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Browns | No leader in QB competition

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:51:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer and QB Johnny Manziel remain in a close battle for the starting quarterback job, according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan said the competition has been "back and forth" and that he doesn't "think one is in front of the other."

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOX Sports Ohio - Zac Jackson

Browns | Johnny Manziel to work with first-team soon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:37:41 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will receive reps with the first-team offense "sooner than later," according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Josh Gordon not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:37:14 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not practicing Thursday, July 31, and presumably will miss practice Friday, Aug. 1, to attend his suspension appeal hearing.

Fantasy Tip: Tomorrow's hearing will likely heavily impact the fantasy landscape as Gordon was a surefire WR1 before his suspension.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Tom Reed

Browns | Josh Gordon's suspension all or nothing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:40:54 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is in Stage III of the NFL's substance-abuse program, and a positive test automatically triggers a one-year suspension. For Gordon, only two options exist: full-year suspension or no suspension at all.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon's fantasy value will be known shortly once his appeal is heard. The outcry for Ray Rice's suspension of two games might factor in here. However, it is Gordon's third run-in in just a couple of seasons, and as a repeat offender he could be treated more harshly.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Florio

Browns | Sign Jim Leonhard

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:50:27 -0700

The Cleveland Browns signed SS Jim Leonhard (Bills) Wednesday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Browns | Ryan Lee signed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:50:50 -0700

The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent OT Ryan Lee (Rams). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Browns | Appeal argument may not help Josh Gordon

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:24:48 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to argue during his appeal hearing that second-hand smoke caused his positive test, but NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello indicated that argument may not change decision. "A cornerstone of both of our drug testing programs has always been that you are responsible for what is in your body," Aiello said. "It is stated that way in the policies." No player has won their appeal with the second-hand smoke argument.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Pat McManamon

Browns | Kaycee Ike works out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:08:28 -0700

Free-agent OT Kaycee Ike (Steelers) recently worked out for the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Bo Marchionte

Browns | Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer not the answer?

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:37:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer may not be the team's answer at quarterback, according to NFL Media's Charley Casserly. Casserly said the Browns' answer at the position is more likely to be found in one of its two first-round picks next season.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously this is subjective speculation. We'll have to see what transpires during the season. Manziel and Hoyer remain unreliable fantasy options at this point, though, Manziel does have more potential.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Marc Sessler

Browns | Josh Gordon to argue second-hand smoke caused positive test

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:29:50 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will argue that second-hand marijuana smoke caused a positive test, and that he should not be suspended in an appeal hearing Friday, Aug. 1.

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Browns | Josh Gordon victim of circumstance?

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:11:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has passed at least 70 drug tests as a member of the Stage III drug program, and the positive test that is being reviewed for a one-year suspension was not far off from being ruled as a negative. Of the two urine samples taken from Gordon for that test, his "A" sample registered barely above the league's limit. The "B" sample came in at a level below the threshold.

A positive "A" leads to a test for the substance's presence in "B." But the "B" sample doesn't have to show a level befitting a violation; it only has to confirm a hint of the same substance as "A." If Gordon's "B" sample had been labeled as the "A" and vice versa, the sample that barely registered as a positive wouldn't have been examined.

Fantasy Tip: There's an increasing feeling that if this is valid, Gordon could be shown leniency, especially in light of the NFL's recent PR nightmare with the Ray Rice suspension ruling. He's not out of the woods yet, but there's reason to think he'll play some regulation football this year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Florio

Browns | No contract talks with Brian Hoyer

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:18:07 -0700

The Cleveland Browns have not had any contract talks with QB Brian Hoyer after the two sides exchanged proposals earlier in the offseason. There are no talks planned.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jason La Canfora

Browns | Will be active in WR market

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:57 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are expected to be active in exploring free-agent wide receivers. Their receiving corps doesn't have much size outside of likely suspended WR Josh Gordon. WRs Miles Austin and Nate Burleson have long injury histories. Cleveland may pursue CFL standout Duron Carter, son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter, once his season is complete.

Fantasy Tip: Andrew Hawkins could be a candidate to emerge out of the slot, but he's anything but tall. We wouldn't throw much at any of the non-Gordon wideouts until Cleveland finalizes its roster and depth chart.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jason La Canfora

Browns | Brian Hoyer faring better than Johnny Manziel

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is outperforming rookie QB Johnny Manziel so far in camp, and the starting quarterback job has been Hoyer's job to lose, as observed by Jason La Canfora. Hoyer looks crisper with his mental speed, including actions in the huddle, at the line and during plays. Hoyer is not gun-shy as his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament continues "to wow the Browns," according to La Canfora. Manziel also has acted somewhat guarded around his new teammates.

Fantasy Tip: Neither will be a desirable fantasy starting option if Cleveland can't make up for the likely loss of Josh Gordon, possibly for the season. Hoyer's performance in 2013 gives him the initial edge unless Manziel turns things around in a drastic way. That being said, Hoyer is nothing more than a desperation QB2 and, ideally, a third you can tuck away in a deep game.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jason La Canfora

Browns | Coaches comfortable with Joel Bitonio

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:09:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns OG Joel Bitonio is NFL ready, according to head coach Mike Pettine. "We feel very confident, comfortable with him at left guard," Pettine said.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Nate Ulrich

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