Browns: Hayes Pullard Is Not On The Team Anymore


As the Cleveland Browns prepare for a home game in Week 8, the team made adjustments to their roster, specifically with their practice squad.

The Cleveland Browns have made some necessary adjustments to the team after the team lost one of their players to another team. According to the Browns, the team signed CB Chance Casey to replace LB Hayes Pullard on their practice squad.

Pullard was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster.

This signing by the Browns is not going to affect the team on Sundays. However, the fact that Pullard is not able to be called up and signed by the Browns at a later date could be something the team wished they have done.

By losing Pullard, he is another 2015 draft pick by Cleveland that is either no longer with the team, injured, or is struggling (most of the class that is left and healthy).

The former Southern California Trojan recorded 197 solo tackles, 177 assisted tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and had four interceptions returned for touchdowns while in college.

Since he was just on the practice squad, actually expecting something from Pullard this year during the regular season would have been unnecessary.

Pullard’s replacement, Casey, was an undrafted free agent. Since being in the NFL, he spent most of his career out west with the Oakland Raiders. Casey played his college ball at Baylor University.

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It does make sense that Pullard’s replacement on the practice squad would be a CB, wouldn’t it? Browns head coach Mike Pettine is a big fan of CBs for his defense.

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Having Casey apart of the organization is for added depth. On the active roster the Browns already have five CBs, or six if you count the rare Johnson Bademosi appearance at the position.

That total does not include CBs Charles Gaines and Ifo Expre-Olomu who are currently injured. Expre-Olomu is out for all of the 2015 season.

No teams keep all of their players from each of their draft classes. Yet, the overview of the Browns draft class not just this year but in previous years shows that the team cannot evaluate draft talent as well as some of their competitors. NFL teams are built in the draft, specifically the middle to late rounds.

In not just 2015 but for the foreseeable future, those two players are backups at best. In 2016 and beyond, the Browns needs to improve upon their mid to late round drafting ( I know I am speaking to the choir) just like many other teams. At that time, hopefully more of the team’s picks will remain with the team.

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