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Cleveland Browns 53 Man Roster is Set, but not in Stone

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CLEVELAND, OH – By the 4 PM this past Saturday, like all other NFL teams, the Cleveland Browns had their 53 man roster finished. Twenty four hours later, the Browns made six more additional moves, including signing a much-needed wide receiver. For now, Cleveland has elected to keep 12 rookies, which is 23% of the roster.

Head coach Mike Pettine told the media yesterday, “I wouldn’t read too much into where it stands right now. There are some guys who aren’t here who potentially could come back. There are some guys who are here who won’t be here. The roster situation right now is very fluid.”

The brown-and-orange said goodbye to quarterback Rex Grossman, offensive lineman Martin Wallace, offensive lineman Karim Barton, and wide receiver Charles Johnson yesterday. One would have to believe that the Browns will add one more receiver to the roster. While Cleveland likes new addition LaRon Byrd‘s hands and size, proven players like Robert Meachum, Vincent Brown, and possibly Stephen Hill are still out there.

Here is the 53 man roster as the Browns are just seven days away from their opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Keep in mind that this could change even further before the Steelers game.

Quarterbacks (2): Brian Hoyer #6, Johnny Manziel #2 (R)

Running Backs: (4): Ben Tate #44, Terrance West #20 (R), Isaiah Crowell #34 (R), Glenn Winston #41 (R)

Full Back (1): Ray Agnew #48 (R)

Wide Receivers (5): Miles Austin #19, Andrew Hawkins #16, Travis Benjamin #11, Taylor Gabriel #18 (R), LaRon Byrd #17

Tight Ends (3): Jordan Cameron #84, Gary Barnidge #82, Jim Dray #81

Offensive Linemen (8): Joe Thomas #73, Joel Bitonio #75 (R), Alex Mack #55, John Greco #77, Mitchell Schwartz #72, Paul McQuistan #74, Caylin Hauptmann #69, Ryan Seymour #62

Defensive Linemen (7): Armonty Bryant #95, Desmond Bryant #92, Ahtyba Rubin #71, Billy Winn #90, John Hughes #93, Ishmaa’ily Kitchen #67, Phil Taylor #98

Linebackers (8): Karlos Dansby #56, Craig Robertson #53, Tank Carder #59, Barkevious Mingo #51, Jabaal Sheard #97, Paul Kruger #99, Christian Kirksey #58 (R), Eric Martin #52

Defensive Backs (12): Joe Haden #23, Justin Gilbert #21 (R), Pierre Desir #26 (R), Buster Skrine #22, Johnson Bademosi #24, Donte Whitner #31, Tashaun Gipson #39, Jim Leonhard #30, Robert Nelson #42 (R), K’Waun Williams #36 (R), Jordan Poyer #33, Aaron Berry #38

Kicker (1): Billy Cundiff #8

Punter (1): Spencer Lanning #5

Long Snapper (1): Christian Yount #57

The Browns practice squad consists of six players: QB Connor Shaw, OL James Brown, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, LB Justin Staples, LB Keith Pough, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi, OL Patrick Lewis, Charles Johnson

Ryan Ruiz is the Cleveland Browns Beat Writer for The Inscriber: Digital Magazine. You can follow him on Facebook: Ryan (BrownsWriter) Ruiz and Twitter @ryanpruiz24. Ryan is also a Browns correspondent for The Sportsfix. Tune in every Friday at noon on www.thesportsfix.net.  Email Ryan at ryan.ruiz@




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