Andrew Hawkins WR CLE 14 Hrs
Hawkins is listed as the starting wideout in place of Josh Gordon for Thursday's preseason finale, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hawkins will start his second straight preseason game opposite Miles Austin, suggesting that the starting job may be his for their Week 1 matchup against the Steelers. Despite his small 5-foot-7 stature, he's been able to impress the coaching staff during camp, and figures to be in line for a much more prominent role in the offense in the absence of Gordon. No need to reach too greatly for a guy like Hawkins in fantasy drafts, but if needed, he may end up a serviceable WR3, especially in PPR formats.
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Hawkins started Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
While thought of as a slot receiver, Hawkins may end up starting in two-wide sets, as he did Saturday night. Nate Burleson (hamstring) has yet to play this preseason, and Josh Gordon (abdomen) is still waiting on the final word regarding a possible long-term suspension. Also, a healthy Burleson wouldn't necessarily get the nod over Hawkins. Extra snaps would of course be a positive for Hawkins' value, which is quite a bit higher in PPR leagues. He caught five passes for 36 yards and a touchdown on five targets Saturday against the Rams, carrying an otherwise lifeless offense. As odd is it is to say this about a 5-7 receiver, Hawkins could emerge as the Browns' go-to guy sans-Gordon, though Miles Austin is also a candidate. Austin is the bigger player, but at this point in their respective careers, Hawkins is the better one.
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Hawkins caught one pass for 15 yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions.
As expected, Josh Gordon and Miles Austin were the starters while Hawkins worked as the third wide receiver for the first-team offense. With Gordon likely facing an extended suspension, Hawkins may see quite a bit of playing time in two-wide sets, and appears to be on track for a significant role in the Cleveland passing game. While it's rather unconventional for a 5-7 receiver to line up outside in two-wide formations, the Browns may have their hand forced due to a lock of talent behind Gordon. It's also possible that Hawkins would still only be used as a slot man in three-wide sets, with Austin and Nate Burleson (hamstring) presumably the starters.
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According to NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, Andrew Hawkins is the only receiver to "distinguish himself" in Browns camp, so far.
Similar to what we read in the spring. Baby Hawk is going to see snaps all over the Josh Gordon-less Browns offense this season as a jitterbug playmaker. Brian Hoyer compared Hawkins' work ethic in the spring to Wes Welker's. Hawkins has more value in PPR as a volume pass-catcher. He's currently going in the late 13th round in fantasy drafts. Hawkins has some deep sleeper appeal.
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Browns WRs coach Mike McDaniel said Andrew Hawkins will see some time outside.
McDaniel doesn't want to limit Hawkins to the slot, because then he'll only be on the field in three-wide sets. The Browns' brutal receiving corps needs him on the field much more than that. So even though Baby Hawk goes 5'7/180, his vertical speed and jitterbug quicks give him a shot for at least spot duty on the outside. He's been the star of Browns OTAs. "The guy runs his routes so hard. It reminds me a lot of my time in New England with (Wes) Welker where the guy runs every route to win," Brian Hoyer said.
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According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Andrew Hawkins has been the Browns' best wideout at OTAs "by far."
Yes, Josh Gordon has been participating in the sessions. We're not surprised at all that Hawkins is starring, as he's been among the league's most underrated receivers for the last couple seasons. With Gordon expected to miss the entire season, the Browns quarterbacks are going to love throwing to this speedy, sudden jitterbug. Baby Hawk has a nice opportunity with only Jordan Cameron truly ahead of him on the target totem pole. "He's been one of our most consistent guys through spring," coach Mike Pettine said of Hawkins.
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Browns signed WR Andrew Hawkins, formerly of the Bengals, to a four-year, $13.6 million contract.
The Bengals had until midnight to match the Browns' offer sheet but informed Hawkins they weren't going to do so. Four years and $13.6 million with a $5.8 million first-year cap number is a hefty price to pay for a 5-foot-7, 180-pound jitterbug slot receiver, but the Browns badly needed a talent infusion on offense. Hawkins can turn simple plays into monster gains with his speed. Tavon Austin drew some Hawkins comparisons last April. Hawkins will be the No. 3 option in the passing game, behind target monster Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron.
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The Bengals have until 4 PM ET Tuesday to match the Browns offer sheet to restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins.
The Browns inked Hawkins to a four-year, $13.6 million offer sheet last Thursday, and the Bengals were given five days to match or let Hawkins walk. According to multiple reports, Cincinnati is expected to let Hawkins go to the rival Browns. The Bengals will receive no compensation in return. In Cleveland, Hawkins would be penciled in as the No. 3 option in the passing game.
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NFL.com's Albert Breer reports the Bengals are now unlikely to match restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins' four-year, $13.6 million offer sheet with the Browns.
The deal pays Hawkins $10.8 million over the first two years, and includes a $5.8 million cap hit for 2014. The Browns are using their ample cap space as a weapon. It appears it will land them their man, but that's a pretty huge chunk of change for a 5-foot-7 slot receiver, no matter how dynamic. The Bengals would be wise to let Hawkins walk. They'll receiver no compensation if he does, as he was an undrafted free agent.
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Restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins signed a four-year, $13.6 million offer sheet with the Browns.
The deal includes $10.8 million over the first two seasons, and a $5.8 million cap hit in 2014. The Bengals have five days to match or let Hawkins walk. It's a big chunk of change for a 5-foot-7 slot receiver, one that was also clearly designed to make it tough for the Bengals to match. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, they do indeed plan to match, however.