Jaelen Strong
Jaelen Strong
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Originally selected by the Texans in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Strong will have a chance to revive his career with the Browns. He's appeared in 20 career games (three starts) and has 31 catches for 330 yards across three seasons. Due to Cleveland's lack of a surefire WR3 behind Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, Strong has a chance to make the roster, though a quick and strong start to camp is a must. His chances improved considerably when Antonio Callaway received a four-game suspension. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Browns in August of 2019.
Cut by Browns
WRFree Agent
August 26, 2019
Strong was cut by the Browns on Monday, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Strong was competing for a depth role in Cleveland, but the team decided he was not the right fit less than a week after they signed his former Texans teammate and fellow wideout Braxton Miller. He ends his preseason stint with seven receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Only 25, there's a chance Strong could find his way onto a roster or practice squad during the regular season.
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How do Jaelen Strong's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
6' 2"
220 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
Shuttle Time*
4.21 sec
Cone Drill*
7.34 sec
Vertical Jump
42.0 in
Broad Jump
123 in
Hand Length
9.00 in
Arm Length
32.25 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jaelen Strong
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December 26, 2017
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The Stats Room: Week 3 QB Projections
September 23, 2017
Jeff Zimmerman continues his quest for a better projections system with quarterback projections for Week 3.
NFL Game Previews: Breaking Down Week 2
September 14, 2017
Erik Siegrist previews Monday Night Football as Matthew Stafford leads the Lions into New York to face the Giants. Who has the edge?
Exploiting the Matchups: Will Bell Go Quiet Week 1?
September 7, 2017
Luke Hoover analyzes the Week 1 matchups and is not confident Le'Veon Bell will return his usual rewards in the season opener against the Browns.
On Target: Previewing Week 1
On Target: Previewing Week 1
September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017
Davis Mattek looks at the receiving situations that most intrigue him heading into the 2017 season, including a Chiefs depth chart topped by Tyreek Hill.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Strong, a third-round pick in 2015, was a forgotten man at the start of the 2016 season. The Texans had selected two wideouts in the draft last season, a sure sign they weren't happy with Strong's conditioning during his rookie season. He capitalized on an injury to Braxton Miller and started getting more snaps midseason, but an ankle injury put an end to his momentum. He'll be in direct competition with Miller for playing time this season, with both players gunning for the No. 2 receiver job after Will Fuller suffered a broken collarbone in training camp. Fuller is expected to miss at least the first month of the season, but he should be back to reclaim a starting job at some point during the year. Strong, meanwhile, is set to serve a one-game suspension to start the season, resulting from a marijuana possession charge.
Strong, a 2015 third-round pick, had a rocky introduction to the NFL, getting in earful in organized team activities from head coach Bill O'Brien about his conditioning. When he dropped weight, O'Brien needed him to practice better before giving him playing time. As the season wore on, Strong started getting more offensive snaps, but only when others were injured. Our first glimpse of Strong in 2016, apart from a February arrest for marijuana possession, was at May's organized team activities. Strong was leaner and appeared determined to put his offseason ignominy behind him. Where this leaves Strong on the depth chart is unclear, as two wideouts drafted in 2016 and veterans Cecil Shorts and Keith Mumphrey will compete for playing time.
Taken in the third round, Strong should compete with Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts for targets opposite DeAndre Hopkins. While Strong's route running is raw, there's no denying his physical skills — at 6-2, 217, with a 4.44 40, he has the size, speed and athleticism to evolve into a top target eventually. It's likely he begins the year as the No. 3 or No. 4, but Washington will turn 32 in August, and Shorts is one of the more injury-prone wideouts in the league. Concerns about a wrist injury lowered Strong's draft stock, but apparently the Texans examined him and found nothing wrong. At press time, he's expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.
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Fails to impress
WRCleveland Browns
August 24, 2019
Strong caught two of seven targets for 11 yards in Friday's 13-12 loss to the Buccaneers in preseason Week 3.
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In line for more opportunities
WRCleveland Browns
August 9, 2019
Strong could start seeing more reps in practice with Antonio Callaway suspended for the first four games of the regular season, Scott Patsko of Cleveland.com reports.
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Impressing in camp
WRCleveland Browns
August 5, 2019
Strong is pushing for a spot on the Browns' 53-man roster, Tony Zarrella of Cleveland19.com reports.
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Joining Cleveland
WRCleveland Browns
February 20, 2019
Strong signed a contract Wednesday with the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Fully recovered from ACL injury
WRFree Agent
November 21, 2018
Strong tweeted Wednesday that he has fully recovered from the ACL injury he sustained in December of 2017.
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