Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 12/14/14 8:50pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will start in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers, head coach Mike Pettine confirmed Sunday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Manziel had a nightmare first start on Sunday against the Bengals. Cleveland's 107 yards of offense was the lowest total of any team this season. Manziel is nothing more than a low-end QB2 for the final two games.
Billy Cundiff - PKPosted 12/11/14 9:58am ET
Cleveland Browns PK Billy Cundiff will remain as the top kicking choice for the team, but coach Mike Pettine indicated Cundiff would have to step up his game play.
Huddle Up: Cundiff has missed a kick in five straight games, so he'll remain on the hot seat until his accuracy returns or the Browns find someone better.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 12/9/14 9:59am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is likely to start in Week 15, according to indications from sources. All that remains is waiting for head coach Mike Pettine to announce it.
Huddle Up: Brian Hoyer could not deliver at home against Indy, throwing for 140 yards, no touchdowns and two picks. The Browns aren't out of the playoff race, but at this point there's little teeth to the argument that Hoyer gives them a better chance to win. May as well see if Johnny Football can bring a little spark to this offense down the stretch.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 12/9/14 3:54pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will be the starting quarterback in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Brian Hoyer got his chance, starting 13 games, and now it's time to see what the first-round pick can do. If anything, the Browns' RBs should be the biggest beneficiaries with a more mobile QB attracting defensive attention.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 12/9/14 11:41pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer is unlikely to return to the team next year after being benched for QB Johnny Manziel heading into Week 15. Hoyer is expected to become a free agent.
Huddle Up: There should be some interest in Hoyer, but his NFL future is probably serving as a backup.
Billy Cundiff - PKPosted 12/8/14 10:34am ET
Cleveland Browns PK Billy Cundiff missed a field goal Sunday, Dec. 7, in a 25-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and that means the Browns might look for another kicker to finish out the season. "It's obviously concerning," said Browns head coach Mike Pettine. "We get field goal attempts, we get a chance to put points on the board against a good team and you've got to be able to convert."
Huddle Up: Cundiff himself has had other jobs so he knows the drill. We'll keep an eye on who the Browns are bringing in for their "kick-off" in case you want to roll with one of them this week.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 12/8/14 8:36pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could be taking over as starting quarterback in the near future. 'I think it's natural to lean the other way, given the results,' head coach Mike Pettine said Monday, Dec. 8. Pettine said he, the coaches and general manager Ray Farmer would meet Monday night and make a decision.
Huddle Up: Hoyer has thrown for 1 TD and 8 interceptions over the last four games -- three of which resulted in losses -- and if it's not Johnny Football time now, when will it be?
Terrance West - RBPosted 12/5/14 11:23pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Dec. 5, and is questionable for Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts. RB Terrance West would likely be the starter if Crowell can't play. However, West fumbled twice last week, leaving head coach Mike Pettine to leave open the possibility that West won't be in the lineup at all this week.
Huddle Up: The Browns backfield is a bigger mess than normal this week. Isaiah Crowell may or may not start. Terrance West may or may not be active. Crowell is really the only Browns RB that can be trusted if he's healthy.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 12/5/14 11:23pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is questionable for Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts. He needs to pass at least one more concussion test with a neurologist Friday before being cleared for contact, but head coach Mike Pettine is hopeful that Cameron can return after missing the last five games.
Huddle Up: Cameron will be a game-time decision. If he's active Cameron is worth starting depending on your tight end situation. Don't bench a productive tight end for Cameron but there hasn't been many of them in 2014.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 12/4/14 3:54pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) has a chance to play in Week 14 since head coach Mike Pettine said the team is cautiously optimistic about Cameron's availability for the game.
Huddle Up: The Browns also were optimistic a week ago, and Cameron wound up missing a fifth straight game. Stay tuned ...
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 12/4/14 7:12pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4, after sitting out the day before.
Huddle Up: Crowell is showing signs of progress in taking a step forward Thursday, and we'll see if the momentum carries over into Friday.
Miles Austin - WRPosted 12/3/14 12:16am ET
Cleveland Browns WR Miles Austin (kidney) will spend a third night in a Buffalo hospital Tuesday, Dec. 2, due to the kidney injury suffered in the Week 12 loss against the Buffalo Bills. The team said he is being kept for precautionary reasons, but has not disclosed any other details of his injury.
Huddle Up: Certainly sounds like Austin is at least out for Week 14 and possibly longer depending on the exact nature of the injury.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 12/3/14 3:52pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will start in Week 14 over Johnny Manziel. According to a source, though, Manziel could start the team's final three games if the team were to lose in Week 14 with Hoyer as the starter. Manziel was 5-for-8 for 63 yards and a 10-yard touchdown scamper when he relieved Hoyer in Week 13. Hoyer has one touchdown and six interceptions in his last 15 quarters.
Huddle Up: Johnny Football fans will have to wait as Hoyer gets the call Sunday against the Colts. No pressure, Brian.
