The Cleveland Browns have made some roster changes. In addition to bringing up offensive lineman Drew Forbes off of injured reserve, the team has waived Antonio Callaway.
The former Florida wide receiver was never a model citizen, and the Browns gave him every chance to get his act together. Instead, he chose to stay the same as he was in high school and college.
Following a late arrival to Cleveland’s Week 10 contest against the Buffalo Bills, the Browns have released Callaway. The physical talent was always there, but he could not get out of his own way off the football field.
Callaway was caught with criminal charges surrounding a credit card fraud ring while at Florida. While many scouts viewed him as the draft’s most talented receiver, his stock fell to that of a day three talent due to his constant off-field antics. John Dorsey took a flyer on him, and quite obviously, it did not work out in Cleveland.
The Browns likely waived Callaway for more than one reason, and we surely will never know all the details. Rookie offensive lineman Drew Forbes, also known as Prospect X, will be coming up to take his place effective immediately. So long, Antonio Callaway. You may have played your last professional down of football.
It was a risk to land him considering all the issues he had in college, and the Browns lost this gamble.