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Jordan Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 9.

He's tentatively expected to miss two weeks. Considering Cameron's lackluster to-date production, likelihood of missing the next two games where six teams are on bye in each, and Josh Gordon's impending return to swipe targets, fantasy owners can consider dropping Cameron in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Oct 31 - 1:10 PM

Jordan Cameron (concussion) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Cameron isn't going to play this week. It'll be Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge for the Browns. Cameron is tentatively expected to miss Weeks 9 and 10.
Oct 31 - 12:03 PM

Isaiah Crowell said he hopes to play more this week against the Bucs.

Crowell leads the Browns with four rushing touchdowns and is averaging a team-high 4.9 YPC. This while Ben Tate has managed just 62 yards on 31 carries (2.0 YPC) the past two weeks against the Jaguars and Raiders. While Crowell hopes to play more, OC Kyle Shanahan didn't sound committed to getting him more looks, "We only play one back at a time." They trust veteran Tate more.
Oct 31 - 10:03 AM

Jordan Cameron (concussion) remained sidelined Thursday.

Cameron can be all but ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. The real question is if he'll be ready for Cleveland's Thursday night game in Week 10. The early signs are not promising.
Oct 30 - 2:15 PM

Ben Tate suggested that a lack of running lanes is the reason for his brutal two-game stretch.

Over the last two weeks, Tate has rushed 31 times for 62 yards (2.0 YPC). He was asked if there were any holes against the Raiders last week. "Did you watch the game?" he replied. Tate now has another favorable matchup against Tampa Bay's leaky run defense this week, but is just an RB2 post-Alex Mack.
Oct 30 - 10:29 AM

Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel is "frustrated" that he's not starting, but the Browns "don't plan to force the issue."

Brian Hoyer has been an effective game manager, but the Browns are starting to consider the opportunity costs of sitting Manziel. "I think we all [want to know how Manziel would perform]. That's a question we need to have answered, but it's not something that you can force," Pettine said. "If it ever gets to the point whether we’re potentially up big, down big, or if there's a situation that calls for him to go in, we'll get an opportunity to see him. There's a lot of football left to be played. You’re looking for an evaluation at some point."
Oct 29 - 7:50 PM

Browns signed WR Phil Bates.

Bates was waived by Seattle this week. He can back up at multiple positions and should contribute on special teams.
Oct 29 - 6:02 PM

Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Cameron remains in the league's concussion protocol, and is extremely doubtful to play Week 9 against the Bucs. The Browns then play on Thursday night in Week 10, leaving Cameron's status for the next two games in jeopardy. His 2012 and 2013 seasons were both ended by concussions, and coach Mike Pettine expressed some concern Wednesday. We'd consider Cameron week-to-week. Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge will fill in at tight end.
Oct 29 - 12:59 PM

Seahawks waived WR Phil Bates and TE Brett Brackett.

A third-year undrafted free agent out of Ohio, Bates' first and only NFL appearance came with the Seahawks earlier this season.
Oct 28 - 5:28 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns debated trading Josh Gordon to the 49ers at last year's trade deadline for a "couple of picks."

It's further confirmation of a rumor that's been bouncing around for some time now. CBS' Jason La Canfora reported in September that the deal was nixed by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported last year that the Browns received "several good offers" for Gordon ahead of the deadline. It obviously has little bearing on the now, but is interesting alternate history.
Oct 28 - 3:03 PM

Jordan Cameron's (concussion) status for the next two games is in doubt.

Cameron sustained his third concussion since 2012 in Sunday's win when he was drilled illegally by Raiders safety Brandian Ross. He's going to struggle to gain clearance for this week and then the Browns play the Thursday game in Week 10. "The league, as they should be, is very deliberate with the (concussion) protocol," said coach Mike Pettine Tuesday. Cameron owners need to be making other plans at the tight end position immediately.
Oct 28 - 12:34 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said his weekly RB rotation is based on the week of practice.

Terrance West outplayed Isaiah Crowell in practice last week, so he was the No. 2 running back against the Raiders. The Browns are also leery of Crowell's shoddy ball security. As for this week, it's anyone's guess. Ben Tate is the only Browns back worthy of fantasy consideration right now.
Oct 28 - 9:13 AM

ESPN Cleveland suggests the addition of TE Ryan Taylor means Jordan Cameron (concussion) could be out more than one game.

The concussion Cameron sustained on Sunday is his third since the 2012 season. His first one caused him to miss two games and the one he sustained last year kept him out of one game. Of course, the more concussions a player suffers, the tougher it can be for him to get cleared. Cameron owners need to be making other plans right now.
Oct 28 - 9:08 AM

Browns placed DE John Hughes (knee) on injured reserve/designated for return.

His roster spot was taken by TE Ryan Taylor. Hughes won't be eligible to return until Week 17, but the Browns had their I.R./recall spot open and may as well use it now. It's another loss for a Cleveland defensive front that simply can't stop the run. Hughes is a useful reserve and spot starter.
Oct 27 - 5:40 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine admitted Isaiah Crowell's role has been reduced due to "ball security concerns."

The Browns were unwilling to give Crowell late-game carries in Sunday's win over the Raiders two weeks after he fumbled twice, losing one. Crowell is the best talent in Cleveland's backfield, but his usage has been discouraging to the point that he can only be viewed as an RB4 stash in fantasy leagues. Pettine did say Monday he'd like for Crowell to "get more touches."
Oct 27 - 4:35 PM


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