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Browns unsure if Tashaun Gipson will be placed on IR


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters Monday he's unsure if injured free safety Tashaun Gipson will be placed on the season-ending IR list, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Gipson underwent an MRI on his injured knee, which revealed a Grade 3 MCL injury and no structural damage to his ACL. The injury could keep him sidelined approximately six-to-eight weeks. There's a chance Gipson could return in the postseason, if the Browns clinch a spot during the regular season. Pettine indicated it's "too early to start studying (playoff) scenarios."


Browns FS Tashaun Gipson out 6-8 weeks with MCL injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson underwent an MRI on his injured knee, which revealed a Grade 3 MCL injury, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports Monday. The MRI also revealed no structural damage to his ACL.

Gipson was carted off the field in Week 12 with the injury. According to ESPN, the injury typically requires a six-to-eight week recovery, which could keep him out for the remainder of the regular season.


Browns DST again short of dominance


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/23/2014) The Browns bounced back to some degree Week 12 at Atlanta after struggling against the Texans and quarterback Ryan Mallett in his first NFL start the week before. They had three sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery, but they still allowed 24 points on 315 yards -- a far cry from the 11.0 points on 305.7 yards the Raiders, Buccaneers and Bengals averaged against them in Weeks 8-10.

The Browns DST has been an up-and-down Fantasy unit without a real standout game thanks to having just one touchdown all season, but it has generally taken advantage of favorable matchups. With such a matchup Week 13 at Buffalo, it has some low-end appeal in Fantasy.


Report: Browns will sign LB Scott Solomon to practice squad


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) The Browns will sign defensive end Scott Solomon to the practice squad, according to ESPN on Tuesday, per ESPN. Solomon is expected to fit in at outside linebacker with Cleveland's 3-4 defensive scheme. He has registered eight total tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery this season with the Buccaneers.

Browns hope to have Jabaal Sheard back this season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine remains hopeful of having defensive end Jabaal Sheard back at some point this season. Sheard left Week 11 against Houston with an ankle injury and told reporters his injury is a "little more serious" compared to Karlos Dansby's MCL sprain, per the Associated Press.

Browns LB Karlos Dansby out 'up to' one month with knee injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby could be sidelined for up to a month with a knee injury, coach Mike Pettine told reporters, per the Akron Beacon Journal on Monday. Dansby left Week 11 against the Texans with a sprained MCL, according to ESPN.

Pettine remains optimistic he'll return this season.

"I don't think his season is over, but he could be out upwards of a month," Pettine said.


Browns defense can't rattle young QB


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) The Browns faced what should have been a good matchup in Week 11, with quarterback Ryan Mallett getting his first start for the Texans, but the Browns couldn't take advantage in a 23-7 loss.

The Texans put up two offensive touchdowns, all with Mallett's arm, and racked up 424 yards of offense along the way. The Browns defense failed to do much to rattle Mallett, who threw just one interception and was not sacked once in the game.

The Browns entered Week 11 riding high, with their DST unit having accounted for five straight games with at least 10 Fantasy points. They might have trouble reaching that level again in Week 12, with a matchup against the Falcons on the way. 


Browns FS Tashaun Gipson upgraded to probable for Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson was cleared by an independent neurologist and was upgraded from questionable to probable for Sunday's Week 11 clash at home against the Texans, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Gipson suffered a concussion the previous week against the Bengals. He currently leads the league with six interceptions.

Browns' Phil Taylor will be placed on IR list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The Browns will place defensive lineman Phil Taylor (knee) on the season-ending injured reserve list, coach Mike Pettine told reporters, per the News Herald. Taylor returned from a four-game absence in Week 10 against Cincinnati, but may have aggravated the injury. He is expected to undergo surgery in the near future.

Browns FS Tashaun Gipson back at practice Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson returned to practice on Friday, and it appears as if he could play Week 11 against the Texans, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Gipson suffered a concussion the previous week against the Bengals. He currently leads the league with six interceptions.

Browns DST capitalizes on matchup again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) Facing a bottom-three offense for the third time in as many weeks, the Browns once again had a respectable defensive showing Week 9 against Tampa Bay, allowing 17 points on 365 yards. They recorded two sacks and had two interceptions, giving them seven in their last four games.

Though the Browns DST has contributed double-digit Fantasy points in four straight games, according to standard CBSSports.com scoring, it hasn't had that monster game that's made your entire week in Fantasy, in part because its only touchdown came way back in Week 2.

And it's running out of favorable matchups. Its next one Week 10 at Cincinnati is middle-of-the-road at best.


Browns DST keeps rolling through Raiders


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) The Browns defense took advantage of a good matchup in Week 8, in a 23-13 win over the Raiders.

The Raiders managed to find the end zone just once in the game, on a touchdown in the final seconds of the game. The Browns mostly held them in check despite surrendering 387 yards of total offense, as they came away with three turnovers and three sacks in the win.

The Browns DST unit has reached double figures in Fantasy scoring in each of their last three games, after doing so just once in their first four. They will look to extend that streak in Week 9 against the Buccaneers. 


Browns DL Ahtyba Rubin will not need ankle surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin will not need ankle surgery after getting a second opinion. Rubin, who has missed the last two games, is expected to practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

Browns mostly good against Jaguars


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/19/2014) The Browns DST didn't beat up on the Jaguars to the extent most do Week 7 at Jacksonville, allowing 24 points on 336 yards, but it made up for it with big plays, recording three interceptions (including two by Tashaun Gipson) and two sacks.

