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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
40Adams, Royce DB6-01905/3/19882Purdue
48Agnew, Ray RB5-102472/26/1991RSouthern Illinois
86Armstrong, Anthony WR5-101853/29/19834West Texas A&M
37Aubrey, Josh DB5-102074/9/19912Stephen F. Austin St.
19Austin, Miles WR6-22156/30/19849Monmouth (N.J.)
24Bademosi, Johnson CB6-02007/23/19903Stanford
27Baker, Edwin RB5-82106/1/19911Michigan State
91Barnett, Calvin DT6-231710/7/1991ROklahoma State
82Barnidge, Gary TE6-62509/22/19857Louisville
11Benjamin, Travis WR5-1017512/29/19893Miami (Fla.)
38Berry, Aaron DB5-91906/25/19885Pittsburgh
75Bitonio, Joel T6-430510/11/1991RNevada
62Bowie, Michael T6-43329/25/19912Northeastern State (Okla.)
95Bryant, Armonty DE6-42655/20/19902East Central (OK)
92Bryant, Desmond DE6-631012/15/19856Harvard
13Burleson, Nate WR6-01988/19/198112Nevada
84Cameron, Jordan TE6-52498/8/19884USC
59Carder, Tank ILB6-22351/18/19893Texas Christian
34Crowell, Isaiah RB5-112251/8/1993RAlabama State
8Cundiff, Billy K6-12123/30/19809Drake
56Dansby, Karlos ILB6-325111/3/198111Auburn
26Desir, Pierre CB6-22069/8/1990RLindenwood
54Diles, Zac LB6-02456/11/19858Kansas State
81Dray, Jim TE6-525512/31/19865Stanford
50Eubanks, Darius ILB6-22227/12/19912Georgia Southern
78Fragel, Reid T6-83082/22/19912Ohio State
18Gabriel, Taylor WR5-81672/17/1991RAbilene Christian
21Gilbert, Justin CB6-020211/7/1991ROklahoma State
65Gilkey, Garrett G6-63157/7/19902Chadron State
39Gipson, Tashaun FS5-112058/7/19903Wyoming
12Gordon, Josh WR6-32254/13/19913Baylor
47Gray, MarQueis TE6-424211/7/19892Minnesota
77Greco, John G6-43183/24/19857Toledo
3Grossman, Rex QB6-12258/23/198012Florida
23Haden, Joe CB5-111954/14/19895Florida
69Harris, Randall T6-329611/19/1991RTowson
16Hawkins, Andrew WR5-71803/10/19864Toledo
41Heath, T.J. DB6-01909/11/19872Jacksonville State
79Henderson, Cam DE6-42706/2/19901Central Florida
6Hoyer, Brian QB6-221510/13/19856Michigan State
93Hughes, John DE6-23204/27/19883Cincinnati
80Johnson, Charles WR6-22152/27/19892Grand Valley State
58Kirksey, Christian OLB6-22358/31/1992RIowa
67Kitchen, Ishmaa'ily NT6-13308/24/19883Kent State
17Krause, Jonathan WR5-111901/18/1992RVanderbilt
99Kruger, Paul OLB6-42702/15/19866Utah
5Lanning, Spencer P5-112005/21/19882South Carolina
70Lee, Ryan G6-330810/16/19881Furman
30Leonhard, Jim DB5-818810/27/198210Wisconsin
28Lewis, Dion RB5-81959/27/19904Pittsburgh
55Mack, Alex C6-431111/19/19856California
2Manziel, Johnny QB6-021012/6/1992RTexas A&M
52Martin, Eric LB6-22507/21/19912Nebraska
60McDaniel, Jacobbi DT6-029310/8/1989RFlorida State
68McDonald, Nick G6-43056/27/19873Grand Valley State
29McFadden, Leon CB5-1019010/26/19902San Diego State
74McQuistan, Paul T6-63154/30/19839Weber State
56McSurdy, Caleb LB6-12372/24/19902Montana
63Milton, Keavon OL6-42936/23/19902Louisiana-Monroe
51Mingo, Barkevious OLB6-424010/4/19902Louisiana State
15Moore, Marlon WR6-01909/3/19875Fresno State
42Nelson, Robert DB5-91752/16/1990RArizona State
25Ogbonnaya, Chris RB6-02255/5/19865Texas
87Ogbuehi, Emmanuel TE6-22308/17/19901Georgia State
66Parsons, Alex G6-43019/14/19872USC
33Poyer, Jordan CB6-01914/25/19912Oregon State
53Robertson, Craig ILB6-12342/11/19883North Texas
71Rubin, Ahtyba DE6-23257/25/19867Iowa State
60Salimu, Abasi T6-53104/14/1990RNicholls State
72Schwartz, Mitchell T6-53206/8/19893California
9Shaw, Connor QB6-12109/19/1991RSouth Carolina
97Sheard, Jabaal OLB6-32645/10/19894Pittsburgh
22Skrine, Buster CB5-91854/26/19894Tennessee-Chattanooga
10Smith, Tim WR6-01953/22/1991RVirginia
83Snead, Willie WR5-1119510/17/1992RBall State
94Staples, Justin LB6-424512/10/19891Illinois
44Tate, Ben RB5-102208/21/19885Auburn
98Taylor, Phillip NT6-33354/7/19884Baylor
73Thomas, Joe T6-631212/4/19848Wisconsin
35Trufant, Isaiah DB5-717012/9/19824Eastern Washington
64Wallace, Martin T6-63054/22/19902Temple
61Warren, Jeremiah G6-33259/20/19871South Florida
88Webb, Martell TE6-327611/10/19891Michigan
20West, Terrance RB5-102251/28/1991RTowson
49Westerman, Jamaal LB6-22572/21/19856Rutgers
31Whitner, Donte SS5-102087/24/19859Ohio State
36Williams, K'Waun DB5-91837/12/1991RPittsburgh
90Winn, Billy DE6-43004/15/19893Boise State
57Yount, Christian LS6-12507/8/19884UCLA
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87Smith, Andre (IR) TE6-52709/26/19882Virginia Tech
 
