Browns rookie report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 9:33 p.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

Here's a look at the contributions of Browns rookies in Cleveland's 20-14 loss at Baltimore on Sunday.

WR Greg Little — He was targeted seven times, catching four passes for 40 yards. The numbers don't quite tell the whole story here. Little has been inconsistent at times this season, but he was solid in this game.

DT Phil Taylor — Notched five tackles against Baltimore but was called for enroachment on 4th-and-2 with two minutes left in the game, giving the Ravens a first down that enabled them to run out the clock. "He was pretty well aware of the fact it was a screw-up and he was, obviously, disappointed about the way things transpired. I would venture to say that will never happen to him again," Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday.

DE Jabaal Sheard — Had a fairly quiet game, notching just one tackle. Leads the Browns with 7½ sacks. 

TE Jordan Cameron — Was targeted three times in Week 16, catching one pass for three yards. He's been targeted three times in each of the last two games.

FB Owen Marecic — The Browns' top blocking back saw playing time as a reserve.

CB Buster Skrine — Played as a reserve, notched one tackle on defense.

OLG Jason Pinkston — Made his 15th start at left guard.

S Eric Hagg — Played as a reserve but didn't record any statistics.

LS Christian Yount — Served as Browns' long- and short-snapper.

DT Kiante Tripp — Inactive.

LB Brian Smith — Made his NFL regular-season debut on Saturday. He did not record any statistics. He was penalized for holding on a second-quarter punt, but later in the game, he got a nice block on Ravens WR Tandon Doss on Joshua Cribbs' 84-yard punt-return TD.

LB Quinton Spears — Played as a reserve and notched one special-teams stop.

CB James Dockery — Inactive.

OLB Benjamin Jacobs — Played as a reserve but didn't record any statistics.