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Cleveland Browns roster cuts tracker as team tries to get down to 53 players

Tracking which members of the Browns have been cut as the front office gets the roster down to 53 players.

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The Cleveland Browns need to get their roster down to 53 players by Saturday at 4:00 PM ET. Some NFL cuts may come in early, so we will begin to track them here in a live blog format. Please feel free to use the comments section to discuss cuts around the NFL who may be of interest to Cleveland.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a raw list of today’s reported cuts so far.

Browns Roster Cuts Live Blog

4:25 PM: The Browns have named their initial 53-man roster! Check it out here.

4:09 PM: It sounds like CB Mike Jordan has been cut:

3:17 PM: Not sounding good for tight end Devon Cajuste:

2:28 PM: One minor name for the cut tracker: LB Brady Sheldon.

2:00 PM: We are about two hours away from the 4:00 PM deadline! We will have the cuts delivered to you very quickly upon the Browns announcing them, along with a reaction column later and then also a peek at the waiver wire candidates.

11:42 AM: A semi-related Browns move from this morning: the Bills are cutting WR Corey Coleman. Per Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, “they didn’t like his attitude from the minute he showed up there.”

11:35 AM: Summarizing a trade that happened earlier, the Chicago Bears were the team that emerged all of a sudden to acquire Khalil Mack from the Raiders. Reports say that Chicago was the only team willing to part with two first-round picks:

9:00 AM: The Browns have released punter Justin Vogel, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

10:05 PM (Friday): More teams than just Cleveland are after Khalil Mack, but per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, trade rumors in general for Mack should heat up more on Saturday:

7:18 PM (Friday): Shon Coleman was just traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2019 7th round draft pick.

Going into training camp, Coleman was expected to compete for the starting LT position to replace the retired Joe Thomas. His time on the left side of the line was short lived as he was quickly moved back to the right, as the backup RT. Our story on it is up here.

6:44 PM (Friday): This evening, Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer is reporting that Cleveland will talk to the Raiders about Khalil Mack:

4:00 PM (Friday): The Browns have announced 14 roster moves to get down to 72 players. The biggest names on the list are QB Brogan Roback, WR Jeff Janis, and LB Justin Currie. They are no where near “shocks” or even “surprises” — they are just a little more noteworthy than the other cuts.

2:03 PM (Friday): According to Benjamin Albright on Twitter, the Browns have inquired about Khalil Mack, but “nothing is imminent” and he also would suggest that Cleveland is not the leader to get him, if he is traded.

1:34 PM (Friday): In other big news, the Los Angeles Rams have locked up DT Aaron Donald to a jaw-dropping contract extension:

The relevancy to the Browns is that “the market has been set” for the Raiders’ Khalil Mack and the new contract he will seek. The OBR has reported that the Browns are one of the teams looking to put a trade package together for Mack.

1:31 PM (Friday): We may have our first Browns cut in: agent Andy Ross says that Cleveland is releasing OL Anthony Fabiano:

11:50 AM (Friday): A reminder that even after roster cuts are due, the Browns will be busy on the waiver wire with the top claim spot:

10:30 AM (Friday): As of Friday morning, the Browns’ roster was at 86 players. They’ll need to get down to 53 players, which comes out to 33 cuts. Cleveland began trimming their roster one day early last year, so we will be on the hunt for any cuts or player tweets. As a reminder, my final 53-man roster projection is here.

List of Browns Roster Cuts So Far

This raw list will be updated Friday and Saturday as news comes in:


  • QB Brogan Roback
  • WR Jeff Janis - Contract terminated
  • WR C.J. Board - Waived/injured
  • TE Devon Cajuste
  • TE Stephen Baggett
  • OL Anthony Fabiano
  • OL Avery Gennesy
  • OL Fred Lauina


  • DL Jeremy Faulk
  • DL Lenny Jones - Waived/injured
  • DL Blaine Woodson
  • LB Justin Currie - Waived/injured
  • LB Brady Sheldon
  • CB Mike Jordan
  • CB Christian Boutte
  • S Elijah Campbell
  • S Derron Smith


  • P Justin Vogel