Cleveland Browns news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 06 May 2015 10:50:43 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has decided to move out of his downtown Cleveland apartment and will be living at a golf course community in one of the city's suburbs, according to a source. Manziel has been working on studying his playbook since leaving rehab, and his teammates have seen a change in his attitude. Manziel be been playing golf to help after leaving rehab.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel is expected to enter training camp as the No. 2 quarterback but should have the chance to win the starting job. Owners should monitor the situation to see who wins the job, but Manziel likely would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts.
Wed, 06 May 2015 09:13:26 -0700
Tue, 05 May 2015 13:51:45 -0700
Cleveland Browns RBs Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West and Duke Johnson could be more involved in the passing game in 2015, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. "Let's see if they can catch the ball, run a slant, run a hitch, run a go, run a comeback," DeFilippo said. "I want to see if those guys can do those things because that's going to be a big part of the offense that I want to incorporate here."
Fantasy Tip: Cleveland's backfield should take better shape as the offseason progresses, but it's definitely looking to be a committee with Crowell, West and Johnson. Crowell and West impressed in their rookie campaigns last season, and Johnson has all the tools to succeed in his rookie season. None of them are more than a low-end RB2 at this point.
Tue, 05 May 2015 09:18:04 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: McCown will still face competition from Manziel and the other quarterbacks on roster later this summer, but McCown will have the leg up. With a mediocre receiving corps and largely unproven backfield, McCown, if he winds up winning the job, is a lackluster QB2 option for fantasy owners.
Mon, 04 May 2015 20:12:39 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is expected to open training camp as the No. 2 quarterback, as head coach Mike Pettine said Monday, May 4, "I think it's fair to say" that QB Josh McCown will open camp atop the depth chart.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel has plenty of time to get things in order and make a run for the starting job. Whoever comes away as the winner of the starting job is still nothing more than a QB2 in standard fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.
Mon, 04 May 2015 20:12:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCown could very well start, but he is nothing more than a QB2 in standard fantasy leagues at this point.
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:42:10 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine doesn't seem overly concerned with the Browns' current state at quarterback. Pettine said the quarterback position isn't the only position that wins football games. QBs Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel, Thaddeus Lewis and Connor Shaw are currently on Cleveland's roster.
Fantasy Tip: Pettine could very well start McCown or one of the other current quarterbacks for Week 1. The Browns seem to catching some flak for not drafting a quarterback, but Pettine doesn't seem phased by it. Whoever starts will be a fantasy backup.
Sun, 03 May 2015 05:15:07 -0700
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will be used separately from RBs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, according to head coach Mike Pettine Friday, May 3. Browns general manager Ray Farmer compared Johnson to Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard and former Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook.
Fantasy Tip: The Browns' brass raved about Johnson's ability in both the passing and return games. Johnson will need to fight off the two sophomore running backs for playing time, but it appears the Browns will try to get him on the field whenever possible. Johnson could be worth a late-round flier, but is more likely someone to watch in the season's early going.
Sat, 02 May 2015 09:48:32 -0700
Fri, 01 May 2015 19:30:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Johnson isn't an every-down back, but he will likely team with Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West to give Cleveland a three-headed monster in the backfield. Fantasy owners won't love it, and Johnson should go undrafted in 2015, but he has a bright future as a 10-15 carry guy.
Fri, 01 May 2015 17:05:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns traded the 43rd overall pick and 229th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans for the 51st overall pick, 116th overall pick and 195th overall pick.
Fri, 01 May 2015 17:00:08 -0700
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