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Cleveland Browns: Predicting the 53 Man Roster

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With another new, but more dedicated and focused regime, the Cleveland Browns kickoff their 2013 campaign on September 8th vs. the Miami Dolphins. Between OTAs, Mini Camps, the NFL Draft, Training Camp, and preseason games, the front office and coaching staff has had time to evaluate and determine the 53 man final roster.

The injury bug has taken a toll in preseason games so far and have fluctuated some decisions. Through four exhibition games, here is my 53 man roster. I have also predicted an eight man practice squad and PUP list. (This is based on not signing anyone from other teams)

Quarterbacks:

Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer

Running Backs:

Trent Richardson, Brandon Jackson, Chris Ogbonnaya

Tight Ends:

Jordan Cameron, Gary Barnidge, Brad Smelley (TE/FB)

Wide Receivers:

Josh Gordon, Greg Little, Davone Bess, Travis Benjamin, Josh Cooper, Tori Gurley

Offensive Linemen:

Joe Thomas, John Greco, Alex Mack, Jason Pinkston, Mitchell Schwartz, Oniel Cousins, Garrett Gilkey, Rashad Butler, Shawn Lauvao,

Defensive Linemen:

Phil Taylor, Ahtyba Rubin, Desmond Bryant, Billy Winn, John Hughes, Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, Brian Sanford, Armonty Bryant

Linebackers:

D’Qwell Jackson, Quentin Groves, Craig Robertson, Jabaal Sheard, Barkevious Mingo, Paul Kruger, Tank Carder, James-Michael Johnson, Justin Cole

Defensive Backs:

Joe Haden, Chris Owens, Buster Skrine, Leon McFadden, Josh Aubrey, TJ Ward, Johnson Bademosi, Tashaun Gipson, Jamoris Slaughter

Special Teams:

Spencer Lanning, Shayne Graham, Christian Yount

Practice Squad:

Jarrod Shaw OL, Akeem Auguste DB,  Abdul Kanneh DB, Jamaine Cook RB, Hall Davis DL, Justin Staples LB, Dominique Croom WR

PUP/Injured Reserve:

Dion Lewis, Chris Faulk, Montario Hardesty (released), David Nelson (Eligible to return in week 8)

Ryan Ruiz is the Cleveland Browns Beat Writer for The Inscriber: Digital Magazine. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @ryanpruiz24. Ryan is also a Cleveland Browns Correspondent for The SportsFix. Tune in every Friday at noon on www.thesportfix.net.

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