Whether they were fighting for a roster spot or starting job, these three Cleveland Browns players hurt their chances with their performance in Preseason Week 2
The first two preseason games of the 2019 NFL season have gone very well for the Cleveland Browns, especially as far as their starters are concerned. Head coach Freddie Kitchens hasn’t put them on the field much — with Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, and many other stars not seeing the field at all in Week 2 — but they have enjoyed the success they saw from them.
Mayfield and the offense scored in a hurry and then have had some great practices, especially against Indianapolis in the joint practices. Their defensive starters also have looked good in their limited action, with Myles Garrett looking unblockable in Week 1 before taking the day off in Week 2.
In this past game, the staff had to be happy with the players who were the Week 2 starters as guys such as quarterback Garrett Gilbert made the most of their opportunity. Also standing out was running back D’Ernest Johnson, who got his shot after starting running back Kareem Hunt hit the sidelines in their win over the Indianapolis Colts.
However, not everything that took place on Saturday was good. There were some players who left the field in worse shape than when they stepped on it. Here, we look at three players who hurt their standings with the team. Whether it be searching for a spot on the 53-man roster, or maybe a position on the depth chart, these players put themselves further back in their current battle.