The first round of roster cuts are due in to the NFL by 4:00 PM EST this Tuesday, but many teams have already started the process of waiving players, including the Cleveland Browns. On Sunday, we predicted which players would be let go in the team's first batch of cuts. So far, we've already missed on one of those cuts -- WR Cordell Roberson, although we didn't expect him to make the final 53-man roster.
List of Cleveland Browns Players Released So Far
- WR Cordell Roberson - This is a marginal surprise in the sense that I thought he was viewed as the best of the undrafted free agent bunch, although a case can be made that Dominique Croom has out-done him during the preseason games with highlight catches. Roberson may still stick around on the practice squad.
- DL Dave Kruger - It was a feel-good story to have Paul Kruger's younger brother spend a training camp with him, but the journey comes to an end as Dave never saw many reps in practice or the preseason games.
- LB Tommy Smith - Smith was a sound tackler and I wouldn't be surprised to see him end up on the Browns' practice squad. He didn't play against the Colts this past week, and I think the coaching staff wants to get a look at the second-year linebackers on the bubble, James-Michael Johnson and Tank Carder, before deciding on them.
- CB Vernon Kearney - Between Leon McFadden, Akeem Auguste, and Abdul Kanneh, the Browns have enough backups to use against the Bears to the point where they didn't need Kearney anymore (that assumes that Auguste and Kanneh are safe at this point, though).
The Browns' roster now sits at 84 players, so they have to make 9 more cuts to get down to 75 players. They could also decide to place several players on injured reserve, which is something we speculated yesterday.
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