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The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns aren't expected to sign free agent Dez Bryant.

Bryant talks are on the back burner after Josh Gordon reported to training camp. The sides were reportedly never close to a deal. With 19 days until Week 1, Bryant is running out of time to sign.
Aug 18 - 5:14 PM

Coach Hue Jackson said Josh Gordon returning doesn't take the Browns off the possibility of signing free agent Dez Bryant.

Bryant left his Browns visit without a contract. Cleveland may not have ruled out signing him, but there isn't a need for Bryant behind Gordon, Jarvis Landry, and Antonio Callaway. Bryant may look for a better fit elsewhere.
Aug 18 - 3:21 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports free agent WR Dez Bryant left his Browns visit without a contract.

However, the door is "not closed." There's incentive for both sides to get a deal done—Bryant needs a job while the Browns are desperate for receiver depth with Josh Gordon MIA. Dez is reportedly seeking a one-year "prove-it" deal.
Aug 17 - 1:49 PM

Dez Bryant and his agent, Kim Miale, are still reportedly talking to the Browns about a contract.

Bryant and Miale stayed in Cleveland overnight and will meet with the team again Friday afternoon. Even so, Cabot states the deal might not get done today. The Browns need a body at receiver, but Bryant's declining athleticism only mucks up Cleveland's receiving corps for fantasy once (if?) Josh Gordon returns. The Browns could potentially open Week 1 at home with Jarvis Landry, Gordon, and Bryant as their top three receivers.
Aug 17 - 11:34 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports free agent Dez Bryant is looking for a one-year, "prove-it" deal with the Browns.

The 29-year-old believes he can re-establish his value in Cleveland. Visiting on Thursday, Bryant was accompanied by his agent, and suggested he badly wants to get a deal done. The Browns seem eager, as well. It's probably going to happen some time in the next 24 hours.
Aug 16 - 3:51 PM

Free agent Dez Bryant will visit the Browns on Thursday.

After some volleying through the media, the sides are finally taking their long-awaited meeting. For his part, Bryant said he "wants to be right" before choosing a new home. The time is apparently now. With Josh Gordon's situation still uncertain, the Browns need a body at receiver.
Aug 14 - 2:29 PM

Free agent DT Johnathan Hankins will work out for the Browns.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports the work out will happen this week. Released by the Colts in March, Hankins has surprisingly not garnered much interest on the open market.
Aug 14 - 11:57 AM

Browns DB coach DeWayne Walker said CB Denzel Ward could open the season playing left cornerback then begin to match up with opposing No. 1 receivers as the season progresses.

This is hardly a shock as Ward's one-on-one matchup ability in college is what gave him the highest ceiling of any corner in this class. He showed to be a 98th-percentile SPARQ athlete at the combine, destroying the forty (4.32), vertical (39"), and broad (11’4") jump tests. The Browns' defense will see Antonio Brown (twice), A.J. Green (twice), Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, Keenan Allen, DeAndre Hopkins, and Mike Evans this season.
Aug 12 - 2:09 PM

Dez Bryant tweeted he will visit the Browns next week.

Browns GM John Dorsey called out Bryant on Thursday, saying the receiver would not return their calls. Bryant responded he did not want to make any visits until he was "right," but he changed his tune just a couple hours later. With Josh Gordon out indefinitely, Corey Coleman gone, and Antonio Callaway facing an uncertain future, the Browns need some help at receiver.
Aug 9 - 8:56 PM

Free agent Dez Bryant says he "wants to be right" before signing with a team.

Bryant made the disclosure in a tweet where he also said he "wouldn't mind" playing for the Browns. Bryant was responding to Browns GM John Dorsey saying Bryant would not return the team's calls. Bryant evidently believes he's not in peak physical shape yet. The Browns can scarcely hide their desperation at having Bryant in for a workout, but they clearly aren't offering enough money.
Aug 9 - 6:23 PM

Speaking Thursday, Browns GM John Dorsey said free agent Dez Bryant won't return the team's calls.

