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Browns Announce Roster Moves; Claim Five, Cut Jamie Meder, Carl Nassib

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The Browns on Sunday claimed DL Carl Davis (Baltimore Ravens), DL Ifeadi Odenigbo (Minnesota Vikings), OL Aaron Neary (Los Angeles Rams), DB Tavierre Thomas (Arizona Cardinals) and LB Tanner Vallejo(Buffalo Bills) from waivers. In corresponding moves, the team waived OL Austin Reiter, DL Jamie Meder, DL Carl Nassib, LB Jermaine Grace and DB Jeremiah McKinnon.

“As we sit here today, we have actually turned the roster over 59 percent from last year’s roster. That does not happen unless you have a plan,” Browns general manager John Dorsey said.

“That plan was developed in mid-January with the input of the coaches and the personnel staff putting this thing together. Once we identified what we needed, we used whatever resources that were available. It starts with planning for unrestricted free agents. Doing our research for trades.

“Doing our research on the waiver claims and picking players up. Then, doing the planning for the college draft and college free agency. Of course, when you are sitting in the No. 1 waiver claim position, you always go attack the final two or three claims and see what is out there. We thought that it would be best if we picked up five players who we think could help this team.

“At the end of the day, I think that we are a better football team on both sides of the line of scrimmage. I think that our skill groups have a lot of young and upcoming guys. That is all that you can ask for.”

Meder upon his release was the longest tenured Browns on the roster, joining the team near the end of the 2014 season.

“We were able to again add some more talent to our team, and in the process of doing that, there are some players that have been here that we had to let go,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said.

”That is always tough to do, but at the end of the day our No. 1 job is to make the football team the best that we can make it and to give our fans what they truly deserve, which is a winner.”

The Browns’ 53-man roster

Offense (25)

QB (3)

Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield, Drew Stanton

RB (3)

Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, Nick Chubb

WR (6)

Jarvis Landry

Antonio Callaway

Rashard Higgins

Damion Ratley

Derrick Willies

Josh Gordon

TE (4)

David Njoku

Darren Fells

Seth DeValve

Orson Charles

OL (9)

Joel Bitonio

Austin Corbett

JC Tretter

Kevin Zeitler

Chris Hubbard

Desmond Harrison

Earl Watford

Greg Robinson

Aaron Neary

Defense (25)

DL (9)

Myles Garrett

Emmanuel Ogbah

Chris Smith

Chad Thomas

Ifeadi Odenigbo

Larry Ogunjobi

Trevon Coley

Devaroe Lawrence

Carl Davis

LB (6)

Christian Kirksey

Jamie Collins

Joe Schobert

Genard Avery

James Burgess

Tanner Vallejo

DB (10)

Denzel Ward

Terrance Mitchell

T.J. Carrie

E.J. Gaines

Denzel Rice

Tavierre Thomas

Jabrill Peppers

Damarious Randall

Briean Boddy-Calhoun

Derrick Kindred

Special teams (3)

K Zane Gonzalez, P Britton Colquitt, LS Charley Hughlett

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1 Comment

  1. Jocleveland

    September 2, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    The team may be better in a few weeks but it isn’t better one week before playing Pittsburgh.

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