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Date: Team: Pos:

Browns LCB Joe Haden (shoulder) has yet to resume practicing.

Haden was riding a stationary bike at Thursday's session. That's a sign he's yet to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. With the Browns fighting for a .500 record or better, they'd undoubtedly let Haden suit up even if he doesn't practice this week. His status will be updated in the next 48 hours.
Dec 18 - 1:30 PM

Andrew Hawkins missed Thursday's practice.

Hawkins is battling an illness. He's going to be fine for Sunday's game against the Panthers, but won't be on the WR3 radar.
Dec 18 - 1:29 PM

Browns claimed OT Andrew McDonald off waivers from the Colts.

McDonald appeared in two games for the Seahawks earlier this season. He'll sit at the end of the Browns' bench for the final two games.
Dec 16 - 4:30 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Monday he doesn't know how healthy Isaiah Crowell is.

Nursing a hip injury, Crowell was listed as questionable for Week 14, but played. He practiced fully all last week and played against the Bengals, but managed 17 yards on seven carries. He continued to play behind Terrance West, but out-touched him and out-gained him. Either way, the Browns' run game has become a major question mark. Crowell will be a flex option in Week 16 at Carolina.
Dec 15 - 4:23 PM

Coach Mike Pettine threw more support behind Johnny Manziel at his Monday press conference.

"We didn't play well around him," Pettine said following Cleveland's Week 15 shutout loss. "We feel he gives us an opportunity to win." Pettine went so far as to say the Browns would not have beaten the Bengals on Sunday were Brian Sipe their quarterback. Manziel will be a low-end QB2 in Week 16 at Carolina.
Dec 15 - 4:11 PM

Browns LCB Joe Haden (shoulder) is day to day.

Haden's Monday MRI apparently delivered good news. The Browns are an extreme long-shot to make the playoffs — they'd need the Chiefs and Chargers to tie in Week 17 — but they'll undoubtedly push their best defender to play this weekend as they strive for a .500 season. Haden's health is extra important since Justin Gilbert (concussion) is also banged up.
Dec 15 - 1:26 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel will start Week 16 against the Panthers.

It also sounded like Manziel will be the starting quarterback through Week 17. That comes as no surprise. It will give the coaching staff three games of tape on Manziel and allow him to get his feet wet before 2015. Johnny Football finished with about as horrific a stat line one could imagine in his debut, but Pettine placed much of the blame on the players around Manziel. He'll be a high-risk QB2 against Carolina, but one with plenty of upside. The 7-7 Browns are out of the playoff picture.
Dec 15 - 9:21 AM

Jordan Cameron caught his lone target for four yards in the Browns' Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

Johnny Manziel was brutal in his first NFL start, and no one was more adversely affected than Cameron. Johnny Football managed only 10 completions. With the Browns' offense going off the rails and Cameron two months removed from his last big game, he's off the TE1 radar for the fantasy finals.
Dec 14 - 6:16 PM

Andrew Hawkins caught 2-of-4 targets for seven yards in Cleveland's Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

Hawkins now has just eight grabs for 69 yards over his past three games. He's vanished from the WR4/5 radar in standard leagues.
Dec 14 - 6:14 PM

Joe Haden has told teammates he doesn't think the shoulder injury he sustained Sunday is serious.

Haden will undergo an MRI, which will reveal the final word here. The elite corner did not return to Sunday's ugly loss to the Bengals after going down in the second quarter.
Dec 14 - 5:27 PM

Josh Gordon caught 3-of-4 targets for 48 yards in the Browns' Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

Gordon's missed connection was a poorly-thrown ball from Johnny Manziel that he nearly pulled down for a one-handed grab. Gordon never had a prayer on a day where Johnny Football couldn't move the offense. Despite today's debacle, Gordon will be an upside WR2 against the Panthers in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 5:23 PM

Terrance West rushed five times for 23 yards in the Browns' Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

For the second-straight week, West actually got the "start" over Isaiah Crowell, but it again proved ceremonial. The duo rotated, and Crowell out-touched West 7-5, out-gaining him 27-23. The Browns are clearly committed to a timeshare at running back, but West will be hard to trust as a FLEX option against the Panthers in the fantasy finals.
Dec 14 - 4:45 PM

Isaiah Crowell rushed seven times for 17 yards in the Browns' Week 15 loss to the Bengals, adding two catches for 10 yards.

For the second-straight week, Crowell technically came off the bench behind Terrance West, but the duo continued to rotate. Crowell out-touched West 7-5, out-gaining him 27-23. Crowell and West simply never stood a chance, as Johnny Manziel couldn't move the offense in his first NFL start. When the Browns weren't going 3-and-out, they couldn't get the running game going because Cincinnati was bearing down on the box. With the Browns going off the rails and committed to a timeshare at running back, Crowell will be a risky RB2 against the Panthers in the fantasy finals.
Dec 14 - 4:39 PM

Johnny Manziel completed 10-of-18 passes for 80 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in the Browns' 30-0, Week 15 loss to the Bengals, adding five rushes for 13 yards.

It was a performance only Brian Hoyer could love. The Browns' 107 yards of offense were the fewest by any team in football this year. In Johnny Football's defense, he had two early third-down completions undone by drops, and another first down wiped out by a foolish illegal man downfield penalty. But he went off the rails after that, tossing two ugly picks, the second of which came in the end zone. The Bengals bore down on the box, eliminating Manziel's rushing lanes, and racking up three sacks. It was an ugly, ugly performance, but we'd imagine the Browns stick with Manziel for Weeks 16 and 17. He'll be a high-risk QB2 against the Panthers next Sunday.
Dec 14 - 3:59 PM

Browns CB Justin Gilbert was forced from Cleveland's Week 15 game against the Bengals with a concussion.

Gilbert was having another up-and-down day before going down in the first half, but it's a huge loss since the Browns are also down Joe Haden (shoulder). Gilbert is week to week.
Dec 14 - 2:57 PM


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