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 Latest Browns Player Notes
Jun 17 2017 - Myles Garrett
  DE Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, was diagnosed with a sprained left foot but is expected to be ready for training camp, the team announced Saturday. Garrett was injured during drills at Wednesday's minicamp and was diagnosed with a lateral foot sprain following an evaluation by Cleveland team physician Dr. James Voos and Dr. Robert Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist. The Browns signed Garrett to a four-year deal worth $30.4 million.


Jun 15 2017 - David Njoku
  TE David Njoku, the third of Cleveland's three first-round draft picks, signed a four-year rookie contract on Thursday. Njoku, the 29th overall pick, received a deal projected to be worth $9.525 million and include a signing bonus of $5.067 million, according to Spotrac.com. Njoku, who turns 21 next month, had 64 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns in his two years at the University of Miami.


Jun 14 2017 - Jamar Taylor
  CB Jamar Taylor is working as the nickel back and at right cornerback. He is confident he will succeed at either position in the scheme of Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. "Just for them giving me a chance last year to play inside and kind of do both because I had never done that until then, I'm still learning," Taylor said. "I'm looking forward to it and kind of wherever Gregg and Coach D Walk (defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker) put me and (Head) Coach Hue (Jackson), then I'm just trying to get to the ball and try and get the ball back for our offense." Taylor had the best year of his NFL career last season after three years in Miami. He started 14 of 15 games in 2016 and had a career high 57 tackles. He also had three interceptions after never getting a pick in 33 games with the Dolphins


Jun 14 2017 - DeShone Kizer
  QB DeShone Kizer, a second-round pick, signed a four-year $4.9 million contract, including a $1.7 million signing bonus, on Wednesday. First-round picks Jabrill Peppers (25), a safety, and David Njoku (29) a safety, are the only Browns draft picks still unsigned. Kizer and Browns QB Cody Kessler will head to California after minicamp for some more work before training camp begins in late July. "I'll be out in Orange County working with Tom House and the guys that rep Pro Active and the same kind of regimen Cody Kessler was on this past offseason," Kizer said before practice on Tuesday.I t is not clear whether Kizer and Kessler will be tutored by House at the same time.


Jun 14 2017 - Myles Garrett
  DE Myles Garrett sustained an apparent foot injury while participating in team drills on Wednesday. Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, rushed toward quarterback Brock Osweiler during a two-minute drill before the play was whistled for a sack. Garrett landed awkwardly on his left foot as he extended toward Osweiler and fell to the ground, where he was assessed by a trainer. Garrett limped into the fieldhouse with teammates at the conclusion of the session. The severity of the injury was not immediately known.


Jun 13 2017 - Joe Thomas
  LT Joe Thomas is ranked No. 25 among the league's top 100 players by the NFL Network. He was ranked No. 23 last year. This is his seventh appearance on the list. Thomas, entering his 11th season, has played every offensive snap of his NFL career. He was the third overall pick of the 2007 draft.


Jun 13 2017 - Myles Garrett
  DE Myles Garrett, the Browns top draft pick, is practicing with the third team. There is little doubt the rookie from Texas A&M will be with the first team before long, but his current status does not bother him. "I wouldn't have it any other way," Coleman said. "I've got to prove myself. I haven't shown any kind of resume for what I can do on the NFL level, so they have to see it out there. Go from level to level, from spot to spot and show that I can be successful."


Jun 13 2017 - Shon Coleman
  OL Shon Coleman, a second-year player, is the leading candidate to become the Browns starting right offensive tackle. Left tackle is his natural position, but with Joe Thomas at that spot, Coleman knows his best opportunity is refining his skills on the right side. "I feel like I've gotten a lot better," Coleman said Tuesday on the first day of the Browns' three-day minicamp. "This offseason was big for me, just getting bigger, stronger. Capitalize on that last game I had. The coaches definitely see I've been working on my game. That's been a big thing for me, just getting better." Coleman played right tackle in the fourth quarter of the final game last year when Cameron Erving was sidelined with a knee injury.


