On Monday, the Cleveland Browns reduced their roster from 90 to 85 players. All teams were required to get down to 85 players by Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET.
Placed on reserve/injured:
- WR Ryan Switzer (foot)
- TE Stephen Carlson (knee)
- OG Cordel Iwuagwu
- LB Montrel Meander
- *CB Kiondre Thomas (hamstring)
Carlson was nearly a lock to be the Browns’ fourth tight end and is expected to miss the season. Switzer caught a late touchdown pass against the Jaguars, so his injury news is a bit of a surprise. However, given how deep Cleveland is at receiver, he was only considered a practice squad candidate.
Iwuagwu only played four snaps in the first preseason game, the fewest among any active offensive lineman on the team, so it’s not a surprise to see him among the first cuts. Meander had not been practicing with a hamstring injury, and did not play on Saturday. Thomas played over half of the game, but is being waived with a hamstring injury designation.
The Browns’ next roster cuts are due August 24, when they must be down to 80 players. The final 53-man roster must be named by August 31.