PBrian Hartline WR CLE 1 week ago

Hartline (collarbone) took part in practice Thursday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hartline was contained to an exercise bike at Tuesday's iteration of drills, but an increase in activity level just two days later is an encouraging sign in his recovery from a season-ending broken collarbone. In a receiving corps populated by the likes of Andrew Hawkins (concussion), Gary Barnidge, and little other established talent, Hartline will have every opportunity to make his mark in 2016.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 2 weeks ago

Hartline (collarbone) worked out on a stationary bike as Tuesday's voluntary workouts opened, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Once Hartline re-proves his health, he'll join Taylor Gabriel and Andrew Hawkins atop the Browns' wide receiver depth chart. While former QB Terrelle Pryor has a level of pass-catching upside, and it's conceivable that Josh Gordon could factor in down the road, he remains under suspension. With those variables in mind, there appears to be a solid chance that the Browns will bring in some added depth at the wideout position at or around the upcoming NFL Draft.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 4 months ago

Hartline (collarbone) finished the season with 46 catches for 523 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the season on injured reserve due to a broken collarbone.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hartline spent his first seven professional seasons in Miami, and despite inconsistent quarterback play in Cleveland, he still managed to improve from his 2014 numbers. Although he started out slow, Hartline caught exactly eight passes in three straight weeks following the team's bye. He'll presumably be ready for offseason activities in advance of his age-30 season, where he'll compete for steady snaps out of the slot for the Browns.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (broken collarbone) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Following a slow start to his tenure in Cleveland, Hartline finally came on strong over the last five games, catching 34 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns on 51 targets. He still wasn't too impressive from an efficiency perspective, and the high volume was partially a result of injuries suffered by his teammates. Hartline is under contract through 2016, with more than enough time to make a full recovery before training camp. It's anyone's guess what the Cleveland receiving corps might look like next season.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline is out for year with a broken collarbone,Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hartline, who had eight catches for 107 yards before leaving Sunday's game against the 49ers, is slated to undergo surgery to address the issue. In his absence down the stretch run, the Browns will need to turn to the likes of Marlon Moore, Darius Jennings, Terrelle Pryor, Dwayne Bowe and Taylor Gabriel to jostle for wideout looks opposite Travis Benjamin.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline will not return to Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a shoulder injury, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hartline had collected eight catches for 107 yards on what was a team-high 10 targets at the time of his departure. As expected, he saw increased opportunities in the passing game with both Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel inactive due to concussions. Hartline may not be able to add to that stat line, but he surely turned in a satisfactory performance for fantasy owners who took a gamble on the slot receiver. His status, along with that of the rest of the Cleveland receivers, will be worth monitoring throughout the week.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (hip) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hartline was limited in practice both Thursday and Friday, emerging with a "questionable" tag leading up to the Week 14 matchup. The veteran has been effective of late, catching 16 passes on 23 targets over his last two games. His prospects don't necessarily diminish with Johnny Manziel at the helm, as Hartline saw 19 total targets over his last two games played with Manziel under center. Furthermore, the fact that Taylor Gabriel (concussion) is inactive for the contest may also mean a few extra snaps and targets for the 29-year-old slot receiver.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (hip) is expected to play Sunday against the 49ers, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hartline is listed as questionable heading into the weekend, but is expected to overcome his hip injury and play come Sunday. The veteran has done well in recent weeks and will look to keep the ball rolling with Johnny Manziel playing quarterback this weekend.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's 1:00 ET game against the 49ers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The same applies to fellow wideout Travis Benjamin, though at this stage, we'd be surprised if Hartline, who practiced fully Wednesday before being limited Thursday, sat Sunday's contest out. Fortunately for those considering Hartline in fantasy lineups this week, clarification of the composition of the Browns' Week 14 wideout corps will arrive in advance of the first wave of NFL kickoffs this weekend.

PBrian Hartline WR CLE 5 months ago

Hartline caught eight passes off of 11 targets for 83 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hartline has been a different player in his last three games. After being held to 16 catches, 21 targets and 182 yards in his first eight games of the season, he has recorded 22 catches on 32 targets for 234 yards in his past three games. The Browns are the NFL's worst rushing offense, so expect them to lean on the pass as the season enters its final stretch, with Hartline continuing in his expanded role.