If you remember correctly, cornerback Daven Holly was never released by the Cleveland Browns. Instead, he was suspended for one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy, meaning after Week 1, the team would have to either add him to the 53-man roster or release him. The Browns have decided to keep Holly, but instead of releasing another cornerback, we said goodbye to a defensive end that we barely knew.
The Browns waived Jovan Haye, a player who was claimed off waivers from the Carolina Panthers a week ago. We are now carrying six defensive linemen on our 53-man roster, although that number could drop to five depending on the health status us Nick Eason. Meanwhile, keeping Holly could be a sign that Daylon McCutcheon will not be ready to return yet. On top of that, with how deep the Bengals receiving core is, we may need all the depth we can get.
I'd like to point out something that some of you may not realize about the Bengals and the Browns from a year ago. When we faced Cincinnati the second time around, we only lost by a final score of 23-20. That's three points against a team that had a healthy Carson Palmer, Rudi Johnson, and Chad Johnson at the time. I'm not saying that the Browns will upset the Bengals on the road, but let's have some faith and realize that definitely has a chance to regroup from a loss and at least show up this Sunday and put up a fight.