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Top Jaelon Darden News

  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: Signs reserve/future contract

    Darden signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on Monday.

    The wide receiver was on the Browns' practice squad at the end of the season. Darden appeared in one game and during which he logged nine special-teams snaps in 2023.

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  • Jaelon Darden: Back to practice squad

    Darden reverted to the Browns' practice squad Monday.

    Darden operated as the team's primary return specialist in Sunday's 19-17 upset win over the 49ers, compiling 42 return-yards on two kick returns and 39 yards on four punts. If Cedric Tillman (hip) is unable to go again in Week 7 versus the Colts, Darden could be elevated to the team's active roster again.

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  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: Main returner in win

    Darden returned four punts for 39 yards and two kickoffs for 42 yards in Sunday's 19-17 win over the 49ers in Week 6.

    Darden was elevated to the active roster, as rookie Cedric Tillman (hip) was unable to go. Darden never stepped on the field for offense, but he took on a familiar return-specialist role.

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  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: Elevated by Browns

    The Browns elevated Darden to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, Brad Stainbrook of reports.

    Darden spent the first five weeks of the regular season on Cleveland's practice squad, but he is now in line to suit up for the first time. While the pass catcher will be available to provide depth at receiver, his primary role will presumably be contributing on special teams.

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  • Jaelon Darden: Misses cut, joins practice squad

    Darden was waived by the Browns on Tuesday and subsequently picked up by their practice squad Wednesday.

    Darden was considered to be on the roster fringes ahead of final roster cuts, so it is not surprising that he landed right back on the team's practice unit. The 2021 fourth-round pick will now look to turn heads at practice while awaiting the chance to get called up on a game day where the receiving position needs depth.

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  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: Held out Saturday

    Darden (leg) is not expected to play Saturday against the Chiefs, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Darden had been cleared to participate in seven-on-seven drills earlier this week, but that's evidently not enough for him to see action on the field Saturday. The 2021 fourth-round pick of the Buccaneers is likely on the roster fringes for the Browns and will need to get healthy quickly if he's to have a shot at making the opening 53-man roster.

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  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: Back at practice

    Darden (leg) participated in seven-on-seven drills at Thursday's practice, Jake Trotter of reports.

    Darden went down with an injury early in camp on Aug. 1 and has yet to play a snap this preseason. Trying to carve out a depth wideout role and spot on special teams as a potential return man, Darden needs to get healthy and stay that way. We should expect to see him out there for the preseason finale Saturday against the Chiefs.

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  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: Sits out Thursday

    Darden (leg) did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Jets.

    Darden is having a strong camp, but a leg injury Tuesday prevented him from competing Thursday. He's in the mix at both return jobs and is seen as the primary competitor of Jakeem Grant (ankle) at both wideout and returner. It's unlikely the Browns keep both.

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  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: In depth WR mix

    Darden is listed as second on the unofficial depth chart at one wideout position behind Amari Cooper for Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Jets, the Browns' official site reports.

    Darden jumped Anthony Schwartz on the depth chart and appears to benefit from Marquise Goodwin (blood clots) landing on the active/non-football illness list. Darden is also listed as the third kickoff and punt returner.

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  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: Still not practicing

    Darden is not practicing Tuesday due to a leg injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Darden had been performing well during training camp, but his recent injury will leave him in danger of falling down the team's positional depth chart, as well as possibly missing Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Jets. He'll continue working to get healthy and back on the field.

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  • Browns' Jaelon Darden: Claimed off waivers by Cleveland

    Cleveland claimed Darden off waivers from Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

    Darden was waived by Tampa Bay following Monday's win over the Saints, but he quickly found a new home in Cleveland. The second-year wideout appeared in the Buccaneers' first 12 games this year and caught both of his targets for 26 yards across just 53 offensive snaps, though he did make some solid contributions as a return man.

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  • Jaelon Darden: Loses roster spot

    Darden was waived by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Darden has played in all 12 games for the Bucs this season, mainly handling return duties while seeing limited snaps on offense. It's currently unclear if he'll be brought back to the team's practice squad if he is able to clear waivers. Rachaad White and Scotty Miller will be candidates to replace Darden as return men.

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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Pair of punt returns in loss

    Darden did not log any snaps on offense but returned two punts for 24 yards during the Buccaneers' 23-17 overtime loss to the Browns in Week 12.

    Darden rattled off another long return in a season full of them, recording a 17-yard runback. The speedster continues to be a complete non-factor on offense, but he's now averaging 10.7 yards per return and leads the NFL with 310 punt-return yards overall.

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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Gets a shot as kickoff returner

    Darden returned two kickoffs for 42 yards in the Buccaneers' 21-16 win over the Seahawks in Week 10.

    The Buccaneers didn't have any punt-return opportunities, but Darden still got his hands on the ball via the first two kickoff returns of the season. Darden failed to log a single snap on offense for the third straight game, however, so despite his speed, he doesn't have any fantasy viability at the moment outside of leagues that count return yards.

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  • Buccaneers' Jaelon Darden: Busy day as returner

    Darden did not log any snaps on offense but returned eight punts for 82 yards in the Buccaneers' 16-13 win over the Rams on Sunday.

    It was an extremely busy day on special teams for Darden, who recorded a career high in return yardage on an afternoon when the Rams were about as inept at sustaining drives as the Buccaneers. Darden continues to be among the league's most efficient return men, now averaging 10.6 yards on his 27 punt runbacks overall.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 25
School: North Texas
Experience: 3