Jun 1 2017 - Calvin Pryor
  S Calvin Pryor was acquired by the Cleveland Browns from the New York Jets for linebacker Demario Davis on Thursday. Pryor reportedly was on the trade block after the Jets selected safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye in the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL draft. Pryor collected 60 tackles and one forced fumble in 15 games last season. He had 184 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 44 career contests since being selected by New York with the 18th overall pick in the 2014 draft.


May 30 2017 - Calvin Pryor
  S Calvin Pryor showed up for OTAs this week, but he appears to still be buried within the Jets' doghouse. Pryor, who was not at the first OTA practice open to the media on May 23, was at practice Tuesday, when he worked out on the far field. Head coach Todd Bowles said not to read too much into the assignment. "It's a sign that we're moving guys around on both fields, trying to get guys acclimated a little bit," Bowles said. "We'll just move guys around. Today's a different day for everybody. Tomorrow will be a different day." Of course, Tuesday is the only day this week reporters are allowed to observe practice, so it would not seem to be a coincidence that Pryor was left working out of sight with the third-teamers. The Jets let Pryor know he doesn't fit into their short- or long-term plans last month, when they selected safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye in the first two rounds of the draft. Pryor, a first-round pick in 2014, is entering the final season of his rookie deal. Pryor likely further annoyed the Jets, first by posting a profane message on his Instagram account two weeks ago and then by not showing up to at least the first OTA, though Bowles said Tuesday session wasn't the first practice Pryor has attended. Pryor's true thoughts on his standing with the Jets will remain a mystery for at least another week. He declined to speak with reporters Tuesday. --WR Eric Decker wasn't at practice Tuesday. Bowles deployed his usual answer when asked about Decker's absence, noting, once again, that the practices are voluntary and players don't have to explain themselves if they are not present. Decker is recovering from hip and shoulder surgeries, but his absence is at least somewhat noteworthy considering he was present and wearing a red non-contact jersey last week. He said earlier this month he expects to be ready for training camp, though Decker is still a candidate to


May 30 2017 - Christian Kirksey
  LB Christian Kirksey signed a four-year, $38 million contract extension with the Browns on Tuesday. Kirksey led the Browns with 148 tackles last season, third-most in the NFL. He was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2017 season. The 24-year-old Kirksey emerged as one of the team's building blocks with his stellar season, his third in the NFL. Kirksey was on the field last season for all but two of the team's defensive snaps. He also had 2.5 sacks and three passes defensed. Kirksey was a third-round out of Iowa in 2014. He will make $1.797 million this season as part of the rookie contract he signed.


May 24 2017 - Isaiah Crowell
  RB Isaiah Crowell missed the start of the offseason program because he did not sign his restricted free agent tender of $2.167 million until May 10. Although players were not tackling Wednesday, making it easier for him to run, his power was evident. "He's here; I am excited he's here," Jackson said. "He's done a great job. He's in great shape. He looks like Crow -- fast, explosive, can catch and is tough. A little rusty, but I'm excited he's here. He's one of our better football players." Crowell rushed for 952 yards last season. He'll be a free agent next winter without a new contract.


May 24 2017 - Corey Coleman
  WR Corey Coleman caught a deep pass from quarterback Brock Osweiler. He fell to the ground and did not pop back up. Eventually, Coleman did stand and walked to the locker room with a trainer by his side. "He came down, I think, on the ball a little bit, too, but I think he'll be OK," Jackson said.


May 24 2017 - Myles Garrett
  DE Myles Garrett, the first pick of the draft four weeks ago, missed OTAs Wednesday with an undisclosed injury. He was on the sideline the entire time. Coach Hue Jackson said the move was precautionary. "He'll be fine," Jackson said. Obviously, I'm just going to be very cautious with guys. You guys know how I have been anytime guys have a little soreness that way. I want to make sure we're totally healthy. When we had the rookie minicamp, there was a little soreness. I just wanted to make sure that was out before we stuck him out there again." Garrett said he will be back on the field next week.


May 23 2017 - Calvin Pryor
  S Calvin Pryor did not didn't show up for the first day of OTAs. Technically, these OTAs are voluntary. But of course, not showing up is a bad idea for anyone, especially a player like Pryor who is on the verge of falling off the roster. The Jets made it clear Pryor isn't a part of their future last month, when they became the first team in eight years to select safeties (Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye) in each of the first two rounds of the draft. But Pryor, who is due to make just $1.6 million in the final year of his rookie deal, could still serve as a valuable depth piece for the Jets.


