Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he's been fully cleared to participate in training camp.
Hoyer being cleared is step one in the learning process for Johnny Manziel as the Browns would prefer the veteran presence under center to start the season. Is it possible that Hoyer holds the job all year? Probably not. As I stated in the 2014 Fantasy Alarm Football Draft Guide, "this offense is going to have some serious struggles this year and the Browns dont want to put Manziel through the nightmarish beginning of the year to open his career. If he takes over the team at 0-6, then hes a hero who will do what he can given the circumstances and everything just gets chalked up to experience. But if hes the one starting the season at 0-6, then too much focus and too much undeserved blame is going to fall on him and it will impact his career negatively." ANALYST: Howard Bender
Dexter McCluster (knee) will do some running in practice this week.
When he sustained the injury he was considered week-to-week and has already missed one game. It doesn't sound promising that he will be ready in time for the showdown with the Jaguars in Week 13 either. In his place expect David Cobb to continue to be the backup/spell for Antonio Andrews in the crowded and mostly unproductive Tennessee backfield. Analysis: Matt Selz
Ty Montgomery (ankle) did not practice on Monday.
Montgomery has been out since Week 6 with the ankle injury and according to Head Coach Mike McCarthy he hasn't made any progress. Only once since leaving the game early on October 18th has the wideout practiced in full and that doesn't appear close to happening again. Until he is able to go a couple of practices in a row, Green Bay will keep rolling with the lineup they have. Analysis: Matt Selz
Coach Chuck Pagano says RB Frank Gore is beat up after Sunday's game.
It's not uncommon to hear this about Gore given his running style of trying to look for contact. He has been dealing with nagging muscle injuries for a few weeks now and because of that he has been splitting carries pretty evenly with Ahmad Bradshaw over that time. Until he is deemed fully healthy, he makes for a risky play in fantasy formats especially with playoffs on the line. Analysis: Matt Selz
Browns Johnny Manziel will be active for Monday Night football.
There has been a lot of talk about Johnny Manziel this week after the revelations about the video and his lying about it came to light following the teams bye week. Josh McCown is the starter and Manziel should be relegated to clipboard for at least this week but probably longer so his fantasy value this year is very limited at this point. Analysis: Matt Selz