The Cleveland Browns released a list to the local media today of the 35 players who are participating in rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. This is in addition to 26 other players who were there between the team's draft picks, undrafted free agents who were signed to the 90-man roster, and some first-year players who are already on the Browns' roster.
Cleveland's roster currently stands at 89 players -- the 1 open spot came when they released WR Greg Little. If they are impressed by any of the 35 players trying out, the team will sign them to a deal. If there is more than one player that they want, then expect there to be some more releases announced.
There are a couple of veteran receivers on the tryout list: Anthony Armstrong and Dezmon Briscoe. Both players have the Kyle Shanahan connection -- they were with him in Washington for a period of time. Some fans will recognize the name Larry Grant on the tryout list, since he was a former Ohio State Buckeye. He was a 7th-round draft pick by the Rams in 2008. A lot of the players tryout out are really just there so the team has enough camp bodies to run through some drills, but we'll see if a few players shine enough to warrant a signing.
|Armstrong, Anthony||WR||5-10||185||4||West Texas A&M|
|Brooks, Jourdan||RB||6-0||237||1||Morgan State|
|Calabrese, Carlo||LB||6-1||236||R||Notre Dame|
|Caldwell, Robert||LB||6-2||239||R||North Carolina State|
|Fakes, Zane||TE||6-2||234||R||Ball State|
|Ford, Gerald||WR||6-2||223||R||Valdosta State|
|Gabriel, Taylor||WR||5-7||167||R||Abilene Christian|
|Grant, Larry||LB||6-1||251||5||Ohio State|
|Holman, Keenan||WR||6-0||185||R||South Methodist|
|Jackson, Blake||TE||6-3||229||R||Oklahoma State|
|Lisika, Cristo||DL||6-1||230||R||Southern Nazarene|
|McDaniel, Jacobbi||DL||6-0||293||R||Florida State|
|Nelson, Matt||K||5-10||174||1||Loisiana Tech|
|Nelson, Robert||DB||5-9||175||R||Arizona State|
|Ollie, Nathan||DL||6-0||290||R||Ball State|
|Washington, Jacques||DB||6-0||207||R||Iowa State|
|Willis, Matthew||RB||5-8||202||R||West Alabama|