Browns Roster: Projecting Starters and 53 Man


The Cleveland Browns will make cut downs by tomorrow at 4PM to their roster. The Browns roster won’t look the same tomorrow as it likely will for Week 1. The Browns are likely to pick up players off waivers as they look to improve their team. We will try to project the Browns roster, starters and the entire 53 man here now, only to have it change once waivers go through.

Starting Lineup

There are not many spots that are up for debate at this time. Due to injury we have Armonty Bryant starting at defensive end, and he has shown well this Pre-Season, over Desmond Bryant. We also have Justin Gilbert over Buster Skrine with Skrine coming off injury but if Skrine is healthy both should see the field quite often in Week 1. Barkevious Mingo and Paul Kruger have steadily been the Browns starting OLB duo, even though Jabaal Sheard was a force, when healthy, last year.

Nothing over surprising there just nice to have it in visual format. Looking at it from this perspective it is easy to see why the Browns offense struggled in camp against the Browns defense.

53 Man Roster

Quarterbacks (3) – Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel and Rex Grossman (Connor Shaw to Practice Squad)

Running backs (4) – Ben Tate, Terrance West, Dion Lewis and Isaiah Crowell

Fullback (1) – Ray Agnew

Wide Receivers (6) – Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, Taylor Gabriel, Travis Benjamin, Charles Johnson and Nate Burleson (Willie Snead to Practice Squad) (Marlon Moore suspended for 1 week, could replace Burleson upon return)

Tight Ends (3) – Jordan Cameron, Jim Dray and Marqueis Gray

Offensive Line (9) – Joe Thomas, Joel Bitonio, Alex Mack, John Greco, Mitchell Schwartz, Garrett Gilkey, Paul McQuistan, Donald Hawkins and Martin Wallace

Defensive Line (6) – Armonty Bryant, Atybah Rubin, Phil Taylor, Billy Winn, Desmond Bryant, John Hughes and Ish’maaily Kitchen

Outside LBs (5) – Paul Kruger, Barkevious Mingo, Jabaal Sheard, Justin Staples and Jamaal Westerman

Inside LBs (3) – Karlos Dansby, Christian Kirksey and Craig Robertson

Cornerbacks (6) – Joe Haden, Justin Gilbert, Buster Skrine, Pierre Desir (IR-Return Candidate), Isaiah Trufant, Aaron Berry

Safeties (4) – Donte Whitner, Tashaun Gipson, Jordan Poyer and Jim Leonhard

Special Teams (3) – Billy Cundiff (K), Spencer Lanning (P) and Christian Yount (LS)

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