Player News - Browns

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Browns NT Danny Shelton had bone chips removed from his wrist in late January.

It confirms his surgery was a minor clean-up. Shelton is out of his cast and on track to resume workouts. The Browns expect him to be fine for training camp.
Feb 25 - 2:40 PM

The Browns could move RG John Greco to center.

Moving Greco would allow Cam Erving to play right tackle after his disastrous 2016. The Browns also want to add a starter at guard with Greco and Joel Bitonio recovering from Lisfranc surgeries. Greco isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Feb 24 - 7:24 PM

The NFL awarded 32 compensatory picks to 16 teams for the 2017 Draft.

The Browns, Bengals, Broncos and Chiefs lead the way with four picks a piece while the Dolphins will receive three. All compensatory selections will occur during Rounds 3-7. A new wrinkle was added this year as teams are now permitted to trade compensatory picks.
Feb 24 - 3:40 PM

Browns NT Danny Shelton underwent wrist surgery after the season.

"I'm all good," Shelton wrote on Twitter. "Just had my wrist cleaned up so I can kill it this season. No worries, I'll be ready for the season!" Shelton's agent said Danny's operation was a "small cleanup." After a rough rookie year, Shelton made major sophomore strides and earned PFF's No. 5 run-defense grade among 73 qualified defensive tackles. Shelton turns 24 in August.
Feb 22 - 10:13 PM

Robert Griffin III is due a $750,000 roster bonus on March 11.

While not an exorbitant sum, it does provide a point in time for the Browns to make a decision on RG3 -- release him before March 11 or pay him the $750K bonus. The Akron Beacon Journal confirms "it would be more surprising if Griffin were retained than if he were cut." Griffin likely isn't long for the roster.
Feb 20 - 4:45 PM

The Browns don’t plan to franchise free agent Terrelle Pryor.

This conflicts with a previous report the Browns were leaning toward the tag with Pryor. It sounds there's more optimism for an extension after the Browns met with Pryor’s agent this week. The Browns have until March 1 to make a decision on Pryor. Pryor is targeting $10-11 million annually.
Feb 18 - 8:04 PM

Browns signed LS Charley Hughlett to a six-year contract through 2022.

This is our first ever blurb on Hughlett, whom ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Browns are making the league's highest-paid long snapper. Were we to conduct film review on Hughlett, we suspect it would find that he is indeed good at snapping the ball longer than it is usually snapped.
Feb 16 - 4:39 PM

A source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that free agent Terrelle Pryor has "instructed" his representation that he "wants to stay in Cleveland."

Pryor is repped by Rosenhaus Sports. The Rosenhauses are expected to meet with Browns officials this week to begin contract negotiations, which should heat up in earnest at the NFL Combine (February 28 to March 6). Pryor is a top-three free agent wide receiver along with Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. His intentions on staying with the Browns suggest Pryor may be open to a small hometown discount. Pryor should be able to command $10-11 million per year.
Feb 15 - 9:52 PM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Browns will meet with impending free agent Terrelle Pryor's representation this week.

Pryor is represented by Drew Rosenhaus. La Canfora previously reported the Browns are "very likely" to place the franchise tag on Pryor if they cannot work out a long-term deal. Pryor has already said he wants to remain in Cleveland, so it will not be surprising if the two sides come to an agreement before the franchise tag deadline on March 1.
Feb 13 - 7:39 PM

Browns hired David Lee as QBs coach.

The 63-year-old has been everywhere and anywhere, as he's been coaching QBs since 1975. Lee was the QBs coach for the Bills under coach Rex Ryan the previous two seasons. It's notable that the Browns are bringing in Lee now. Cleveland has been linked to Tyrod Taylor in recent weeks.
Feb 8 - 11:54 AM

Browns claimed S Tyvis Powell off waivers from the Seahawks.

An UDFA out of Ohio State, Powell appeared in eight games for the 'Hawks as a rookie, though he played zero snaps on defense. A gargantuan 6-foot-3, 211, Powell is also an exceptional athlete but doesn't play as big as his frame.
Feb 6 - 2:17 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said he has not "come to any conclusions" about Robert Griffin III's future in Cleveland

"Everybody else can jump to those conclusions," Jackson continued, "but we're going to keep looking at this thing." The Browns have been open about their need to find a quarterback this offseason, which is as definite a conclusion as you can make about Griffin. Owed a $1.5 million roster bonus in March, it would be very surprising if RG3 is back in Cleveland.
Source: ESPN
Jan 26 - 9:22 AM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Browns are "very likely" to place the franchise tag on Terrelle Pryor.

After locking up Jamie Collins to a long-term contract, Pryor is the next order of business for Cleveland. La Canfora believes it "would be crazy" for Pryor to sign a contract right now, suggesting he thinks the receiver will cash in as a free agent, but Pryor has already told his agents he wants to stay in Cleveland. It is not out of the question the two sides work out a deal. The tag should be worth close to $16 million for receivers in 2017.
Jan 23 - 10:11 PM

Browns re-signed OLB Jamie Collins to a four-year, $50 million contract with $26 million guaranteed.

Collins had been in the last year of his rookie contract, which prompted his mid-season trade from New England. He's now the NFL's fourth highest-paid linebacker on an annual basis behind Von Miller, Justin Houston and Clay Matthews. Used as a jack of all trades by the Patriots, Collins was given more edge-rusher opportunities in Cleveland and will be counted on to key the team's outside pass rush moving forward.
Jan 23 - 5:49 PM

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports free agent LB Jamie Collins is seeking $12 million annually.

The Browns have made "significant progress" in extension talks, with a contract between the sides expected to be finalized soon. Collins is looking for Luke Kuechly money (5 years, $61.8M). With the most cap space in the league, Cleveland shouldn’t have trouble getting a deal done.
Jan 21 - 6:10 PM


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