Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) has a chance to play in the final preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: It might be too little, too late -- even on the WR-needy Browns -- for the converted QB who's missed all three of the team's preseason contests following an impressive showing early in camp.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson suffered a concussion during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. He is not expected to play in the final preseason game.
Huddle Up: It was a inauspicious debut for the third-round pick who rushed once for four yards and caught one of his two targets for a yard after sitting out the first two exhibition contests with a hamstring injury. He's still an intriguing fantasy pick with upside but be very wary of reaching too high for the rookie who isn't exactly off to a strong start.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 8/26/15 5:35pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel isn't expected to play versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Aug. 29, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel is still dealing with elbow soreness and the Browns are taking a cautious approach.
Huddle Up: If so, that's likely to lock in Josh McCown as the Browns' opening-day starter if he wasn't already.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 8/26/15 5:48pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Pryor, the QB turned WR who turned heads in the early days of camp before his hammy acted up, is running out of time to make the team, and he's going to have to push through to try and make a lasting impression.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 8/26/15 8:01pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) has no structural damage in his injured elbow. Head coach Mike Pettine said Manziel has been dealing with the sore elbow since high school.
Huddle Up: Manziel is expected to miss the rest of the preseason because of his elbow injury. It's a setback just when he was gaining on Josh McCown. Expect McCown to began the year as the Browns' starter.
Johnny Manziel - QBPosted 8/24/15 3:07pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) will keep his current throwing motion even though the team believes that is what is causing the soreness in his elbow. Manziel did not throw during practice Monday, Aug. 24, so he could rest his elbow.
Huddle Up: Manziel doesn't have a traditional throwing motion but it's hard for a non-pocket passer like him to all of a sudden change the way he throws. Josh McCown is still listed as the Browns' starter but Manziel has had a strong preseason. He's likely to make starts at some point this season.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/24/15 10:54pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is expected to have a significant role on offense during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, according to offensive coordinator John DiFilippo.
Huddle Up: With the Browns' ground game leaving something to be desired so far -- the team's RBs are averaging all of 2.6 yards per carry in 2 games -- the Cleveland brass (and fantasy owners) are eager to see what the highly touted third-round pick can do after sitting out the first two exhibitions.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 8/22/15 12:32am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is still the No. 2 quarterback behind QB Josh McCown, head coach Mike Pettine said Friday, Aug. 21. 'We don't want to get too wrapped up in the big picture stuff,' Pettine said. 'We feel good about where Johnny is as the No. 2 and we feel good about where Josh is with the No. 1 and also understand that a large part of it is a supporting cast thing. Our thoughts on the quarterback picture are the same this morning as they were going into last night.''
Huddle Up: McCown is still the starter but an improved Manziel is closing fast. Even if McCown opens the season as the Browns' starter, expect Manziel to be under center at some point. Manziel has much more fantasy value than McCown because of his running ability and arm strength.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/22/15 12:30pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe (hamstring) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Bowe is hoping to play in the Browns' third preseason game. Cleveland can use all the help it can get at the receiver position. Bowe is trying to bounce back from a disappointing 2014 season but has missed most of training camp with the hamstring issue.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/22/15 12:30pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Johnson has missed an opportunity to impress in the first two preseason games because of his hamstring injury. He still has time to emerge as the Browns' pass-catching back but Johnson isn't likely to have much fantasy value early in the season.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 8/21/15 10:07am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (finger) jammed his right ring finger in a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 20. X-rays were negative, and he said he is unsure if he will undergo an MRI.
Huddle Up: Johnny Football? Just sayin'. If McCown is sidelined for any length of time it will mean more first-team reps for Johnny Manziel. And if he impresses, why wouldn't the Browns roll with a guy they invested a top draft pick in as opposed to the journeyman McCown.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/21/15 6:15pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) has a chance to participate in practice next week, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: Incumbents Terrance West (15 rushes-52 yards) and Isaiah Crowell (9-20) haven't exactly lit it up in two preseason games so far, and Browns fans and fantasy GMs are eager for their first in-game glimpse of the rookie, who currently owns an 11th-round ADP (109) -- ranking 34th among RBs.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 8/21/15 6:15pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown should he fine after suffering a finger injury during the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: McCown's jammed right ring finger likely isn't as much of a concern as his lackluster performance so far this preseason (12 completions for 90 yards, a TD and two interceptions for 74.3 rating) while second-year Johnny Manziel is showing definite signs of growth. The well-traveled McCown remains the start, but it's a situation that certainly bears watching.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/20/15 7:52pm ET
Cleveland Browns WRs Dwayne Bowe (hamstring) and Terrelle Pryor (hamstring), RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) and CBs Joe Haden (hamstring) and Justin Gilbert (undisclosed) will not play Thursday, Aug. 20, against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: It's been a frustrating preseason so far for the Browns' new OC as key additions such as Bowe, Pryor and Johnson have been unable to get on the field. It's hurting Johnson and Pryor, though, the most as they have the most to prove being a rookie and player adapting to a new position, respectively.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/18/15 7:41pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) remains sidelined.