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MarQueis Gray
News
Browns tight end MarQueis Gray suffered a concussion in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Ben Tate
News
Browns running back Ben Tate carried the ball 10 times for 51 yards in his team's preseason game against the Redskins Monday.

Tate rattled off 19 yards on his first carry of the game that, unfortunately, came on third-and-21. He averaged less than four yards per carry over the rest of the first half as the Browns offense had trouble moving the ball, no matter who was under center. Tate lost just one carry to rookie Terrence West in the first half.

Isaiah Trufant
News
Reserve cornerback Isaiah Trufant signed with the Browns, reports The Star-Ledger. Trufant was a restricted free agent who did not receive an offer from the Jets.

Trufant appeared in every game last season, making 20 tackles.

Phillip Taylor
News
The Browns on Friday exercised the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Phil Taylor ’s rookie contract. Taylor is now under contract through the 2015 season.

"It's very evident to us watching on tape and seeing him in person this week that Phil Taylor is very explosive, and he's a great fit for what we want to do on defense," said coach Mike Pettine. "I like his ability to rush the passer and be there to clog up the middle at the point of attack when we need him."

Taylor, the 21st overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, has appeared in 39 games with 38 starts. He has registered 130 tackles, seven sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

In 2013, Taylor played and started 15 games at nose tackle in the Browns' 3-4 defense after transitioning from defensive tackle. He recorded 57 tackles, two sacks and one pass defensed, helping Cleveland finish ninth in the NFL in total defense, the team's best finish since 1994.

Travis Benjamin
News
Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin will not return to Monday's preseason game due to a rib injury, the team announced. Benjamin was evaluated for a concussion, but a different injury will prevent him from returning to action after it was determined he didn't suffer a head injury.
Injury
Rib - Questionable for Week 3 of preseason
Paul McQuistan
News
Free agent offensive lineman Paul McQuistan, formerly of the Seahawks, has agreed to terms with the Browns, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "He has versatility," Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer said. "The guy played a lot of tackle last year. He’s played guard."
Charles Johnson
News
The Browns took a chance on receiver Charles Johnson when he came available on waivers in 2013, only to find out he had a torn ACL. But the Browns have been patient and with the team needing all the help they can get at receiver, ESPN reports Johnson could develop into a part of their offense.

