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|Cleveland Browns |
The Browns filled some holes this offseason, but still seems a ways away from contending. Their quarterback situation remains a bit of a concern and the defense is far from shutdown. They'll win more games in 2012 but still aren't a playoff contender just yet. Having Trent Richardson carry the load offensively is a big plus for the offense, though.
Greg Little, WR. Little flashed some good things his rookie season but was a little inconsistent, which wasn't a surprise considering his quarterback play and being a rookie. Having better quarterback play and a year under his belt should be a big lift for Little. He will be the top receiver in this offense and get plenty of chances to stretch the field, using his top speed. It wouldn't surprise to see Little hit the 1,000-yard mark.
Ben Watson, TE. Watson just keeps chugging along but missed some time late last season with injury, which hurt his stats. He still produced pretty well when playing but his numbers went down after his big 2010. He is 31 years old and has just two seasons with 500-plus yards. He'll have the occasional big game but don't overvalue him come draft day. He is more backup material than anything. Plus, look for Evan Moore to get more playing time at tight end for the Browns.
|May 23, 09:32 PM
||Cleveland Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said WR Travis Benjamin is the leading candidate for the punt returner job at this point.|
|May 23, 09:22 PM
||Cleveland Browns LB Jabaal Sheard said he believes he can be part of an impactful outside linebacker rotation with LB Barkevious Mingo, LB Paul Kruger and LB Quentin Groves this season. 'It's a long game, and you're going to need a rotation throughout, and it's a long season as well,' Sheard said. 'So definitely we're going to need to share snaps and split it up amongst the four of us. You've got to stay healthy throughout the whole season, so I think that's going to play a big part in how our rotation works.'|
|May 23, 09:22 PM
||Cleveland Browns OG John Greco said he hopes to win a starting job along the offensive line this season. Greco played left guard last season and practiced at right guard during organized team activities Thursday, May 23.|
|May 23, 09:22 PM
||Cleveland Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said the team is giving CB Buster Skrine and S Johnson Bademosi reps as kick returners during organized team activities. Tabor said RB Dion Lewis is also an option as a kick returner.|
|May 23, 03:23 PM
||Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said RB Trent Richardson (leg) will not participate in organized team activities next week and could sit out the team minicamp in early June as a precaution. Chudzinski said Richardson suffered the injury earlier this week.|
|May 23, 11:03 AM
||Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (groin) is not practicing Thursday, May 23, due to a groin injury.|
|May 23, 10:53 AM
||Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (leg) is not practicing Thursday, May 23, due to a pulled muscle near his shin.|
Fantasy Impact: Richardson can't seem to avoid injury but he should be fine for the start of training camp.
|May 23, 09:23 AM
||The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent WR Tori Gurley (Ravens) and waived QB Thaddeus Lewis.|
|May 21, 04:13 PM
||The Cleveland Browns really like TE Jordan Cameron as their starting tight end and have been targeting him a lot in organized team activities.|
Fantasy Impact: Cameron remains a big sleeper for the coming season.
|May 21, 02:43 PM
||The Cleveland Browns waived S Eric Hagg, LB Ryan Rau and RB Robbie Rouse Tuesday, May 21.|
|May 21, 12:33 PM
||Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner has downplayed the team's signing of QB Brian Hoyer, and Turner also has praised QB Brandon Weeden for his relentless work ethic. 'I think there have been more stories written about Brian Hoyer being a Brown over the last four months than probably any player in history,' Turner said. 'He was released. He was available. He's a guy that has been with some good teams in backup situations. He's played very little football, but I do think we like his skill set.'|
Fantasy Impact: Weeden will be given first shot at the starter's job but he won't be handed anything. He'll have to earn it.
|May 20, 06:13 PM
||Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the team is working on making QB Brandon Weeden to play faster and making quicker decisions this season. Turner said Weeden has improved his footwork a lot this offseason and is working on improving his play under center.|
|May 20, 10:04 AM
||Cleveland Browns QB Thaddeus Lewis is not expected to make the team following the signing of QB Brian Hoyer. QB Brandon Weeden is expected to be the starter, with QB Jason Campbell as the backup and Hoyer as the third QB.|
|May 20, 09:56 AM
||Cleveland Browns QB Jason Campbell is clearly bigger than QB Brandon Weeden and appeared to perform better than Weeden during organized team activities Thursday, May 16.|
Fantasy Impact: At this point, the competition is pretty wide open but the Browns will give Weeden every shot to win the job.
|May 19, 09:32 PM
||The Cleveland Browns feel confident WR Travis Benjamin and RB Dion Lewis can handle the return duties, which is why fan favorite WR Joshua Cribbs (Raiders) (knee) was allowed to leave via free agency without much effort to re-sign him. Plus, Cribbs is 30, and there are concerns about his knee.|
|May 19, 09:32 PM
||The Cleveland Browns like the speed of RB Dion Lewis, especially as a third-down back. Lewis might also be in the mix to return kicks.|
|QB Jason Campbell, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Davone Bess, WR David Nelson, TE Kellen Davis, PK Shayne Graham, OT Rashad Butler, LB Quentin Groves, LB Paul Kruger, CB Christopher Owens.
|QB Josh X. Johnson,
QB Seneca Wallace,
WR Joshua Cribbs,
WR Mohamed Massaquoi,
TE Benjamin Watson,
PK Phil Dawson,
DL Marcus Benard,
DL Frostee Rucker,
FS Usama Young.
|1|| Sep 8
|2|| Sep 15
|3|| Sep 22
|4|| Sep 29
|5|| Oct 3
|6|| Oct 13
|7|| Oct 20
||at Green Bay
|8|| Oct 27
||at Kansas City
|9|| Nov 3
|-- Week 10 Bye --|
|11|| Nov 17
|12|| Nov 24
|13|| Dec 1
|14|| Dec 8
||at New England
|15|| Dec 15
|16|| Dec 22
||at New York Jets
|17|| Dec 29