NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Browns will be signing S John Johnson. The former Ram finished 3 of the past 4 years among the top 11 safeties in Pro Football Focus grading. His signing likely means Cleveland doesn't view Ronnie Harrison as starter material for 2021. We'd bet they hope 2020 second-round pick Grant Delpit is ready to start next to Johnson. Delpit missed all of his rookie season with a torn Achilles' tendon, so we'll have to see about his readiness this summer. He and Johnson would make for a nice pair at the position, each with versatility to play multiple roles in the formation.
The Browns have activated S Ronnie Harrison, TE Harrison Bryant and LB Malcolm Smith from the COVID list. That makes all 3 available for Sunday's game against the Steelers. None figures to be a big fantasy factor. Harrison carries nice tackle upside for IDP lineups, though, against a pass-heavy Pittsburgh offense.
The Browns have activated S Ronnie Harrison from IR. He missed the past 4 games with a shoulder injury. That follows closely behind the team placing safeties Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo on the COVID list. So expect Harrison to jump back into the starting lineup for this game. In his previous 3 games of full duty, Harrison posted 8, 10 and 6 tackles and broke up a pass in each. He also hit up the Colts for a pick-6 plus a 2nd pass defensed in the game before that span. He'll carry upside against the Mason Rudolph Steelers this week -- especially with LB B.J. Goodson also sidelined with COVID, raising the tackle upside.
Browns S Ronnie Harrison will miss 4-6 weeks with the shoulder injury that knocked him out on the 1st play of Sunday's win over the Jaguars. That leaves Karl Joseph to step back into the lineup for Sunday's matchup with Tennessee. Joseph opened the season starting next to Andrew Sendejo before Harrison displaced him. Joseph provided little fantasy value during his starting stint.
Browns S Ronnie Harrison escaped with only a bone bruise after leaving Sunday's game with a knee injury. According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, HC Kevin Stefanski says Harrison has a shot to face the Jaguars on Sunday. We'll see about his participation through the week.
Browns S Karl Joseph is inactive for today's game against the Colts. Joseph sustained a hamstring injury in Thursday's practice and then missed Friday before turning up questionable. With Joseph out, Ronnie Harrison will start next to Andrew Sendejo.
The Jaguars have traded S Ronnie Harrison to the Browns for a 5th-round pick. The 23-year-old should quickly join Karl Joseph in the starting lineup, filling a need that arose when rookie Grant Delpit suffered a torn Achilles' tendon. It's a surprising move even for the tanking Jaguars. Harrison arrived as a 3rd-round pick in 2018 and is signed through 2021. Pro Football Focus did grade him just 65th among 83 qualifying safeties last season, though. Andrew Wingard and Josh Jones look like candidates to replace Harrison with the Jaguars. We'll see about the defense's plan.
Jaguars LB Myles Jack (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited Friday workout. Jack has increased his tackle totals lately but spent most of the season as a low-impact IDP. Jacksonville has already ruled out S Ronnie Harrison (concussion).
Jaguars S Ronnie Harrison sustained a concussion early in Sunday's game against the Titans. Andrew Wingard filled in for the final 79% of the snaps and supplied 5 tackles. He'd likely start in Harrison's place next Sunday if Harrison isn't ready to face the Buccaneers.