Team Grade:
Cleveland Browns
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The Browns can improve some on last season but that isn't saying much. They still lack some depth at key positions and questions remain at quarterback for Cleveland. An improvement of a couple games wouldn't be a surprise, though. They do have some young talent that can emerge this season (i.e. Trent Richardson). This isn't a playoff team yet but maybe a team that goes 7-9. Baby steps.


Trent Richardson, RB. Richardson didn't have quite the rookie season as expected but battled nagging injuries much of the season. He still produced despite not being 100 percent but wasn't a huge fantasy factor. He can improve on last season and take his game to a new level this year. He is healthy and playing in an offense that should be better. Richardson is capable of being a top-five fantasy back. He'll get plenty of touches and has big touchdown potential.


Brandon Weeden, QB. Weeden had his moments last year but was inconsistent. He should be the starter this year but it is hard to imagine him having a big season in this offense. The Browns didn't do a whole lot this season to help Weeden. They will lack options at receiver and even a legit No. 1 receiver. Their starting tight end (Jordan Cameron) also isn't a sure thing. There are just a lot of question marks surrounding Weeden.

Team Notes

Apr 14, 10:02 AM The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent FB Chris Pressley (Bengals) to an undisclosed deal.
Apr 12, 08:22 PM Cleveland Browns C Alex Mack said there is no bad blood between him and the team after the team placed the transition tag on him, and he signed an offer sheet with the Jacksonville Jaguars. 'It's been a long, hard road, but I'm here and I'm happy,' Mack said. 'I'm excited. I'm fired up. There's no bad blood. Now that it's done, I'm happy.' Mack said he will report for the offseason workouts Monday, April 14.
Apr 11, 04:12 PM The Cleveland Browns are matching the offer sheet from the Jacksonville Jaguars for C Alex Mack. Mack will remain a member of the Cleveland Browns.
Apr 11, 12:52 PM Free-agent C Alex Mack (Browns) has signed his five-year, $42 million offer sheet from the Jacksonville Jaguars that includes $26 million in guarantees. He can void the final three years of the team with the promise that he won't be tagged again, and the contract also includes a no-trade clause. The Cleveland Browns now have five days to match the offer sheet.
Apr 10, 10:12 PM The Cleveland Browns have not decided if they will match the offer sheet transition free-agent C Alex Mack will sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Apr 10, 07:32 PM The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with Cleveland Browns transition free-agent C Alex Mack on a five-year offer sheet worth $42 million. Mack would make $18 million over the first two years of the contract and can opt out of the contract after the 2015 season. Mack will also not be allowed to receive the franchise tag at the end of the contract. He is expected to sign the offer sheet Friday, April 11.
Apr 09, 09:13 PM Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns transition free-agent C Alex Mack has agreed to terms of an offer sheet with the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, April 9. The actual offer sheet is not yet drawn up, but will be shortly and then submitted. The Browns have the opportunity to match the offer to retain Mack.
Apr 09, 04:23 PM The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign Cleveland Browns transition free-agent C Alex Mack to a five-year offer sheet by Friday, April 10, and will try to make it hard for the Browns to match. The Browns will have five days to decide whether to match the offer. Mack would prefer to play for the Jaguars over the Browns.
Apr 07, 05:32 PM The Cleveland Browns have re-signed exclusive rights free-agent LB Craig Robertson. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Apr 07, 04:42 PM The Miami Dolphins made a contract offer to Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson, but Burleson decided to sign with the Browns. Burleson signed with the Browns over the Dolphins because he believes he will have a better opportunity to earn playing time with the Browns.
Apr 06, 09:12 PM The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good signing for the Browns. He gives the team a veteran presence with plenty of starting experience and success.
Apr 05, 06:52 PM The Jacksonville Jaguars are interested in Cleveland Browns transition-free agent C Alex Mack. A league source estimated it would take an offer sheet with at least $22 million guaranteed over the first three years to get him.
Apr 04, 03:32 PM The Miami Dolphins hosted free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) for a visit Friday, April 4.
Apr 03, 07:22 PM The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) Saturday, April 5.
Apr 03, 10:22 AM The Miami Dolphins are visiting with free-agent WR Nate Burleson (Lions) Thursday, April 3.
Mar 30, 03:22 AM The Indianapolis Colts are not likely to make free-agent C Alex Mack (Browns) a substantial contract offer, because the team feels it can have C Phil Costa and C Khaled Holmes competing at center.

Offseason Keys

QB Jason Campbell, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Davone Bess, WR David Nelson, TE Kellen Davis, PK Shayne Graham, OT Rashad Butler, LB Quentin Groves, LB Paul Kruger, CB Christopher Owens. 

QB Josh X. Johnson, QB Seneca Wallace, WR Joshua Cribbs, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, TE Benjamin Watson, PK Phil Dawson, DL Marcus Benard, DL Frostee Rucker, FS Usama Young. 

2013 Draft Class

 # 1  6 Barkevious MingoLB
 # 3  6 Leon McFaddenDB
 # 6  7 Jamoris SlaughterDB
 # 7  10 Charles JohnsonWR
 # 7  11 Armonty BryantDL
 # 7  12 Jordan PoyerDB
 # 7  21 Garrett GilkeyOL
 # 7  34 Reid FragelOL
 Undrafted Conner VernonWR
 Undrafted MarQueis GrayTE
 Undrafted Darius EubanksLB
 Undrafted Brandon BogotayK
 Undrafted Spencer LanningP

2013 Schedule

1     Sep 7 1:00PM     Miami
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     at Baltimore
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at Minnesota
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     Cincinnati
5     Oct 2 8:25PM     Buffalo
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     Detroit
7     Oct 19 4:25PM     at Green Bay
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at Kansas City
9     Nov 2 4:25PM     Baltimore
-- Week 10 Bye --
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     Pittsburgh
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     Jacksonville
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     at New England
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     Chicago
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     at New York Jets
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
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