The Cleveland Browns have finally reduced their roster to the necessary number of 53, by releasing nine players and placing running back Brandon Jackson on injured reserve, ending his season.
The final nine players cut by Browns include:
- QB Jarrett Brown
- RB Quinn Porter
- LB Brian Smith
- FB Tyler Clutts
- OL Dominic Alford
- LB Archie Donald
- DL Brian Sanford
- OL Jarrod Shaw
- WR Rod Windsor
With these cuts, it means that players like undrafted rookie cornerback James Dockery, undrafted rookie running back Armond Smith, and first-year defensive end Auston English have made the Browns’ final roster. The most surprising cut of this round was quarterback Jarrett Brown, as many figured he would make the team as the third quarterback. The most disappointing cut might have to be fullback Tyler Clutts on name alone.
All is not lost for these players, though, as the Browns will be looking to add some of them to the practice squad, especially Brown.
The worst news of the day revolves around Brandon Jackson, as he has been placed on injured reserve. He was brought in from Green Bay to provide some depth at running back and to carry some of the load to take pressure off of Peyton Hillis. Now, the Browns will rely on oft-injured Montario Hardesty to take over as the No. 2 running back. Hardesty did not play much this preseason (and didn’t play at all in 2010), so it’s a mystery as to what he can contribute.