Johnson is 6-foot-2, 215 pounds and famously ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds. He's had a star-crossed college career that began at Louisville and wound up at Grand Valley State, then was a seventh-round pick of the Packers before landing in Cleveland. 

ESPN believes Johnson has "too much ground to make up" to be an "instant contributor," but that he's the only guy comparable to Josh Gordon's size and speed among the Browns' receivers. 

Martell Webb
News
The Colts signed guard Zach Allen, center Thomas Austin, linebacker Alan Baxter, cornerback Marcus Burley, quarterback Chandler Harnish and tight end Martell Webb to reserve/futures contracts.
Leon McFadden
News
In addition to first-round pick Barkevious Mingo, the Browns added San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden, Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter and East Central defensive end Armonty Bryant.
Dion Lewis
News
Browns running back Dion Lewis suited up and practiced on the team's first day of the offseason program, the Akron Beacon-Journal reported. Lewis broke his leg last August and missed the entire season. 
Paul Kruger
News
Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger managed 4.5 sacks last season, nine fewer than he posted in 2012 for the Ravens. He ranked second on the Browns with 11 tackles for loss.

Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said getting more out of Kruger is a priority.

"(Kruger) had a special year in Baltimore when they won the Super Bowl," Pettine said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "A lot of people think he took a step backward last year. We’re looking forward to getting with Paul and seeing what makes him tick and seeing if we can get him going."

Martin Wallace
News
Tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) headlines the list of inactives for the Browns on Sunday against the Jets. Also among the wounded on the list is guard John Greco (knee).

The healthy inactives are quarterback Alex Tanney, offensive linemen Reid Fragel and Martin Wallace and tight end Andre Smith .

Nick McDonald
News
Browns center Nick McDonald will be out four to six weeks with a broken wrist, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Cleveland just claimed McDonald off waivers from the Chargers.
Cam Henderson
News
The Browns signed defensive back Jamoris Slaughter, linebacker Justin Staples, receiver Conner Vernon, wideout Tori Gurley, defensive back T.J. Heath, defensive end Cam Henderson and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to reserve/futures contracts.
Chris Ogbonnaya
News
The meager Browns offense Sunday against the Jets featured several meager individual performances. Included among those contributors was wide receiver Josh Cooper, who caught his first four passes of the season for 26 yards.

Also catching two were tight end Gary Barnidge (23 yards) and wideout Brian Tyms (12 yards). Wide receiver Greg Little grabbed one pass for 4 yards before being removed for dropping one in the end zone.

Running back Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for 8 yards on one carry and caught a pass for 4 yards.

Spencer Lanning
News
The Browns list a whopping 16 players on their Friday injury report, but half are probable for the Week 17 battle in Pittsburgh, including All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas (back). The other offensive players among them are running back Willis McGahee (knee) and tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe).

The four defensive probables are linebackers Paul Kruger (illness) and Tank Carder (shoulder), safety Jordan Poyer (toe) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder, illness). Punter Spencer Lanning (knee) is also probable.

Josh Gordon
News
Browns receiver Josh Gordon is in uniform and set to see game action in Monday's preseason game against the Redskins. Gordon has been dealing with an abdominal issue.
Robert Nelson
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Rex Grossman
News
The Browns signed quarterback Rex Grossman, reuniting him with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen. Grossman hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2011, when he started 13 contests for the Redskins and went 5-8.

Grossman joins a quarterback group that includes Brian Hoyer, first-round pick Johnny Manziel and undrafted rookie Connor Shaw.
John Greco
News
Four Browns have been designated as questionable for the Sunday clash at AFC North rival Pittsburgh, including tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) and cornerback Joe Haden (hip). The others are offensive linemen Jason Pinkston (thigh) and John Greco (knee).
Calvin Barnett
No Updates
Anthony Armstrong
News
Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer said he's confident in the team's receivers even if Josh Gordon is suspended for the year as expected, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

"Yeah, no doubt," he said. "I look at the guys that we have and I've talked about the guys I throw with but you throw in Nate Burleson, Anthony Armstrong -- I was shocked to know that he didn't play last year,'' said Hoyer. "If you watched him in our spring, he was awesome. Not to mention our tight ends and our skill guys. I feel really confident with who we have and going forward we know that we have what it takes to win games. We know that the guys that are on this team right now are what we're going to have for this season and that's what we're going with, and I feel confident with what we have."

