Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns will have tough cuts at wide receiver
The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including the wide receiver depth chart being tough to fill out.
The Cleveland Browns have one of the most talented rosters on paper in the NFL, so they are going to have a lot of decisions to make during training camp.
They have several veterans filling into rotational roles, but they also have several talented young players who could snag those roles. This is the case at several positions, so the Browns will have tough decisions to make across the entire during training camp.
Filling out the bottom roster had never been too difficult for the Browns because they were usually only top-heavy with talent on the roster. But they are likely to cut a lot of talented players during training camp.
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Today’s featured article points out that the wide receivers will be the toughest position to guess who will make the final roster because of the talent at the bottom of the depth chart.
Cleveland Browns News
Most Important Questions Ahead of Training Camp – No. 8: Who fills out the bottom half of the receiving corps? – Nick Shook, ClevelandBrowns.com
"In fact, it seems as many as four receiver spots on this team are already decided, meaning the room for the rest of the wideouts currently on the roster to make the final 53-man list is less than usual. Instead of 10 guys battling for three or four jobs, it’s nine essentially fighting for a grand total of two (plus practice squad consideration)."
Even with the Browns establishing a strong top of the wide receiver depth chart, they were continually adding talent to the group this offseason. With how many players are battling for the final two spots on the wide receiver depth chart, it will be one of the most entertaining position battles to watch during training camp.
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Why Browns fans shouldn’t worry about growing pains for Freddie Kitchens, Todd Monken and the offense – Jake Burns, Cleveland.com
"The relationship is an ideal fit, but according to at least one report, the transition hasn’t gone as smoothly as planned and Kitchens is playing a larger role in the offense than originally intended.Here’s why Browns fans shouldn’t expect this to be an issue heading into the season."
Although there has been a lot of excitement about the combination of Freddie Kitchens and Todd Monken, it is not surprising to see some sort of growing pains. Cleveland is now meshing two different offenses, not including the new blocking scheme of James Campen, so the small issues of setting up the offense are going to happen.
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