Player News - Browns

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Browns WR Terrelle Pryor is expected to play in the team's fourth preseason game.

It will be Pryor's first NFL game action as a wide receiver. A good showing could earn him a spot on the final roster, though the Browns may decide to keep Pryor on the roster based on physical upside alone. With Josh Gordon suspended, Pryor has the most interesting athletic profile in the Browns' receiver corps.
Sep 3 - 8:29 AM

Browns placed OT Michael Bowie on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Bowie initially hurt his shoulder last August with the Seahawks and was waived/injured, but the Browns claimed him and stashed him on I.R. in hopes of getting a return in 2015. That won't happen, as the shoulder is still a problem. Bowie made nine starts for Seattle in 2013 and excelled as a run blocker.
Sep 2 - 10:20 AM

Johnny Manziel describes his elbow injury as "tendinitis," and says it's something he's dealt with since his freshman year of college.

Manziel also reveals he received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, but that the famed orthopedic surgeon didn't recommend surgery. Both Manziel and coach Mike Pettine expect him to be ready to back up Josh McCown in Week 1.
Sep 1 - 4:56 PM

Johnny Manziel (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.

As expected, he'll miss Thursday's preseason finale. It's a missed opportunity to put something good on film, but Manziel's odds of making starts this year have more to do with Josh McCown's early-season effectiveness than anything else.
Sep 1 - 2:11 PM

Browns placed QB Connor Shaw (thumb) on injured reserve.

Shaw broke the thumb on his throwing hand in the first preseason game and underwent surgery in mid-August. He should be 100 percent for the offseason program. Cleveland also placed OT Michael Bowie (shoulder) on injured reserve. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (knee), TE Randall Telfer (foot) and RB Glenn Winston (knee) were placed on the reserve/NFI list.
Sep 1 - 9:42 AM

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo (knee scope) has resumed practicing.

Mingo is now on track to be healthy for Week 1, but he could be scratched after missing essentially the entire offseason and summer with various ailments.
Aug 31 - 1:43 PM

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is practicing on Monday.

It puts him on track to suit up for Thursday's preseason finale, though coach Mike Pettine has said it's not an end-all, be-all for his roster status. Despite his lost summer, Pryor appears to have the inside track to a 53-man spot.
Aug 31 - 1:31 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said the fourth preseason game is not "make or break" for WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring).

Pryor has missed the entire preseason slate after going down with a hamstring injury early in camp, and Pettine said last week the window was closing on him making the team. Pettine appears to have softened that stance, perhaps because Pryor represents the most athletic upside in the Browns' nondescript receiving corps. Pryor's spot on the final roster is still very much up in the air.
Aug 31 - 10:58 AM

Browns coach Mike Pettine confirmed Sunday that Duke Johnson was concussed in Saturday night's preseason game.

"No update," Pettine said. "He will be in the league’s concussion protocol. We’ll know more when the week goes on." Johnson missed much of camp with a hamstring injury and is now already back on the shelf. Also nicked up frequently at Miami (FL), Johnson is trending in the wrong direction for fantasy owners who had hopes he might assume a legit feature back job in Cleveland.
Aug 30 - 1:57 PM

Terrance West rushed for 26 yards on seven carries in the Browns' third preseason game.

After a strong second preseason game, West was the third running back in the game for the Browns, even though he saw much of the red-zone work on the opening possession. After three preseason games, West has rushed for 78 yards on 22 carries (3.54 YPC). None of the Browns' backs have been impressive this summer, and we're likely looking at a committee attack to open the season.
Aug 29 - 9:53 PM

Dwayne Bowe failed to catch any of his three targets in the Browns' third preseason game.

Seeing his first snaps of the preseason due to a hamstring injury, Bowe came up empty in his time with the first-team offense. Unlikely to see much, if any, action in the final preseason game, Bowe and Josh McCown will need to get up to speed in practice ahead of Week 1. Bowe is the No. 1 receiver by default.
Aug 29 - 9:41 PM

Isaiah Crowell rushed for 27 yards on eight carries in the Browns' third preseason game.

Crowell was the second back in the game behind Duke Johnson, but saw plenty of work on the opening series. While Crowell has been the Browns' most impressive runner this preseason, he hasn't taken a hold of the running-back job with just 47 scoreless yards on 17 carries. Johnson and Terrance West have simply been unable to either stay healthy or make much noise of their own. The Browns clearly don't love Crowell. We wouldn't draft him anywhere ahead of Round 8.
Aug 29 - 9:38 PM

Josh McCown completed 17-of-23 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday night.

McCown was pretty sharp for the most part in the regular-season tuneup. He went 6-of-7 for 36 yards and a three-yard touchdown to Brian Hartline on a rollout play to the right on a first-quarter series. The Browns struggled a bit for much of the second quarter, but came out of the gate in the third quarter with McCown drilling Gary Barnidge for a seven-yard score. McCown also used his legs, rushing three times for 20 yards. After three preseason games, McCown is 29-of-38 for 207 yards and a 3:2 TD:INT ratio. His main job this season will be to not turn the ball over.
Aug 29 - 9:18 PM

Duke Johnson suffered a concussion in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday night.

Johnson was seeing his first action of the preseason after sitting out the first two exhibitions with a pulled hamstring. He didn't last long, however, as Johnson took a thundering hit in the first quarter. Johnson had a real chance to earn a significant role, but has been unable to stay on the field. With so much uncertainty, the Browns' backfield is a situation to avoid before the late rounds of drafts.
Aug 29 - 8:55 PM

Duke Johnson exited Saturday's third preseason game and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Getting his first action of the preseason after missing the first two with a hamstring injury, Johnson got the start for the Browns in the all-important dress rehearsal. His time in the game was quick, however, as he left in the first quarter. While in the lineup, all three Browns running backs, including Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, mixed in on the opening series. This is looking like a situation to completely avoid until the mid-to-late rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 29 - 8:03 PM


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