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  Browns | Jameson Houston let go    Mon Aug 10, 03:59 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Jameson Houston was waived Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Browns | Jovahn Fair signs with CLE    Mon Aug 10, 12:12 PM

Free-agent OG Jovahn Fair (Chiefs) signed an undisclosed deal with the Cleveland Browns Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Browns | Cleveland meets with Jovahn Fair    Sun Aug 9, 05:25 PM

Free-agent OG Jovahn Fair (Chiefs) recently met with the Cleveland Browns.

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  Browns | Michael Dunn joins Cleveland    Sun Aug 9, 04:31 PM

Free-agent OG Michael Dunn (Dolphins) signed with the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Aug. 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived TE Nate Wieting.

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  Browns | Cleveland meets with Michael Dunn    Sat Aug 8, 07:16 PM

Free-agent OT Michael Dunn (Dolphins) recently met with Cleveland Browns.

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  Browns | Three players activated    Sat Aug 8, 05:04 PM

Cleveland Browns S Karl Joseph (undisclosed) and TE Pharaoh Brown (undisclosed) were activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Aug. 8. The team also activated WR J'Mon Moore (undisclosed) from the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

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  Browns | Jarvis Landry ready to return    Sat Aug 8, 05:03 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: The move to put Landry on the PUP list was mostly procedural as he was always expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. Landry had hip surgery back in February and has been on the road to recovery since then. If QB Baker Mayfield has a bounce-back year in 2020 it's good news for all receivers in the passing game. Landry is a steady flex play in PPR leagues, coming off the board at WR33 (7.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | M.J. Stewart claimed off waivers    Sat Aug 8, 04:59 PM

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB M.J. Stewart was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Aug. 8.

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  Browns | Ja'Marcus Bradley off COVID list    Fri Aug 7, 03:04 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Ja'Marcus Bradley was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Aug. 7.

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  Browns | Malcolm Pridgeon placed on reserve    Thu Aug 6, 05:19 PM

Updating a previous story, Cleveland Browns G Malcolm Pridgeon was placed on the Reserve/Opt-Out list Thursday, Aug. 6.

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  Browns | Colby Gossett officially out for season    Wed Aug 5, 05:23 PM

Updating a previous story, Cleveland Browns G Colby Gossett was officially placed on the Reserve/Opt-Out list Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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  Browns | Austin Hooper put in work with Baker Mayfield    Wed Aug 5, 04:20 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper lived part of the summer with QB Baker Mayfield while the two worked out together.

Footballguys view: Hooper was the big free agent tight end this year and the Browns were able to secure his services. The Browns spent a lot of resources this offseason to improve their offense and hopefully that leads to better numbers from Mayfield as he suffered through a sophomore slump in 2019.

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  Browns | Garrtt Gilbert ready to return    Wed Aug 5, 01:36 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Garrett Gilbert was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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  Browns | Ja'Marcus Bradley on reserve list    Tue Aug 4, 06:12 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Ja'Marcus Bradley was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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  Browns | Cleveland activates two    Tue Aug 4, 05:54 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard and DB Jovante Moffatt were activated from the COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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  Browns | Andrew Billings opts out    Tue Aug 4, 12:23 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Andrew Billings opted out of the 2020 season.

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  Browns | Cleveland makes a flurry of moves    Mon Aug 3, 03:49 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Garrett Gilbert was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aug. 3. P Jamie Gillan was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. S Karl Joseph (foot) was also placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list and RB Brian Herrien was waived.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. committed to playing    Mon Aug 3, 02:20 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. does not plan to opt-out of the 2020 season after making comments last month on his YouTube channel and again to the Wall Street Journal about the sensibility of playing through a pandemic.

Footballguys view: Beckham wants to have a bounce-back season just like most all of the Browns players. With an improved offensive line, a premier rushing attack and QB Baker Mayfield playing better we should see better numbers from Beckham. He's a low-end WR1 for Fantasy GMs with a current ADP of WR10 (3.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | J'Mon Moore on NFI list    Sun Aug 2, 12:58 PM

Cleveland Browns WR J'Mon Moore (hamstring) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Sunday, Aug. 2.

