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Browns cut DT Trevon Coley and S Juston Burris; also cutting LT Greg Robinson, but will re-sign him

The Browns make several moves to account for the team’s waiver claims earlier in the day.

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On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns claimed 3 players off waivers. With those claims, though, they had to cut 3 more players from their roster.


  • OL Drew Forbes - Placed on Injured Reserve (knee)
  • DT Trevon Coley - Waived
  • S Juston Burris - Waived

There was also stunning news that the Browns were cutting starting left tackle Greg Robinson, but Tom Pelissero quickly said that Cleveland plans to sign him back and that he is still the starting left tackle.

After trying to figure it out on Twitter, I think we have our explanation: on the NFL transaction list at 4 PM today, the move to IR Forbes was not listed on it, but cutting Robinson was listed. The Browns probably placed Forbes on IR after 4 PM, which makes him eligible to return from IR this season. Therefore, releasing Robinson was a “loophole,” and they should re-sign him right away. Brent Sobleski of The OBR notes that he thinks this could also be related to a longer-term deal coming for Robinson, perhaps one that was in place before the “loophole” was taken advantage of.

Coley was on the bubble as a depth defensive tackle, and Forbes suffered an unfortunate injury in the final preseason game.