Player News - Browns

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Browns RG Alvin Bailey was arrested for DUI early Monday morning in Cleveland.

Bailey admitted to drinking several whiskeys on the flight home from Miami and then continuing his drinking at a local establishment back home in Cleveland. He was followed into a park parking lot where an officer stopped Bailey and found trace amounts of marijuana in the center console. Bailey was also cited for failure to comply, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, speeding, and unsafe vehicle due to a cracked windshield. It could cost Bailey his job with the Browns.
Sep 26 - 6:51 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed Cody Kessler will remain the team's starter going forward.

It's not surprising, as Kessler doesn't have any legitimate competition. Kessler lost Week 3 snaps to Terrelle Pryor, but Pryor has proven he's not a viable starter. He's a gadget player who will be mixed in for certain plays and packages. Kessler was surprisingly competent against the Dolphins, but is going to struggle for QB2 value most weeks.
Sep 26 - 2:58 PM

Gary Barnidge caught 5-of-6 targets for 66 yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Miami.

Barnidge was the second leading receiver behind Terrelle Pryor. He took a step back with Cody Kessler starting, but managed a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. Barnidge is a low-end TE1 for Week 4.
Sep 25 - 5:50 PM

Terrelle Pryor caught 8-of-14 targets for 144 yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Miami.

Pryor had a featured role with Josh McCown and Corey Coleman sidelined. He rotated snaps with Cody Kessler at quarterback, rushing for 21 yards on four carries and completing 3-of-5 passes for 35 yards. The stat line is impressive, but not something owners can expect going forward. Pryor should remain the focal point of Cleveland's offense until Josh Gordon returns in Week 5.
Sep 25 - 5:39 PM

Duke Johnson rushed 10 times for 69 yards and caught 5-of-7 targets for 12 yards in the Browns' Week 3 loss to Miami.

With Cody Kessler starting, the Browns went with a run-heavy gamescript. The 10 carries were a season high, and Johnson was more effective than Isaiah Crowell (15 carries, 79 yards). Johnson should remain involved in the offense at least until Josh McCown returns in 1-3 weeks. He's a low-end FLEX for Week 4.
Sep 25 - 5:24 PM

Isaiah Crowell had 15 carries for 79 yards in Week 3 against Miami.

Crowell was mostly held in check outside of a 25-yard run. He lost 10 carries to Duke Johnson, who was more effective on fewer touches. Crowell has a solid floor in Hue Jackson's run scheme in the few games where Cleveland isn't playing from behind, but is due for some regression. He remains a prime sell high candidate.
Sep 25 - 5:16 PM

Cody Kessler completed 21-of-33 passes for 244 yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Miami.

He didn't have any touchdowns and lost a fumble. Kessler lost significant snaps to Terrelle Pryor, who had four carries and five pass attempts. He did enough to get the Browns a win, but they missed a game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. With Josh McCown out 2-4 weeks, Kessler will make at least one more start.
Sep 25 - 5:00 PM

Browns CB Joe Haden (groin) is inactive for Week 3.

Haden made the trip to Miami, but was always on the doubtful side after going down in Friday's practice. It's an upgrade to a Dolphins pass game that's already in a plus spot. Tramon Williams will start opposite Jamar Taylor in base sets, and should follow Jarvis Landry in the slot. The rest of Cleveland's inactives are QB Josh McCown, WR Corey Coleman, S Ibraheim Campbell, C Cameron Erving, OL Shon Coleman, and DL Carl Nassib.
Sep 25 - 11:38 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports WR Terrelle Pryor could see limited snaps at quarterback against Miami.

With Corey Coleman sidelined, Pryor is going to have a heavy workload in a game with blowout potential. Even with Cody Kessler starting, he's a solid FLEX. The designed QB plays give Pryor a higher floor for Week 3.
Sep 25 - 11:35 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Josh McCown's (shoulder) timeline for return is 2-4 weeks.

Rather than a broken collarbone as previously reported, RapSheet calls the injury a "painful strain and hairline crack" in McCown's non-throwing shoulder. It sounds like McCown could return sooner than expected, which would be great news for suspended WR Josh Gordon's outlook. The Browns will likely struggle to generate much offense with third-rounder Cody Kessler running the show.
Sep 25 - 8:34 AM

Browns CB Joe Haden (questionable, groin) made the trip to Miami.

It confirms Haden is a game time decision. Coach Hue Jackson has suggested Haden will play, but there's always concern with late additions to the injury report. Haden is PFF's No. 2 overall corner through two weeks.
Sep 24 - 2:35 PM

ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes Isaiah Crowell will continue to be the lead back moving forward.

There was some concern Duke Johnson would take over as the lead back before the season, but Crowell has impressed with 195 yards and two scores through two weeks. Those numbers do not tell the whole story, however. Crowell earned 40 yards on three meaningless draws at the end of a loss Week 1, and he had an 85-yard touchdown last week. He has averaged just 2.7 yards on his other 26 carries. With the offense sure to nose dive with Cody Kessler under center, Crowell is a great sell high.
Source: ESPN
Sep 24 - 11:42 AM

Browns placed K Patrick Murray on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Cody Parkey was signed to replace him. Murray injured the same knee which required season-ending ACL surgery last season during Friday's walkthrough. He could be headed for another surgery. The Browns need to figure out how they angered Apollo.
Sep 24 - 9:30 AM

Browns signed K Cody Parkey.

This means the knee injury Patrick Murray suffered in Friday's walkthrough will likely keep him out of Sunday's game. The Browns are vying with the Colts to be the most injury-bitten team in the league.
Sep 24 - 9:12 AM

Cleveland CB Joe Haden (groin) missed Friday's team walk-through and is questionable for Week 3.

The injury bug has devoured the Cleveland offense and is now working its way to the defense. Haden had two interceptions in Week 2 and his potential absence is a significant issue for the Cleveland defense. The Browns D/ST won't be a viable fantasy option this week with or without Haden, but having the cornerback in the fold would help Cleveland's chances of stealing a win at Miami.
Sep 23 - 6:06 PM


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