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Transactions: Cleveland Browns' Gerard Lawson Included in First Batch of Cuts; Bowens Concerned

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The Cleveland Browns announced their first batch of roster cuts today, having to trim their roster from 80 players to 75 players. The players who were waived included:

  • WR Taurus Johnson
  • OL John Malecki
  • DL Titus Adams (waived/injured)
  • CB Gerard Lawson
  • CB John Bowie

The only moderate surprise on the list is Gerard Lawson, who has made the roster the past two years as a backup return man to Joshua Cribbs. It looks like Joe Haden or someone else will fill that role now. Lawson also may have hurt his chances with a DUI charge earlier in the offseason.

UPDATE: In addition, linebacker David Bowens is concerned about his roster spot when final cuts come this Saturday:

"I'm uncertain,'' he said. "Sometimes you get a sense of what's going on by what you're doing. I mean, in eight years I don't think I've played in the fourth quarter.''