Player News - Browns

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The Browns want third-round DL Carl Nassib to put on 15 pounds.

A defensive end in Penn State's 4-3, Nassib's fit in the Browns' 3-4 scheme was always a question. The extra weight suggests the rookie will play on the line in base sets and rush from the interior in sub packages. A high-motor player who has overachieved throughout his career, Nassib has the mentality to succeed wherever the Browns ask him to play.
Jun 25 - 9:39 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto reports Robert Griffin III has been "coachable" this spring.

Pluto reports Griffin has at times battled impatience about the speed of his development, but he has been willing to work with the coaching staff. That is good considering the lackluster reports about his performance coming out of minicamp and coach Hue Jackson's assertion that Griffin is still "mastering the quarterback position." Griffin has undeniable upside, but his range of outcomes is as wide as any quarterback in the league this season.
Jun 25 - 9:34 AM

The Browns want fifth-round WR Rashard Higgins to gain weight.

Higgins is an excellent route runner, but he is rail thin at 6'1/196 and lacks explosive traits to win with athleticism. If he is going to reach his ceiling as a possession receiver, he needs to get stronger. Higgins is competing with fellow rookie Jordan Payton, diminutive veterans Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel, and former QB Terrelle Pryor for snaps behind Corey Coleman.
Jun 25 - 9:28 AM

Browns signed No. 99 overall pick OLB Joe Schobert to a four-year contract.

Cleveland has now signed 13 of its 14 picks from this year's draft with third-round DE Carl Nassib the lone holdout. Schobert started 28 of 45 games during his four-year stay in Wisconsin and was named to the Big 10 and All-American teams as a senior in 2015. He's ticketed for a special teams role in year one.
Jun 24 - 1:33 PM

ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon says Robert Griffin III lacked for "wow" moments this offseason, and was highly inconsistent.

McManamon says "for every good throw Griffin executed, he had a bad one." It meshes with coach Hue Jackson's recent statement that RGIII is still "mastering the quarterback position." Griffin's fundamentals were in ruins by the time he was banished to the bench in Washington. His career won't get back on track if he can't master at least some of the little things.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 16 - 7:53 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi listed fifth-round pick Rashard Higgins as a starter in three-receiver sets in the Browns' initial training camp depth chart.

Corey Coleman and Andrew Hawkins are penciled in as the Nos. 1 and 2 receivers, but the No. 3 job is murkier with Higgins, Terrelle Pryor, Jordan Payton and Taylor Gabriel competing. Payton hasn't been able to practice because of UCLA's academic schedule, while Gabriel has been out with an undisclosed injury. Grossi likes what he's seen from Higgins so far, calling him a "smooth" route-runner and reliable pass-catcher. Nathan Zegura of Browns.com later tweeted that Pryor is pretty clearly ahead of Higgins at this point.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 13 - 9:52 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson has been impressed with rookie Corey Coleman.

"He’s a tremendous player," Jackson said. "I ride him because he has so much ability. He’s shown why we drafted him." Coleman reported to rookie camp out of shape, but has since been one of the Browns’ offseason standouts. Cleveland is counting on Coleman to be the centerpiece of their pass offense.
Jun 10 - 6:21 PM

Coach Hue Jackson confirmed Alvin Bailey is the favorite to start at right tackle.

Bailey is penciled in as Mitchell Schwartz’s replacement after getting all the first-team reps at OTAs. Michael Bowie, Austin Pasztor, and rookies Shon Coleman/Spencer Drango are behind Bailey.
Jun 10 - 5:29 PM

Browns K Travis Coons (undisclosed) is not participating in minicamp.

It explains why the Browns signed Patrick Murray. Coons will compete to keep his job when healthy.
Jun 10 - 5:17 PM

Browns signed No. 93 overall pick QB Cody Kessler to a four-year, $3.4 million contract.

The Browns surprised everyone by both taking Kessler in the third round and claiming he had a legitimate chance to start following the draft. While coach Hue Jackson said Kessler "did some outstanding things" at rookie minicamp, there has been a lot less buzz about the rookie throughout the offseason program. He will likely fill a backup role this season.
Jun 9 - 2:53 PM

Browns signed K Patrick Murray, formerly of the Bucs.

Murray was excellent for the Bucs in 2014, but he lost his job to Kyle Brindza last season and spent the year out of the league. He was waived by the Bucs again in May after they laughably traded up in the second round to pick Roberto Aguayo. Murray is strong competition for Travis Coons.
Jun 9 - 2:34 PM

Browns WRs coach Al Saunders said Terrelle Pryor "has a future" at receiver.

"Tall and strong and fast are good qualities to have," Saunders continued. Pryor has said he feels much more comfortable at receiver this season. With little behind Corey Coleman on the depth chart, Pryor has a shot to earn a starting job.
Jun 9 - 2:20 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Robert Griffin III is still "mastering the quarterback position."

"I’m not gonna say he’s raw, but he is still developing. And most young quarterbacks are still developing," Jackson said. "Mastery of how to play the position is the key to his success." Jackson praised Mike and Kyle Shanahan for creating an offense which played to Griffin's strengths as a rookie, but it sounds like Jackson expects RG3 to play a more traditional role in Cleveland. He struggled when put in that position in Washington, and his ability to ever develop into a pocket passer is questionable. If he wants Griffin to have success this year, Jackson needs to cater to his strengths.
Source: MMQB
Jun 9 - 11:51 AM

Gary Barnidge (sports hernia) expects to be ready for training camp.

Barnidge is less than a week removed from surgery. Returning for the start of camp is in line with his timetable if he avoids setbacks. Fourth-round pick Seth DeValve has been getting first-team minicamp reps in Barnidge's place.
Jun 8 - 6:07 PM

Browns signed No. 76 overall pick OT Shon Coleman to a four-year contract.

Coleman has the look of a left tackle at 6-foot-6, 307 pounds, but he is a limited athlete who struggled in pass protection in college. He is a solid run blocker, however, and could have a future at guard. Already 24, that future needs to come quickly.
Jun 7 - 2:42 PM


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