Huddle Up: Those anxiously awaiting some positive news about the Browns' third-round pick and his summer-long hammy issue are going to have to wait a little longer.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 8/16/15 2:39pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor isn't guaranteed a roster spot, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The coach added he's not writing off Pryor. 'He's still in-between. That sense of urgency now is ramped up. It's a tighter window to see it. We are certainly not going to just hand him a spot based on potential. He's gotta show us, but what he's showed us so far has been encouraging,' said Pettine.
Huddle Up: There was quite a bit of fantasy hubbub over Pryor given the opportunity within the Browns' WR corps, but the hammy injury has come at the most inopportune times for a player making a position switch. Stay tuned to see how soon he can get back on the field.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/14/15 4:54pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is expected to return to practice next week, and the team hopes Johnson will be able to play in the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost preseason so far for the third-round pick. Meanwhile, the Browns' coaches have been less than enthralled with the team's RBs overall -- even more so after they combined to rush for 27 yards on 16 carries in the preseason opener Thursday night -- so the rookie will be given every opportunity to earn touches once he can get back and stay on the field.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 8/14/15 8:18pm ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown is still considered the team's starting quarterback even though QB Johnny Manziel played well in the first preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: There's no reason to believe McCown won't be the starter. He was a perfect 5-of-5 for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' first preseason game. Manziel may see the field at some point this season but it won't be in Week 1. McCown will start against the Jets.
Joe Thomas - OTPosted 8/10/15 2:59pm ET
Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (knee) suffered a knee injury during practice Monday, Aug. 10, but head coach Mike Pettine does not believe the injury is serious.
Huddle Up: Thomas has never missed a game in his NFL career and this injury appears to be minor. Thomas is the anchor of the Browns' rushing attack.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/9/15 1:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 13 against Washington, according to reports.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick earned rave reviews during OTAs, but he has been a no-show for most of training camp due to the balky hammy. That's been "disappointing" for coach Mike Pettine and a legion of early-drafting Duke Johnson owners who now might have to brace for a slow start to the rookie's regular season as he gets caught up.
Isaiah Crowell - RBPosted 8/8/15 1:02pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell likely will be the starting running back when the regular season begins, in the opinion of Tony Grossi, of ESPNCleveland.com.
Huddle Up: Both Duke Johnson and Terrance West are nursing injuries, allowing Crowell to take the lead in Cleveland's running back derby. Crowell has had fumbling issues in the past and the Browns' backfield is far from settled but he does offer some value in the seventh round.
Barkevious Mingo - LBPosted 8/6/15 2:10pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo will undergo surgery Thursday, Aug. 6, to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, according to a source. He'll be out three to four weeks.
Huddle Up: The red flags continue to fly for sixth overall pick in 2013, who only has seven sacks in two seasons so far in Cleveland.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/5/15 10:22am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) remains out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: It will be difficult for Johnson to earn touches in the Browns backfield if he remains sidelined. At present Isaiah Crowell is the front-runner for carries in Cleveland.
Terrance West - RBPosted 8/5/15 10:22am ET
Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West (calf) remains out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: West was supposed to split the Browns backfield with Isaiah Crowell, but when Cleveland drafted Duke Johnson it became a three-man race. With both Johnson and West nursing injuries, however, it's become an all-Isaiah show for now.
Dwayne Bowe - WRPosted 8/5/15 5:47pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe is expected to be sidelined for a few days because of a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Bowe has only missed two games over the last two seasons, so health doesn't figure to be an issue. His production, meanwhile, remains a huge question mark as he averaged only 59 catches, 743 yards and three TDs over his final three seasons in K.C.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 8/5/15 5:47pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor has been sidelined because of a hamstring and is not expected to play in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Tough but almost predictable break for the QB-turned-WR who's been one of the most talked-about players in the league since camps opened.
Duke Johnson - RBPosted 8/4/15 2:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson could miss a couple weeks after recently injuring his hamstring. The Browns purportedly have big plans for Johnson, so they want to be careful not to aggravate the injury.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick could use the time to get acclimated to the pro game and the Browns' offense, but skilled skill-position players remain at a premium in Cleveland, and the franchise looks like it will play it safe.
Terrance West - RBPosted 8/4/15 2:51pm ET
Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West appears to be on thin ice because of maturity issues, and his conditioning is a question, according to ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi.
Huddle Up: With rookie Duke Johnson's hammy acting up and West's issues, Isaiah Crowell is looking better and better atop the depth chart.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 8/2/15 11:17pm ET
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor took reps with the first-team offense during training camp Sunday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: At 6-4 and 230 pounds, the former QB has the size and athleticism to make a successful transition, and he's definitely with the right team as the Browns are desperate for play-making WRs following Josh Gordon's troubles. Certainly a player to keep tabs on the next few weeks.
Josh McCown - QBPosted 8/1/15 12:07am ET
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown hit receivers in stride and dropped in two deep crossing routes over the coverage during training camp Friday, July 31, and WR Dwayne Bowe said McCown is showing 'all the potential of being a top five quarterback in the NFL.'
Huddle Up: No one is buying that McCown will be a Top 5 QB but this comes one day after Johnny Manziel reportedly struggled. There's a long ways to go but McCown looks like the favorite to be the Browns' starter, especially if you listen to Bowe.
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