Cleveland Browns Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Gonzalez failed to attempt a field goal during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. He converted one PAT.
Impact: As long as Cleveland's offense sputters, Gonzalez will be far from a viable fantasy option. He has just eight field goals on the year and has attempted only three over past three games.
News: Schobert accumulated 11 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. He also forced a fumble.
Impact: Schobert leads the Browns with 88 total tackles and has produced double-digit totals in all but five games this season. It appears Schobert's tackle production is not a fluke, and the 24-year-old out of Wisconsin should be considered in all IDP leagues.
News: Kirksey finished with 13 tackles (eight solo) and also added a sack and a forced fumble during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.
Impact: Kirksey -- who once again played every defensive snap -- secured his second sack in as many weeks when he took down and stripped Blake Bortles in the third quarter of Sunday's matchup. The 25-year-old has 87 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season.
News: Burgess accumulated a team-best 16 tackles (seven solo) and a sack during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.
Impact: Starting in place of Jamie Collins (knee), Burgess had a career day. He was all over the field Sunday, finishing with a career-best 16 tackles and his second sack of the season. If he continues to rack up the tackles at this pace, he could become a sneaky play in IDP leagues.
News: DeValve finished with one catch on three targets for five yards during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.
Impact: Coming off his best game of the season Week 10, DeValve failed to keep the momentum going against the Jaguars. Granted, quarterback DeShone Kizer struggled throughout the contest, completing just 16 total passes, so not much of DeValve's lackluster performance should be blamed on him. Plus, DeValve was on the field for 12 more plays than fellow tight end David Njoku, and it has become abundantly clear that coach Hue Jackson favors the former over the rookie.
News: Njoku played just 21 of the team's 55 offensive snaps and finished with one catch (one target) for 13 yards during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars.
Impact: Over Njoku's last two games, the rookie tight end has only been able to haul in two catches for 16 yards, as Seth DeValve continues to get most of the playing time in coach Hue Jackson's offense. Njoku's one target Sunday was his lowest total of the season, and he hasn't been able to find the end zone since Oct. 8. The 21-year-old has 20 receptions for 211 yards and three touchdowns this season.
News: Higgins finished without a catch (two targets) during Sunday's 19-7 loss to Jacksonville.
Impact: Higgins went without a catch for the first time this season, as No. 1 wideout Corey Coleman made his return to the field. Interestingly enough, despite Higgins' lack of production, he saw more action than Ricardo Louis, finishing with five more offensive snaps. It remains to be seen if that trend will continue, but it's definitely something to keep an eye on.
News: Louis caught just one pass on four targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 19-7 defeat to the Jaguars.
Impact: Louis definitely didn't benefit from Corey Coleman's return from injured reserve, as the 23-year-old's lone catch was his lowest total since Week 3. Meanwhile, Coleman saw a team-high 11 targets. Coleman's presence on the field should, in theory, draw coverage away from Louis, though that didn't seem to be the case Sunday. In fact, third-string wideout Rashard Higgins actually out-snapped Louis, and although Higgins failed to make any catches, it'll be interesting to see if this becomes a trend.
News: Garrett accumulated three tackles (one solo) during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. He also recovered a fumble.
Impact: Garrett was unable to add to his team-high four sacks Sunday, but he did rack up two quarterback hits. Though the rookie has fully recovered from a concussion he suffered in Week 7, he played just 77 percent of the team's defensive snaps. That number should rise going forward, however, with Emmanuel Ogbah (foot) sidelined for the rest of the season.
News: Nassib is in line to start in place of Emmanuel Ogbah (foot) for the remainder of the season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: With Ogbah on the shelf for the rest of the 2017 season with a broken foot, Nassib -- a second-year defensive end out of Penn St. -- will be inserted into the starting lineup. Ogbah was tied for the team lead with four sacks, while Nassib has accumulated two of his own off the bench. He'll try to add to that against the Bengals on Sunday.
News: Ogbah needs surgery on his broken right foot and will require up to four months of recovery.
Impact: Ogbah said Monday that he suffered a non-contact injury in Sunday's 19-7 loss to Jacksonville. Ogbah, who has been Cleveland's best all-around defensive player in recent weeks, was chasing Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis when the injury occurred.
News: Meder was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain following his departure in Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: The injury sounds like something that could keep Meder out for the Week 12 matchup with the Bengals, if not longer, but further clarity on his status should come later in the week when the Browns resume full practices. A reserve lineman for the Browns, Meder has tallied 13 tackles and no sacks across 10 appearances this season.
News: Gordon (suspension) worked out with the Browns' quarterbacks Monday and will take part in the team's first official practice of the week Wednesday.
Impact: Per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, head coach Hue Jackson said that Gordon, who was granted conditional reinstatement from the NFL earlier this month, has done "everything we've asked him to do thus far" and is closing in on a return to the 53-man roster for the final five games of the Browns' season. Assuming Gordon isn't dramatically behind the rest of his teammates from a conditioning standpoint while he takes part in practices the next two weeks, he should be activated for the Week 13 matchup with the Chargers and make his first NFL appearance since December 2014. That lengthy layoff makes it difficult to forecast to what extent Gordon will be involved in the passing game once he's activated, but his outstanding production in past seasons might be enough to justify stashing him in leagues where he's still sitting on the waiver wire.
News: Ogbah will require season-ending surgery to repair a broken right foot, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: The defensive end will likely face a 3-to-4-month recovery timetable following the procedure, so he could be back to full strength by the time the Browns reconvene for Organized Team Activities. After a solid rookie campaign, Ogbah was in the midst of a similarly productive second NFL season, registering 29 stops, four sacks and two forced fumbles before suffering the non-contact injury during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. Carl Nassib is expected to slide into the starting lineup in Ogbah's stead.
News: Browns head coach Hue Jackson said following Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Jaguars that Kizer would likely start for the rest of the season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. "Where we are right now, I need to continue to see him,'' Jackson said of the rookie quarterback. "Let's let him play. Let's let him play this thing out. As long as he's healthy, let's keep putting him out there. I want to walk away from this season knowing exactly what DeShone Kizer is top to bottom. He deserves that."
Impact: Kizer committed four turnovers in Sunday's loss, but Jackson didn't hesitate to commit to the rookie as his starter for Week 12 against the Bengals. The coach's comments further suggest that Kizer will start beyond Week 12, though it's possible Jackson changes his mind if there aren't signs of progress in the coming weeks. The only real positive from the Week 11 loss was wideout Corey Coleman (hand), who returned from injured reserve to catch six of 11 targets for 80 yards. With Josh Gordon eligible to return from suspension Week 13 against the Chargers, the team may get five games to evaluate Kizer with the aid of a legitimate NFL-caliber supporting cast.