Cowboys Roster Moves: WR LaRon Byrd Claimed By Browns, RB Ryan Williams Unclaimed

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August 31, 2014

NFL teams are making a flurry of roster moves as they work their way through the waiver wire and sign players to their practice squads.

The Cowboys and all other teams are busy scouring the waiver wire as they prepare to stock up their practice squads.

News reached us shortly after the claiming period started at noon ET today that former Cowboys wide receiver LaRon Byrd had been picked up by the Browns.


Byrd had been having a good camp for the Cowboys, and there was hope that he might make it to the practice squad for the roster, but he didn't.

Last year, only one Cowboys player, linebacker Brandon Magee, was claimed off waivers. This year, the Cowboys have already had two players claimed off waivers, B.W. Webb and now Laron Byrd.

In separate news, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports that RB Ryan Williams was not claimed off waivers by any team.


In principle, this leaves the door open for the Cowboys to sign Williams to their practice squad. Williams suffered a groin injuury recently that may have been kept other teams from pursuing the former first-round pick. If the Cowboys do bring him back to their practice squad, the gamble of releasing him would have paid off.

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