The Browns have completed their cutdown to the 53 man roster, what players released by other teams do you think our front office may be interested in bringing aboard? Here are a few I have my eyes on.
WAIVED PLAYERS: These players go through the waiver process and their contract is assumed by the claimant team.
WR Vincent Brown - A polished route runner who gains good separation with crisp breaks, Brown has reliable hands and would fill a possession role in our offense due to mediocre long speed. Brown could potentially be a go-to target on breaking routes on third down, a role in which Miles Austin has failed to impress this preseason.
WR Kris Durham - Tall, long receiver that boxes out defenders for the catch. Durham lacks speed and explosion but is a possession and red zone threat due to his understanding of how to use his size to his advantage. Some of you may remember him from last year: he had an 8 catch, 83 yard game against us in week 6.
WR TJ Graham - Graham is a speedy vertical threat with some run after the catch ability. The Browns could use a player that can stretch the defense, but Graham has inconsistent hands.
WR Josh Boyce - Josh Boyce is another receiver with deep speed and after the catch playmaking ability, but he also has unreliable hands, struggles to gain separation in his routes, and has significant problems maintaining a catch upon contact.
WR Stephen Hill - Hill's nearly unlimited potential, as well as his inability to do more than scratch at its surface, are well known.
WR Bennie Fowler - With soft hands, smooth body control to adjust to the pass, and a 6'1" 217 pound frame, Bennie Fowler has the potential to become a reliable possession receiver.
WR Bernard Reedy - He would give us a second short, light speedster from Toledo with run after the catch ability.
WR Brandon Coleman - A 6'6" height/weight/speed guy that may or may not struggle with the physicality of NFL defenders.
WRs Brittan Golden, LaRon Byrd, Cobi Hamilton - Second and third year possession receivers. These guys have all been buried at the bottom of deep receiving corps and have yet to get an opportunity to contribute.
TE/H-Back Gerell Robinson - A converted wide receiver, Robinson is an athletic "move" tight end in the mold of a poor man's Jordan Reed. He possesses good agility and quickness for blocking in space as well as picking up yards after the catch. He also is a reliable hands catcher with the ability to go up and make the tough grab in traffic.
FB Karl Williams - A very athletic fullback out of Utah with 4.53 speed, Williams could serve as a more than adequate blocker as well as a weapon out of the backfield.
QB Keith Wenning - I'm not sure we have a place for him -- and we definitely do not have a need -- but Wenning is an accurate quarterback with a decent arm that showed a very good grasp of the ins and outs of his college offense. I think he has some pro potential worth developing and I prefer him to Connor Shaw.
RELEASED VETERANS: Players with 4 or more accrued seasons that automatically became free agents upon release and are not subject to waivers.
WR Robert Meachem - A bit of a one trick pony vertical route runner, Meachem could wind up adding an element to our offense that we would not have otherwise. However, it's just as likely that he winds up being a disappointing square peg in a round hole like he was in San Diego.
OT Eric Winston - A quality right tackle with extensive zone blocking scheme experience, Winston is likely to seek a substantial payday, a starting job, or both.
OT J'Marcus Webb - A backup right tackle who had some success in the limited action he saw, Webb would be a tremendous upgrade over Martin Wallace at offensive tackle but he doesn't have the versatility to play the guard position.
ILB Pat Angerer - A former starting inside linebacker who would not only be an upgrade over Tank Carder but would also bump Craig Robertson into a reserve/special teams role. Unlikely to sign somewhere that doesn't offer his a significant role.
These are the players that are on my radar for the Browns, who would you like the team to add?
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