Today at 4pm, the Browns are required to scale their roster back to 75. Then, by 6pm on Saturday they have to settle on a 53-man roster. At noon on the following day, they begin to build their 10-man practice squad.
The Browns already have their roster narrowed down to 76 guys, which means they have 1 more cut to make today. But before we get to future cuts, here are a few notable cuts from last night:
- WR Anthony Armstrong–Many thought Armstrong would be helpful to the team as a veteran wide receiver, especially with a Josh Gordon suspension looming.
- DL Cam Henderson–After decent tackling at camp and in preseason games, many expected Henderson to at least make the practice squad.
- RB Edwin Baker–This is the cut I’m most bummed about. I really saw more potential with Baker than I do with Dion Lewis, who is now projected to make the roster as the number 3 back.
About a month before the preseason started, I made some predictions about the Browns 53-man roster and the starting lineup. Here are my updated expectations regarding the 53-man roster:
And here’s what I think the 10-man practice squad will look like…
… with the following players on injured reserve to start the season: (1) Michael Bowie (OL), (2) Nick McDonald (OL), and (3) Darius Eubanks (LB).
This means I think the Browns intend to cut the following players in the next week: