The Cleveland Browns claimed five people on Sunday and in order to make room for the new players, defensive linemen Carl Nassib and Jamie Meder were waived
The Cleveland Browns were No. 1 in the waiver order meaning they had their chance to claim any players they wanted from Saturday’s cuts.
Cleveland didn’t get the most waiver claims — the New York Giants did with six — but they put their position to good use.
Five players from other teams were picked up by the Browns, highlighted by former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Carl Davis.
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He’s a product of Iowa, but didn’t really fit in the Ravens 3-4 defensive front.
Coming to Cleveland could be a benefit to him as he can be part of a four-man line and really put his abilities as a run stuffer to use.
They also added some depth to the offensive line, which was another area of concern with the addition of Aaron Neary. The full list of players claimed is as follows:
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Carl Davis
Los Angeles Rams center Aaron Neary
Minnesota Defensive End Ifeadi Odenigbo
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tavierre Thomas
Bills linebacker Tanner Vallejo
Of course, in order to make room, some players had to unfortunately lose their jobs. The five cuts included a couple surprising names.
Defensive end Jamie Meder
Defensive tackle Carl Nassib
Offensive lineman Austin Reiter
Linebacker Jermaine Grace
Cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon
The biggest shocker here is easily Carl Nassib. His job seemed safe after Cleveland cut ties with Nate Orchard, but the former third-round pick didn’t last much longer. Nassib became a big character on the HBO series ‘Hard Knocks’ when he professed his love for Taylor Swift, banks with abnormally high-interest rates, and the ‘F’ word. Not necessarily in that order.
Jamie Meder was also a surprise move. He’s a former undrafted free agent who got his start with Baltimore in 2014. When pressed into action in 2016, Meder responded with 48 tackles. He wasn’t a superstar, but he was a high-motor guy that was easy to root for.
The next thing on the agenda for Cleveland will be finalizing their 10-man practice squad roster.