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  Browns | Davion Davis added by Cleveland    Sat Jul 31, 06:34 PM

The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent WR Davion Davis (Vikings) to an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31.

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  Browns | Derrick Willies on retired list    Fri Jul 30, 07:08 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Derrick Willies was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Friday, July 30.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. practicing Friday    Fri Jul 30, 01:35 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) will practice Friday, July 30, after sitting out Thursday as part of a planned rehab management. The Browns applied the same routine to WR JoJo Natson (knee) and OT Chris Hubbard (knee).

Footballguys view: We haven't seen any reason to worry about Beckham's recovery from ACL surgery. He's probably undervalued at his current ADP.

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  Browns | Bob Quinn joining Cleveland as advisor    Fri Jul 30, 12:51 PM

The Cleveland Browns hired Bob Quinn (Lions) as a senior consultant to their football operations department, a source said Friday, July 30. The former Detroit Lions general manager will serve as an advisor to Browns general manager Andrew Berry.

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  Browns | Tony Fields out for a bit with another foot injury    Wed Jul 28, 02:38 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Tony Fields II (foot) suffered a right foot injury in practice last week and will miss time, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Fields also injured his left foot before rookie camp this spring.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. passes physical    Tue Jul 27, 12:52 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) passed his physical Tuesday, July 27, and is good to go for training camp.

Footballguys view: As most expected, Beckham is ready to go for training camp. He made it through seven games last year before going down with this knee injury. Beckham is in a make-or-break year with the Browns who have designs on a deep postseason run. We'll see if he can stay healthy and get back to the 1,000-yard range as a receiver. From a fantasy perspective, Beckham is a WR3/flex option with upside. His current ADP is WR27 (6.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah on COVID list    Sun Jul 25, 02:08 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Owusu-Koramoah is a safety/linebacker tweener, and missing the beginning of camp could slow down the process of finding the best role(s) for him in Joe Woods defense. The team has a deep group at linebacker and this could make it harder for the team's second round pick to get playing time early this year.

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  Browns | Anthony Schwartz signed    Sat Jul 24, 11:39 AM

Cleveland Browns third-round draft choice WR Anthony Schwartz signed a four-year contract with the team Saturday, July 24. The deal is worth approximately $4.863 million, including a signing bonus of $896,742.

Footballguys view: Schwartz has legit deep speed, but isn't the most consistent receiver. He could move into a large role later in his rookie contract if the Browns move on from Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry.

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  Browns | Greg Newsome signed    Sat Jul 24, 11:20 AM

Cleveland Browns first-round draft choice CB Greg Newsome signed a four-year contract with the team Saturday, July 24, according to agents Drew Rosenhaus and Ryan Matha. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Newsome is part of a newlook secondary that is three deep at safety and cornerback, promising to firm up the weakest part of the Browns defense in recent years. He can play both inside and outside, giving the Browns flexibility in their personnel sets and injury depth.

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  Browns | Nick Chubb produced big runs    Thu Jul 15, 11:25 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb produced a run of 20 or more yards on every 15.8 carries in 2020, which ranked as the best rate among qualified running backs.

Footballguys view: Chubb has the capability to rip off explosive runs with regularity. That ability will continue this season as Chubb is one of the most natural and instinctive backs in the league.

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  Browns | Greg Newsome to compete    Mon Jul 5, 12:50 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Greg Newsome will be pushed by CB Greedy Williams in training camp.

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  Browns | Nick Chubb may be paced early on    Mon Jul 5, 12:45 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb could be paced early on in order to attempt to get him through 24 games through the preseason, regular season and playoffs, in the opinion of beat writer Mary Kay Cabot.

Footballguys view: It's a 17-game regular season schedule. Add on the preseason and a potential deep postseason run, and you can see how Chubb could be managed. Keep this in mind early in the season if Kareem Hunt is getting a bit more work. Chubb missed four games last year due to a knee injury and will have his workload monitored. He's a top-5 fantasy running back who is going off the board in the middle of the first round of most drafts.

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  Browns | Anthony Schwartz update    Mon Jul 5, 12:41 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Anthony Schwartz (hamstring) should be ready to practice during training camp, but the Browns want to make sure his hamstring is fully healed before turning him loose.

Footballguys view: Schwartz, a 2021 third-round pick out of Auburn, has a game that is all about speed, speed and more speed. Hamstring injuries are especially concerning for speedy players like him. The team is likely to test him out at the beginning of camp to see how much he can handle early on. A big play waiting to happen (six plays from Schwartz went over 50 yards in 2020), Schwartz is competing for no.4 on the depth chart behind Odell Beckham Jr, Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham recovering well    Mon Jul 5, 09:42 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) has looked like a freak of nature in the way that he has recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, in the opinion of beat writer Mary Kay Cabot.

