Brian Hartline WR CLE 2 months ago

Hartline agreed to a contract with the Browns on Monday, Dustin Fox of CBS Cleveland reports.

After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2012 and 2013, Hartline fell back to 39 receptions (on 63 targets) for 474 yards and two touchdowns last year, despite playing the entire slate for a fourth campaign in a row, and fifth time in six professional seasons. Considering the dire state of Cleveland's wideout corps following Josh Gordon's year-long suspension, Hartline has in hand a great opportunity to fill the void.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 2 months ago

Hartline is slated to visit the Browns on Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Browns are clearly looking upgrade at wideout, in the wake of Josh Gordon's suspension, but Hartline -- an Ohio native -- who was let go by Miami for cap reasons, could still end up returning to the Dolphins, who have a stated interest in bringing the 28-year-old wideout back at a reduced rate.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 2 months ago

Hartline was released by the Dolphins on Friday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Following consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, Hartline produced an ugly 39-474-2 receiving line on 63 targets in 2014. He's never been an explosive player, and his per-target production is typically underwhelming. With Mike Wallace also carrying a bloated contract, the Miami receiving corps may undergo an offseason overhaul. Jarvis Landry is seemingly assured of a big role in 2015, but it remains to be seen how the rest will shake out. As for Hartline, the 28-year-old wideout should be able to find a team that allows him to compete for a starting job in training camp. However, he's unlikely to re-emerge as a 1,000-yard receiver.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 4 months ago

Hartline has five receptions for 94 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Hartline finishes a disappointing 2014 campaign with just 39 receptions for 474 yards and two touchdowns. The emergence of Jarvis Landry made Hartline an afterthought in the passing game and it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone should Hartline find himself playing for another team next season.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (knee) caught 2-of-4 targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-13 loss to the Ravens.

Hartline caught an eight-yard touchdown late in the opening quarter, but was quiet otherwise. He's taken a backseat to Jarvis Landry in recent weeks, and Sunday was no exception, as the sure-handed rookie wideout caught 6-of-6 targets for 55 yards. If you need Hartline next week, he'll face the Patriots on the road.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (knee) is listed as active Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Hartline is only an option in deeper formats these days, given that he is behind both Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry in the Dolphins' current wideout pecking order.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, the Dolphins' official site reports.

Hartline is only an option in deeper formats these days, given that he is behind both Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry in the Dolphins' current wideout pecking order.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (knee) was limited at practice again Thursday, the Dolphins' official site reports.

Behind both Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry in the Dolphins' wideout pecking order, Hartline is only of note in deeper formats these days.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Dolphins' official site reports.

Hartline's limited session Wednesday confirms that he avoided a serious injury Monday against the Jets, but per the Palm Beach Post, it's unclear at this stage if the wideout will be a go Sunday against the Ravens.

Brian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline's knee injury is not believed to be serious, Andrew Abramson of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Hartline finished Monday's game with just one reception for nine yards, as the Miami offense largely relied on Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry. Even if he doesn't miss any time beyond Monday, Hartline is no better than the third of fourth option in Miami's inconsistent passing game.