10 players the Browns should bring back to the practice squad

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The Cleveland Browns roster has been whittled down to 53 players. Now it’s time to look at who the Browns should bring back to help fill out their 16-man practice squad. Here are 10 candidates.

The day of judgment has arrived, and the Cleveland Browns have set their initial 53-man roster. The vast majority of the team’s roster cuts were anticipated. However, there were a few players that landed on the scrap heap unexpectedly.

Now, the Browns, along with all the other NFL franchises, get to peruse all the discarded talent across the league and decide whether or not to put in for waiver claims. At noon on Wednesday, teams will be notified if they were awarded their claims or not. Then at 4 pm, franchises are allowed to construct their 16-man practice squads.

10 players the Browns should be aiming to get back on their practice squad

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Practice squad candidate No. 1: Mike Harley Jr.

It is going to be interesting to see if an NFL team puts in a waiver claim for Mike Harley Jr. On one hand, the Browns wide receiver room was not viewed as a room that was overstocked with talent, but Harley could definitely be perceived as a diamond in the roughest of roughs. The talented undrafted rookie free agent put a decent amount of good tape out there during the preseason.

Harley not making Cleveland’s initial 53-man roster wasn’t a case of him not doing enough to earn a spot. He just found himself the odd man out in a numbers game that awarded players that the Browns had more invested in. If the roster cuts were based purely on performance, on both the practice field and in preseason games, Harley would have certainly secured a spot with his play.

Now the Browns must hope that the waiver claims come and go with Harley still available to them. If Harley doesn’t latch on with another team, expect the Browns to waste no time in signing the playmaker to their practice squad.