May 19 2017 - Myles Garrett
  DE Myles Garrett, the top overall pick of the 2017 draft, signed his four-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns on Friday. The deal is worth an estimated $30.4 million with a $20.25 million signing bonus. The contract comes with a team option for the fifth season in 2021. Garrett collected 141 tackles (47 for loss), 31 sacks and forced seven fumbles during his three-year career at Texas A&M. The 6-foot-4 1/2, 272-pound Aggies standout was held to 8 1/2 sacks last season while he dealt with a high-ankle sprain.


May 17 2017 - Caleb Brantley
  DT Caleb Brantley saw his battery charges dismissed Wednesday due to insufficient evidence, State Attorney officials in Florida announced. Brantley was charged on suspicion of misdemeanor battery following an alleged altercation with a woman in a Gainesville bar, near the University of Florida campus. Brantley was regarded as a second- or third-round pick in the draft last month, but his stock fell dramatically because he allegedly hit a 120-pound woman in the face and knocked her unconscious at a Florida bar two weeks before the draft.


May 13 2017 - Jabrill Peppers
  S Jabrill Peppers signed his participation agreement on Saturday and took part in day two of the Browns' rookie minicamp practice. Peppers, the No. 25 overall pick out of Michigan, sat out the first practice of minicamp on Friday because he had not signed the agreement that protects him in case of injury. Peppers begins his career in Stage One of the the league's drug program because of a dilute sample at the NFL Combine.


May 12 2017 - Zane Gonzalez
  K Zane Gonzalez, the first kicker drafted by the Browns since Jeff Jaeger in 1987, is not worried about kicking in Cleveland's fickle weather. Gonzalez is a seventh-round pick from Arizona State. "It's just mental stuff," Gonzalez said. "You can't really let it get to you. You go out there and just stay in your routine. You just have to figure out a way through it, just like any other position, you have to work your way through unique situations. With the coaching staff that we have here and the team, I feel confident going into it." Gonzalez will compete with Cody Parkey for the kicking job.


May 12 2017 - Roderick Johnson
  OT Rod Johnson, a fifth-round pick from Florida State, is starting out as a left tackle. He will be Joe Thomas' backup but is open to switching to right tackle where the Browns need more help. "When I was at home last week, (offensive line) coach (Bob) Wylie called me, and he said he had me penciled in at left tackle, but anything can happen," Johnson said. "If you want me to go to right, I will go to right. If you want me at left, I will stay at left. I do not move inside. I am strictly a tackle."


May 12 2017 - Myles Garrett
  DE Myles Garrett, the first pick in the draft, stirred the pot on draft night when he said he plans make Ben Roethlisberger his first sack victim in the NFL. "I think that was kind of blown up, but I stand by it," Garrett said Friday after the first day of rookie minicamp. "We're looking to get after it. Why should I be afraid of saying those kinds of things? That's what any team would say or any player would say."


May 11 2017 - Josh Gordon
  WR Josh Gordon's recent reinstatement petition was denied by the NFL, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.The league has yet to make an announcement on Gordon, who hasn't played for the Cleveland Browns since the 2014 season while banished under the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Gordon on a conditional basis last season but the Pro Bowl receiver checked into the rehab facility in September and put his career on hold. Gordon spent 30 days in a New Hampshire facility. Coach Hue Jackson said then that Gordon's tenure was over in Cleveland and wished him well even though the Browns still hold his rights for at least one more season. The NFL has suspended Gordon four times for violating its substance-abuse policy. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Gordon had 87 catches for a league-leading 1,646 yards in 2013, his second year in the league.


Apr 26 2017 - Joe Thomas
  LT Joe Thomas says he is experiencing memory loss and that "most of the damage has probably been done already" after 10 seasons in the NFL. In an interview on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger" that was released Wednesday, the 32-year-old Thomas said he did not know for sure whether playing in the NFL has caused the problem. "I definitely expect memory loss," Thomas said. "I'm already seeing memory loss and maybe that's just because of my old age or maybe it's football, it's hard to tell. I mean, there's no double blind studies when it comes to people's life. It's just a part, I think, of sometimes getting older. And it's hard to tell it's because of football or because you're 32 and you're not 21 anymore and you have a lot of stuff going in your life."


