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Browns Place Dorian Thompson-Robinson On Injured Reserve

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (hip) has been placed on injured reserve and will not return in 2023. The rookie made three starts and eight appearances this season, completing just 53.6 percent of his passes for 440 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions. He also rushed 14 times for an additional 65 yards on the ground. With Deshaun Watson (shoulder) done for the season, too, Cleveland will continue to deploy Joe Flacco as its starting quarterback. The Browns' backup signal-caller will be P.J. Walker, who was elevated to the active roster on Tuesday.

Dec 26, 2023 12:35 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Not Expected To Start In Week 14

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson cleared concussion protocol this week but is still expected to operate as the backup to Joe Flacco during Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie has appeared in parts of five games this season, completing just 58 of 109 passes for 429 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions, plus an additional 65 yards on the ground. Thompson-Robinson is off the fantasy radar while Flacco is a low-end QB2 option at the moment.

Dec 10, 2023 8:13 AM EST



Dorian Thompson-Robinson Removed From Injury Report

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) was able to practice in full on Friday and clear the league's concussion protocol, so he was removed from the final Week 14 injury report. However, head coach Kevin Stefanski has refused to name a starter between Thompson-Robinson and veteran Joe Flacco heading into Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. For what it's worth, Flacco was the first in line for drills in practices this week and didn't fall flat in his first start in 2023 in last week's loss to the Los Angeles Rams, throwing for over 200 yards and two touchdowns, although he did have a costly interception late. Regardless of who starts at QB for Cleveland, they'll be an unattractive low-end QB2 in superflex leagues and could be without top receiver Amari Cooper (concussion).

Dec 8, 2023 7:13 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Practicing Again, Still In Concussion Protocol

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) is practicing for the second straight day on Thursday, but he remains in the league's concussion protocol. He threw to practice-squad players during the portion of practice open to the media. Joe Flacco continues to work with the first-team offense and is fully expected to make his second straight start in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday, even though the Browns have been mum on their starting QB for this week so far. The 24-year-old rookie was thrust into the starting role again in Week 11 when Deshaun Watson (shoulder) was lost for the season, but he suffered a concussion in Week 12 and was forced to sit out last week's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. As long as Flacco doesn't implode, Cleveland will likely opt for experience under center as they push for a playoff spot.

Dec 7, 2023 12:51 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Expected To Practice

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) is expected to return to practice on Wednesday after sitting out the Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams due to a concussion he suffered in Week 12. It remains to be seen who would start at QB between Thompson-Robinson and veteran Joe Flacco if the rookie is cleared from the concussion protocol in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. For what it's worth, Flacco was taking first-team repetitions on Wednesday. The Browns lost in a blowout on Sunday, but Flacco wasn't terrible and had 254 passing yards and two touchdowns, so the team could give him another start this weekend, even if DTR is available to play.

Dec 6, 2023 3:20 PM EST



Dorian Thompson-Robinson Remains In Concussion Protocol

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said that rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol on Monday. Thompson-Robinson suffered a concussion in the Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos and sat out in favor of veteran Joe Flacco in the Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The 24-year-old will likely go back to starting under center for the Browns when he's healthy, but he should be considered questionable, at best, to play in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first action of 2023, Flacco went 23-for-44 for 254 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a serviceable performance after just recently being signed by Cleveland.

Dec 4, 2023 6:15 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Won't Play Sunday, Joe Flacco To Start

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Los Angeles Rams. Veteran Joe Flacco, who hasn't played a snap since 2022, will start in his place. The 38-year-old was inconsistent with the Jets last season but has previously shown that he's capable of supporting a serviceable offense. While he's not on the fantasy radar, the likes of Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore are fine FLEX options. Meanwhile, David Njoku is a mid-to-low TE1 and Jerome Ford, who could see increased volume, is an RB2.

Dec 1, 2023 5:10 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Still In Concussion Protocol

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol and missed practice on Thursday for the second straight day this week. Thompson-Robinson took a hard shot in late in the second half of the Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos and never returned. The fact that he hasn't been able to get onto the practice field yet this week doesn't bode well for his chances of playing this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Head coach Kevin Stefanski announced that the recently signed Joe Flacco (and not P.J. Walker) is now the backup to Thompson-Robinson, so if DTR doesn't get the green light for Week 13, Flacco will make his 2023 debut for the Browns. Flacco would be nothing more than a desperation low-end QB2 in superflex leagues if he's given the starting nod.

Nov 30, 2023 6:41 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson In Concussion Protocol

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol and will not practice on Wednesday. Thompson-Robinson suffered a concussion on a hard hit in the third quarter of the Week 12 loss against the Denver Broncos and was removed from the game in favor of P.J. Walker, who proceeded to fumble twice (one lost). Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is out for the year. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said that veteran Joe Flacco, who was signed last week, is now the backup to Thompson-Robinson. If the rookie doesn't get cleared from the concussion protocol this week, it appears that Flacco will make his first start of 2023 on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

Nov 29, 2023 3:43 PM EST


Browns Unsure Of Dorian Thompson-Robinson's Week 13 Status

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) left Sunday's 29-12 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday late in the second half with a concussion, but the Browns aren't making any firm plans on who will start at QB if he cannot play in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Rams. P.J. Walker replaced DTR on Sunday and went 6-for-13 for 56 yards while fumbling twice, losing one of them. Walker has played in six games (two starts) this year for Cleveland, but he hasn't been very good when called on, and the Browns recently signed veteran Joe Flacco to their practice squad after Deshaun Watson (shoulder) went on Injured Reserve. Flacco might not be much of an upgrade over Thompson-Robinson or Walker, but he has plenty of experience in big games late in the year. We'll have a better idea of DTR's status for Week 13 later this week.

