With all four preseason games in the books, we take a final guess at how the Cleveland Browns 53-man roster will look when final cuts are made on Sept. 1
The practice games are finally over. After a long offseason — and a long four weeks of preseason football — the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL are a week from the regular season kicking off. With Preseason Week 4 concluding, we now have a good idea of what this team will look like in 2018.
Few questions remain about who will be starting at the majority of the positions for Cleveland, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still spots in the air.
As of 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 1, all teams have to trim their rosters down to 53 players. Thursday night’s game for the Browns was the last chance to see some of the guys on the bubble make a case for a job.
Now armed with all the plays from the exhibition games, we take one last guess at which players will make the cut with this final 53-man roster prediction.
Special Teams (3): Zane Gonzalez, Britton Colquitt, Charley Hughlett
There’s no drama at all here. Britton Colquitt is an excellent punter and never had anyone competing for his spot. The same can be said for long snapper Charley Hughlett, who just keeps doing his thing.
Kicker Zane Gonzales had a brief competition, but when Ross Martin was cut last week, we all realized he had nothing to fear. The special teams units should be solid for Cleveland in 2018.