- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 9, 1997 (21)
- 2018 / Rd. 4 / Pk. 105 (CLE)
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway turned in an excellent game against the New York Giants in his preseason debut. The rookie wideout caught three passes for 87 yards and a touchdown while leading the team with seven targets. Callaway's score came on a 54-yard catch where he slipped a tackle and outran the defense to the end zone. Callaway came under fire earlier in the week when he was cited for marijuana possession but the Browns still allowed him to travel with the team and play. He is likely facing punishment from the NFL but it appears he will continue to see playing time in the preseason in the meantime.
Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway has made the trip with the team to New York for their preseason opener against the Giants on Thursday. His attorney rescheduled his hearing for a minor misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license from Thursday to Aug. 23. Callaway was also found to have a gun strap and several rounds of ammunition in his car, but there was no gun. He is in Stage 1 of the league's substance-abuse program after testing for a dilute sample at the NFL combine. The Browns seem to believe Callaway that the marijuana was not his and that he's stayed clean. The rookie wideout was promoted to the first-team offense when they traded Corey Coleman to the Bills on Sunday, so Callaway has a real chance to make noise in his rookie season. However, he could be subject to a suspension by the league, which clouds his value in 2018. Callaway was regarded as a first-round talent but fell to the fourth round because of off-field issues. He's a strong dynasty league pick and could be worth a late-round flier in redraft leagues.
Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway, who was cited for marijuana possession and a suspended license on Sunday, recently had his car shipped to Ohio from Florida and hadn't used it in a while, according to a league source. Others had used his car recently and Callaway agreed to let police search his vehicle while not realizing marijuana was in it. Callaway was promoted to the first-team offense on Monday after the club traded Corey Coleman to the Bills, but Callaway did not notify the team of his citation. The Browns viewed Callaway, who also failed a drug test at the NFL combine, as a first-round target, but he slipped to the fourth round due to off-field issues. He impressed in minicamp and early in training camp, enough so that the Browns felt Coleman was expendable. It's extremely bad timing for the rookie and could result in a suspension from the league. Callaway's upside is intriguing, mainly in dynasty/keeper leagues in 2018. If he starts the year suspended, Rashard Higgins could have an expanded role behind Josh Gordon and Jarvis Landry.