Who should the Cleveland Browns bring back on their practice squad?
Remembering back to the year 2017, and wide receiver Rashard Higgins had just been cut by the Cleveland Browns; he cleared waivers and was re-signed to the practice squad in Cleveland. Just the next week after that, he lit up the Baltimore Ravens’ defense seven catches and 95 yards.
The practice squad is an essential piece of every organization as it gives them an opportunity to develop young, raw talent who may not quite be ready for an active roster role. This year the practice squad is extended a bit after the ongoing health crisis shortened the offseason and the reps those young players would have gotten in camp under normal circumstances.
For the first time in what feels like half of a decade, the Browns did not have to depend on undrafted free agents on their active roster after cutting down to the final 53-man roster. However, this means a ton of those undrafted free agents or young, unvested players had to hit the road; the waiver wire ends at noon today, and any player unclaimed has a chance to be re-signed to the practice squad.
Who are some of those players the Browns had to make the tough decision to cut as they trimmed their roster, but have a chance to land on the practice squad and potentially make an impact in the future? Here are five young players who, if they go unclaimed, have a chance to land on the practice squad in Cleveland.