The result in standard CBSSports.com leagues was 10 Fantasy points for the second straight week, equaling its second-best single-game total this season.

Of course, if that's all the Browns DST can muster with the most favorable matchup in the league, it may not be a slam dunk for another favorable matchup Week 8 against Oakland. It'll still have some sleeper appeal for sure, but weigh your options carefully.


Browns announce knee surgery will end Armonty Bryant's season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) The Browns announced Monday defensive end Armonty Bryant will have surgery to repair knee ligaments, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. Bryant will miss the rest of the season.

Browns DST has surprisingly good showing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) After allowing an average of 26.3 points on 421.8 yards in their first four games, the Browns stepped up defensively Week 6 against Pittsburgh, allowing just 10 points on 359 yards. They were lacking in big plays, though, recording two sacks and one interception to give them just 10 Fantasy points in standard CBSSports.com leagues.

The matchup may have contributed to the performance. While the Steelers aren't bad offensively, they seem to be in a rut right now, having scored just 17 points Week 5 at Jacksonville.

So you shouldn't put a lot of faith in the Browns DST based on this performance. That said, it has the best matchup a DST can have Week 7 at Jacksonville and is worth adding off the waiver wire for that reason alone.


Report: Browns fear DL Armonty Bryant has torn ACL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) The Browns believe defensive end Armonty Bryant suffered a torn ACL Sunday against the Steelers, a source told NFL.com. Bryant is undergoing an MRI Monday.

Bryant has totaled 11 tackles (five solo) and one sack through five games.


Report: Browns DE Phil Taylor underwent knee procedure


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Browns starting defensive end Phillip Taylor "underwent a minor scope procedure on his knee" and likely will miss "at least a few games," reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Taylor injured his knee in the first half of the Week 5 win at Tennessee.

He has seven tackles at end this season after starting 15 games at nose tackle last year.


Browns DL Phil Taylor, Joe Haden getting injuries evaluated


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Browns head coach Mike Pettine said defensive lineman Phil Taylor (knee) and cornerback Joe Haden (hip) underwent further evaluation Monday. Pettine said he will have updates on both players Wednesday.

Browns DST has so-so performance


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2014) The Browns weren't terrible defensively Week 5 at Tennessee, but they didn't come through in one of the more favorable matchups they've had this season.

They had three sacks and a safety on a blocked punt, but they still allowed 28 points on 410 yards to team that switched quarterbacks midway through the game.

The Browns have a few favorable matchups coming up, but with the Steelers coming to town in Week 6, you'll want to keep the Browns DST reserved in Fantasy.


Browns DST facing solid matchup in Week 5


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) The Browns DST unit has not had an impressive start to the season, scoring double figures in just one of their first three games before the bye. However, they could be worth a look for Fantasy purposes in Week 5, with the Titans on the schedule.

The Colts notched just their second double-digit scoring effort of the season last week against the Titans, with an assist to backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. Whitehurst started in Jake Locker's place last week, and though Locker is expected back this Sunday, the Browns might still find some success on defense against him.

Opposing DST units have racked up at least 12 points in three of four games against the Titans, including each of Locker's two starts. The Titans have had trouble protecting the quarterback, so the Browns will look to feast in Week 5. Consider them a solid weekly fill-in.  


Browns not looking to change defensive playcalling plan


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) The Browns head into their Week 4 bye looking to work on some things defensively, as they are allowing 425.7 yards (31st) and 25.7 points (t-24th) per game. 

Though, head coach Mike Pettine -- who is a former defensive coordinator -- said he won't become more active in calling plays on gameday and first-year defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil will continue to work from the sidelines.

"We collaborate on (the calls)," Pettine said, per Cleveland.com. "The most important thing that we do is we build the game plan together. We build the call sheet together. Sometimes, calling the game is -- for us defensively the way we're set up -- it is very overrated because in a lot of way the call sheets are like a flow chart.

"(O'Neil) has a really good feel for it, and at this point, I don't see any need to change it. As we go on this week and do our self-scout and evaluate a little bit and Jim and I get a chance to spend a little time together, we'll discuss it. At this point, I would say he's calling the majority of it, but like I said, it's something that I'm very involved with, very much on board with. If he doesn't feel good about a call he'll ask me for one or I'll overrule him if I have to."


Browns DST all but blanked Sunday against Baltimore


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Browns DST didn't exactly rack up big points Sunday against Baltimore. The defense allowed 23 points and 377 yards without recording a sack. The lone points recorded for Fantasy teams were courtesy of safety Tashaun Gipson, who managed his second pick in two games.

Browns DST salvages something in Fantasy play


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Browns DST yielded too many points and yards to crank out big Fantasy numbers Sunday agaisnt New Orleans. But safety Tashaun Gipson and outside linebacker Paul Kruger made certain they scored something

Gipson snagged an overthrown pass in the second quarter and raced in for a touchdown. Kruger, who hurred quarterback Drew Brees on that throw, added one of two Clevelend sacks.


Browns list three on defense questionable


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Browns have three defenders listed on the injury report for Week 2 against the Saints, and all three are questionable for Sunday's game. Linebacker Barkevious Mingo headlins the group,  along with defensive linemen Desmond Bryant and John Hughes