Hoyer's top targets sans Gordon will be tight end Jordan Cameron and receivers Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, Burleson and Armstrong.

Justin Gilbert
News
Browns cornerback and top pick Justin Gilbert is not only starting his first preseason game Monday in Washington, but he appears on the verge of making it a permanent arrangement this season with top competition Buster Skrine out with a broken thumb.

Skrine, who might need surgery, is expected back for the season opener, but the injury could cement his spot as a nickel back.

"I'm pumped up," Gilbert told the Akron Beacon Journal. "It's like a dream-come-true playing next to (Pro Bowl corner Joe Haden).

Gilbert missed the first preseason game with a groin issue.

Aaron Berry
News
Browns cornerback Aaron Berry will miss Monday's preseason game with a groin injury, ESPNCleveland.com reports. The Browns are enduring multiple injuries at the position and will be short on quality depth at cornerback in Monday's game.
Christian Kirksey
News
The Browns signed third-round pick Christian Kirksey, a linebacker out of Iowa, to a four-year deal. Kirksey made 315 tackles in his college career and is one of three players in Iowa history to score three defensive touchdowns.
Donte Whitner
News
The Browns' four-year contract with free agent safety Donte Whitner is worth $7 million annually, reports NFL Network. The 49ers did not want to go much higher than $4 million per year, according to CSNBayArea.com.
Johnson Bademosi
No Updates
Tank Carder
News
The Browns list a whopping 16 players on their Friday injury report, but half are probable for the Week 17 battle in Pittsburgh, including All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas (back). The other offensive players among them are running back Willis McGahee (knee) and tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe).

The four defensive probables are linebackers Paul Kruger (illness) and Tank Carder (shoulder), safety Jordan Poyer (toe) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder, illness). Punter Spencer Lanning (knee) is also probable.

Garrett Gilkey
News
Quarterback Brandon Weeden (concussion) is the lone injured player on the inactive list released Sunday by the Browns.

The healthy scratches are offensive linemen Martin Wallace, Garrett Gilkey and Reid Fragel, wideout Josh Cooper, quarterback Alex Tanney and tight end Keavon Milton.

Barkevious Mingo
News
Mike Pettine spoke glowingly Saturday about Browns 2013 top pick Barkevious Mingo, who proved disappointing as a pass rusher as a rookie as his production diminished in time.

Pettine said "hopefully the switch has been flipped" in regard to Mingo. The coach added that Mingo has gained much-needed weight and is now in the upper 230s. Mingo will also be put to the test in pass coverage, at which he was not adept a year ago.

Nate Burleson
News
Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson will miss Monday's preseason game against the Redskins with a hamstring injury, the Associated Press reports.

Burleson has a chance to emerge as a reliable option for targets with the wide-receiver position a mess in Cleveland, but he'll have to get healthy and stand out to make the team.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 3 of preseason
Jeremiah Warren
News
The Browns added rookie running back Terrance West, offensive linemen Chris Faulk and Jeremiah Warren, and defensive linemen Jacobbi McDaniel to the active roster one day after placing all four on the non-football injury list.
T.J. Heath
News
The Browns signed defensive back Jamoris Slaughter, linebacker Justin Staples, receiver Conner Vernon, wideout Tori Gurley, defensive back T.J. Heath, defensive end Cam Henderson and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to reserve/futures contracts.
K'Waun Williams
No Updates
Reid Fragel
News
The Browns will be without linebackers Darius Eubanks (shoulder), Eric Martin (concussion), and Alex Parsons (knee) along with offensive linemen Randall Harris (knee), Reid Fragel (lower leg) and Nate McDonald (wrist) for Saturday's preseason opener, as none of them made the trip to Detroit.  
Keavon Milton
News
Among the seven players not in uniform for the Browns in Week 15 against the Bears Sunday, three had been ruled out prior to kickoff with injuries. Offensive lineman John Greco (knee), running back Willis McGahee (concussion, knee) and tight end Andre Smith (calf) were all ruled out after being unable to practice Friday.

