10 players the Browns should bring back to the practice squad

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Practice squad candidate No. 4: John Kelly

One player that impressed all preseason long was running back John Kelly. If Kelly would have been on virtually any other NFL team, he would have most likely been retained on the team’s 53-man roster. However, Kelly was fighting an uphill battle being in the league’s deepest running back room.

Despite his stellar play, there were no illusions that Kelly was going to make the Browns roster. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t catch the eye of a few teams during the preseason. Kelly is certainly an NFL-caliber running back and could easily find a spot on a plethora of teams.

If Kelly’s name is not called during the waiver claim process, expect Andrew Berry to swiftly sign him to the Browns practice squad.

Practice squad candidates No 5, 6: Alex Taylor, Blake Hance

In the NFL, you can not ever have enough quality offensive linemen. Both Alex Taylor and Blake Hance are easily roster-able players in the NFL. Unfortunately for them, the Browns were stocked at their respective positions and now they will be subjected to waivers. Hance’s experience alone could land him on a team’s active roster.

But if the duo clears the waiver process, it would be a wise move to keep them in brown and orange in case of an emergency. Both Taylor and Hance are the type of players that could be ready at a moment’s notice if the Browns needed them to play in a pinch.