Apr 23 2017 - Brock Osweiler
  QB Brock Osweiler's future remains in limbo but the Browns said he may be with the team for the start of training camp although Cleveland is expected to continue pursuing a trade during the draft. "Yeah, we expect Brock to be here," Browns vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said when asked whether Osweiler would be on the team in training camp. "He is in (for the offseason program) and has done a good job coming in the first couple days. He is a positive young man who has some ability and talent. We look forward to him trying to establish himself here and have a chance to compete to be the starting quarterback." Osweiler was acquired in March in a deal that allowed the Houston Texans to send his $16 million guaranteed salary to Cleveland and permitted the Browns to add a second-round draft pick in 2018.


Mar 26 2017 - Brock Osweiler
  QB Brock Osweiler isn't out of the Browns' plans yet. All signs still point to Osweiler, acquired from Houston earlier this month, being traded again or released before the season, but coach Hue Jackson said he is preparing for the upcoming draft and season as if Osweiler is staying on his roster. "Obviously, he's a player on our team and we're going to treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks until he's not," Jackson said. "He's a guy that's gonna come in and compete. We haven't had an opportunity to meet with him from a football standpoint because of the rules. But once we start our offseason program, phase one, we'll get a chance to know him and he'll get to know us."


Mar 11 2017 - Brock Osweiler
  QB Brock Osweiler might be on the move again as the Browns are looking to unload their newly-acquired quarterback. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Saturday that the Browns are shopping the 26-year-old Osweiler after they acquired him Thursday in a trade with the Texans. Osweiler is not in the Browns' plans and he will be gone before long, sources told the newspaper. The Browns are willing to send Osweiler and a fifth-round pick for a third-round pick, according to the report. The Browns would be willing to absorb a portion of Osweiler's $16 million contract, as much as half, sources told the newspaper.


Mar 10 2017 - Kenny Britt
  WR Kenny Britt signed a four-year, $32.5 million contract with the Browns on Thursday. The deal reportedly includes $17 million guaranteed. Britt recorded career highs in both receptions (68) and receiving yards (1,002) and had five touchdowns last season with the Los Angeles Rams. The 28-year-old has collected 309 catches for 4,881 yards and 30 scores with the Rams and Titans since being selected by Tennessee with the 30th overall pick of the 2009 draft.


Mar 10 2017 - Kevin Zeitler
  G Kevin Zeitler became the highest-paid guard in NFL history when he and the Browns agreed on a five-year, $60 million deal Thursday. Zeitler will receive $31.5 million in guaranteed money. His $12 million average per year exceeds the previous high for a guard landed by Oakland's Kelechi Osemele ($11.7 million average on a five-year, $58.5 million deal). Zeitler, who turned 27 on Wednesday, was the starting right guard for the Bengals over the past five seasons. He played every offensive snap last season.


Mar 10 2017 - Brock Osweiler
  QB Brock Osweiler was dealt from the Texans to the Browns on Thursday, but reports indicate Cleveland will cut him. If they release him, the Browns would still be responsible for a $16 million guarantee, but offset language would reduce what Cleveland owes depending on his new 2017 compensation. The Texans sent Osweiler, a sixth-round pick this year and a second-round pick in 2018 to the Browns for just a fourth-round compensatory selection in next month's draft.


Mar 2 2017 - Charley Hughlett
  LS Charley Hughlett would have been an exclusive rights free agent this year. Instead, the Browns signed him to a six-year contract. "I am super excited," Hughlett said. "I couldn't be happier to be here. My wife and I are happy to call Cleveland our home. I can't wait to start getting things turned around." Terms were not disclosed.


Mar 1 2017 - Josh Gordon
  WR Josh Gordon, who has not played in a regular-season game since 2014, is applying for reinstatement from his indefinite drug suspension. Gordon's business manager, Michael Johnson, told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the embattled receiver will appeal to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to let him back into the league. The NFL has suspended Gordon four times for violating its substance-abuse policy.