The remainder of the inactive list is made up of four healthy scratches: quarterback Alex Tanney; tight end Keavon Milton; and offensive linemen Reid Fragel and Martin Wallace

Taylor Gabriel
No Updates
Jim Dray
News
Browns tight end Jim Dray missed practice Tuesday due to a shoudler injury, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Ishmaa'ily Kitchen
News
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (concussion) and linebackers Tank Carder (shoulder) and Craig Robertson (knee) are the injured inactives for the game Sunday against Jacksonville.

The healthy players on the list are offensive linemen Reid Fragel, Garrett Gilkey and Martin Wallace and defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen.

Emmanuel Ogbuehi
News
The Dolphins signed defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, running back Cameron Marshall, tight end Kyle Miller, tight end-fullback Emmanuel Ogbuehi, offensive tackle Michael Ola, wide receiver Ryan Spadola and offensive tackle Jason Weaver. Ola played in the CFL the past two seasons, while the rest ended 2013 on Miami's practice squad.
Armonty Bryant
News
Three Browns have been designated as questionable for Sunday against Jacksonville, but none are starters. They are offensive lineman Martin Wallace (illness), tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring) and defensive lineman Armonty Bryant (back).

The probables are wide receiver Josh Cooper (illness), cornerback Buster Skrine (ribs), tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe), running back Willis McGahee (knee), punter Spencer Lanning (knee) and linebacker Paul Kruger (finger).

Jamaal Westerman
News
The Browns have signed linebacker Jamaal Westerman to a contract. He spent time working with Browns head coach Mike Pettine in New York while with the Jets and last year with the Bills. He has 35 tackles and six sacks in 58 games with three starts. 
Alex Parsons
News
The Browns will be without linebackers Darius Eubanks (shoulder), Eric Martin (concussion), and Alex Parsons (knee) along with offensive linemen Randall Harris (knee), Reid Fragel (lower leg) and Nate McDonald (wrist) for Saturday's preseason opener, as none of them made the trip to Detroit.  
Billy Winn
News
The Browns reveled a list of players that will miss Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions in Detroit: rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert (groin), wide receivers Travis Benjamin (knee) and Nate Burleson (hamstring), free safety Tashaun Gipson (knee), defensive end Billy Winn (abdomen) and tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder).
Injury
Hamstring - NFI. Questionable for start of regular season
Alex Mack
News
One of the reasons Johnny Manziel was such a spectacular player in college was because he was able to extend a play and throw to a big receiver down the field. Landing with the Browns is a total win for Johnny Football because he'll have Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, Greg Little and Nate Burleson as down-field targets along with Andrew Hawkins as a quick, short-area weapon. Ben Tate rumbling in the backfield doesn't hurt either.

Another impressive factor is the Browns O-line, which has two studs in left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack. If the line can improve from last season (we're looking at you, Mitchell Schwartz), then Manziel will have time to make good throws.

Of all the places he could have gone in the draft, Cleveland's the best fit. Not only should he inject life into the franchise but he should end up starting in Week 1 against the Steelers. Expect Manziel to get taken late in every single seasonal draft as a combo backup Fantasy QB/sleeper who could get some serious trade value. He'll get picked in the middle rounds in dynasty/keeper leagues and should be considered a Top 5 choice in rookie-only drafts.
Josh Aubrey
News
The Browns placed rookie defensive back Josh Aubrey on injured reserve Friday, after he sustained knee and ankle injuries during Thursday's practice.

The team also waived running back Bobby Rainey, and used the two open roster spots to promote wide receiver Tori Gurley and defensive back Julian Posey from the practice squad. 

Ray Agnew
No Updates
Joe Haden
News
Browns cornerback Joe Haden agreed to a five-year contract extension that includes $22 million fully guaranteed at signing and another $23 million guaranteed for injury, reports Pro Football Talk. The guaranteed money eclipses what corner Richard Sherman received from Seattle in his recent extension.

The deal will keep Haden, 25, in Cleveland through 2019.

