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Cleveland Browns Roster Cuts: The Final 53-Man Roster

A full list of Saturday’s cuts, and a look at the Browns’ 53-man roster.

UPDATE (9/2/18): The Browns made 5 waiver claims (and thus 5 more cuts) on Sunday, so the “new” 53-man roster can be found here. The original 53-man roster story appears below:

The following players were cut by the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, trimming their roster from 71 players to the league-required 53 players. Make sure you react to all of the cuts in the comments section below! The final 53-man roster is also at the bottom of this post.

Note: Here is a list the 14 players who were cut by the Browns on Friday. They also traded OT Shon Coleman on Friday.


  • RB Matthew Dayes - Had a strong final preseason game, team would love to get him back on the practice squad.
  • RB Dontrell Hilliard
  • FB Danny Vitale - Waived/Injured designation. The team is going without a traditional fullback, but veteran TE Orson Charles may take on that role.
  • WR Da’Mari Scott
  • WR Blake Jackson
  • TE Devon Cajuste - The Hard Knocks darling didn’t make it, but could be a practice squad candidate.
  • OL Spencer Drango - Drango has always been intended to be a backup, but he’s made a lot of starts the past few years due to injuries. Last year, he replaced Joe Thomas at left tackle. At playing nearly every snap this preseason while Kevin Zeitler was out, they decided to keep veteran Earl Watford (recently signed) instead.
  • OL Christian DiLauro


  • DL Nate Orchard - His final pick six against the Lions wasn’t enough. Orchard, a former 2nd-round pick, was a longshot last year, but stuck around for depth. Not in 2018.
  • DL Caleb Brantley - Probably the biggest “cut” on the list. He was often hurt this camp, and has a history of motivational issues. Maybe that was OK with Sashi Brown, but not with John Dorsey.
  • DL Zaycoven Henderson
  • DL Daniel Ekuale
  • LB Brady Sheldon
  • LB B.J. Bello
  • S Simeon Thomas - The only one of John Dorsey’s draft picks who was waived. He played tight coverage this preseason, but used his hands way too much. Should be a practice squad candidate.
  • S Montrel Meander
  • S Tigie Sankoh
  • CB Mike Jordan - One of two cornerback holdovers from a year ago, he saw some increased reps lately, but the team opted to keep their new guys instead like T.J. Carrie and E.J. Gaines.


  • P Justin Vogel


  • Acquired DL Devaroe Lawrence from the Saints in exchange for a 2019 7th round pick.

FINAL 53-MAN ROSTER (as of 9/1/18)

Pos Final Roster Friday & Saturday Cuts
Tyrod Taylor
Baker Mayfield
Drew Stanton
Brogan Roback
Duke Johnson
Carlos Hyde
Nick Chubb
Matthew Dayes
Dontrell Hilliard
Dan Vitale
Josh Gordon
Jarvis Landry
Antonio Callaway
Rashard Higgins
Damion Ratley
Derrick Willies
Jeff Janis
Da'Mari Scott
C.J. Board
Blake Jackson
David Njoku
Darren Fells
Seth DeValve
Orson Charles
Devon Cajuste
Stephen Baggett
Joel Bitonio
Austin Corbett
J.C. Tretter
Kevin Zeitler
Chris Hubbard
Desmond Harrison
Earl Watford
Austin Reiter
Greg Robinson
Spencer Drango
Shon Coleman
Anthony Fabiano
Christian DiLauro
Fred Lauina
Avery Gennesy
Myles Garrett
Emmanuel Ogbah
Larry Ogunjobi
Trevon Coley
Chris Smith
Jamie Meder
Chad Thomas
Carl Nassib
Devaroe Lawrence
Nate Orchard
Caleb Brantley
Zaycoven Henderson
Blaine Woodson
Jeremy Faulk
Lenny Jones
Daniel Ekuale
Joe Schobert
Genard Avery
Jamie Collins
Christian Kirksey
James Burgess
Jermaine Grace
B.J. Bello
Justin Currie
Brady Sheldon
Damarious Randall
Jabrill Peppers
Derrick Kindred
Briean Boddy-Calhoun
Simeon Thomas
Derron Smith
Montrel Meander
Elijah Campbell
Tigie Sankoh
Denzel Ward
Terrance Mitchell
T.J. Carrie
E.J. Gaines
Denzel Rice
Jeremiah McKinnon
Mike Jordan
Christian Boutte
Zane Gonzalez
Britton Colquitt
Charley Hughlett
Justin Vogel

The following players do not count toward the 53-man roster:

  • Injured Reserve: WR Ricardo Louis, CB Howard Wilson