Dan Labbe predicted the Cleveland Browns 53-man roster
Friday morning means we are one day away from the Cleveland Browns making their initial cuts to get the roster down to 53 players. While there weren’t a ton of bug battles going on, there will be some choices to make — which was touched on by Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com who offered up one last prediction for the team’s roster.
Where Labbe says the hard choice comes in is at wide receiver. They know for sure that Odell Beckham. Jr. and Jarvis Landry are No. 1 and 2 respectively, but what about beyond that? There are a lot of choices, but none truly stands out from the other.
Labbe broke that down, while also digging into every other position. That story and more can be found in the Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“This position still feels incomplete and no one beyond the top two should feel super safe if a player becomes available the Browns want to get a look at via waivers. Hodge’s ability to play on special teams helps him and Peoples-Jones status as a draft pick makes him safe. Natson makes it as a returner.”"
Labbe has the Browns taking six wide receivers as well as four tight ends. He also had Harrison Bryant ahead of David Njoku, which was very interesting as well. In all, he had very little surprises but that’s to be expected with this roster that seems rather set outside of a few positions — such as the aforementioned wide receiver spot.
"“Waived (4):S J.T. HassellCB Donnie Lewis Jr.WR J’Mon MooreDT Ricky Walker”"
Cleveland has begun the work to get down to the 53-man limit as of 4 p.m. on Sat. The big surprise here was J.T. Hassell. The former undrafted safety seemed to have a future in Cleveland but apparently he was unable to build upon the foundation he laid last season.
Cory Kinnan wants the Browns to be active on the waiver wire this season and he even has a few positions in mind for the team to go after.
Not long after news broke that the Jacksonville Jaguars were shopping Ronnie Harrison, the Browns landed him for a fifth-round pick. That’s a good old-fashioned fleecing according to our own Mitch Zoloty.