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Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is "on course" to play in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday barring a setback on Friday.

Pryor needs it. After missing the majority of the month with a hamstring injury, Pryor sounded "dejected" at practice this week with the injury taking its toll on him. Pryor just needs to get on the field Saturday and show something -- anything, really -- to earn a 53-man roster spot. We can't see the rebuilding Browns cutting the only physically-gifted, big receiver on the team.
Aug 28 - 10:12 AM

Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is unsure if he'll be available for Saturday's preseason game.

Pryor said it depends on how he feels Friday. Already sidelined for Cleveland's first two preseason games, Pryor's roster odds could take a critical blow if he isn't ready for the regular season dress rehearsal. Of course, the Browns find themselves so short of premium athletes on offense that they may be willing to roll the dice on Pryor regardless of what he does the rest of the summer.
Aug 27 - 4:20 PM

Browns signed QB Pat Devlin.

With Johnny Manziel (elbow) shut down for the remainder of the preseason, Devlin will serve as a camp arm. Devlin will not make it through final cuts.
Aug 27 - 9:59 AM

The Browns will work out free agent QB Pat Devlin on Thursday.

They're looking for a camp arm after shutting down Johnny Manziel for the remainder of preseason. Devlin, 27, was signed by the Bears this past May and waived a month later. He's never been more than a third-string quarterback.
Aug 26 - 11:40 PM

The Browns are expected to shut down Johnny Manziel (elbow soreness) for the rest of the preseason.

An MRI on Manziel’s elbow showed no structural damage, but the Browns plan to hold him out of the final two preseason games. "I see it as a minor setback," coach Mike Pettine said. "If this was the regular season, it might be a different story." With Connor Shaw sidelined, the Browns will likely add a quarterback behind Josh McCown and Thad Lewis. Manziel should be cleared before Week 1, but this hurts his chances of making early-season starts.
Aug 26 - 5:55 PM

Browns RG John Greco "has taken almost every snap" with the first-team offense.

Greco hasn’t lost any reps to rookie Cameron Erving. The Browns have been giving Erving snaps at left tackle during the preseason, but he should open the year as a swing interior lineman. 30-year-old Greco received positive grades in both run blocking and pass protection from PFF last year.
Aug 26 - 4:52 PM

Browns TE E.J. Bibbs has forced six missed tackles this preseason.

Bibbs has been playing an H-back role with rookie Malcolm Johnson sidelined. He has five catches for 43 yards through two preseason games. Browns OC John DeFilippo said Bibbs "has gotten a lot better in cutting down his mental mistakes." Bibbs has a chance to make move TE Rob Housler expendable.
Aug 26 - 4:41 PM

Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

Pryor had to get back to practice this week if he's going to make the roster. He initially injured his hamstring the first week of August, returned August 15, but re-tweaked it on the 18th, and had been out until today. Pryor missed the Browns' initial scrimmage and the first two preseason games. He's going to need to make some sort of impression the next two weeks to earn a spot.
Aug 26 - 1:53 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said rookie RB Duke Johnson has looked "explosive" in practice.

Pettine has called the next two weeks "big" for the rookie runner, who missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Johnson appears healthy now, and he should play a big role in the Browns' third preseason game. Johnson should open the season as the third-down back, and he could push Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell for more.
Aug 25 - 12:14 PM

The Browns believe Johnny Manziel's three-quarter release is what's causing his elbow pain, but they don't want him to change his throwing motion.

"I think that’s an advantage that he has," coach Mike Pettine said. "There are times he’ll change his arm angle to make a throw. If you stick with your traditional throwing motion, the ball (might) get knocked down (in some situations)." Impressed with Manziel's summer, the Browns are hopeful he'll be ready for this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal.
Aug 24 - 3:32 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects third-round RB Duke Johnson to have a "real big" role if he can stay healthy.

The Browns have been alluding to it all summer, but it's grown more likely as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have dawdled through the preseason. Johnson missed a ton of practice time with a hamstring issue, but all will be forgotten if he puts on a show in this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. At the very least, Johnson will be Cleveland's third-down back in Week 1.
Aug 24 - 2:21 PM

ESPN Cleveland believes Terrelle Pryor's (hamstring) roster odds could come down to the next 72 hours.

Reporter Tony Grossi believes Pryor "has" to practice this week and play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal to have a realistic shot at making the team. Coach Mike Pettine has basically said the same. Pryor was looking like a lock in early August, but at this point, his odds are probably worse than 50-50. Switching positions, he simply couldn't afford to miss as much camp time as he has.
Aug 24 - 2:16 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said OLB Barkevious Mingo (knee surgery) resumed running this week.

Mingo had a knee scope to fix a slightly torn meniscus on August 6. Pettine said Mingo could be back for the season opener. Scott Soloman started the first two preseason games in Mingo's place.
Aug 24 - 11:21 AM

Browns OC John DeFilippo said QB Johnny Manziel is a "new man" this season.

He added the sophomore's understanding of the game has changed drastically. Josh McCown appears locked in as the Browns' Week 1 starter, but he was dreadful in Tampa Bay last season and looked bad in the second preseason game. It remains likely Manziel gets starts this season. Manziel is currently sitting out practice due to soreness in his elbow.
Aug 24 - 10:43 AM

Browns OC John DeFilippo said he expects rookie RB Duke Johnson to have a significant role in the third preseason game.

Considering the third preseason game is often viewed as a regular season dress rehearsal, this could point to a large regular season role for the rookie. Terrance West shined in the second preseason game, but neither he nor Isaiah Crowell has impressed as receivers. Johnson was one of the best receiving backs in this year's class.
Aug 24 - 10:40 AM

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