The Cleveland Browns won’t be in the Super Bowl on Sunday but six former players are hopeful to earn a ring with their new club
While the Cleveland Browns themselves won’t be in the Super Bowl, there will be six former players looking for a ring on Sunday.
If we were to enter this game rooting for those who used to suit up for the orange and brown, there’s a clear favorite — the Kansas City Chiefs.
Right now, the Chiefs have four players on the roster that used to play for Cleveland and two of them will be active. As for the Eagles, neither is active but they have two former Browns that could earn a ring if the NFC powerhouse wins it all.
Former Browns on the Chiefs
Kansas City will be starting Andrew Wylie at right tackle. Wylie actually spent just two months with the Browns back in 2017 as a member of their practice squad. He spent eight days with the Los Angeles Chargers afterward before catching on in K.C.
Former backup center Austin Reiter is also with the Chiefs and has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. Reiter spent two seasons in Cleveland, from 2016 through 2017.
As for the players remaining on the practice squad, the Chiefs have former first-round pick Danny Shelton as well as tight end Jordan Franks.
Former Browns on the Eagles
On Philadelphia, no players will be on the active roster but two former Browns could still win a title. One is Marvin Wilson, a former undrafted free agent that landed a contract with a lot of guarantees last season with Cleveland.
Wilson never made the final roster and has been with the Eagles ever since. He’s joined by offensive tackle Roderick Johnson who was a fifth-round pick out of Florida State in 2017. He never appeared in a game and was claimed by Houston in 2018 when released.