News: Hawkins (thumb) didn't practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Impact: We'll check back on Hawkins' status as the week rolls along, but with the wideout banged up and the Browns' Week 17 QB situation unsettled, Hawkins is looking like a speculative play this weekend.
News: Hoyer (shoulder/bicep) didn't practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Impact: With Johnny Manziel on IR and Hoyer iffy this week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Connor Shaw and Tyler Thigpen are taking first-team QB reps in practice, with Shaw the likely starter Sunday against the Ravens if Hoyer is unable to play.
News: Manziel (hamstring) has been placed on IR by the Browns, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Impact: Manziel, who started two games for the Browns this season, thus concludes his rookie campaign having completed 18-of-35 passes for 175 yards with two picks, to go along with nine rushes for 29 yards and a TD. While Manziel's current hamstring issue is viewed as a multi-week injury, he'll have plenty of time to recover before the Browns take the field in 2015, at which point he'll look to reestablish his place atop the team's QB depth chart.