Browns Fantasy News

Browns Beat: QB RGIII cleared for contact, likely to start after bye

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 1:33pm

News-Herald - [Full Article]

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared for contact, paving the way for him to play again this season.

Griffin has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his left shoulder late in the Sept. 11 opener against Philadelphia. He returned to practice last week, but still had to pass another medical test to make sure his injury had healed enough to absorb hits.

The Browns (0-12) have a bye this week, but Griffin will likely start the Dec. 11 game against Cincinnati. Browns coach Hue Jackson could go back to rookie Cody Kessler, but he sustained his second concussion of the season on Nov. 20 and only completed the concussion protocol on Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Browns signed Griffin to a two-year deal and would probably like to use these four games to see if he's worth bringing back as the team's starter in 2017. After trading away the number-two overall pick this past draft, and not really seeing any answers at the QB position, one would have to think the team needs to draft a QB next spring regardless of bringing back Griffin in 2017.

Browns QB Cody Kessler out of concussion protocol

Monday, November 28, 2016, 5:53pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Browns QB Cody Kessler was cleared was cleared from the concussion protocol on Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Kessler, who suffered a concussion two games ago against the Steelers, was on the field for the early portion of practice open to the media on Monday. The Browns have their bye this week, but might have all five quarterbacks to choose from when they face the Bengals.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Josh McCown gets the start this week against the Giants. That’s good news for Gary Barnidge, who has produced at a higher rate with McCown at quarterback.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (finger) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Browns TE Randall Telfer (thumb) took full practice reps all week.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. It looks like Josh McCown will get the start.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (finger) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Browns TE Randall Telfer (thumb) practiced fully Wednesday.

Browns QB Robert Griffin will practice this week

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 11:48am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The team announced Wednesday that Robert Griffin will practice with the Browns for the first time since the opening week of the season. Griffin was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder issue back on Sept. 12 -- a day after a season-opening loss to the Eagles.

Per league rules, Griffin has three weeks to either be activated or shipped to injured reserve permanently. His lone appearance in 2016 yielded 12 completions on 26 attempts (46.15 percent) for 190 yards and an interception. Behind a haphazard offensive line, he was sacked three times for a total loss of 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin probably isn't the QB of the future in Cleveland, though he did look good in the preseason before a poor outing in Week 1.

Browns QB RGIII still not ready

Monday, November 21, 2016, 3:41pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Josh McCown will start at quarterback for the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the New York Giants.

Coach Hue Jackson said that although Robert Griffin III will practice, he has not been cleared for contact or to play in a game. Rookie Cody Kessler had his second concussion in five games and is out indefinitely.

Fantasy Impact:

The team could shut down Kessler for a while according to a report we had earlier today. With RGIII not ready to get back into action, McCown gets the start in Week 12.

Browns may shut down QB Cody Kessler for extended period

Monday, November 21, 2016, 9:56am

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Hue Jackson can't stand watching his rookie quarterback Cody Kessler get drilled anymore.

In fact, he might advocate shutting him down for an extended period after Kessler suffered his second concussion in 29 days during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Steelers. With five games left, that could mean the season.

"It's a possibility,'' said Jackson. "We'll see. I'm definitely going to talk to our medical staff because this is about a young man's career and future so we have to do the right thing."

Fantasy Impact:

At the very least, Kessler will most likely sit out Sunday's game against the Giants. The concussion could foil the Browns' plans to determine if Kessler can be their quarterback of the future. Jackson said Josh McCown will start against the Giants if Kessler can't go. The last time Kessler suffered a concussion, against the Bengals Oct. 23, he sat out the following week against the Jets.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (finger) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Green was removed from the injury report so he’ll be out there against the Browns. Owners desperate at TE could do a lot worse. Once he’s a full go, he’s a threat for TE1 numbers.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Browns TE Randall Telfer (thumb) took full practice reps all week.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (finger) took full practice reps again Thursday.

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