny leaves rehab, which has been an extended stay,' Mortensen said on ESPN's 'Mike and Mike in the Morning' Friday, April 3. 'He should be getting out sometime in the first week of April if they're satisfied that he's ready to go out and get into society and that whatever deep-rooted problems that he had has been addressed. The bottom line is that Johnny Manziel's future with the Browns has been in question. When they were putting together half of a new offensive staff, Manziel's name barely even came up in conversation.'
Huddle Up: It's fairly hard to fathom that the Browns wouldn't be so quick to give up on the 2014 first-round pick after only two rookie-year starts, but perhaps Johnny Football's issues run deeper than have even been reported. In any case, it appears the Josh McCown Era is gathering steam.
Miles Austin - WRPosted 3/31/15 11:08am ET
Free-agent WR Miles Austin (Browns) signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, March 30. The deal is worth $2.3 million with $700,000 available in incentives, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Is Austin capable of filling the Jeremy Maclin role in Chip Kelly's offense? Looks like he'll at least get a shot. If he's still holding that gig the third week in August, you can start making some fantasy noise about him; until then, he's a low-end option.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 3/31/15 7:32pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe, who had zero touchdowns in 2014 with the Kansas City Chiefs, vows to be more productive with his new team in 2015. He said he has plans of 'going back to the Dwayne Bowe of 2010' when he scored 15 touchdowns in a breakout season. Bowe said the Browns plan to use him more downfield.
Huddle Up: In the four years since, Bowe has caught only 13 TDs. Additionally, he hasn't topped 801 receiving yards since 2012 and has dropped 31 passes in the last four years. Depending what the Browns do in the draft, Bowe could enter the season as the team's No. 1 WR, but that certainly doesn't guarantee top-30 fantasy wideout production given his spotty track record and the Browns' QB situation.
Garrett Hartley - PKPosted 3/25/15 10:58am ET
The Cleveland Browns may draft a kicker at the next NFL Draft in April. The kicking team currently includes K's Garrett Hartley, Travis Coons, and Carey Spear.
Huddle Up: Hartley would be the name you might recognize of that group, though the Browns offense has some proving to do before fantasy owners trust whomever their kicker might be to be a regular contributor.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 3/24/15 2:39pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is expected back with the team for offseason workouts April 20 after completing more than two months of treatment.
Huddle Up: Hopefully, Johnny Football can now focus on football, and he's going need to all the work, prep and reps he can get with the Browns already signing veteran Josh McCown and hinting that they'll draft another QB in a month.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 3/14/15 1:11am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is still in inpatient rehab, but he is likely at the point where he can leave the facility for brief stints. Earlier reports said that he had left the facility.
Huddle Up: We haven't seen any party tweets or Vegas Facebook photos of late from Johnny Football so he still might be busy getting his off-field act together.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 3/13/15 12:57am ET
Free-agent TE Jordan Cameron (Browns) has signed with the Miami Dolphins, the team announced Thursday, March 12. Cameron signed a two-year deal worth $15 million, according to an ESPN report.
Huddle Up: The signing capped an eventful news day for Cameron, after an earlier report had him re-signing with the Browns. Cameron exploded for an 80-917-7 season in 2013, but slipped all the way to 24-424-2 last year after missing six games with concussion and shoulder issues. The Dolphins also still have TE Charles Clay, who is signed to the one-year transition tag, but he has been receiving interest from the Bills, and ironically, the Browns.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 3/12/15 8:08pm ET
Free-agent TE Jordan Cameron (Browns) re-signed with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, March 12, for two years and $15 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Fairly big surprise here as Cameron was regarded to be all but gone in Cleveland after suffering three concussions in three years. Still, the Browns also visited with free-agent TE Charles Clay, who's under a transition tag with the Dolphins, and look to have come to the conclusion that keeping Cameron was their best TE move after all.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 3/12/15 8:30pm ET
Free-agent TE Jordan Cameron (Browns) is reportedly in negotiations with the Miami Dolphins. It was originally reported that Cameron had re-signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: More free-agent craziness as it sounds like a false report leaked. In any case, it could essentially shape up to be a swap of TEs as Dophins' free agent Charles Clay was visiting Cleveland on Thursday. Stay tuned ...
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 3/11/15 9:36am ET
The Miami Dolphins will host free-agent TE Jordan Cameron (Browns) Wednesday, March 11, barring him getting a quick deal elsewhere.
