The Cleveland Browns trimmed their roster to 53 players and there were a couple shocking cuts along the way. See how the team looks here.
Saturday was the day for the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL to cut their rosters down to 53 players. As always, there were some shockers along the way.
Probably the most surprising was the move to waive defensive tackle Caleb Brantley. He was considered a second-round talent in the 2017 NFL Draft but fell due to off-field concerns.
Cleveland picked him up in the sixth-round and Brantley had a shot to make a case to be a starter following the trade of Danny Shelton. Instead, he found himself battling injuries and ineffective play — which subsequently led to his release.
Here is the final roster — courtesy of the team’s official website — along with a quick thought on each position group.
Special Teams (3): Kicker Zane Gonzalez, Punter Britton Colquitt, Long snapper Charley Hughlett
No surprises here. Zane Gonzalez wasn’t going anywhere and neither was Colquitt of Hughlett. These are three guys who do their jobs very well.
There was a brief competition at kicker, but Gonzalez never had much to worry about as Ross Martin didn’t have as much upside as him. Colquitt never had any real competition either, Saturday just confirmed as much.