Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and will miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Taylor is recovering from offseason pectoral surgery. After the first six weeks of the season, the Browns will have three weeks to either activate him or place Taylor on injured reserve. Cleveland also waived/injured defensive linemen Marcus Benard and Auston English and defensive back Antwuan Reed and placed linebackers Chris Gocong and Emmanuel Acho on injured reserve. To bolster their defensive line, Ernest Owusu was claimed off waivers from Minnesota. Coach Pat Shurmur also said running back Monterio Hardesty has not been dropped on the depth chart and sat out practice only because he was sore following the third preseason game.
- Emmanuel Acho