Who made the Cleveland Browns practice squad?
Saturday was a big day in the NFL as teams had to trim their rosters down from 80 to 53 ahead of the 2020 season. For the Cleveland Browns, this meant they had to make some tough decisions as they said goodbye to several players who seemed to be promising additions at one point.
The biggest shocker from their cuts had to be defensive end Chad Thomas, who was taken in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Also gone from that draft was Damion Ratley, who was a sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M.
That draft, which was the first led by John Dorsey, had its share of hits with Baker Mayfield (No. 1 overall), Denzel Ward (No. 4 overall), and Nick Chubb (No. 35 overall). But Dorsey also whiffed badly on Austin Corbett at No. 33 — who was traded away last season — as well Thomas who he took at No. 67 and Antonio Callaway who was taken at No. 105 but Dorsey did actually trade up for him.
Thomas was beaten out by Porter Gustin, an undrafted free agent from USC who was on the field a lot during the end of the 2019 campaign and then took off during the team’s 2020 training camp.
Another couple of surprising cuts came at cornerback as Cleveland waived A.J. Green and Donovan Olumba. Green was given a hefty signing bonus to join the Browns which made him seem likely to make the team. Olumba was also considered a safe bet for the 53-man roster since he was taking first-team reps late in camp.
Of course, it might not be the end for these players as the Browns now can add anyone not claimed to their 2020 practice squad. Stick with us here as we keep you updated with who made the team’s 16-man unit.
Cleveland Browns practice squad
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Mary Kay Cabot has confirmed 14 of the players signed thus far.
The new rules this season make it easier for teams to bring players up to the active roster on game day. That’s good news for each of these practice squad members as they keep fighting for their chance to stick on an NFL roster.