Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland Browns’

Ten players you should make a priority in PPR fantasy drafts

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon should bring plenty of fantasy value in PPR leagues after being reunited with Kyle Shanahan. You know you love it – well not Andy Behrens. Whatever the strategy, it’s important to shuffle your draft board to account for scoring changes.

On the clock: Browns submit bid to host draft in 2019, 2020

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The team announced Thursday that it has partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to potentially host the annual three-day draft, which has swelled into a made-for-TV spectacle and showcase for the league - a virtual football-palooza. The group delivered its application to league headquarters in New York last week, and as luck would have it, Commissioner Roger Goodell visited the team's headquarters on Thursday. ''I noticed that draft announcement on my way in,'' Goodell said as he sat next to Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam during a fan forum before the team's final training camp practice.

Joel Bitonio, Cameron Erving week-to-week after suffering injuries during Tuesday’s Browns training camp practice

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns lost two offensive lineman to injury, the team announced today, but head coach Hue Jackson is hopeful he will have both back for the season opener against Pittsburgh. Bitonio suffered a knee injury and Erving a calf injury. Both occurred during Tuesday's practice and both players will miss Monday night's preseason game against the Giants and are listed as week-to-week. "We'll see where they are and hopefully we'll get them back as soon as we can," Jackson said. "I know our medical staff is doing everything they can to get our guys back soon, but I don't think it's anything major that's going to keep them out a ton of time." Jackson said he hoped both would be ready for

Kizer takes ‘step’ in Browns’ QB clash, could get next start

Friday, August 11th, 2017

DeShone Kizer's time is coming. Kizer excited Cleveland fans and impressed his teammates with a strong performance in his NFL exhibition debut, but Browns coach Hue Jackson isn't ready to name him his starting quarterback. Unleashing his strong arm, Kizer completed two long passes, including a 45-yard touchdown with 1:52 left as he rallied the Browns to a 20-14 win over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.

In ‘the raising of’ DeShone Kizer, he could start vs. Giants or be the No. 2

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio --  Hue Jackson understands Browns fans clamoring for DeShone Kizer after his two long-ball touchdown drives against the Saints, but he isn't yet ready to name him the starter -- either for the Giants game Aug. 21, or the season opener against the Steelers. "That's too soon," said Jackson. "There's a process to all of this, and we're just in the beginning phases of it for him. You want to do what's best for your team and for your players, not just because a people see a bomb that's thrown down the field for 45 yards. There's more to playing quarterback than just that.'' Jackson, who has 10 days to prepare for the Monday Night matchup with the Giants, could promote Kizer to No.

DeShone Kizer being groomed as the Browns’ franchise QB — but timing is everything

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- DeShone Kizer is being groomed as the Browns' franchise quarterback, but timing is everything when it comes to the success or failure of the Notre Dame product. As soon as Kizer demonstrates that he's ready to execute the offense and decipher a pro defense, he'll be named the Browns' starting quarterback, and not a moment before. It will happen sooner than later this season, but perhaps not by the opener Sept. 10 against the Steelers -- although that's still entirely possible. During Thursday night's preseason opener at the FirstEnergy Stadium, Kizer instilled hope in a long-suffering fan base by heaving two long balls in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind 20-14 victory

NFL Preseason Blitz: Brock Osweiler struggles, DeShone Kizer steps up

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

If the Cleveland Browns’ plan for starting Brock Osweiler on Thursday was to showcase him for a trade, it didn’t go too well. If the Browns’ plan is for Osweiler to be their starter this season, that doesn’t look too great either. Osweiler got the start in the Browns’ first preseason game this year, even though he wasn’t with the starters previously in training camp.

Cleveland Browns vs. New Orleans Saints: Everything to know about first pre-season game

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

CLEVELAND -- Football is back! Thursday marks the first pre-season game for the Cleveland Browns as they battle the New Orleans Saints. Here’s everything you need to know… WHERE: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. WHEN: Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. WHO: Brock Osweiler is the starting quarterback for the Browns. He wears #17. RULES: Going to the stadium to watch the game in person? Here’s the current bag policy and a list of prohibited items. YOUR THOUGHTS: Will the Browns win the game? Vote in our Facebook poll: WHAT’S NEXT: Three more pre-season games against the New York Giants (Aug. 21 at home), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Aug. 26 away) and the Chicago Bears (Aug. 31 away). OFFICIAL

This is how uniquely unstable Cleveland Browns have been at quarterback

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Data Central browns-quarterback-shuffle.png 09SbrownsBBB Tim Couch is the only Browns quarterback since the return of the team in 1999 to start all 16 games in a season. He did so in 2001. afc-north-quarterbacks.jpg From left, Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens and Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals have combined to start 414 games for their teams. Brock Osweiler Brock Osweiler, now with the Cleveland Browns, was the starter last season in Houston, which hasn't had a quarterback start at least 12 games in consecutive seasons since Matt Schaub in 2009-10. do-you-know-their-first-names.png

2017 fantasy football rankings: Top 5 rookie tight ends

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports We've got your top five rookie tight ends for 2017. Check out our full 2017 fantasy football preview draft guide! Tight end is perhaps the most difficult position for rookies to break through and have a big impact