Update – The Browns have waived defensive end Auston English, linebacker Ben Jacobs, and terminated the contract of defensive lineman Derreck Robinson to make room for three new additions: quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, linebacker Quinton Spears, and defensive lineman Emmanuel Stephens.
The Cleveland Browns made their final cuts on Saturday, trimming their roster to the necessary 53 players. While there weren’t a lot of major surprises as far as cuts were concerned, a few surprise players did, in fact, make the team. Undrafted players like James Dockery and Armond Smith now have a chance to make an impact and cultivate a career in the NFL while other young draft picks like Greg Little, Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard will try to prove their worth.
The excitement of another Cleveland Browns season is almost here, and the announcement of the 53-man roster is just the beginning. In one week, we’ll know how these players mesh, how they work together in a game that actually means something.
Until then, take a look at the current 53-man roster for the Browns by position, taking into account that running back Brandon Jackson was just placed on injured reserve:
QB: Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace, Thaddeus Lewis
RB: Peyton Hillis, Montario Hardesty, Armond Smith
FB: Owen Marecic
WR: Mohamed Massaquoi, Greg Little, Josh Cribbs, Brian Robiskie, Carlton Mitchell, Jordan Norwood
TE: Benjamin Watson, Evan Moore, Alex Smith, Jordan Cameron
OT: Joe Thomas, Tony Pashos
OG: Jason Pinkston, Oniel Cousins, Pat Murray, Shawn Lauvao, John Greco
C: Alex Mack, Steve Vallos
DE: Jayme Mitchell, Jabaal Sheard, Marcus Benard, Emmanuel Stephens
DT: Phil Taylor, Scott Paxson, Ahtyba Rubin, Brian Schaefering
LB: Scott Fujita, D’Qwell Jackson, Titus Brown, Chris Gocong, Kaluka Maiava, Quinton Spears
S: Usama Young, Mike Adams, T.J. Ward, Ray Ventrone, Eric Hagg
CB: Joe Haden, Buster Skrine, Sheldon Brown, Dimitri Patterson, James Dockery
Special Teams: Phil Dawson, Richmond McGee, Ryan Pontbriand