Zac Diles
News
The Titans waived linebacker Zac Diles and safety Shann Schillinger.
Jim Leonhard
News
Former Bills safety Jim Leonhard tweeted that he signed with the Browns. Leonhard played for coach Mike Pettine last year in Buffalo, making 41 tackles and four interceptions.
Craig Robertson
News
The Browns injury report for Week 15 against the Bears featured six players from the defensive side of the ball, all of whom were expected to take the field Sunday.  As expected, all six are active prior to kickoff: linebackers Tank Carder (shoulder), D'Qwell Jackson (ankle), Paul Kruger (elbow) and Craig Robertson (knee); defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin (calf); and defensive back T.J. Ward (shoulder). 
Terrance West
News
Browns running back Terrance West received the bulk of the carries with the backups during Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions.

West worked behind Ben Tate and saw his first work of the night in the third drive with the first-team offense. He received a team-high 10 carries for 22 yards on the ground. He also caught his lone pass late in the third quarter for a gain of 8 yards. It was his only target in the passing game.
Jonathan Krause
No Updates
Jabaal Sheard
News
A nagging wrist injury will not prevent Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard from playing Sunday when his team hosts the Ravens. He has been cleared to play after being listed as probable.
Mitchell Schwartz
News
One of the reasons Johnny Manziel was such a spectacular player in college was because he was able to extend a play and throw to a big receiver down the field. Landing with the Browns is a total win for Johnny Football because he'll have Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, Greg Little and Nate Burleson as down-field targets along with Andrew Hawkins as a quick, short-area weapon. Ben Tate rumbling in the backfield doesn't hurt either.

Another impressive factor is the Browns O-line, which has two studs in left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack. If the line can improve from last season (we're looking at you, Mitchell Schwartz), then Manziel will have time to make good throws.

Of all the places he could have gone in the draft, Cleveland's the best fit. Not only should he inject life into the franchise but he should end up starting in Week 1 against the Steelers. Expect Manziel to get taken late in every single seasonal draft as a combo backup Fantasy QB/sleeper who could get some serious trade value. He'll get picked in the middle rounds in dynasty/keeper leagues and should be considered a Top 5 choice in rookie-only drafts.
Andrew Hawkins
News
Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins had a rather uneventful preseason debut with his new club on Saturday against the Lions in Detroit.

Brian Hoyer hooked up with Andrew Hawkins for a 15-yard pass during the second drive. It was his only catch of the night despite being targeted three times, tied for second-most among the first-team wide receivers.
Gary Barnidge
News
The meager Browns offense Sunday against the Jets featured several meager individual performances. Included among those contributors was wide receiver Josh Cooper, who caught his first four passes of the season for 26 yards.

Also catching two were tight end Gary Barnidge (23 yards) and wideout Brian Tyms (12 yards). Wide receiver Greg Little grabbed one pass for 4 yards before being removed for dropping one in the end zone.

Running back Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for 8 yards on one carry and caught a pass for 4 yards.

Eric Martin
News
The Browns will be without linebackers Darius Eubanks (shoulder), Eric Martin (concussion), and Alex Parsons (knee) along with offensive linemen Randall Harris (knee), Reid Fragel (lower leg) and Nate McDonald (wrist) for Saturday's preseason opener, as none of them made the trip to Detroit.  
Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 3 of preseason
Ahtyba Rubin
News
The Browns raised a few eyebrows earlier in the week by releasing popular veteran inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and could be readying to unload defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin, per the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Rubin, who has been less productive since the team switched to a 3-4 defense, is slated to earn $6.9 million in 2014. He is heading into the last season of a four-year contract.

Brian Hoyer
News
Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer drew the start Monday and struggled in first-half action, completing just two of his six passes for 16 yards.

Hoyer could get nothing going on two first-quarter drives before yielding to Johnny Manziel, who also did nothing to separate himself in the race for the starting job. Hoyer was handed the ball next in the Redskins' red zone and managed to wrap two incompletions around a four-yard run by Ben Tate. He completed a 12-yard pass on his next drive only to see the receiver fumble the ball away. Hoyer likely still maintains a small lead in the QB competition, and though the coaching staff was expected to name a starter this week, head coach Mike Pettine may leave the battle open heading into next week's game.

Desmond Bryant
News
A wrist injury will prevent Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant from playing Monday night in Washington, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He will seek a second opinion on the wrist, which did not keep him out of the preseason opener.

