Cleveland was signed to the Broncos' active roster from the practice squad Friday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Cleveland was restored to the Broncos' practice squad Wednesday from the COVID list and now moves to the active roster. He's appeared in six games this season, seeing 26 offensive snaps and one target but no receptions. With the Broncos' wide receiver unit returning Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick from COVID protocols, Cleveland will likely see more work on special teams than on offense Saturday against the Chiefs.
Jan 7, 2022 4:57 PM EST
Cleveland was restored to the Broncos' practice squad from the COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aric DiLalla from the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Cleveland has appeared in six games for the Broncos this season but none since Week 10. Now cleared to return to the team, Cleveland will work to earn another shot with the Broncos' active roster in Week 18 against the Chiefs.
Jan 5, 2022 1:59 PM EST
Cleveland (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Cleveland joined Denver's practice squad in early December after being waived by the team. He's appeared in six games for the Broncos this season and is now unavailable until he clears the health and safety protocols.
Dec 29, 2021 9:47 PM EST
The Broncos are planning to sign Cleveland back to their practice squad, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Cleveland was waived by the Broncos on Saturday, but after clearing waivers, it appears he will rejoin the team's practice squad. The 2020 seventh-round pick has suited up for seven games this season but only saw action in one of them.
Dec 7, 2021 12:58 PM EST
Denver waived Cleveland on Saturday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Cleveland has suited up for seven games this season but only saw action in one. Most recently, he has dealt with a hamstring issue. He will likely be a candidate to revert to the Broncos' practice squad assuming he clears waivers.
Dec 4, 2021 3:55 PM EST
Cleveland (hamstring) does not carry an Troy Renck of Denver 7 News into Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Analysis: Cleveland suffered a hamstring injury during practice leading up to the team's Week 12 matchup against the Chargers and remained sidelined for the game. However, he was able to practice in limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday prior to logging a full session Friday in preparation for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He should serve primarily in a special teams role.
Dec 3, 2021 6:10 PM EST
Cleveland (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Analysis: Cleveland suffered a late-week injury, which always threatens to keep one out of a game. The Broncos will accordingly be without some of their special-teams depth.
Nov 28, 2021 12:02 PM EST
Cleveland (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Chargers.
Analysis: Cleveland seemingly picked up the injury during practice Thursday after beginning the week as a full participant. However, he did not practice at all Friday, leaving his status for Sunday uncertain. Cleveland has served nearly exclusively on special teams this season, as he has only one target and no receptions across six contests on the campaign.
Nov 27, 2021 7:15 PM EST
Cleveland failed to secure his lone target in Thursday's 17-14 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Cleveland played on just four of the Broncos' 50 offensive snaps Thursday. The 24-year-old wideout was elevated from the team's practice squad ahead of the contest to serve as depth for Denver's offense. Despite his extremely limited role in the passing game, Cleveland was mostly a contributor on special teams, playing on 70 percent of special teams snaps in the game. With fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy making his return from an ankle injury in the near future, Cleveland will likely have a difficult time seeing the field going forward. The Broncos will square off against Washington in Week 8.
Oct 23, 2021 5:05 AM EST
The Broncos have promoted Cleveland to the active roster for Thursday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Cleveland is being elevated for a third straight contest, so after Thursday's game the Broncos will need to decide whether to sign him to the active roster. The second-year pro has yet to draw a target this season, but he has handled a depth role on offense and contributed on special teams.
Oct 20, 2021 12:57 PM EST
Cleveland reverted to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Cleveland was a gameday elevation for Sunday's loss to the Ravens, and he played 10 snaps on offense and 13 on special teams, recording one tackle. The 2020 seventh-round pick caught six passes for 63 yards as a rookie last year, but he is without a catch through two appearances in 2021.
Oct 18, 2021 5:04 PM EST
Cleveland was elevated from the Broncos' practice squad Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Cleveland will join the active roster for the second straight week as a much needed depth piece at wide receiver for Denver's offense. Joining him will be new acquisition John Brown, though it remains unclear if the veteran wideout will be activated for game day. Nonetheless, both Cleveland and Brown have the potential to see usage in the passing game in relief of Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick when the Broncos square off against the Raiders in Week 6.
Oct 16, 2021 1:48 PM EST
Cleveland reverted back to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Cleveland joined the active roster for the first time this season, as Courtland Sutton (ankle) and Diontae Spencer (chest) were questionable heading into Sunday's contest. The 24-year-old played five offense snaps, but his only contribution to the stat column was a tackle he made on Denver's kickoff unit.
Oct 12, 2021 9:20 AM EST
Cleveland was elevated from the Broncos' practice squad Saturday.
Analysis: Cleveland joined Denver's practice squad after he was waived in late August, and he'll join the active roster for the first time this season. He'll provide relief for the team's receiving corps with Courtland Sutton (ankle) and Diontae Spencer (chest) questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Oct 9, 2021 2:18 PM EST
Cleveland was waived by the Broncos on Monday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: A seventh-round pick in 2020, Cleveland suited up for 10 games in his rookie season and mostly contributed on special teams, returning 10 kicks for 234 yards. The Broncos are healthy at wide receiver to start the season, so Cleveland was cut loose before the 53-man roster was revealed Tuesday.
Aug 30, 2021 8:39 PM EST
Cleveland caught four of five targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 32-31 loss to Las Vegas.
Analysis: The rookie seventh-round pick entered Sunday with just two catches on the season and stepped up in a big way. All five of Cleveland's targets were on third down and he converted three of them. The Florida product converted a fourth third down by drawing a holding penalty. Cleveland definitely benefitted from the absence of fellow rookie KJ Hamler (concussion) and Tim Patrick (foot), but he showed promise heading into an offseason in which the bulk of Denver's young core of skill players will return.
Jan 4, 2021 3:45 PM EST
Cleveland (illness) was absent from Tuesday's injury reports, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: Cleveland missed the Week 14 win over Carolina after falling ill, but he's good to go moving forward. The 23-year-old wide receiver is ticketed as the team's top kick returner moving forward while handling occasional snaps on offense.
Dec 15, 2020 2:07 PM EST
Cleveland (illness) will not travel to Sunday's game and was downgraded to out Saturday, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: It's worth noting the illness is reportedly not COVID-19, but he'll nevertheless not travel to Sunday's game. The receiver has caught two of his four targets for 18 yards this season and will likely have Diontae Spencer take over his duties as the primary kick returner.
Dec 12, 2020 12:38 PM EST
Cleveland (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Cleveland's illness hasn't been linked to COVID-19, but he'll surely be required to pass a few more tests to play Sunday. If he's unable to go, his absence will mainly affect special teams. Diontae Spencer likely would replace him as the primary kick returner.
Dec 11, 2020 5:14 PM EST
Cleveland caught his lone target for 11 yards and returned three kickoffs for 77 yards during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: The 23-year-old played only two offensive snaps but secured his first reception since the season opener. Cleveland should continue to see most of his opportunities in the return game for Denver.
Dec 8, 2020 6:07 PM EST
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