Footballguys view: It's a make-or-break year for Beckham. Injuries and inconsistencies have plagued his game ever since he signed in Cleveland. The Browns will probably be cautious with him in the early part of training camp. He's more of a WR3/Flex play for Fantasy GMs in 2021.

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  Browns | Will Put More on Mayfield's Plate    Sun Jul 4, 02:58 PM

Mary Kay Cabot, from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns to "put more on Baker Mayfield's plate (this season) because they know he can handle it."

Footballguys view: Cabot, one of the best Browns beat writers, speculates we could see no-huddle offense implemented at times for Mayfield. He's had the same playcaller for back-to-back seasons entering 2021 and should be more comfortable calling his own audibles and using tempo as a weapon. Mayfield is a streaming QB option for Fantasy GMs and a QB2 you can now pick up at QB19 (12.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. hurting QB?    Sat Jul 3, 12:03 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr.'s targets have resulted in a 72.4 passer rating for QB Baker Mayfield, and Mayfield has an 89.9 rating when targeting any other player.

Footballguys view: Beckham is looking to have a bounce-back season after an injury-shortened 2020. He's been on the road to recovery since tearing his ACL and obviously has to build stronger chemistry with Mayfield. He's been limited this offseason but should be ready by the start of the regular season. The Browns have a run-heavy offense, so even by staying healthy and producing better we see Beckham as more of a WR3/flex player for Fantasy GMs in 2021.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield talks could continue into regular season    Sun Jun 27, 08:21 AM

The Cleveland Browns have not had any substantive talks with QB Baker Mayfield on a contract extension, according to multiple sources. Proposals have not yet been exchanged and work on a potential deal could possibly stretch into October.

Footballguys view: Mayfield needed a great 2020 to solidify his place in the long term blueprint of the new regime and he produced it. The Browns picked up his fifth year option earlier in the offseason and they are in good shape with the cap, so both they and Mayfield have no urgency to get a new deal done, with both probably happy to see that number go up if Mayfield and the team builds on their 2020 success.

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  Browns | Jadeveon Clowney healthy again    Sat Jun 26, 10:21 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) appeared to be back at full speed during minicamp following offseason knee surgery.

Footballguys view: Clowney should be in a platoon with fellow free agent signing Takk McKinley - who has had his own problems staying healthy - in an effort to keep both on the field. If it is successful, the Browns will have an excellent edge rush opposite Myles Garrett to replace Olivier Vernon, but neither will be a relevant player in IDP leagues.

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  Browns | Dual 1,000-yard rushers in CLE?    Fri Jun 25, 12:24 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt said recently that he believes both he and RB teammate Nick Chubb can both eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in the 2021 season. 'I believed it was possible last year, too, but some things happened,' Hunt told Cleveland.com. 'We'll learn from it and get better and hopefully continue to put in good work this year.'

Footballguys view: The Browns offense should get even more efficient than they were last year with Odell Beckham's return and the installation of another layer to Kevin Stefanski's offense with the benefit of an actual offseason. Both Chubb and Hunt are ultra-safe picks at ADP even though their committee backfield limits their ceilings.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield's agent optimistic about deal    Wed Jun 23, 07:17 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has a good chance to receive a long-term contract extension this offseason, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: Mayfield is in line for a new contract that should make him one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the league. His agent says the contract situation is in the team's hands right now. Some speculate a new deal could be reached before the start of the regular season. We're also watching contract situations from other QBs in Mayfield's draft class like Josh Allen (Bills) and Lamar Jackson (Ravens).

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  Browns | Agent Expects 'Something to Be Done' with Mayfield's Contract     Wed Jun 23, 01:24 PM

Tony Grossi, from TheLandOnDemand.com, reports Baker Mayfield's agent expects "something to be done" with the quarterback's contract at some point this summer. "I think something will be done this summer," Jack Mills said. "As far as trying to get a deal done, I don't know if it'll get done. It's something that would be pretty much in the team's control."

Footballguys view: The Browns picked up Mayfield's fifth-year option but they'll wisely give him a new contract in the near future. According to Mayfield's agent, things are in the team's hands right now. We'll see new contracts (most likely) for other QBs from Mayfield's draft class (Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson) before the start of the regular season. That means Mayfield is about ready to get paid as well, likely as one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. We'll see if he can build on the momentum he built from his bounce-back 2020 season.

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  Browns | Tommy Togiai primed to break out?    Mon Jun 21, 09:22 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Tommy Togiai 'made a splash' during both organized team activities and minicamp, showing impressive power and quickness, according to ESPN.com's Jake Trotter, who adds that Togiai could become an important piece up front for the Browns in 2021.

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  Browns | Rashard Higgins misses practices    Sun Jun 20, 04:37 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (undisclosed) missed the last two days of minicamp because of a undisclosed injury. The injury is considered minor.

