Player News - Browns

Date: Team: Pos:

Browns DE Myles Garrett (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

He has yet to make his season debut. The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft did get in some individual reps in practices and could return in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 1:25 PM

Speaking Thursday, Kenny Britt said he had a "man-to-man" conversation with coach Hue Jackson about "stepping up."

Britt said Jackson has asked him to bring more energy "on- and off-the-field." Jackson acknowledged challenging the 29-year-old wideout, who has displayed embarrassing effort through his first two games as a Brown. Loafing, Britt has totaled two catches for 15 yards. He's seemed content to let Rashard Higgins, who was on the practice squad as recently as last week, take over as the Browns' No. 1 receiver. Britt has already reached now-or-never time with his new club.
Sep 21 - 3:17 PM

Browns WR Sammie Coates (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

He sat out Wednesday's session as well. Coates could have been in line for a bigger workload with Corey Coleman on the shelf, but it looks like he is going to sit out.
Sep 21 - 12:29 PM

Browns OLB Jamie Collins (concussion) is unlikely to play Week 3.

Collins was not able to practice on Wednesday, and there does not seem to be much optimism in the building he will be ready for Sunday's matchup against the Colts. James Burgess is expected to get the start in his place.
Sep 21 - 9:54 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Myles Garrett (ankle) has made "huge progress" in his recovery.

Garrett shed his walking boot and was seen riding a stationary bike during Wednesday's practice. The rookie is not going to play this week, but it is starting to look like he will hit the low-end of his 4-6 week timetable, giving him a chance to suit up in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 9:52 AM

Isaiah Crowell said he talked to coach Hue Jackson about getting him more carries.

Crowell has opened the season against a pair of tough run defenses in the Steelers and Ravens and has managed just 70 rushing yards on 27 carries (2.59 YPC) along with 33 yards on two catches. Jackson wants to get him the ball more, but we've heard him say this before. The good news is the schedule softens a bit with the Colts, Bengals, and Jets on deck for the Browns, even though the Colts are second in the league in run defense after two weeks.
Sep 20 - 12:49 PM

Browns placed WR Corey Coleman on injured reserve with a broken hand.

Coleman underwent surgery on his broken right hand Monday. The second-year pro is expected to be one of the Browns' "return" players. He can resume practicing in six weeks and return to game action in eight. That timeline pretty much takes him off the table as a hold in 12-team leagues, though Coleman should make an impact upon his return. He was off to a solid start, and the Browns have a dire situation at receiver.
Sep 19 - 3:51 PM

ESPN's Browns reporter Pat McManamon expects Ricardo Louis to start opposite Kenny Britt with Corey Coleman (hand) sidelined.

Coleman is likely headed to injured reserve, which means the Browns will have to make due for at least eight weeks. Rashard Higgins was listed as the starter on Cleveland's unofficial depth chart on Tuesday and is the better fantasy bet, but perhaps Louis, who earned some praise in the offseason, can make some noise as well, especially if Britt continues to mail it in.
Source: ESPN
Sep 19 - 11:49 AM

Rashard Higgins is listed as a starter on the Browns' unofficial depth chart.

Team released depth charts do not mean much, but Higgins did play 54-of-71 snaps against the Ravens, 12 more than Kenny Britt. He also turned 11 targets into seven catches for 95 yards. Just promoted off the practice squad on Saturday, there is a risk Higgins recedes into the background even with Corey Coleman (hand) likely headed to injured reserve, but he is worth an add in all leagues.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Higgins is an intriguing GPP option this week against a Colts team that looks like an ideal pass funnel defense to pick on. After facing Todd Gurley and the Cardinals RBs sans David Johnson, the Colts have limited runners to 2.5 ypc (2nd). At the same time, they've allowed 308 passing yards per game (29th) and 9.8 ypa (31st). With the Browns ground game off to a slow start, averaging 3.3 ypc (24th), Higgins could be given ample opportunity to produce against a weak secondary.
Sep 19 - 10:33 AM

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Corey Coleman (broken hand) is expected to be placed on injured reserve.

That would cost the receiver at least eight weeks. Coleman was able to come back after just six weeks from a broken hand last season, but this one required surgery, perhaps extending the timetable. Kenny Britt would seem like the No. 1 receiver with Coleman sidelined, but he seems like he does not want to even be on the field right now. Rashard Higgins may end up emerging as the go-to option.
Sep 19 - 9:37 AM

The Browns are hopeful DE Myles Garrett (ankle) can get in some Week 3 practice reps.

Garrett has yet to be formally ruled out for Week 3, but that will happen in the coming days. The takeaway is there's a chance he could be ready for Week 4.
Sep 18 - 3:36 PM

Coach Hue Jackson said the Browns knew about DeShone Kizer's migraine history when the team drafted him.

Jackson said he knew something was wrong on Sunday when Kizer forgot to signal the motion on a play. Kizer said his head was "pounding." Jackson also assured the team isn't worried long-term, and that Kizer's headaches are "sporadic," sometimes going 6-7 months without occurring. Kizer will be under center for Week 3 against the Colts.
Sep 18 - 2:53 PM

Corey Coleman (broken hand) requires surgery, and is out indefinitely.

It's the same (right) hand Coleman broke as a rookie. That break, which healed without surgery, cost him six games. It's unclear if the operation will speed or slow down Coleman's healing compared to 2016, but six games is probably a good baseline. NFL.com says it will be 6-8 weeks. That makes Coleman a tough hold in 12-team leagues. With Kenny Britt mailing in 2017, the Browns are down to Rashard Higgins as their No. 1 receiver.
Sep 18 - 2:39 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Corey Coleman suffered a broken hand Week 2 against the Ravens.

It was what the Browns feared all along, and tests confirmed the injury on Monday. Coleman missed six games with the same injury last year, so it is likely he is looking at a similar timetable this season. Perhaps the Browns stash him on injured reserve. With Kenny Britt trying his best to get cut, Rashard Higgins may be the Browns receiver to own moving forward.
Sep 18 - 11:25 AM

Rashard Higgins played 54-of-71 snaps Week 2 against the Ravens.

Kenny Britt played just 42 snaps. Higgins also out-played the veteran, turning 11 targets into seven catches for 95 yards while Britt loafed his way to one catch for two yards on two targets. With Corey Coleman expected to miss weeks with a broken hand, Higgins may end up being the Browns receiver to own. He is a must-add in all leagues.
Sep 18 - 10:34 AM


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