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.''