Cleveland Browns news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 24 May 2015 06:49:14 -0700
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin is expected to have a great year as a punt returner in 2015, according to special teams coordinator Chris Tabor. Tabor said he believes Benjamin struggled in the role last season because he was coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:20:20 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has impressed Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo since Manziel has returned from a stint in a treatment center. Cleveland's new play-caller said Manziel is spending every hour that he is allowed to spend in the building and is putting himself into a position to be an NFL quarterback. DeFilippo said he wouldn't sacrifice Manziel's athleticism to pigeonhole him into a scheme that doesn't fit his skill set.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel has to beat out Josh McCown for the starting gig in Cleveland, but it is encouraging to see DeFilippo praising his work ethic. A lot has to change between now and Week 1, but Manziel has enough upside to warrant a QB2 roster spot if he finally looks the part of pro passer in the preseason.
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:20:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Manziel needs to win the starting job, distance himself from the competition, and earn the trust of fantasy owners before deserving a draft selection this summer. He's a shaky QB2 draft target in the an optimistic scenario.
Mon, 18 May 2015 16:19:52 -0700
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Sat, 16 May 2015 16:37:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel intends to be the team's 2015 starter, according to teammate CB Joe Haden. "He's a competitor. I think it's all about competition. We have Josh McCown. We have Johnny. We have (Connor) Shaw. All those guys. Just all of them feel like they can win the starting job," said Haden.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Manziel beats the odds and is named the Browns' starting quarterback out of training camp, the reality of Josh Gordon's suspension and Jordan Cameron's free-agent departure will limit Manziel's fantasy potential. Manziel will likely open the season as nothing more than a late-round flier in two-quarterback leagues.
Sat, 16 May 2015 07:49:17 -0700
Cleveland Browns TE Randall Telfer (foot) is recovering from foot surgery, and the team is not sure if he will be able to play in 2015. Head coach Mike Pettine said there is a chance Telfer could play near the end of the season.
Sat, 16 May 2015 07:45:56 -0700
Sat, 16 May 2015 07:41:29 -0700
Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson is not expected to hold out during training camp, according to CB Joe Haden. Gipson is not participating in offseason workouts and has not signed his tender offer yet.
Fri, 15 May 2015 12:59:01 -0700
Fri, 15 May 2015 08:57:51 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Pettine has installed Josh McCown as the starter entering training camp, and Manziel will have to earn the spot back. McCown obviously isn't the answer at 35, so the potential for Manziel is still there. At this rate, McCown is a low-end QB2, and Manziel shouldn't be drafted.
Tue, 12 May 2015 14:01:24 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: McCown isn't necessarily a lock for starting quarterback, but he seems to be well on his way to being under center in Week 1. His supporting cast is lackluster, however, as far as pass-catchers are concerned. He's comfortably in the backup fantasy quarterback conversation.
Mon, 11 May 2015 11:32:11 -0700
Mon, 11 May 2015 10:16:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Neither player has a lot of NFL experience, so it appears to be an even competition at this point. Coons and Spear likely will not be selected in fantasy leagues next season if they will the job.
Mon, 11 May 2015 10:09:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hartley could join a team later this offseason and compete for a kicker job but likely would not be a great choice in drafts next season if he wins a job.
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