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  Browns | Jarvis Landry starts camp on PUP list    Sun Aug 2, 12:57 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Doing this means the Browns could put Landry on the PUP list to begin the regular season if need be. That doesn't seem to be the case, and the team is likely just being cautious with the veteran receiver here. Landry is still expected to return from the hip surgery he had in February before the start of the regular season.

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  Browns | David Njoku no longer seeking trade    Sat Aug 1, 04:15 PM

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is no longer seeking a trade and is ready to play for the Browns in 2020.

Footballguys view: Njoku has plenty of physical talent, but he was disgruntled with the Browns and wanted to move on. He met with team officials and now says that he's 'all in' via social networking. Njoku will serve as the team's no.2 tight end behind free agent addition Austin Hooper.

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  Browns | Cleveland cuts four from roster    Fri Jul 31, 03:06 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Tony Brown, LB Jermaine Grace and DE George Obinna were waived Friday, July 31. The team also waived DT Justin Zimmer (undisclosed) with a non-football injury designation.

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  Browns | Jarvis Landry on track for opener    Thu Jul 30, 04:14 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) is on track for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Landry is scheduled to undergo his physical later this week.

Footballguys view: Things are looking up for the Browns this year. The team wants to bounce back in 2020 and they've spent a lot of resources to build up the offensive line better. That means better things for QB Baker Mayfield which obviously has a trickle-down effect to guys like Landry. Fantasy GMs know what to expect from the veteran wideout. He's a WR2/flex play in PPR leagues who can be a plug-and-play every week starter.

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  Browns | Jedrick Wills still on track for LT job    Thu Jul 30, 04:00 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Jedrick Wills is still the leading candidate for the starting left tackle job even though he will not be able to play in any preseason games, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski.

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  Browns | Jamie Gillan on COVID list    Thu Jul 30, 02:40 PM

Cleveland Browns P Jamie Gillan was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, July 30.

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  Browns | Pharaoh Brown injury update    Wed Jul 29, 07:36 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE Pharaoh Brown (foot) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list because of a foot injury.

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  Browns | Pharaoh Brown on PUP list    Wed Jul 29, 04:32 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Pharaoh Brown (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 29.

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  Browns | Trevon Young Released     Tue Jul 28, 05:43 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Trevon Young was released with an Injured designation Tuesday, July 28.

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  Browns | Cleveland sends two to COVID list    Sun Jul 26, 07:38 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard (illness) and DB Jovante Moffatt (illness) were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, July 26.

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  Browns | Kevin Rogers joins staff in Cleveland    Thu Jul 23, 04:06 PM

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers was hired by the Cleveland Browns Thursday, July 23, as a senior offensive assistant.

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  Browns | Austin Hooper a dependable target    Fri Jul 17, 10:24 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper leads all tight ends with a 77.3 percent catch rate since the start of 2017, and he dropped one pass on 97 targets last season.

Footballguys view: Hooper is reliable, but he doesn't add much in the way of yards after catch. His target share should go down in the Browns offense, especially if David Njoku isn't traded, so that reliability will be less important in fantasy leagues this year.

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  Browns | Kendall Lamm's roster spot uncertain    Fri Jul 17, 06:31 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Kendall Lamm likely will have to earn a roster spot during training camp since the team added OTs Jedrick Wills and Jack Conklin this offseason. OT Chris Hubbard is expected to be the swing tackle in 2020.

Footballguys view: The Browns restocked at tackle this offseason after it became clear that Hubbard and Greg Robinson were not the answer. Lamm is serviceable and should catch on elsewhere if there's not a place for him on the Browns roster.

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  Browns | Grant Delpit deal official    Thu Jul 16, 05:09 PM

Updating a previous story, Cleveland Browns second-round pick DB Grant Delpit officially signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, July 16. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Browns | Grant Delpit signs rookie deal    Wed Jul 15, 06:13 PM

Cleveland Browns second-round draft choice S Grant Delpit signed a four-year contract with the Browns Wednesday, July 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Delpit should be an everydown player right away in the Browns defense, and playing behind a suspect linebacker group that is yet to be settled. He could be an instant impact IDP rookie.