Feb 23 2017 - Danny Shelton
  DT Danny Shelton was sporting a cast on his left arm, leading many on social media to wonder about his injury. Shelton took to Twitter and revealed he had he is ready for a big season after undergoing minor wrist surgery. "I'm all good. Just had my wrist cleaned up so I can kill it this season," the 23-year-old Shelton posted on Twitter.


Jan 23 2017 - Jamie Collins
  LB Jamie Collins agreed to a new four-year contract with the Browns after being traded to Cleveland from the New England Patriots during the regular season. The terms of Collins' contract were not released by the team, but multiple outlets are reporting the deal is worth $50 million.


Jan 15 2017 - Brock Osweiler
  QB Brock Osweiler finished 23 of 40 for 198 yards and a touchdown pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz. However, he was intercepted three times in the Texans' playoff loss at New England.


Jan 8 2017 - Brock Osweiler
  QB Brock Osweiler reclaimed his starting job when Tom Savage suffered a concussion last week at Tennessee and he made the most of his second opportunity during Saturday's AFC wild-card game against the Raiders, passing for 168 yards and a touchdown. He added a rushing touchdown for a 27-7 lead with 12:28 to play. In guiding the Texans to a 20-7 halftime lead, Osweiler posted a 110.0 passer rating and did not commit a turnover. He was, for once, the picture of consistency. "It just goes back to having confidence in my teammates," Osweiler said. "Believing in what you see and just rip it. Cut it loose and don't have any hesitation. I trust that my teammates, the skill guys, they're going to be where they're supposed to be ... and they're going to make me look good in the end." Late in the first half, the Texans covered 60 yards in four plays with Osweiler hitting receiver DeAndre Hopkins on a 2-yard slant for a touchdown and 20-7 lead.


Jan 3 2017 - Cameron Erving
  OL Cameron Erving suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee late in the game against the Steelers on Sunday. He will not require surgery, the Browns announced on Tuesday.


Jan 3 2017 - Isaiah Crowell
  RB Isaiah Crowell finished with 952 yards rushing. It is the highest total for a Browns running back since Peyton Hillis rushed for 1,177 yards in 2010.


Jan 2 2017 - Duke Johnson
  RB Duke Johnson went into the game with an ankle injury and aggravated it after one play. He was unable to continue.


Jan 2 2017 - Anthony Fabiano
  C Anthony Fabiano started his first game on any level at center. A snap over the head of quarterback Robert Griffin III was recovered by the Steelers.


Jan 2 2017 - Austin Pasztor
  OL Austin Pasztor started at right guard after starting the first 15 games at right tackle. Pasztor started four games at guard last season.


Jan 2 2017 - Cameron Erving
  OL Cameron Erving started at right tackle against the Steelers after starting 12 games at center. He missed Games 3-5 with a bruised lung. He suffered a knee injury in the Pittsburgh game. He was on crutches in the locker room on Monday.


Jan 2 2017 - Brock Osweiler
  QB Brock Osweiler played all but one play of the final three quarters, completing 21 of 40 passes for 253 yards and a 4-yard touchdown to C.J. Federowicz with 10:31 left in the third quarter. Osweiler also ran for a 1-yard score with 3:11 remaining in the game that pulled Houston within seven points.


Jan 2 2017 - Kenny Britt
  WR Kenny Britt (shoulder) missed Sunday's game.


Dec 29 2016 - Duke Johnson
  RB Duke Johnson (ankle) was limited Thursday. He did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 29 2016 - Joe Haden
  CB Joe Haden (neck/groin) was limited Thursday. He did not practice Wednesday.


Dec 29 2016 - Kenny Britt
  WR Kenny Britt did not practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury.


Dec 28 2016 - Alvin Bailey
  OL Alvin Bailey was returned to the active roster. He missed two games with a league-mandated OVI suspension stemming from a Sept. 26 arrest.


Dec 28 2016 - Joe Thomas
  LT Joe Thomas (knee) did not practice Wednesday. The day of rest is normal for him.


Dec 28 2016 - Trey Caldwell
  FS Trey Caldwell (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. He was injured in the game with the Chargers. It was his first NFL game.


Dec 28 2016 - Joe Haden
  CB Joe Haden (neck) did not practice Wednesday. He was injured in the game with the Chargers.



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