Miles Austin - WRPosted 12/3/14 4:00pm ET
The Cleveland Browns placed WR Miles Austin (hip) on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: As expected, another season has been cut short for Austin, who notched season highs in receptions (7) and yardage (86) in his final game Sunday. Rookie free agent Taylor Gabriel and Travis Benjamin should get a few more looks in Austin's absence, but Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins remain the Browns' top WR targets.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 12/3/14 4:13pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the team hopes he will be able to play in Week 14, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: There is some concern given that the Browns saw the need to sign RB Shaun Draughn earlier Wednesday, and it's definitely a situation to monitor throughout the week as Crowell as been the Browns' most productive back over the last month.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 12/3/14 7:59pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: Cameron is still waiting to be cleared from a concussion. He's been practicing the past couple of weeks but hasn't been active on gameday. We'll have a better read on Cameron's availability later in the week.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 12/3/14 7:59pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: The Browns are hoping Crowell can play this week but there's a chance he won't be able to go. If Crowell is out, Terrance West will draw the start and be a RB2/flex option against Indianapolis.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 12/1/14 2:37pm ET
Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer are in the dark as to who will start against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 14, but head coach Mike Pettine said the team will make a decision on this weekend's starter Wednesday, Dec. 3. 'The door is definitely open for a change at the quarterback position,' Pettine said. 'It's not like we're just going to go back to Brian (Hoyer). This has been a cumulative thing where discussions about a change at quarterback have been more and more lively. We'll evaluate both quarterbacks and have a decision soon.'
Huddle Up: The smart money is on Manziel getting the nod. With the rushing numbers he'll provide, Manziel is worth picking up this week in two quarterback leagues or if you're starter has been shaky this year.
Miles Austin - WRPosted 12/1/14 8:28pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Miles Austin will stay in a hospital Monday night while recovering from a kidney injury he sustained Sunday, Nov. 30. It is not known when Austin is expected to be released, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: Austin is coming off a season-high 7 catches for 86 yards in the Week 13 loss to the Bills. It definitely sounds like he'll be a longshot to play, though, Sunday against the Colts.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 11/29/14 2:25pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) will miss his fifth game in a row this week.
Huddle Up: There was some hope Cameron would play this week but he'll miss another game. Cameron has been one of fantasy football's biggest disappointments in 2014 but there's a chance he could still return for fantasy playoffs.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 11/27/14 7:34pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: The Browns have said they expect the TE to play Sunday in Buffalo but you would've thought he would have had a full practice by now. See if that happens Friday.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 11/26/14 6:49pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Cameron was at least able to get in some work in the Browns' first practice of the week as he attempts to return from a four-game absence. He should definitely be able to do more, though, as the week progresses if he's going to play Sunday in Buffalo.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 11/25/14 3:39pm ET
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is expected to play in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Cameron hasn't played since Week 8 and has only 13 catches for 250 yards and a TD in 6 games overall so don't blindly plug him back into your lineup without first weighing all the options.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/25/14 6:55pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer was never in danger of being benched in favor of QB Johnny Manziel in the team's Week 12 win over the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Hoyer threw three interceptions in the game. Pettine praised Hoyer for shaking off his mistakes and leading the team to a game-winning drive.
Huddle Up: Hoyer is the first Cleveland QB to post back-to-back 300-yard games in 31 years, but he needs to work in a few more TD tosses -- he has 1 in his last 3 games -- and cut down on turnovers to become a better fantasy bet.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 11/23/14 8:08pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon posted eight receptions for 120 yards in his regular season debut in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted a game-high 16 times in the win.
Huddle Up: Gordon wasn't on a snap count and dominated like he never missed a game. He's a WR1 going forward.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 11/23/14 8:08pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell carried 12 times for game-high 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 12 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Crowell and Terrance West are both seeing carries in the Browns backfield but Crowell is the lead dog right now. Crowell is an RB2, while West is more of a flex play...at least for now.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 11/22/14 2:19pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was officially activated from the exempt/commissioner permission list Saturday, Nov. 22. In a subsequent move, the team waived LB Keith Pough.
Huddle Up: Gordon should obviously be inserted into fantasy lineups this week now that he's been activated. The Browns say they'll monitor his snap count but Gordon will still be on the field enough to make a fantasy impact in his first game back.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 11/21/14 3:04pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Cameron did get in some work in practice Friday and will miss a fourth straight game.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 11/20/14 4:05pm ET
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will retain the lead-back role, even after the team claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner said Tate was brought in for insurance because both McKinnon and RB Matt Asiata (concussion) were dealing with injuries this week. McKinnon said he will be ready for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. However, Asiata's status is in doubt. "We're excited about Jerick and what he's done, and I see him as our running back,' Turner said. "He's been limited in practice last week and couldn't practice (Wednesday) So you got to protect yourself, obviously with Matt not being able to practice (Wednesday) and in doubt as to whether he'll play or not.'
Huddle Up: The lead-back designation is one thing, but McKinnon's fantasy owners would like to see Turner and the Vikes back that up with more touches as the rookie has been averaging only 13.4 per outing over the last seven games.
Josh Gordon - WRPosted 11/20/14 6:29pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: It might turn out to be nothing, but there's been no immediate reason given for the absence. All in all, it's rather strange considering it was to be the WR's second practice after returning from suspension.
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