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  Browns | Myles Garrett nearing mega-deal    Tue Jul 14, 03:00 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett is closing in on a five-year extension worth $125 million, according to sources Tuesday, July 14.

Footballguys view: The Browns are standing behind Garrett after he was suspended for the remainder of the season following a helmet-swinging incident with Mason Rudolph where the two players disagreed about whether Rudolph had said some racially insensitive to provoke the attack. Cleveland is also betting that the price of elite players will continue to go up even in the face of less, if any cap growth next year and possibly beyond because of coronavirus.

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  Browns | Jacob Phillips agrees to terms    Sun Jul 12, 02:13 PM

Cleveland Browns third-round draft choice LB Jacob Phillips agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Browns Sunday, July 12. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Phillips has a chance to get significant playing time as a rookie. He'll battle 2019 picks Sione Takitaki and Mack Wilson and free agent pickup BJ Goodson for snaps.

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  Browns | Dontrell Hilliard solid in return game    Thu Jul 9, 10:50 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard was 11th in the league last season with 24.8 yards per return on kickoffs last season, according to Pro Football Focus. He's in the mix return kicks again this year.

Footballguys view: He'll compete with D'Ernest Johnson, Tavierre Thoams, and sixth-round pick Donovan Peoples-Jones for the kick returner job. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham could also take over the duties in a pinch.

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  Browns | Jedrick Wills inks rookie deal    Tue Jul 7, 09:06 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Jedrick Wills signed a four-year fully guaranteed contract worth a reported $19.702 million - including a signing bonus of $11.889 million - on Tuesday, July 7.

Footballguys view: Wills was one of the best tackles available in the 2020 NFL draft. During his college days at Alabama, Wills displayed an aggressive mindset and nasty competitiveness. Wills is your classic mauler in run-blocking and wants to destroy his man upon every engagement. He was a right tackle in college but was the blind-side protector for a left-handed quarterback (Tua Tagovailoa). Reports indicate the Browns are "very confident" Wills will be ready for left tackle duties by Week 1.

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  Browns | Olivier Vernon restructures    Tue Jul 7, 10:32 AM

Cleveland Browns LB Olivier Vernon restructured his contract Tuesday, July 7. Vernon, who was previously due $15.25 million non-guaranteed, receives $11 million guaranteed through a $7 million signing bonus, a $3.75 million base salary and a $250,000 workout bonus. He can earn $2 million more from incentives.

Footballguys view: There was plenty of buzz about the Browns moving on from Vernon before this restructure. The team had interest in free agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney this offseason but that now might not be the case. Vernon has a no-tag clause in this restructured deal which means he's going to hit the open market in 2021.

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  Browns | David Njoku remains in plans    Mon Jul 6, 11:12 AM

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku remains a big part of the Browns' offense, but a source said that Njoku has wanted out.

Footballguys view: Njoku should want out as he's not the lead tight end in the Browns plans. They signed Austin Hooper in free agency to be the primary weapon at the position and they selected FAU tight end Harrison Bryant in the 2020 NFL draft. Njoku had a breakout season in 2018 but was injured last year and only caught five passes in three games. We'll see if some team offers the Browns enough to move the freakishly athletic tight end.

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  Browns | Everson Griffen unlikely an option    Fri Jul 3, 06:58 PM

Free-agent DE Everson Griffen (Vikings) does not appear to be an option for the Cleveland Browns at this time, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

Footballguys view: Griffen is now 32 years old and his market has been cool to say the least. There was speculation earlier this year that Griffen could end up staying with the Vikings. We should see something develop for the veteran before the start of the regular season.

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  Browns | Cleveland not looking to move David Njoku    Fri Jul 3, 04:25 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has asked for a trade, but the Browns do not want to trade Njoku at this time, according to a source.

