3. D.J. Montgomery, Wide Receiver
The Browns suddenly have some tough decisions to make at wide receiver. Even with Antonio Callaway suspended for the first four games and thus not counting against their initial 53-man roster, they have some talented players who will miss out on a spot due to the numbers.
One wideout who has come on strong as of late and is making a case for being on the team is D.J. Montgomery. An undrafted free agent out of Austin Peay, the rookie has had back-to-back good games for the Browns. In their first week of preseason football, No. 83 had 47 yards and a touchdown.
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This week he followed that up with a team-high 77 yards on three receptions. It could have been more as he drew a pass interference flag on Indianapolis cornerback Rock-Ya Sin to help set up their first score.
He also made a contested-catch later to set up another touchdown, and according to Nick Shook of the team’s official website, these kinds of grabs are becoming the norm for the young receiver.
"“Montgomery seems to specialize in making contested catches along the boundary and did just that in the win over the Colts. His 32-yard reception in the second quarter set up the Browns for a touchdown pass from Gilbert to Johnson.” — Shook, ClevelandBrowns.com"
There are still some talented players fighting alongside Montgomery, including Jaelen Strong, Derrick Willies, Ishmael Hyman, and Damion Ratley. However, he has done everything he can to stand out in that group as he seeks to make the Browns opening week roster.