The Cleveland Browns added G Jovahn Fair and waived CB Jameson Houston
NFL teams have only 80 roster spots this season as the league dropped the training camp limit from 90 due to concerns over COVID-19. While the number itself is smaller, teams are still operating the same with the bottom of the roster as they continually add and remove players looking for the right combination.
The Cleveland Browns have been no exception as they have been making moves in recent days, even though none have been real noteworthy — aside from maybe claiming former Tampa Bay Buccaneers second-round pick M.J. Stewart over the weekend. On Monday, they were at it again as they waived cornerback Jameson Houston and added offensive guard Jovahn Fair.
Houston was an undrafted free agent from Baylor but found himself in trouble once the Browns added Stewart this weekend.
As for Fair, he’s an Akron native who originally was given a shot with the Kansas City Chiefs who signed him after he went undrafted this offseason. He was a long-time starter for the Owls and gives the Browns some depth that they desperately needed on the offensive line.
Cleveland had five players opt out of the 2020 season with four of them being offensive linemen. Offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck was one of them and the other three were guards as Drew Forbes, Colby Gossett, and Malcolm Pridgeon all decided to sit the season out.
Still, it won’t be easy since there’s no preseason for him to make his mark but at worst, he seems to be a great candidate for the practice squad.