Huddle Up: Cameron is the Dolphins' back-up plan should another team--say, the Bills--make an offer to transition-tagged Charles Clay that Miami is unable to match. Either way, looks like the Dolphins are planning on a talented pass-catching tight end to pick up the slack left by the departure of much of the team's wide receiving corps.
Miles Austin - WRPosted 3/10/15 1:59pm ET
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent WR Miles Austin is unlikely to re-sign with the team after the Browns signed WR Brian Hartline on Monday, March 9. Hartline is basically a younger version of Austin.
Huddle Up: Even with the addition of Hartline, the Browns don't exactly have an overabundance of WR options, but apparently one season was enough with the 30-year-old Austin, who had 47 catches for 568 yards and two TDs this past year.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 3/9/15 12:14pm ET
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer is going to sign with the Houston Texans, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Not at all surprising for the former Patriots backup to be reunited with a former Patriots coach. Hoyer could be the Texans' bridge solution while they develop Tom Savage (or draft another developmental signal-caller this season), or he could wind up competing with Ryan Mallet should the Texans choose to bring back Mallet for another look this year.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 3/3/15 6:43pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel needs to have an obsession with football, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. 'It's truly a lifestyle to be an NFL quarterback,' DeFilippo said. 'It's not just a job. It's all-consuming. You need to sleep, eat, do everything fast and just think about football all the time.'
Huddle Up: Manziel has some personal issues to get under control first, but once that happens if he is to find NFL success he'll certainly need to be more devoted to his craft than he demonstrated in his rookie season.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 2/23/15 1:41am ET
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent TE Jordan Cameron is not expected to be re-signed by the team.
Huddle Up: Cameron had 80 catches for 917 yards and 7 TDs in 2013 but has totaled 50 grabs for 683 yards and 3 scores over his other three seasons in Cleveland, and it looks like the TE will be wearing a new uniform next season. Cameron's concussion history will be the biggest stumbling block, but there will be more than a few TE-needy teams willing to take on the risk.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 2/19/15 9:18am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is making progress during his time at a rehabilitation facility and head coach Mike Pettine said the team is proud of the progress he's making.
Huddle Up: Perhaps if Manziel can get his off-the-field life in order it will help him shape up his on-the-field act as well. The Browns are still in need of a quarterback, and the former first-round pick has an opportunity with Brian Hoyer a free agent.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 2/17/15 8:12pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's one-game suspension late last season prompted the NFLPA to file a non-injury grievance on his behalf Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Huddle Up: The NFLPA has Gordon's back, but it's basically a classic rearrangement of the Titanic deck chairs as the receiver obviously has larger disciplinary issues to worry about.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 2/12/15 1:20pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel still has the support of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. 'I think it's way too early to give up on Johnny,'Haslam told the team's beat writers during a meeting. Haslam went on to say he applauds Manziel for seeking help and the team will do everything it can to support him for 'however long that takes.'
Huddle Up: While what we've seen on and off the field with Johnny F-Ball hasn't exactly been promising, you'd think the team which spent a first-round pick on Manziel is going to give him more than two rookie-season starts to prove himself on way or the other, provided he cleans up his off-field act.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 2/12/15 10:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon received support from team owner Jimmy Haslam, in an interview with Cleveland.com, Haslam was critical of Gordon's off-field behavior and hopes Gordon can get proper help during his suspension. When asked if the Browns would cut Gordon, Haslam said they have a year to decide, and the decision would be made 'at the proper time.'
Huddle Up: It's not the easiest of decisions to part with a 2012 supplemental second-round draft pick, but Gordon's continued issues and unavailability have more or less forced the hand of the Browns, who need to find playmakers they can trust and rely on.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 2/8/15 4:27pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer said all options are on the table as far as free agency and whether he'll return to Cleveland. Hoyer will become an unrestricted free agent this year, but Hoyer's agent has said that Hoyer could be re-signed and is scheduled to meet with general manager Ray Farmer and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo in the near future.
Huddle Up: Hoyer, who will turn 30 next October, would join the likes of Mark Sanchez, Jake Locker and Ryan Mallett the top of a fairly weak QB free-agent class if he hits the market, but the Browns may decide to keep him around given the on- and off-field uncertainties surrounding Manziel.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 2/5/15 11:22pm ET
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent TE Jordan Cameron is not interested in re-signing with the team, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Browns haven't officially said as much, but the feeling seems to be mutual. Cameron has played in more than nine games in only one of his four seasons so far, and his history of concussions figures to temper his market value.
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