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Browns 53-man roster: Battle at WR might finish with a novel twist

Browns 53-man roster: Battle at WR might finish with a novel twist


One of many causes that many suppose WR DeAndre Hopkins doesn’t make sense for the Cleveland Browns is the variety of high quality receivers already on the roster. Whereas Hopkins is best than a number of of them, the Browns have already made additions which are prone to make the crew’s 53-man roster.

Hopkins is reportedly not being pursued by Cleveland however that doesn’t finish the logjam at extensive receiver.

Getting back from final season are two receivers that can for positive make the Browns 53-man roster:

  • Amari Cooper
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones

GM Andrew Berry added two receivers by buying and selling the crew’s second-round decide to the New York Jets that can make the preliminary roster:

  • Elijah Moore – Acquired within the commerce
  • Cedric Tillman – Chosen with the draft decide acquired within the commerce

After these 4, the next, principally younger, gamers are set to compete for roster spots this season:

  • David Bell – third spherical decide
  • Marquise Goodwin – Free agent signing this offseason
  • Jakeem Grant – Free agent signing final offseason
  • Demetric Felton – Additionally famous as a RB by the crew
  • Anthony Schwartz – third spherical decide
  • Jaelon Darden
  • Daylen Baldwin
  • Mike Harley Jr.
  • Ra’Shaun Henry

Throughout a non-public exercise, 2022 draft decide Michael Woods II tore his Achilles and shall be out for the season or he could be included within the completion.

In 2020, Berry’s first 12 months working the crew, Cleveland stored six receivers on their preliminary 53-man roster. The next two seasons, solely 5 made the primary roster. In response to ESPN’s Jake Trotter, one risk to resolve the logjam might be to maintain seven (7!) receivers this season:

Trotter notes Grant’s title because the seventh receiver however, if return expertise are a precedence, Darden will even get a shot at that position.

Barring accidents, which needs to be assumed in just about something associated to the NFL, Goodwin’s velocity and Bell’s route working have them poised to take the fifth and sixth receiver roles. Nevertheless, particular groups are necessary on the receiver place, not simply as returners. Backup receiver are sometimes referred to as upon to be gunners on protection models as properly. Given his age, Goodwin is unlikely to tackle these snaps.

Maintaining a seventh receiver who can return kicks in addition to cowl kicks (the Josh Cribbs particular) is sensible. Cleveland might find yourself maintaining solely three working backs to account for the additional receiver.

Who do you suppose makes the Browns 53-man roster at receiver? Be a part of the remark part under to share your ideas. Is seven too many?



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