Cleveland Browns 53-Man roster prediction entering Preseason Week 4
Offensive Line (10): Greg Robinson, Joel Bitonio, J.C. Tretter, Eric Kush, Chris Hubbard, Kendall Lamm, Kyle Kalis, Austin Corbett, Drew Forbes, Brad Seaton
As good as the Cleveland Browns roster is heading into the 2019 season, there’s still one big area of concern — the offensive line. Last season, they were tasked with replacing Joe Thomas, the best left tackle to ever wear the orange and brown. Former head coach Hue Jackson trotted out Desmond Harrison, but the undrafted free agent was benched when Jackson was fired.
In his place was Greg Robinson, who surprised with his play. He was part of a second-half resurgence that saw the Browns surrender just five sacks in all. That convinced the team to bring him back for another season, but there are still questions about him as the long-term answer.
John Dorsey also created a problem on the line when he traded away Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants. They landed Olivier Vernon in exchange for him, which was a good move, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy to replace him.
As of now, it will be Eric Kush who starts there alongside center J.C. Tretter and left guard Joel Bitonio. Chris Hubbard returns at right guard and the Browns have to hope he takes a step forward as his preseason wasn’t great.
On the bench, they have swing tackle Kendall Lamm as well as interior players Kyle Kalis and Austin Corbett. Drew Forbes also makes the list as a reserve interior player, but he can play tackle if needed. They need another tackle, which goes to Brad Seaton here, but he might be gone if they pick someone up on waivers — which they likely will.