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27 Days Until the Browns' Regular-Season Opener

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We are doing a countdown to the Cleveland Browns' first regular season game against the New York Jets, which is on September 13, 2015. For each day we are counting down, we will try to find a photo of a current or past member of the Browns in that uniform, and we'll also list the players who have donned that jersey in the past.

As of Monday, we are just 27 days away from the Browns' regular season opener. No. 27 is currently being worn by cornerback Robert Nelson. The most notable players to have worn the number are CB Thom Darden (10 years), S Al Gross (4 years), and S Stevon Moore (4 years). Here is the list of players who have worn No. 27 in the history of the franchise, per Pro Football Reference:

From To AV
Walter Roberts 1964 1966 5
Carl Ward 1967 1968 7
Randy Minniear 1970 1970 0
Thom Darden 1972 1981 53
Al Gross 1984 1987 20
Brian Dudley 1987 1987 1
Derrick Gainer 1990 1990 1
Derrick Douglas 1991 1991 0
Stevon Moore 1992 1995 23
Karim Abdul-Jabbar 1999 1999 3
Lamar Chapman 2000 2001 1
Roosevelt Williams 2003 2003 2
Dee Brown 2004 2004 0
Brian Russell 2005 2006 11
Nick Sorensen 2007 2010 2
Eric Hagg 2011 2012 3
Edwin Baker 2013 2013 1