Craig Robertson LB CLE 4 Months

The Browns were "unsatisfied" with ILB Craig Robertson's play in 2013.

Robertson flashed every-down linebacker tools as an undrafted rookie in 2012, but was exposed badly in run defense as a sophomore and even struggled in coverage, which is supposed to be his strength. The Browns want to upgrade at inside linebacker. Look for Robertson to be a nickel 'backer at best in 2014.

Craig Robertson LB CLE 5 Months

Browns extended a tender to ILB Craig Robertson.

Robertson is an exclusive-rights free agent, so the tender is only worth $570k. Robertson made 57 tackles and an interception in 14 games with the Browns last season.

Craig Robertson LB CLE 8 Months

Browns ILB Craig Robertson (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 12.

Robertson didn't practice all week and is day to day with a knee sprain. Tank Carder will replace him in the starting lineup opposite D'Qwell Jackson.

Craig Robertson LB CLE 8 Months

Browns ILB Craig Robertson suffered a knee sprain in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Robertson underwent an MRI on Monday and could miss practice time this week. Tank Carder replaced Robertson on Sunday and would likely draw the start opposite D'Qwell Jackson if he misses time.

Craig Robertson LB CLE Jul 23 '13

Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton called ILB Craig Robertson the "pleasant surprise" of Cleveland's offseason program.

Projected to start adjacent to D'Qwell Jackson, Robertson has some Wesley Woodyard to his game. "A young, athletic backer, who is savvy," Horton described. "When I came here, I wasn't sure how he would be on picking things up, but he's been everything I wanted. That's my little ace in the hole I hope."

Craig Robertson LB CLE Jul 15 '13

Browns LB Craig Robertson remains in the "driver's set" to start opposite D'Qwell Jackson.

Robertson was considered the favorite even before the Browns failed to address the position in the draft, so his position has only gotten stronger. Robertson ran with the first team throughout OTAs. A 2011 undrafted free agent, Robertson played 628 snaps last season, grading out negatively in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He'll be pushed by Tank Carder and L.J. Fort in camp.

Craig Robertson LB CLE Apr 17 '13

Browns LB Craig Robertson is "getting the first crack" at the starting inside linebacker job next to D'Qwell Jackson.

Jackson is locked in, but second-year linebackers Robertson and James-Michael Johnson will compete for the other spot. Robertson appeared in all 16 games as a rookie, recording 93 tackles, one sack, and two interceptions. Johnson started eight games in 2012 before ending the season on injured reserve with a minor knee injury. Both players are best in coverage.