|Browns, OC Kyle Shanahan part ways -- Thu Jan 8 5:15 pm --|
Split reportedly due to disagreement over Manziel
|The Cleveland Browns' tradition of change continues, as a team source told ESPN.com Thursday that OC Kyle Shanahan and QBs coach Dowell Loggains will not return next season. Shanahan resigned and Loggains was fired, according to a league source.
Both spent one year with the Browns, and both were under contract for 2015. Sources familiar with the situation said the split was caused because the pair did not see eye to eye with the front office about QB Johnny Manziel. The front office wants Manziel to be the starter, and the source said the coaches do not believe they can win with him. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Good luck to the Browns finding another offensive mind that did what Shanahan did for their offense in 2014. The Browns were without three Pro Bowlers on offense for large portions of the season: C Alex Mack, TE Jordan Cameron and WR Josh Gordon. Despite that, the Browns scored at least 21 points in nine of the first 11 games. Shanahan's departure figures to have a significant impact on the fantasy values of every Cleveland player, particularly Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West.
| Hoyer focused on starting season finale -- Tue Dec 23 9:00 pm --|
Status to be determined Sunday
|BEREA, Ohio -- Quarterback Brian Hoyer doesn't want to end his season -- and possibly his Browns career -- on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.
"I'm focusing on trying to get as healthy as I can,'' he said. Hoyer sat out Tuesday's light practice with the shoulder injury suffered during Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Panthers. If he's not better by Sunday, practice squad rookie Connor Shaw will be elevated and start the game. (Cleveland.com)|
FF Today's Take: None of the Browns' offensive weapons are great fantasy plays for Week 17 against Baltimore, however TE Jordan Cameron and WR Josh Gordon would have better outlooks If QB Brian Hoyer (shoulder) was under center for Cleveland. Before plugging a Cleveland Brown into you starting lineup check in on the quarterback situation Sunday.
| Cameron, Clay, Amaro won't play in Week 13 -- Sat Nov 29 4:00 pm --|
Browns, Dolpins and Jets will miss starting Tight Ends
|Charles Clay missed last week’s game against the Denver Broncos and couldn't make it back for Monday's game. Backup tight end Dion Sims will get his second start of the season. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: In addition to Clay, Jordan Cameron (concussion) and Jace Amaro (concussion) have both been ruled out for Week 13. The Browns and Jets replacement tight ends aren't worth considering for your Week 13 roster.
| TE Jordan Cameron practices -- Wed Nov 26 6:39 pm --|
Still considered day-to-day in return from concussion
|Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron haven't played together in a game since last December. The Cleveland Browns hope to have both Pro Bowl pass-catchers on the field against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but Cameron's health remains iffy. After the tight end practiced Wednesday, Browns coach Mike Pettine called him "still day-to-day" after missing the past four games with a concussion. It's worth noting that Cameron took part in last Friday's session, too, but he wasn't well enough to suit up for Sunday's win over the Falcons. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: It looks like Jordan Cameron (concussion) may finally be able to return to the field this weekend. He hasn't played since week 8 and has not caught more than three balls in a single game this year. He brings plenty of upside when healthy and should help owners during the fantasy post-season.
| Jordan Cameron trending towards playing Week 13 -- Tue Nov 25 12:03 pm --|
Brown TE expected back in action versus Bills
|Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland is reporting that Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is probably playing in Week 13 against Buffalo. (Twitter/ESPN Cleveland)|
FF Today's Take: "All signs look like a go" is an encouraging thing to hear for frustrated Cameron owners, but it's better late than never. The Josh Gordon/Jordan Cameron thing was a boon to fantasy owners in 2013, and it could be again down the stretch.
| Cameron ruled out, will miss 3rd straight game -- Fri Nov 14 2:15 pm --|
Unclear if he'll return this season
|Jordan Cameron, on the other hand, has been ruled out and will miss his third straight game.
Coach Mike Pettine could not give a definitive answer when asked if he'll get Cameron back this season, saying "it's a touchy subject'' because concussion symptoms sometimes come and go. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)|
FF Today's Take: Cameron's year may be close to the end. This is his third concussion in the last two years and he's been unable to shake the systems of his latest head injury. Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray will share tight end duties for the Browns but hold no fantasy value.
| Jordan Cameron ruled out for Week 9 -- Fri Oct 31 12:03 pm --|
Browns TE out with concussion
|Browns TE Jordan Cameron out for Bucs with concussion. (Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Browns play next Thursday night so it's no sure thing that Cameron will be cleared in time for Week 10. With Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge sharing duties, fantasy owners can look elsewhere for the tight end in Week 9.
| Jordan Cameron does not practice Thursday -- Thu Oct 30 4:15 pm --|
Recovering from concussion
|TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) and DL Phil Taylor (arthroscopic knee surgery Oct. 8) not practicing today. Taylor was on bike again. (Nate Ulrich on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Cameron took a big hit in Week 8 and suffered his third concussion in as many years as a result. The Browns added Ryan Taylor on Tuesday, a move that suggests the team expects him to miss multiple weeks. For now, Cameron is in the league's concussion protocol and highly unlikely to suit up in Week 9 against the Bucs.