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All 32 NFL teams had to cut their roster down to 53 players by Saturday at 4:00 p.m. That in itself was newsworthy, but from there the excitement only grew.
Cleveland had the No. 1 spot on waiver claims, so general manager John Dorsey was able to scour the wires and pluck anyone he wanted. That led to five more players being added, and suddenly, the final 53-man roster wasn’t so final.
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Following those claims and corresponding cuts, the Browns then set up their practice squad. Sound like a lot? Don’t worry, we can recap it all now.
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"The significance can be debated, but tight end Devon Cajuste had earned some fame with his heartwarming story about his pursuit of a job and relationship with his father on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Cajuste was one of the final releases, as the team actually had him as the fifth tight end on a roster that kept four."
Cajuste became a fan favorite on ‘Hard Knocks,’ but it was likely his inability to consistently win with his blocking that led to his demise with the team. Hopefully, he lands with someone.
Granted, there were no real ‘shockers,’ the Browns original 53-man roster had a few unexpected moves. Not many saw Caleb Brantley being cut, or them rolling without a fullback. Check out the pre-waiver wire roster here.
A couple recognizable names hit the waiver wire as the Cleveland Browns said goodbye to defensive end Carl Nassib and defensive tackle Jamie Meder. This had to be tough to hear, especially following their names being on the final 53 man roster the day before
Not all players cut are gone forever. While a couple players they would have liked to retain were claimed, the Browns did bring some familiar faces back to them via the practice squad. They found talent outside of their own releases as well for their unit.