Week 3 Unofficial Browns Depth Chart – 2 Major Changes


The Cleveland Browns in preparation for their Week 3 match-up with the rival Baltimore Ravens have released their unofficial Browns Depth Chart to the media today.

There are two major changes to the depth chart. The first Ulrich mentions, Travis Benjamin has been replaced as the primary kick returner. Marlon Moore, who was suspended for Week 1 and saw limited playing time in Week 2 takes over for him. With the limited number of kickoffs that are returned any given Sunday this may have little impact. Benjamin is still listed as the primary punt returner, a spot he should have more chances to make big impact plays. He is also a primary backup at the receiver position, with Moore slotted behind him. Moore returning kicks saves Benjamin for more important roles, though if the Browns need a big return expect Benjamin to be the one back there.

The other big change is on the defensive side of the ball. The Browns have moved a now healthy Desmond Bryant back to the starting right end spot. Not a huge surprise as Bryant was the starter going into Training Camp but HC Mike Pettine labeled Desmond and Armonty Bryant co-starters during camp. With Desmond now healthy the Browns depth on the line greatly improves. Armonty doesn’t have the size to hold up as an every down lineman at this point so a rotation with the other Bryant is a perfect solution. Desmond and Phil Taylor can cause havoc in both the run and pass games with their size and agility.

The Browns continue to not have anyone listed as a backup tackle behind Joe Thomas and Mitchell Schwartz, even with all the offensive line moves they have made. Likely rookie Joel Bitonio would slide over to tackle with a backup moving it at guard.

Craig Robertson continues to hold off rookie Christian Kirksey as the starter but has gotten far less playing time. This official designation may last all year.

One thing that is very noticeable by just looking at the picture of the depth chart is how many players’ names are underlined, meaning they are rookies. How much better this team will be next year just based on that fact is astounding.

What do you think of the 2 big Browns Depth Chart moves?