Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:37pm
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:09pm
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:08pm
Browns WR Dwayne Bowe (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm
Browns WR Dwayne Bowe (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 1. A healthy Bowe isn’t a good fantasy option these days, and a gimpy Bowe is even less attractive.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm
Browns WR Dwayne Bowe (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Bowe is expected to play, but isn’t a good start against the Jets.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:15pm
Browns WR Dwayne Bowe (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Bowe is expected to play, but isn’t a good start against the Jets.
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 3:56pm
Bowe and Johnson have both missed Cleveland's first two exhibition games and are hoping to be on the field next Saturday when the Browns play at Tampa Bay. A nine-year veteran, Bowe said the time off has helped heal his body.
Johnson has had hamstring issues since high school, but Miami's career rushing leader doesn't think the missed time has been any setback.
Sunday, August 2, 2015, 3:32pm
Browns wide receivers coach Joker Phillips said Sunday that Pryor certainly has the talent and willingness to succeed as a wide receiver in the NFL. Now, the 26-year-old former Oakland quarterback just needs to find the consistency in his technique.
Despite the learning curve he faces, Pryor is turning heads in training camp - not just for his size, but for the skillset he is already displaying. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound receiver towers over his teammates at the position, and all have been impressed with his work ethic thus far.
Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe even went so far to say last week that there was ''no doubt'' Pryor would make the final roster.
Sunday, July 26, 2015, 4:32pm
MManamon: I’m going with Brian Hartline. Dwayne Bowe, to me, has never consistently lived up to the moniker of the No. 1 receiver. He’s had good seasons, but not great ones year after year. He did not have a single touchdown last season and he was targeted 93 times, just less than six per game, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
After catching 72 and 81 passes in 2010 and ’11, Bowe has caught 59, 57 and 60 the last three seasons. Whether it’s a function of the Kansas City offense or whether it’s a function of Bowe being in a decline will play out. Andy Reid is a pretty good offensive coach and he preferred Jeremy Maclin.
Hartline’s receptions in Miami dropped in 2014 as well, from 74 and 76 in 2012 and ’13 to 47 in ’14. But unlike Bowe, Hartline’s targets dropped precipitously.
In 2013 and 2012, he was targeted 130 and 125 times. Last season he was thrown to 62 times.
McManamon has some questions about where Bowe is at this stage of his career, while Hartline is just a year removed from a career season. The author added that Hartline's hard-nosed, consistent play will certainly help the Browns in terms of what they can expect. Our rankings disagree with this, though, and we project Bowe to have a much better season.
Browns writer Nathan Zegura said that WR Taylor Gabriel "has been the star of the offseason." Zegura went on to say, "He is going to push to be a starter in two-wide receiver sets. He has been that good, consistently generating separation and getting down the field against all comers."
We reached out to Zegura on Twitter and asked him to rank Dwayne Bowe, Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel in expected 2015 receiving yardage and he replied: "So tough. Depends on if Gabriel can win #2 job. Right now, I'd go Bowe, Hawk, Gabriel, Hartline. Gabriel could lead if he becomes an every down WR." This is a camp battle to monitor. For now, consider adding Gabriel in the waning rounds. His big-play ability makes him an ideal candidate for best ball formats.
Monday, July 6, 2015, 6:35pm
“When Josh was here he was the touchdown man and I’m here to fill his shoes,” Bowe told NEOMG during minicamp. “It’s my job to do that in this offense and I believe I can do that.”
“If I get (a touchdown) in the (home) opener first quarter, the floodgates are open and the Dawg Pound is going crazy,” he said. “It’s going to be awesome. Once I start that, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I might go crazy.”
The 6-foot-2, 222-pound Bowe has the right attitude, and he seems optimistic that last season was an anomaly, the story said. Bowe has totaled 532 catches for 7,155 yards and 44 touchdowns, all with Kansas City, but last year he put up a 60-754-0 line. Every one of the Chiefs’ 18 touchdown catches last year went to a running back or tight end. We rank Bowe just 58th on our WR list heading into camps.
Cleveland Browns Daily hosts Nathan Zegura and Matt Wilhelm did not sugarcoat their feelings for Taylor Gabriel: They both think he’s been the best wide receiver on the team during the offseason program and that he could shatter the 621 receiving yards he posted as a rookie.
Maclin was the #9 wide receiver in both standard and PPR formats last season, though he faded down the stretch. Now he’ll have Alex Smith as his quarterback and should dominate the targets along with up-and-coming TE Travis Kelce. HC Andy Reid is very familiar with Maclin, so we would expect his transition to be a smooth one, though this is a system downgrade. Maclin averaged 4.6 catches for 61 yards and 0.50 TD (solid WR2-type numbers) from 2010-2012, while playing for Reid. One concern: Chiefs’ WR1 Dwayne Bowe only averaged 6.3 T/G in 2014, while Maclin averaged 9.0 T/G for the Eagles. Maclin is a much better player, so the Chiefs should target him more than they did Bowe, but it’s something to weigh when evaluating his fantasy value.
Bowe was taken into the facility for an exam, and never returned to the field. But coach Mike Pettine said it's nothing major.
"We might hold him out Thursday,'' Pettine said. "I'll wait to see the results of it. It wasn't anything serious, but especially in the spring with anything, we're going to tend to err on the side of being conservative."
Bowe will likely lead the Browns in targets if he's healthy. He's not much of a fantasy asset at this point, but his ADP is in the tank, and owners will be hard-pressed to find another receiver who's likely to see 100 targets in the 14th round.
"Johnny's been great,'' DeFilippo said after the second rookie camp practice Saturday. "He's been fantastic. What he wants to talk about, before he stepped foot back in this building is his business. All I know is Johnny the football player, and he's been awesome. He's been working hard, very hard with myself and (quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell), and doing what we want him to do on the field."
Hard enough to become a successful NFL quarterback?
"All I know is this: From the moment he stepped in this building from the last two weeks, he's been nothing but a consummate professional,'' DeFilippo said. "He's spent every hour that he's been allowed to spend in this building. We give them worksheets every Tuesday and every Friday, and they're done to the unbelievable detail that we need an NFL quarterback to do. From that standpoint, like I said I can't predict the future, but all I can do is tell you right now Johnny Manziel is putting himself in a position to be a quarterback in the NFL."
There is certainly opportunity in Cleveland for playing time, but it isn't a great situation for a young quarterback given the unexciting receiving options (namely Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline, who combined to catch two touchdowns last season). By all accounts, it does appear that Manziel is on his way to turning his career around. He finished a rehab program, moved to the suburbs and has earned praise from his teammates and coordinator.
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