The Cleveland Browns face Tampa Bay tonight in the third preseason game. Here are 3 key position battles to keep an eye on during the game.
The Cleveland Browns take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight in what is generally considered the most important game of the preseason.
Tonight’s game will be the final time that many of the front-line players will see actual game action until the season opener on Sept. 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Not only is the game the last opportunity to work against an opposing team, it also gives players in a position battle or a fight for a roster spot a chance to make one final lasting impression on the coaching staff.
Tuesday brings the first round of roster cuts as NFL teams are required to be down to a maximum of 75 players on the active list by 4 p.m. By Sept. 3 – two days after the Browns close out the preseason — the final roster cuts take place as the 53-man roster must be set by 6 p.m.
With those roster decisions looming, here are three position groups to keep an eye on tonight.