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Browns Trying Out 35 Players at Rookie Minicamp, Including Two WR's With Kyle Shanahan Connections

Win McNamee

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.

Name Pos Ht. Wt. Exp. College
Armstrong, Anthony WR 5-10 185 4 West Texas A&M
Barrow, Trey K 6-1 206 1 Missouri
Bazzie, Alex DL 6-1 244 R Marshall
Blair, Gregory LB 6-0 244 R Cincinnati
Dorson, Boyce RB 6-1 237 2 Washington
Briscoe, Dezmon WR 6-2 210 4 Kansas
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
Freeman, Cory DL 6-3 279 R Liberty
Gabriel, Taylor WR 5-7 167 R Abilene Christian
Gardener, Joseph P 6-3 180 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater
Gillespie, Antonio DL 6-0 297 R Troy
Grant, Larry LB 6-1 251 5 Ohio State
Harris, Randall OL 6-3 296 R Towson
Hendricks, Jason DB 5-10 182 R Pittsburgh
Holman, Keenan WR 6-0 185 R South Methodist
Jackson, Blake TE 6-3 229 R Oklahoma State
Kettani, Eric FB 5-11 235 1 Navy
Lisika, Cristo DL 6-1 230 R Southern Nazarene
McDaniel, Jacobbi DL 6-0 293 R Florida State
Meatoga, Vaughn DL 6-1 294 1 Hawaii
Nelson, Matt K 5-10 174 1 Loisiana Tech
Nelson, Robert DB 5-9 175 R Arizona State
Oboh, James TE 6-4 250 R Towson
Ollie, Nathan DL 6-0 290 R Ball State
Robinson, Corey QB 6-0 208 R Troy
Saenz, Nick DB 6-0 195 1 Houston
Santella, Anthony P 6-0 190 1 Illinois
Washington, Jacques DB 6-0 207 R Iowa State
Williams, K'Wuan DB 5-9 183 R Pittsburgh
Willis, Matthew RB 5-8 202 R West Alabama
Winchester, James LS 6-3 202 1 Oklahoma