Footballguys view: It sounds like Higgins should be okay for training camp. He's consistent and reliable when called upon, and he's competing with Donovan Peoples-Jones for the no.3 spot behind Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield feeling it    Sat Jun 19, 09:04 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has a noticeable increase in his confidence level, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. 'In the last seven or eight games last year, he really played really well,' Van Pelt said. 'I think he now feels that. He understands what that looks like and how he has to operate within the system to be successful. Now that he realizes that, you see it more in practice.'

Footballguys view: Mayfield led the Browns to a playoff victory in 2020 and he finished the regular season strong. That's why he's feeling such confidence going forward. The team has worked diligently to add the best talent on both sides of the ball and Cleveland should be in the playoff mix - perhaps even as AFC North champions - this season.

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  Browns | Anthony Schwartz to return kicks    Fri Jun 18, 10:13 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Anthony Schwartz will be developed into a kickoff returner, according to special teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Auburn in the 2021 NFL draft, Schwartz has track speed and can flat out fly. He's a catch-and-run guy who can threaten a defense after the catch. Schwartz is not a refined route runner but that's something they'll work on now that he's in the pros. He's the type of player who could be a better pro player than he was a college player as he further develops. Dynasty GMs should be all over his game.

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  Browns | Nick Chubb hopes to stay with team    Fri Jun 18, 05:14 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb said he hopes to sign a long-term deal with the Browns and that his agent has been talking with the Browns about an extension this offseason.

Footballguys view: Chubb would be smart to take a deal that is below the market set by David Johnson, Todd Gurley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Le'Veon Bell, because all of those deals except Elliott's have been abandoned by the teams that made them. Chubb is a perfect fit in the Browns offense and he and Kareem Hunt form the best tandem in the league.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield not worried about contract    Fri Jun 18, 04:59 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield said he is not worried about receiving a contract extension this offseason and is focusing on the 2021 season. He had his fifth-year option picked up earlier in the offseason and is under contract through the 2022 season.

Footballguys view: Mayfield was at a fork in the road last year, but stood out in Kevin Stefanski's offense. With Odell Beckham returning, Mayfield actually stands to gain by waiting to sign an extension until after this year.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. back on the field    Tue Jun 15, 02:05 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) was spotted at practice at mandatory minicamp for the first time Tuesday, June 15, since tearing his interior cruciate ligament nearly eight months ago, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Footballguys view: Knee injuries aren't quite as devastating as they used to be, but the Browns will be cautious with Beckham as he works his way back on the field. Beckham reportedly did not wear a brace, wrap or sleeve on his injured knee.

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  Browns | Sheldon Richardson will not return    Mon Jun 14, 05:14 PM

Free-agent DT Sheldon Richardson (Browns) has decided not to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns this offseason, according to a source.

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  Browns | Two DBs on track for Week 1    Thu Jun 10, 04:09 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Greedy Williams (shoulder) and S Grant Delpit (Achilles) participated in practice Wednesday, June 9, and are on track for the start of the regular season.

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  Browns | Sheldon Richardson may return    Sun Jun 6, 01:55 PM

Free-agent DT Sheldon Richardson (Browns) could re-sign with the Cleveland Browns at some point this offseason, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. Richardson has received interest from a few teams since being released.

Footballguys view: Richardson was too expensive to keep and the Browns signed Malik Jackson and drafted Tommy Togiai in the fourth round this year to help ease the loss of Richardson. Richardson may want to stay with an ascending team that he could help put in Super Bowl contention.

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  Browns | Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah signed    Fri Jun 4, 03:23 PM

Cleveland Browns second-round draft choice LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah signed a four-year contract with the Browns Friday, June 4. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Browns | Anthony Schwartz dealing with injury    Thu Jun 3, 06:01 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Anthony Schwartz (leg) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 3, because of a leg injury.

Footballguys view: Schwartz has blazing speed and the team should find a way to use him sooner than later, but he has to stay on the field. Hopefully the third round pick can get back in action before the end of OTAs.

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  Browns | Tony Fields should be ready for camp    Thu Jun 3, 06:00 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Tony Fields II (foot) is wearing a walking boot on his injured left foot but is expected to be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Fields was expected mostly to contribute on special teams in his rookie year, and this injury increases the likelihood that he won't be in the mix for snaps yet in a linebacker group that is in a transition period.

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  Browns | Demetric Felton picking up two positions    Wed Jun 2, 08:19 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Demetric Felton has been practicing at both running back and wide receiver at organized team activities, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski Wednesday, June 2. 'He has done both with us already,' Stefanski said. 'He has been in both meetings. There have been times he is a running back for that day and a wide receiver the next day. It does speak to his versatility. It speaks to his ability to mentally handle that.'