Bryant missed the final four games of the 2013 season due to heart surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat. He declared himself healthy in late April.

Justin Staples
News
The Browns signed defensive back Jamoris Slaughter, linebacker Justin Staples, receiver Conner Vernon, wideout Tori Gurley, defensive back T.J. Heath, defensive end Cam Henderson and offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren to reserve/futures contracts.
Royce Adams
News
The Browns signed free-agent defensive back Royce Adams to a contract Wednesday, the terms of which are not yet known.  

Adams was previously with the Jets in training camp, but was one of the final cuts prior to the start of the season. The former Purdue product has yet to appear in an NFL game, but did spend one season in the Arena Football League. 

Isaiah Crowell
News
The Browns believe they have "a keeper" in undrafted rookie running back Isaiah Crowell, reports Fox Sports. Crowell won SEC Freshman of the Year honors with Georgia in 2011 before getting dismissed from the program.

At Alabama State last year, Crowell averaged 6.6 yards per carry while rushing for 1,121 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Jordan Cameron
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Browns tight end Jordan Cameron has apparently recovered from a sprained AC joint that prevented him from playing in the preseason opener and has limited him to non-contact duty in practice. He is in full-contact mode for the Friday session, per the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

The Browns need a healthy Cameron. The likely loss of premier wide receiver Josh Gordon at least part of the season to a drug suspension makes Cameron their most viable receiving threat.

Miles Austin
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Browns wide receiver Miles Austin made his preseason debut with his new club Saturday night against the Lions.

Austin was unable to come down with a short, sliding catch near the sideline during the second drive of the night. On the third drive, Austin dropped a crucial catch within the 5-yard line. He redeemed himself a play later and caught a slant for a gain of 13 yards.

Austin worked with the first-team offense for four series and finished on catch for 13 yards and three targets.

John Hughes
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The Browns are banged up heading into their season finale against the Steelers. Nose tackle Phillip Taylor (concussion), defensive end John Hughes (knee) and offensive linemen Jason Pinkston (concussion) and Shawn Lauvao (thigh) were all absent from Friday practice.

Their statuses for the game against Pittsburgh will be clearer when the team releases its injury report later in the afternoon.

Karlos Dansby
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Free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby will leave the Cardinals for the Browns and sign a four-year, $24 million deal, reports the Arizona Republic. The deal includes $14 million guaranteed, the report said.
Joel Bitonio
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With the No. 35 pick in the NFL Draft, the Browns selected offensive lineman Joel Bitonio from Nevada.

Bitonio is 6-foot-4, 302 pounds. He was a tackle in college, but he could also play guard for the Browns if needed.

Bitonio started his last 38 games, including 26 at right tackle and 12 at left tackle. According to one stats service, since the beginning of the 2012 season, he gave up only one quarterback pressure and two sacks and was penalized only five times through a span of 2,054 snaps.

He has the chance to compete for a starting job in training camp and could play left guard for the Browns this year.

Jordan Poyer
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The Browns list a whopping 16 players on their Friday injury report, but half are probable for the Week 17 battle in Pittsburgh, including All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas (back). The other offensive players among them are running back Willis McGahee (knee) and tackle Mitchell Schwartz (toe).

The four defensive probables are linebackers Paul Kruger (illness) and Tank Carder (shoulder), safety Jordan Poyer (toe) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder, illness). Punter Spencer Lanning (knee) is also probable.

Michael Bowie
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The Browns claimed offensive tackle Michael Bowie off waivers from the Seahawks. Bowie has a shoulder injury that will require surgery and keep him out 4-6 months.
Billy Cundiff
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The Browns have re-signed Billy Cundiff to a one-year, $1.02 million deal, reports ESPN.

Cundiff was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He finished 2013, his first with the Browns, making 21 of 26 field goals and all 32 extra points.

