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:
Doesn’t sound like #Browns TE and Hard Knocks star Cajuste, Devon is making the 53-man roster. Perhaps a practice squad addition.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
2:28 PM: One minor name for the cut tracker: LB Brady Sheldon.
LB Brady Sheldon, Cleveland Browns released per source— College2Pro.com (@BoMarchionte) September 1, 2018
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.”
The #Bills cut Corey Coleman less than a month after acquiring him in a trade with the #Browns, source confirms. They didn't like his attitude from the minute he showed up there. #Browns still get the 7th rounder in '19 https://t.co/SgrCmAi934— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 1, 2018
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:
By the end of the day:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
— The #Bears will have Khalil Mack, who will be the highest-paid defensive player in football.
— The #Raiders will have 2 first-round picks and more, plus $23M more per year to play with that would’ve gone to Mack.
9:00 AM: The Browns have released punter Justin Vogel, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Bucs have released special teams captain Josh Robinson, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018
Browns released punter Justin Vogel, per source Britton Colquitt wins the job.
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:
With less than 24 hrs to go before the cut-down day deadline, the trade market for #Raiders star pass-rusher Khalil Mack is robust, I’m told. There are enough teams interested where the chances of Mack being traded is very real. Oakland is gauging and listening. Tune in tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
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:
Long time coming: Rams and Aaron Donald finalizing a record 6-year, $135 million, including $87 million guaranteed, per source. Richest defensive deal in NFL history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2018
Donald now tied to LA for next seven years. And he will be ready for Monday night opener vs. Raiders.
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:
A busy weekend of NFL moves is ahead. Remdiner: the waiver claim priority is the original 2018 draft order, a valuable tool to add some young talent. First five teams:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 31, 2018
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:
OFFENSIVE PLAYERS CUT
- 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
DEFENSIVE PLAYERS CUT
- 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
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS CUT
- P Justin Vogel