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  Browns | David Njoku asks for trade    Fri Jul 3, 02:37 PM

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has asked the team to trade him and hopes for a trade before the start of training camp. The Browns have told Njoku they would like to keep him, but agent Drew Rosenhaus said Njoku is intent on a trade.

Footballguys view: Arizona, Washington, Green Bay, and New England all make sense as destinations, although with the desire around the league to run more two tight end sets, Njoku could be a target for many teams. His dynasty stock should move up on this news as the signing of Austin Hooper limited his opportunity in Cleveland this year. If Njoku is traded, Browns fourth-round pick Harrison Bryant will get a lot more snaps this year.

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  Browns | Jordan Elliott under contract    Thu Jul 2, 02:51 PM

Cleveland Browns third-round draft choice DT Jordan Elliott signed a four-year contract with the Browns Thursday, July 2. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Elliott will be behind some top talents (Sheldon Richardson, Larry Ogunjobi) at defensive tackle for the Browns and probably not log too many snaps this year, but if the team doesn't want to pay Ogunjobi when he becomes a free agent next year, Elliott could be a key contributor.

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  Browns | Donovan Peoples-Jones could contribute in return game    Wed Jul 1, 12:24 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones will compete for a role as the No. 3, No. 4 or No. 5 receiver behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry in 2020. He's also expected to have a big opportunity to contribute in the return game, according to Andrew Gribble of ClevelandBrowns.com.

Footballguys view: The rookie from Michigan tested off the charts at the Scouting Combine, but those measurables never showed in terms of production in college. Peoples-Jones only forced 12 missed tackles in three seasons with the Wolverines. On paper it looks like he could be a great return man, but we'll have to see if that can actually come to fruition in the NFL.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. stresses commitment to Cleveland    Tue Jun 30, 06:01 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. stressed on Twitter Monday, June 29, he's committed to playing for the Browns for at least the upcoming 2020 season. 'U can find me in The LAND homie! We got unfinished business,' Beckham wrote in a reply to Los Angeles Dodgers P Alex Wood who wrote '@obj to the Patriots before the season is done. BANK IT!'

Footballguys view: With the Patriots landing QB Cam Newton, many have speculated they will now try to make a move for Beckham as the two have been working out together this offseason. Beckham had a disappointing season for the Browns in 2019, but so did most of their passing game. With better protection for QB Baker Mayfield we should see him perform more efficiently which will have a trickle down effect to guys like Beckham.

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  Browns | Cleveland checked in on Cam Newton    Mon Jun 29, 04:00 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton received some interest from the Cleveland Browns during free agency, but the two sides did not have any serious talks.

Footballguys view: The Browns checked in on Newton but nothing was serious. It's still an interesting note that they looked into the former NFL MVP because they have no.1 overall pick Baker Mayfield entering his third season in 2020. Sure, Mayfield had a down season in 2019 but he's looking to bounce back this year. The Browns worked diligently to add better protection in front of him on the offensive line. We'll see if that helps in what looks like a make-or-break season for the young quarterback. The Browns will have to decide on his fifth-year option after this season.

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  Browns | Andy Janovich on the mend    Fri Jun 26, 10:23 PM

Cleveland Browns FB Andy Janovich said he is 'feeling good' at this stage of the recovery process.

Footballguys view: Janovich only made it through seven games last year as he battled through a torn pectoral and dislocated right elbow. He's a fullback who can blast open holes for Nick Chubb (or Kareem Hunt) and he could get a target or two as a receiver here and there. Janovich has more value to the Browns as a part-time player than he does Fantasy GMs.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield struggled on deep passes    Fri Jun 26, 02:21 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield threw seven interceptions on throws that traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Mayfield was usually under great duress if a play took too long to develop. The team put better protection in front of him this year and that should calm things down when the QB has to go deep. Will see if that helps him improve the numbers in this area in 2020.

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  Browns | Jarvis Landry moving well    Thu Jun 25, 04:11 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) is 'looking great' in videos of him moving around, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski Thursday, June 25.

Footballguys view: He had surgery in February and has been on the road to recovery ever since then. Landry said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery and hopes to be ready for football activities in August.

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