As's Gregg Rosenthal put it on Twitter, "calling out a player not yet on the team for lack of interest is a new one." Dorsey's "holler back" comments come two days after ESPN's Josina Anderson reported the team does not believe Bryant is "seriously interested" in joining. Here's guessing this won't help. If the Browns, who have the league's most cap space, are serious about signing Bryant, they should offer him more money.
Aug 9 - 6:02 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Corey Coleman "pondered his options" before reporting to the Bills.

Coleman's only other option would have been not to play NFL football in 2018, so it's not a surprise he's shown up. Going from a 1-31 team to arguably the league's weakest passing attack is surely deflating but it is still ultimately a positive move for Coleman after the Browns' coaching staff gave up on him. Although he's begun to be labeled a bust, Coleman is still only 24, and his NFL injury history has been fluky. Even with Josh Allen or A.J. McCarron, Coleman could get his career on track this season.
Aug 7 - 2:14 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Browns do not believe free agent Dez Bryant is "seriously interested" in joining the team.

The two sides have been linked for the better part of two weeks, but they have yet to even schedule a visit. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the ball is in Bryant's court, suggesting he is holding out for more money. Despite trading Corey Coleman, the Browns will not have a glaring need at receiver if Josh Gordon is able to return.
Aug 7 - 9:44 AM's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns remain interested in free agent Dez Bryant.

Josh Gordon still hasn't reported and Corey Coleman was traded on Sunday, so receiver is a position of need in Cleveland. Rapoport has reported that the ball is in Bryant's court. What that really means is that the Browns have yet to offer Bryant enough money to even commit to a visit. The Browns still have plenty of cap space if they want to make something happen.
Aug 6 - 3:09 PM

Bills acquired WR Corey Coleman from the Browns in exchange for an undisclosed pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

It's the second major deal between these two franchises since Tyrod Taylor was sent packing to Cleveland back in March. Coleman is just two seasons removed from being selected No. 15 overall but has missed 13 of a possible 32 games to a pair of broken hands. His presence should immediately slide second-year receiver Zay Jones down Buffalo's depth chart and eat into what was supposed to be sheer volume for Kelvin Benjamin. This move also creates an immediate scenario for Dez Bryant to sign with the Browns. Standout rookie Antonio Callaway is expected to make noise as the team's No. 3 receiver barring any addition.
Aug 5 - 9:20 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns have reached out to free agent Dez Bryant.

This comes after GM John Dorsey said the Browns are considering a Bryant signing. Bryant shares an agent with Hue Jackson and could be brought in for a visit early next week. With Josh Gordon's status up in the air, Bryant would give Cleveland a veteran fallback on the outside. Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from Baltimore this offseason and is expected to settle for a prove it deal.
Jul 27 - 5:04 PM

Free agent CB Adam Jones will try out for the Browns on Friday.

It is the first known interest in Jones since the Bengals declined his option in March. The Browns completely remade their corner group this offseason, but their starting group remains unsettled. Jones will turn 35 in September.
Jul 26 - 10:17 AM

Browns GM John Dorsey said the team has considered signing free agent WR Dez Bryant.

With Josh Gordon's status still a mystery and Ricardo Louis now out for the year with a neck injury, the Browns will surely be looking to add a wide receiver. Bryant's market has been slow to develop since his surprise release from the Cowboys in mid-April. He turned down a three-year deal with Baltimore, which remains his only concrete offer to date. The 29-year-old's numbers have declined in recent years but he would still be a useful pickup for any team in need of pass-catching help.
Jul 25 - 12:44 PM

Free agent CB Bashaud Breeland has visits scheduled with the Colts and Browns this week.

That's in addition to his visits with the Raiders and Chiefs the past 2-3 days. This is the second time the Colts have checked in on Breeland; they also had him in for a visit in May. Breeland had a $24 million deal voided by the Panthers in March after he injured his foot. Breeland is a top player left on the market. There's no question he can play. He just needs to prove healthy.
Jul 23 - 9:16 PM

Free agent WR Eli Rogers is visiting the Browns.

Rogers left his weekend visit with the Chiefs without a contract and is headed to Cleveland. Oakland is also on tap for Rogers, but the Browns have the first crack. Rogers played the past three seasons in Pittsburgh under new Browns OC Todd Haley. Rogers, 25, had ACL surgery in January.
Jul 23 - 7:06 PM

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