Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson drew two facemask penalties in the Monday Night Football loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but will not face disciplinary action from the NFL for making contact with an official. Watson pulled a referee to the side on Monday night while talking to members of the Steelers sideline. The 28-year-old could be fined for his facemask penalties but is in no danger of facing a suspension, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Sep 19, 2023 2:22 PM EST
When asked about the possibility of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson facing a potential suspension after two blatant face-mask fouls and his shove of an official in Monday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source said, "All plays will be evaluated and assessed today." Watson looked bad for the second straight week to open the season in the Week 2 loss, going 22-for-40 for 235 yards with a touchdown and an interception while losing two fumbles and running in a two-point conversion. The 28-year-old just doesn't look comfortable in Cleveland's offense yet after playing in only eight games in 2022 following a lengthy suspension. And now the Browns have lost star running back Nick Chubb (knee) for the year. Any suspension for Watson would force rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson into his first career start.
Sep 19, 2023 11:11 AM EST
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson had a rough night in a 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Watson completed 22 of his 40 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the disappointing loss to his team's division rivals, while adding six rushes for 22 yards. He threw a pick-six on his very first play from scrimmage on a deflected pass. Later, in the fourth quarter with the Browns clinging to a 19-16 lead, he lost a fumble that was scooped up and returned 17 yards for a touchdown by T.J. Watt. Watson's lone touchdown pass went to Jerome Ford. He will look to regroup ahead of a Week 3 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
Sep 19, 2023 5:09 AM EST
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson turned in a solid performance in a Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, accounting for two touchdowns. He will look to keep it going in Week 2's Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers struggled against Brock Purdy and the 49ers offense in Week 1, allowing two passing touchdowns and a total of 30 points. Watson has been providing a solid floor from a rushing perspective since joining the Browns, which keeps him in the conversation as a high-end QB2 in Week 2.
Sep 14, 2023 7:42 PM EST
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 16 of his 29 passes for 154 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 24-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Watson added five rushes for 45 yards, a touchdown, and a two-point conversion on the ground in the win. The veteran quarterback supplemented his modest passing numbers with solid numbers on the ground in a game where the Browns led the entire way and were able to lean on the ground attack. While he turned in a productive fantasy afternoon, the jury is still out on whether Watson can regain his Houston Texans form, leaving him as a QB2 in Week 2's road matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sep 10, 2023 10:13 PM EST
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will open up his 2023 season with a home matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Watson struggled over his six games last season and draws a tough matchup against a Cincy defense that allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per game to the QB position in 2022. The reports out of this past training camp regarding Watson were also slightly concerning, making it hard to have full faith in Watson as a fantasy QB1 in the season opener. He is best deployed as a mid-range QB2 heading into Week 1.
Sep 7, 2023 6:48 PM EST
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson completed five of his 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 33-32 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in his team's preseason finale on Saturday. Watson also added three rushes for one yard and lost a fumble in the contest. The veteran signal-caller got the start and found tight end David Njoku for a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the high-scoring affair. Watson finishes his preseason having completed eight of his 13 passes for 112 yards and a score across two games. He will now prepare to face the Cincinnati Bengals at home in Week 1.
Aug 26, 2023 5:27 PM EST
The Athletic's Zac Jackson writes that the Cleveland Browns' passing game in training camp to this point has been completely unimpressive. Quarterback Deshaun Watson has been an adventure in the pocket, and he hasn't had a string of consecutive completions in 11-on-11 team drills since early in camp. There hasn't been much consistency, although that could change when wide receivers Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore (ribs) start playing fully. Watson threw bad interceptions after getting caught locking in on one receiver in each day of joint practices this week. The 27-year-old looked very rusty in his return in 2022 after a long layoff due to suspension, but most fantasy managers are expecting him to bounce back to a QB1 level in 2023. Watson and the Browns offense have work to do if that's going to come to fruition.
Aug 17, 2023 11:10 AM EST
Watson won't play in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Jets, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports.
Aug 1, 2023 12:17 PM EST
Watson completed 19 of 29 passes for 230 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 28-14 loss to Pittsburgh. He added six rushes for 44 yards.
Jan 8, 2023 4:09 PM EST
Watson completed nine of 18 passes for 169 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Commanders.
Jan 1, 2023 6:46 PM EST
Watson completed 15 of 31 passes for 135 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Browns' 17-10 loss to the Saints on Saturday. He also rushed three times for 24 yards and a touchdown.
Dec 24, 2022 1:20 PM EST
Watson completed 18 of 28 passes for 161 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's 13-3 win over the Ravens. He added six rushes for 22 yards.
Dec 17, 2022 6:12 PM EST
Watson completed 26 of 42 passes for 276 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals. He added 33 yards on six rushing attempts.
Dec 11, 2022 2:07 PM EST
Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski that he'd feel comfortable calling designed runs for Watson in Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Dec 9, 2022 5:29 PM EST
Watson acknowledged there are timing issues as he returns to the field following a lengthy absence from game action, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. ""All of that stuff's gotta come back and, like I said last week, I don't know when it's gonna come back. I don't know if it was gonna be last week, this week. My job is to just keep getting better and when it clicks it, it clicks and everyone will feel that," the quarterback said.
Dec 9, 2022 5:21 AM EST
Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said Watson will start Week 14 against the Bengals, despite the rust he showed in last week's win over the Texans, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. " Deshaun is our quarterback. We're focused on having a really good day of practice [Wednesday] and having a great day on Sunday," the coach said.
Dec 7, 2022 6:21 PM EST
Watson completed 12 of 22 passes for 131 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Texans. He added seven rushes for 21 yards.
Dec 4, 2022 3:48 PM EST
Watson was officially added to Cleveland's 53-man roster Monday and is expected to start Sunday's game against the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Nov 28, 2022 11:07 AM EST
Watson has complied with the terms of his 11-game suspension and will be officially reinstated by the NFL on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Nov 27, 2022 5:20 AM EST