Bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson on the team's TE situation: It looks like there is a very good possibility they won’t re-sign Jermaine Gresham, but it’s not a pass catcher they need to replace. They’ve got that in Tyler Eifert. They’re going to need a big guy that can block the tall, lean, big pass rushers like Terrell Suggs. Gresham did a good job with that and I suspect they’ll have an easier time finding that guy in free agency rather than the draft. The guy won’t be the target that Gresham is, but they’ll still be able to play double tight end sets.
If Gresham is out of the way, Eifert should be a nice late-round pick provided he can stay healthy. He has good size and speed, and showed pretty good hands as a rookie. He only played about 60 percent of the snaps in 2013, and averaged 0.14 FP (PPR) per snap. Extrapolate the same production to 90 percent of the snaps (which is typical for a starting tight end), and Eifert shouldn't have any problem posting top 15 numbers. With solid improvement, he could very well be this year's Jordan Cameron (2013) or Travis Kelce (2014).
Panthers safety Colin Jones hit Manziel by the sideline on a designed quarterback run. Manziel got up and headed back toward the huddle but quickly fell back down. Trainers examined his hamstring for a few minutes on the field and a few minutes on the sideline before taking him into the locker room for halftime.
Manziel said he first hurt himself on a play from the previous drive, a third-and-1 slant route to Josh Gordon that was reviewed and overturned. Manziel fell on the throw and "felt a little tight in my hamstring" when he got up. The injury worsened after the first-down run on the next series.
Manziel is considered questionable for Sunday's finale against Baltimore. Coach Mike Pettine said after the loss he wasn't sure of the severity of the injury.
Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback and finished with 134 yards on 7 of 13 passing with one touchdown and one interception. The scoring pass was an 81-yard bomb to tight end Jordan Cameron that put the Browns ahead 13-10 in the fourth quarter. The Panthers, however, emerged with a 17-13 victory. Manziel came out after halftime with a towel over his head. Hoyer would play in Week 17 if Manziel is unable to go. The game is at Baltimore.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm
Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 14. Cameron is meeting with an independent doctor on Friday hoping to get cleared for Week 14. He’s worthy of a dart throw given the current state of the tight end position.
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm
Cameron was listed as questionable, but did not make the trip with the team to Buffalo to face the Bills, according to multiple reports out of Cleveland.
The tight end was limited in practice all week, prompting optimism that he could return to the lineup. However, he didn't clear the final hurdle of concussion protocol.
At this point it's fair to wonder whether Cameron will return for the rest of the season. Brian Hoyer and the Browns have survived most of the season without heavy production from the tight end, who has just 13 receptions in six games, the story said. Cameron had a ton of potential as a middle of the field target in an offense that welcomed back Josh Gordon last week, but it will be tough to trust him in the fantasy playoff season.
Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm
Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 13. Cameron may have to pass further concussion tests to play in Week 13. It sounds like he’s getting close. We should know more by Saturday. The Bills are #1 in TE aFPA, so it’s not a good matchup.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm
Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. HC Mike Pettine said that they’re looking for Cameron “to practice symptom-free for a couple of days in a row.” He’s making progress and may play this week.
Cameron would be an interesting play for those hurting at the TE position at this point in your season. While he's had three concussions the last three years, the thought of Cameron getting back on the field with WR Josh Gordon opening things up is too good to pass up. We'll continue to monitor the situation but early signs apparently point to him playing in Week 13. The Browns take on the Bills who came into last week as the top team against TEs, but Cameron's schedule the rest of the way appears favorable.
Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm
Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion, out) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is out for Week 12. The good news is that Cameron returned to practice on Friday, so maybe a return is growing closer. He could be a good stretch-run add for TE-needy teams.
Cameron may not be able to make it back for Week 12, but his return to practice is a sign of hope that he'll be able to return this season. Owners with issues at tight end should consider a late-week pickup and stash.
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm
Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. There were rumblings last week that Cameron may miss the remainder of the season since his symptoms were still intermittent. It’s not looking good for Week 12.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm
Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. There were rumblings last week that Cameron may miss the remainder of the season since his symptoms were still intermittent. It’s not looking good for Week 12.
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