Randall Harris
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The Browns will be without linebackers Darius Eubanks (shoulder), Eric Martin (concussion), and Alex Parsons (knee) along with offensive linemen Randall Harris (knee), Reid Fragel (lower leg) and Nate McDonald (wrist) for Saturday's preseason opener, as none of them made the trip to Detroit.  
Willie Snead
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Abasi Salimu
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The Rams signed linebackers Pat Schiller and Lawrence Wilson and offensive tackles R.J. Dill and D.J. Morrell. To make room, the team cut linebackers Caleb McSurdy and Tavarius Wilson, receiver Diontae Spencer and offensive tackle Abasi Salimu.
Tim Smith
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Jacobbi McDaniel
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The Browns added rookie running back Terrance West, offensive linemen Chris Faulk and Jeremiah Warren, and defensive linemen Jacobbi McDaniel to the active roster one day after placing all four on the non-football injury list.
Andre Smith
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According to the team's official website, the following players will not dress for the Bengals against the Colts Saturday night: Wide receiver Marvin Jones, offensive lineman Andre Smith, defensive end Dontay Moch, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, defensive tackle Geno Atkins, tight end Tyler Eifert, quarterback Jason Campbell and linebacker Sean Porter.
Injury
Christian Yount
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The Browns gave a five-year contract to long snapper Christian Yount, who's been with the team since 2011.

Caleb McSurdy
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The Browns announced Thursday they signed linebacker Caleb McSurdy. He was released by the Rams in late July.
Ryan Lee
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The Browns announced they've signed 25-year-old offensive lineman Ryan Lee. The 6-3, 308-pounder was most recently with the Rams.
Joe Thomas
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According to ESPN, The following Packers won't travel to St. Louis for their upcoming preseason game against the Rams on Saturday: Linebacker Joe Thomas (knee), tight end Colt Lyerla (knee), wide receiver Jared Abbrederis (knee) and tackle Don Barclay (knee)

Letroy Guion is nursing a hamstring injury, which has kept him out all training camp. He will travel with the team but sit out the game against St. Louis.
Darius Eubanks
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The Browns will be without linebackers Darius Eubanks (shoulder), Eric Martin (concussion), and Alex Parsons (knee) along with offensive linemen Randall Harris (knee), Reid Fragel (lower leg) and Nate McDonald (wrist) for Saturday's preseason opener, as none of them made the trip to Detroit.  
Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 3 of preseason
Edwin Baker
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Many observers expect the Browns to add a starting running back through free agency or the draft, but ESPNCleveland.com notes Edwin Baker finished strong last season and "left a favorable impression with his quick-to-the-hole, north-south running style."

Baker started the final three games, running for 171 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.0 yards per carry. He caught eight passes for 57 yards.

The 250th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Baker saw his first NFL action in Week 14 last year. He seems like a good fit for Kyle Shanahan's one-cut, zone-blocking running scheme.

Pierre Desir
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Browns rookie cornerback Pierre Desir missed Friday practice with a knee issue.

The fifth-round pick struggled with penalties and blown coverages in the preseason opener against Detroit.

Marlon Moore
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The Browns have signed wide receiver Marlon Moore, the team announced Monday.

Moore was suspended for the first game of the season in May for an unspecified reason, so hell be eligible to take the field in Week 2 if he makes the team. He had seven receptions for 62 yards while playing with Miami and San Francisco last season.

Connor Shaw
No Updates
Tashaun Gipson
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The Browns reveled a list of players that will miss Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions in Detroit: rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert (groin), wide receivers Travis Benjamin (knee) and Nate Burleson (hamstring), free safety Tashaun Gipson (knee), defensive end Billy Winn (abdomen) and tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder).
Buster Skrine
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Browns cornerback Buster Skrine underwent thumb surgery Monday and is week to week, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

“I’m not sure how long he’ll be, but we think he should be available for the opener," coach Mike Pettine said Saturday. "He injured his thumb, but we’re confident that he should be ready to go for Pittsburgh."

Skrine's absence opens the door for rookie first-round pick Justin Gilbert to draw the start opposite Joe Haden Monday night.

Injury
Thumb - Questionable for start of season
Johnny Manziel
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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel went 7 for 16 for 65 yards and one passing touchdown in Monday's preseason game against the Redskins.

Manziel saw action with the first team in the first half and struggled, but he had an easier time moving the ball in the second half, eventually tossing an eight-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He also displayed a lack of maturity by displaying an obscene gesture to the Redskins bench. Neither Manziel or Brian Hoyer separated himself Monday in the quest to earn the starting job.