Will John Dorsey move on from players acquired by the last regime?
Dorsey has acquired so many players during his short time as the Browns general manager, that it has created log jams at many different positions.
Dorsey added players to every position group, which creates an interesting mix of players he acquired with players the prior regime acquired. When he was hired as general manager, Dorsey made it known that he was not impressed with the players that were on the roster at the time.
If that remains to be true, that could mean that a good amount of players not acquired by Dorsey could be looking for a new team before the regular season. If Dorsey is confident in the players that he acquired, there could be some surprising cuts among players that were not acquired by Dorsey.
Two of the biggest position groups that standout are wide receiver and defensive line. The Browns added four new wide receivers in the draft and free agency. If the Browns decide to carry five wide receivers, that could put Corey Coleman, Ricardo Louis, and Rashard Higgins on the roster bubble.
At defensive end, the Browns added depth with Chris Smith and Chad Thomas. Adding those two players already gives Cleveland four defensive ends as almost locks to make the roster. That leaves Carl Nassib and Nate Orchard battling to make the roster, but could be out of luck very early into camp.
If there are camp battles that are close among players acquired by Dorsey and players from last regime, Dorsey would likely want to keep his guys. By the end of training camp, it could be obvious that Dorsey was not a fan of the prior regime’s acquisitions.