In addition to finding a new kicker, the Browns could bring in a few other castoffs from other teams, so even the 53 men who made the roster aren’t safe from getting the ax.
Let’s take a look at who lost their jobs and who’s still on the team, for now.
Jamaine Cook got cut at running back, so the team will go with Trent Richardson and Brandon Jackson at tailback and Chris Ogbonnaya and Brad Smelley at fullback.
The Browns let go of David Nelson, Tori Gurley and Naaman Roosevelt and placed Josh Gordon on the suspended list for the first two games. That leaves Travis Benjamin, Davone Bess, Greg Little and Josh Cooper on the roster, so the Browns could add one more wideout.
Jordan Cameron will start at tight end, backed up by Gary Barnidge and Kellen Davis.
Aaron Adams got cut on the offense line, which will feature starters Joe Thomas, Mitchell Schwartz, Oneil Cousins, John Greco and Alex Mack.
The backup offensive linemen are veterans Rashad Butler, Jason Pinkston, Shawn Lauvao and Jarrod Shaw; and rookies Martin Wallace, Caylin Hauptmann and Garrett Gilkey.
Defensive linemen Hall Davis and Brian Sanford got cut. Phil Taylor, Ahtyba Rubin and Desmond Bryant will start on the defensive line, backed up by Billy Winn, John Hughes, Ismaa’ily Kitchen and Armonty Bryant.
Justin Cole, Justin Staples and James-Michael Johnson all lost their jobs at linebacker. Starters on the 3-4 will be Paul Kruger, D’Qwell Jackson, Craig Robertson and Jabaal Sheard. Backup linebackers will include L.J. Fort, Tank Carder, Quentin Groves, Paul Hazel and Barkevious Mingo.
Jamoris Slaughter, the Browns’ sixth-round draft pick, got cut along with fellow rookie Akeem Auguste. The Browns kept cornerbacks Joe Haden, Chris Owens, Buster Skrine and Leon McFadden; and safeties T.J. Ward, Tashaun Gipson, Johnson Bademosi and Josh Aubrey.
Shayne Graham (pictured) and Brandon Bogotay both got cut, leaving the Browns temporarily without a kicker. Spencer Lanning is the last punter standing, and he handled the placekicking against the Chicago Bears.
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