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Madden 12 Roster Updates: Browns See 8 Defensive Players Increase

The Week 8 roster update for Madden NFL 12 is set to go live on Friday, and the Cleveland Browns have a huge list of changes. Though not all of them are good, the Browns have sixteen players getting ratings changes after their game against the Seattle Seahawks. On top of that, they have quite a few other changes in relation to the depth chart and things of that nature.

There's quite a few increases, including many significant ones. Two players break into the 80s in overall rankings, while Joe Thomas gets within one of 99 and D'Qwell Jackson approaches a 90 rating. It's somewhat surprising that three offensive players went up after such a poor performance, but the defense got most of the credit, with eight defensive players receiving increases in the update. Make the jump for a full list of Browns updates.

Increases

CB Buster Skrine 60 to 63
CB Dimitri Patterson 70 to 71
DL Jayme Mitchell 68 to 72
DL Jabaal Sheard 79 to 80
DL Ahtyba Rubin 85 to 86
LB Chris Gocong 79 to 80
LB D'Qwell Jackson 86 to 87
S T.J. Ward 85 to 86
OL Joe Thomas 96 to 98
WR Greg Little 72 to 73
HB Montario Hardesty 71 to 73

Decreases

WR Mohamed Massaquoi 76 to 75
WR Josh Cribbs 79 to 78
HB Peyton Hillis 89 to 88
OL Tony Pashos 77 to 75
P Brad Maynard 80 to 78

Change

CB Joe Haden moved to CB #1 on depth chart
CB Sheldon Brown moved to CB #2 on depth chart
S Mike Adams moved to FS #1 on depth chart
S Usama Young moved to FS #2 on depth chart
HB Chris Ogbonnaya moved to HB #3 on depth chart

Essentially, every increase or decrease seems to make sense, other than yet another decrease of running back Peyton Hillis. He was decreased last week and is decreased this week, despite the fact that he's been injured and not playing. How does a player continue to go down when he's got an injured hamstring? I doubt he's just moving down due to a decrease in INJ (injury) rating.

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