Cleveland Browns: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Webster Slaughter, Cleveland Browns
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(1986-1991). Webster Slaughter. 27. player. 53. . Wide Receiver

Greatest players in Cleveland Browns history: 27. Webster Slaughter

A two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Webster Slaughter would likely be higher up this list had he been with the team longer. Originally drafted in the second-round of the 1986 NFL Draft out of San Diego State, Slaughter was with the Browns from 1986-1991 before spending three seasons with the Houston Oilers.

He was then a journeyman the remainder of his career, playing for three different teams to end his time in the NFL. His best season ever for Cleveland was in 1989 when he made his lone Pro Bowl appearance for them — his other trip came in 1993 for the Oilers. Slaughter was also named to the All-Pro team when he went off for 1,236 yards off 65 receptions including his career-high 97 yards off one catch.

Slaughter averaged 19 yards per receptions that year, which was also a best for him in a single season. During his six years with the Browns, he recorded 4,834 yards and 27 touchdowns off 305 receptions. Outside of his strong 1993 and 1994 campaigns for the Oilers, Slaughter was never really as dangerous as he was during his final three seasons in Cleveland.