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Cameron (shoulder) could elevate to the Browns' new top offensive target in the absence of Josh Gordon, the teams' official site reports.

Cameron was effective last season when Gordon was there to detract attention, but he'll have an even bigger challenge ahead of him as Cleveland's new top pass-catching threat. The Browns' wide receiver depth chart looks pretty weak without Gordon, as it's left with the perpetually injured Miles Austin and the 5-foot-7 Andrew Hawkins to occupy the top two spots. Due to the dire wideout situation, the 6-foot-5 Cameron could see even more targets than the 118 he warranted when he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2013. If he's able to overcome the increased double-team pressure, Cameron could end up as one of the top fantasy tight ends in 2014. A slightly banged up shoulder may keep him out of the Browns final exhibition game, but look for Brian Hoyer to constantly be looking his way in the Browns' Week 1 matchup against the Steelers.

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Cameron (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Cameron was excused from Monday's practice for an unspecified reason but appears to be okay and is practicing again Tuesday. He has been dealing with an sprained AC shoulder joint, but has played in each of the last two preseason games and doesn't appear to be in danger of missing Week 1.

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Coach Mike Pettine indicated that he expects Cameron (unspecified issue) to be back at practice Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Pettine relayed Monday that Cameron is "dealing with an issue," but did not specify whether the issue was injury-related. Back on Aug. 2, Cameron suffered a sprained AC shoulder joint, but it's an issue that didn't prevent the tight end from playing in the Browns' last two preseason contests. Most recently, Cameron caught two passes for 18 yards against the Rams on Saturday.

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Cameron (shoulder) was not present at Monday's practice, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Cameron sprained the AC joint in his shoulder earlier in the preseason and has since missed practice time here and there because of it. Nonetheless, Cameron has played in Cleveland's past two exhibition games and no setback has been reported, so Monday could be purely a maintenance day for the tight end. In any case, expect clarification regarding Cameron's situation to be forthcoming.

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Cameron (shoulder) was held without a catch on three targets in Monday's preseason contest against the Redskins.

Cameron suffered from a bit of miscommunication, in addition to a few poor throws Monday, but don't look too far into this stat line. The 6-foot-5 target will continue to get his fair share of looks in the regular season, regardless of who ends up winning the quarterback job. More importantly, the minor shoulder injury he's been dealing with didn't appear to be a factor in this performance.

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Cameron (shoulder) was full-go in Friday's practice and is likely to play Monday against the Redskins, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Carmeron has been out of practice for roughly a week due to a sprained AC joint in his shoulder -- the same ailment that prevented him from playing in the preseason opener. He's back to participating in team drills, however, which bodes well for his chances of playing Monday night. He should get plenty of work in with the first-team offense, representing a big target for both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.

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Cameron (shoulder) made his return to practice Monday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Cameron missed more than a week of practice after suffering a minor AC issue last weekend. The injury prevented Cameron from playing in Saturday's preseason opener; however, the time off appears to have Cameron ready for action again Monday. That being said, Cameron is reportedly sporting a red "no contact" jersey during Monday's practice, meaning the Browns are still playing things safe with their Pro Bowl tight end. With Cleveland's next preseason outing not scheduled until next Monday, Cameron should be fine to play by then. In the meantime, Cameron will work on developing a strong rapport with both of the Browns' competing starting quarterbacks.

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Coach Mike Pettine indicated Wednesday that Cameron's shoulder is okay, but noted that the tight end will sit out Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Meanwhile, the report adds that Cameron, whose shoulder issue is evidently minor in nature, should be ready for the Browns' second preseason game, against the Redskins on Aug. 18.

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Cameron is dealing with what is being described as an AC issue with his shoulder, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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After digesting the first week of camp, ESPN Cleveland says Jordan Cameron "is going to have a bigger year than last season."

If Josh Gordon's suspension stands, Cameron will be the only pass-catcher on the Browns that truly threatens a defense. It's not far-fetched at all to think he can make a leap on last year's 81-917-7 line, and it doesn't matter too much who wins the quarterback battle. In Brian Hoyer's two full games last year, Cameron averaged eight catches for 78.5 yards and scored four touchdowns.