The Browns must trim the roster from 89 players to 75 by Monday, August 27, as Chris explained nicely in this post. Given that many of us are pretty bored waiting for the real action to start this season, I thought it'd be fun to make an informal cut pool. So post your list of 14 players who will be cut by August 27 in the comments. I'll put my predictions after the jump. Scoring is simple: one point for every correctly guessed cut. Cuts that happen before you make your predictions don't count. Winner gets a cookie.
1. Oniel Cousins (this isn't going to happen, but a fan can dream, right?)
2. Matt Cleveland (nice name, but sorry, gotta go)
3. Bert Reed
4. Kiante Tripp (surprisingly is still on the roster)
5. JoJo Dickson
8. Tashuan Gipson
10. Jermaine Saffold
11. Carlton Mitchell (sorry dude, the time has come)
12. Adonis Thomas
13. Rod Windsor
14. Garth Gerhart
UPDATE: The cuts are in, and we have a winner. goodraisin takes the cookie with 11 of 14 cuts correctly picked. This may be debatable, but I counted Benard, Antuwan Reed and English as cuts despite that they're in the weird limbo that is the "waived injured" list. But many congrats to goodraisin for a fantastic 78.6% average. Coming in a close second was NickFantana, who correctly picked 10 cuts, followed by crazyL80 and Rpd27. I had the dubious distinction of coming in last with just 6 cuts correct, although I take some solace in the fact that I was the only person to name Carlton Mitchell. I can also share my pain with The New Kardiac Kids, whose single choice of Bademosi proved incorrect. I'm starting to think my theory that Shurmur likes him because his name sounds like "Battle mostly" may actually hold water.
Thanks all for playing, and I hope we do a similar pool for the final cut -- although in this case it might be better for people to list their final roster projections rather than predict cuts.