2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Cleveland Browns
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Browns offense should be better this year, which isnā??t saying much, but still a positive. The defense is going to keep them in most games. Cleveland just needs the offense to take it up a notch, which seems likely this season. Cleveland probably isnā??t a playoff team just yet but could be sooner than later. The team has plenty of good pieces on both sides of the ball. The one thing holding the Browns back is a franchise quarterback. Once the Browns get that quarterback in place, good things can happen for Cleveland. Until then, expect around a .500 season.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
The Browns are handing over the quarterback duties to veteran Josh McCown. He will make some mistakes but he is always capable of the big game. He should get plenty of chances to throw the ball because of a suspect running game. The Browns really upgraded at receiver during the offseason, which should help McCown produce in a starting role. And the offensive line is solid, giving McCown another plus for the coming year. McCown could surprise and be worth some spot starts along the way in this offense. Heā??ll get his chances to produce some big games.
FANTASY DUD
You might be surprised but many still think Johnny Manziel will turn into something great. Donā??t get caught up in the hype, though. Manziel has some talent but last year proved he has a long ways to go to be a starter in this league. This isnā??t going to happen overnight. So while you canā??t totally give up on him now, it seems the chances of him turning it around are likely to come down the road. He needs to put the work in during practice and the offseason. So please donā??t waste a draft pick on Manziel this season. You know there are going to be owners that pick him. Donā??t be that owner.

Team Notes

Aug 27, 04:42 PM Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) may be able to play in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Aug 27, 10:32 AM Free-agent QB Pat Devlin (Dolphins) signed with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 27. OL Ryan Seymour was waived.
Aug 27, 10:32 AM Free-agent QB Pat Devlin (Dolphins) signed with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 27. OL Ryan Seymour was waived.
Aug 26, 11:33 PM Free-agent QB Pat Devlin (Bears) will work out for the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 27, according to a source.
Aug 26, 06:23 PM Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) has no structural damage in his injured elbow. Head coach Mike Pettine said Manziel has been dealing with the sore elbow since high school.
Aug 26, 05:13 PM Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) isn't expected to play versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Aug. 29, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel is still dealing with elbow soreness and the Browns are taking a cautious approach.
Aug 26, 01:53 PM Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Aug 26, 01:53 PM Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson (calf) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Aug 26, 01:43 PM Cleveland Browns FS Tashaun Gipson (calf) is out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Aug 24, 05:22 PM Cleveland Browns PKs Travis Coons and Carey Spear have been competing for the kicker job during training camp and the preseason, but they are neck and neck at this point, according to special teams coordinator Chris Tabor. Tabor has not ruled out the team signing a veteran kicker but does not believe there is a need at this point.
Aug 24, 05:22 PM Cleveland Browns PKs Travis Coons and Carey Spear have been competing for the kicker job during training camp and the preseason, but they are neck and neck at this point, according to special teams coordinator Chris Tabor. Tabor has not ruled out the team signing a veteran kicker but does not believe there is a need at this point.
Aug 24, 05:22 PM Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is expected to have a significant role on offense during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, according to offensive coordinator John DiFilippo.
Aug 24, 05:12 PM Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) will have to earn his spot in the final roster and needs to return to the field to have a chance to make the team. Pryor did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 24.
Aug 24, 05:12 PM Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 24, but could be able to play in the third preseason game if he is able to return to practice later in the week.
Aug 24, 02:52 PM Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) will keep his current throwing motion even though the team believes that is what is causing the soreness in his elbow. Manziel did not throw during practice Monday, Aug. 24, so he could rest his elbow.
Aug 24, 11:42 AM Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (finger) has his right ring finger wrapped Monday, Aug. 24, due to soreness. He said it's fine.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Dwayne Bowe, WR; Brian Hartline, WR; Rob Housler, TE; Thad Lewis, QB; Randy Starks, DT; Tramon Williams, CB. 

Losses:
Miles Austin, WR; Jordan Cameron, TE; Brian Hoyer, QB; Ahtyba Rubin, NT; Jabaal Sheard, LB; Buster Skrine, CB. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  12 Danny SheltonDL
 # 1  19 Cameron ErvingOL
 # 2  19 Nate OrchardLB
 # 3  13 Duke JohnsonRB
 # 3  32 Xavier CooperDL
 # 4  16 Ibraheim CampbellDB
 # 4  24 Vince MayleWR
 # 6  13 Charles GainesDB
 # 6  19 Malcolm JohnsonRB
 # 6  22 Randall TelferTE
 # 7  2 Hayes PullardLB
 # 7  24 Ifo Ekpre-OlomuDB
 Undrafted E.J. BibbsTE

2015 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 1:00PM     at New York Jets
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     Tennessee
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     Oakland
4     Oct 4 4:05PM     at San Diego
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     at Baltimore
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     Denver
7     Oct 25 1:00PM     at St Louis
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     Arizona
9     Nov 5 8:25PM     at Cincinnati
10     Nov 15 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
-- Week 11 Bye --
12     Nov 30 8:30PM     Baltimore
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     Cincinnati
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     San Francisco
15     Dec 20 4:05PM     at Seattle
16     Dec 27 1:00PM     at Kansas City
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     Pittsburgh
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