2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Cleveland Browns
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Browns have an underrated defense so don't discount them to win some games if the offense can produce a little. The offense is the big concern, though, with few weapons offensively and a likely rookie starting at quarterback. The Browns could use a run-first approach with new running back Ben Tate and rookie Terrance West. Cleveland is likely a few years away from making the playoffs but should make some progress this year. Things are trending upward for the most part.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
With Josh Gordon's status up in the air, the Browns are going to be looking for options in the passing game. We think Andrew Hawkins could be the most targeted receiver on the team. He could be a real good find in PPR leagues. Don't expect big touchdown or yardage totals but he'll get a ton of catches. Hawkins also can make plays after the catch, which is another plus for the coming season. Someone has to catch passes in this offense, and Hawkins seems like the best guy to do so.
FANTASY DUD
Receiver Miles Austin is likely to be a starter for the Browns but don't expect him to play like he did during his best days in Dallas. He has been very injury prone the last few seasons and likely has a rookie quarterback throwing him passes. Austin might be worth a spot start or two but the days of him being a sure fantasy thing are over.

Team Notes

Dec 18, 04:22 PM Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
Dec 18, 04:22 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited. OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.
Dec 18, 04:22 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited. OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.
Dec 18, 04:22 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited. OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.
Dec 18, 04:22 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited. OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.
Dec 18, 04:22 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited. OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.
Dec 18, 04:22 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Gary Barnidge (ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited. OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.
Dec 17, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.
Dec 17, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.
Dec 17, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.
Dec 17, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.
Dec 17, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.
Dec 17, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.
Dec 17, 06:03 PM Cleveland Browns S Tashaun Gipson (knee), CB Joe Haden (shoulder), WR Marlon Moore (knee), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury) and CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. TE Gary Barnidge (rib), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), CB Robert Nelson (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) were limited.
Dec 17, 01:13 PM Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel arrived more than five hours early to practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, after struggling in his first NFL start in Week 15. Manziel was 10-for-18 for 80 yards and two interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.
Dec 16, 07:23 PM The Cleveland Browns cut LB Zac Diles Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Donte Whitner, S; Karlos Dansby, LB; Miles Austin, WR; Ben Tate, RB. 

Losses:
Jason Campbell, QB; Brandon Weeden, QB; T.J. Ward, S; D'Qwell Jackson, LB. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  8 Justin GilbertDB
 # 1  22 Johnny ManzielQB
 # 2  3 Joel BitonioOL
 # 3  7 Christian KirkseyLB
 # 3  30 Terrance WestRB
 # 4  27 Pierre DesirDB
 # 7  12 Kiero SmallRB
 Undrafted Glenn WinstonRB
 Undrafted Isaiah CrowellRB
 Undrafted K'Waun WilliamsDB
 Undrafted Chandler JonesWR
 Undrafted L'Damian WashingtonWR
 Undrafted Phil BatesWR
 Undrafted Taylor GabrielWR

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     New Orleans
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     Baltimore
-- Week 4 Bye --
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Tennessee
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     Pittsburgh
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     at Jacksonville
8     Oct 26 4:25PM     Oakland
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
10     Nov 6 8:25PM     at Cincinnati
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Houston
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     at Atlanta
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     at Buffalo
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     Indianapolis
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     Cincinnati
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     at Carolina
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at Baltimore
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