Footballguys view: Felton is a player who can play slot receiver or line up in the backfield as a running back. Various outlets had him projected as one or the other in the NFL, but it sounds like he's going to do both for the Browns. The UCLA gadget player is lightning quick and can break ankles in the open field. He can make plays but may have limited touches with the cramped skill positions the Browns have at both wide receiver and running back.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham expected at minicamp    Sun May 30, 03:16 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) has looked good this offseason and is expected to report for the mandatory minicamp, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Footballguys view: Beckham has been away from the facility for voluntary work. He is not participating in OTAs with the Browns and has been working out in Arizona. When things become mandatory in June for a few days, expect Beckham to show up.

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  Browns | Cleveland not considering Julio Jones    Thu May 27, 04:36 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is not receiving any trade interest from the Cleveland Browns, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

Footballguys view: The Browns have a jam-packed wide receiver room already, although any team could make room for a superstar veteran like Jones. The Falcons have several offers they're mulling over according to reports, including some that may have offered first-round picks. The Browns don't sound like one of those teams.

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  Browns | KhaDarel Hodge finalizes RFA tender    Wed May 26, 03:04 PM

Cleveland Browns WR KhaDarel Hodge signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender worth $2.133 million on Wednesday, May 26.

Footballguys view: Hodge played 291 snaps last year, catching 11 passes for 180 yards. We'll see if he can work his way up the depth chart and get more work in 2021.

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  Browns | Grant Delpit likely to be ready for camp    Wed May 26, 02:41 PM

Cleveland Browns S Grant Delpit (Achilles) is 'on track' to be fully healthy for the start of training camp after tearing his Achilles last summer, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

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  Browns | Connor Davis joins Cleveland    Fri May 21, 03:08 PM

Free-agent TE Connor Davis (Jets) signed with the Cleveland Browns Friday, May 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Stony Brook in 2018, Davis played on both sides of the ball at tight end, offensive tackle and defensive end. In addition to playing for a few NFL teams, Davis has also played for the St. Louis BattleHawks in the XFL and the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football. He's a huge target at 6-feet, 8-inches and 271 pounds. Needless to say, he's a long shot to make the final roster.

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  Browns | Tommy Togiai comes to terms    Fri May 21, 12:17 PM

Cleveland Browns DT Tommy Togiai on Friday, May 21, signed his four-year rookie contract, the team announced.

Footballguys view: Togiai will get into the defensive line rotation right away and be a thorn in the side of opponents, especially against the running game. He has potential as a pass rusher and will be a fan favorite in Cleveland in short order.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham should be ready for opener    Thu May 20, 05:47 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament but should be ready for the start of the 2021 season, in the opinion of the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

Footballguys view: Beckham is already running full speed, cutting, and catching passes, so this prediction is well-founded. He has lost a lot of value in dynasty leagues and is currently a good buy low in fantasy circles.

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  Browns | Kyle Markway cut    Thu May 20, 05:15 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Kyle Markway was waived Thursday, May 20.

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  Browns | James Hudson agrees to rookie deal    Tue May 18, 01:06 PM

Cleveland Browns fourth-round draft pick OT James Hudson (Cincinnati) signed a four-year contract with the team Tuesday, May 18. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Browns | Johnnie Dixon trying out    Sun May 16, 01:26 PM

Free-agent WR Johnnie Dixon (Cardinals) is participating in the Cleveland Browns rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Originally an undrafted free agent for the Texans in 2019, the former Ohio State receiver made some plays for them in the preseason (9 catches, 77 yards) but did not make the team. The Cardinals picked him up and stashed him on their practice squad after that and since then. Dixon is a long shot to make the Browns roster and is angling to get on their practice squad.

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  Browns | Grant Delpit confident about recovery    Sun May 16, 12:39 AM

Cleveland Browns S Grant Delpit (Achilles) recently told the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson that he feels 'great' and will be '100 percent when the season comes around.'

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  Browns | Tony Fields dealing with injury    Fri May 14, 05:21 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Tony Fields II (foot) will be sidelined several weeks because of a foot injury, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Fields does not need surgery at this point.

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  Browns | Cleveland signs three rookies    Thu May 13, 07:24 PM

Cleveland Browns fifth-round draft choice LB Tony Fields II, fifth-round draft choice S Richard LeCounte III and sixth-round draft choice RB Demetric Felton signed four-year contracts with the Browns Thursday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Felton is listed as a running back, but he's really built like a slot receiver. He can contribute out of the backfield and is dangerous in space with his ankle-breaking quickness. He can also line up in the slot and catch passes, so it will be interesting to see how Cleveland uses him as a gadget player.

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  Browns | Matthew McCrane gets the boot    Tue May 11, 02:00 PM

Cleveland Browns PK Matthew McCrane was waived Tuesday, May 11.

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  Browns | Cleveland adds Chase McLaughlin    Mon May 10, 04:32 PM

Former New York Jets PK Chase McLaughlin was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns Monday, May 10.

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