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40 Days Until the Browns' Regular-Season Opener

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e 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 Tuesday, we are just 40 days away from the Browns' regular season opener. No. 40 is currently being worn by defensive back De'Ante Saunders. The longest reign goes to DB Eric Barnes (7 years), but RB Peyton Hillis had a tremendous up and down run that included him getting on the cover of Madden. Here is the list of players who have worn No. 40 in the history of the franchise, per Pro Football Reference:

From To AV
Dub Jones 1952 1955 0
Preston Carpenter 1956 1959 0
Prentice Gautt 1960 1960 2
Preston Powell 1961 1961 0
Jim Shorter 1962 1963 4
Howard Cassady 1962 1962 0
Erich Barnes 1965 1971 26
Preston Anderson 1974 1974 3
Tom London 1978 1978 2
Rod Perry 1983 1984 3
Kyle Kramer 1989 1989 1
Lynn James 1991 1991 0
Tarek Saleh 1999 2000 0
Peyton Hillis 2010 2011 14