Nov 27, 2023 6:19 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Done For Week 12

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (head) won't return to Sunday's meeting with the Denver Broncos. The signal-caller took a brutal hit in the second half and was taken to the blue medical tent. Unfortunately, further tests revealed he suffered a concussion, so his day is over. That said, fantasy managers likely aren't shocked by the latest report, considering DTR had a bloody lip and looked visibly dazed. But now the question remains if he'll be available in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Rams. If not, P.J. Walker would likely stay under center.

Nov 26, 2023 7:07 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Being Evaluated For A Head Injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (head) exited Sunday's matchup against the Broncos. The signal-caller took a hard shot in the second half and was taken to the blue medical tent for a concussion evaluation. However, he looked visibly dazed and was sporting a lip laceration, meaning his day could be over. For now, DTR is questionable to return. But if he's ruled out, he'll finish with 134 yards and a touchdown off 14-for-29 passing while adding five carries for 21 yards. In the meantime, P.J. Walker came in to take over under center. UPDATE: Thompson-Robinson is questionable to return.

Nov 26, 2023 6:48 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson A Low-End QB2 In Week 12

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson will make his third career start on the road against the Denver Broncos in Week 12. Thompson-Robinson acted as a game manager in a Week 11 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, attempting 43 passes but just 3.84 yards per attempt. He draws a favorable matchup against a Denver defense that is allowing the 10th-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks in 2023. That being said, Denver's defense has shown improvement in recent weeks after a rough start to the season. Thompson-Robinson is only a fantasy option as a second quarterback in superflex formats heading into Week 12.

Nov 25, 2023 8:34 AM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson To Make Another Start In Week 12

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said that rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson will make another start in Week 12 in Denver against the Broncos. The Browns signed veteran Joe Flacco to their practice squad, but Stefanski said his role will be to support the team. Thompson-Robinson earned another start after leading the Browns to a 13-10 win over the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in just his second career start. The 24-year-old has a good shot as sticking as the starter the rest of the year in the wake of Deshaun Watson's season-ending shoulder injury. DTR went 24-for-43 for 165 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in Week 11. The Browns will continue to lean on their rushing attack against a soft Denver run defense in Week 12, leaving Thompson-Robinson as a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues.

Nov 20, 2023 1:13 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Throws For 165 Yards In Week 11

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed 24 of his 43 passes for 165 yards and added 20 yards on three carries in a 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11. Thompson-Robinson was mostly limited to short passes but he took care of the ball against a tough Pittsburgh defense and led the team on a 48-yard drive that put Dustin Hopkins to kick a game-winning 34-yard field goal with two seconds left on the clock. The rookie out of UCLA likely did enough to earn another start in Week 12 against a Denver Broncos pass defense that has been generous to passing attacks in 2023. Thompson-Robinson has some appeal as a QB2 in two-quarterback formats moving forward.

Nov 19, 2023 4:44 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson In Line To Start In Week 11

The Cleveland Browns are planning to start rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson in Week 11 against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Browns announced Wednesday morning that Deshaun Watson will have season-ending surgery for a fracture in his right shoulder. Thompson-Robinson may not make all of the starts under center for the Browns for the remainder of the year, but it appears he'll get the first crack at replacing Watson this weekend. The 24-year-old's lone start this year came in the Week 4 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, when he went 19-for-36 for 121 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. He'll be a desperation low-end QB2 in superflex leagues this weekend in fantasy, while the Steelers defense just became a lot more attractive. If Thompson-Robinson struggles mightily, the Browns could go back to P.J. Walker.

Nov 15, 2023 12:01 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Struggles In First NFL Start

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson struggled in a 28-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. Pressed into service after Deshaun Watson (shoulder) was declared inactive on Sunday morning, Thompson-Robinson completed 19 of his 36 passes for 121 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions. He also gained 24 yards on four carries in the loss. The rookie signal-caller looked overwhelmed in the tough divisional matchup as Cleveland only mustered one field goal, a 53-yarder in the first quarter. The Browns are on bye in Week 5 with hopes that Watson's shoulder heals up enough with the extra rest so he can be ready to play in Week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Oct 1, 2023 9:55 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Starting For Browns In Week 4

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson will start in Week 4 with Deshaun Watson (shoulder) too injured to play, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Watson had been listed as questionable but will be held out as the Browns face the Ravens. Thompson-Robinson, a fourth-round rookie out of UCLA, completed 37 of 58 passes for 440 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the preseason but has not previously made an NFL start. That will change on Sunday, when Thompson-Robinson starts in place of Watson while ranking as a fantasy QB3.

Oct 1, 2023 11:07 AM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Likely To Win Backup Job

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson appears to be the favorite to win the backup QB job. This comes after fellow quarterback Joshua Dobbs was traded to the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. Before that, head coach Kevin Stefanski called Dobbs the No. 2 QB on the roster before he was traded away. Now, Thompson-Robinson has a clear path to the backup job behind Deshaun Watson in Cleveland. The fifth-round rookie has done fairly well during the preseason. The assumption is that he won't have fantasy value behind Watson, but would be the next man up if an injury happens.

Aug 24, 2023 10:18 PM EST


Dorian Thompson-Robinson Throws For 164 Yards In Preseason Game

Cleveland Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed 13 of his 25 passes for 164 yards and added 18 yards on four rushes in an 18-18 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles in preseason action on Thursday. Thompson-Robinson got the start and played the entire first half in Cleveland's third preseason contest. He protected the ball, not turning it over, and only took one sack in the game. The rookie quarterback appears to have moved ahead of Kellen Mond in the pecking order as the Browns head into their final preseason game next week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Aug 18, 2023 5:46 AM EST