The Cleveland Browns released their unofficial depth chart for Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cleveland Browns released their unofficial depth chart on Monday. As has been well documented, the roster screams rebuild.
Growing pains are expected with all but one of Cleveland’s 14 2016 draft picks on the 53 man roster. It’s clear the new regime is anxious to see their draft haul in meaningful regular season games.
Only the Seattle Seahawks have more rookies on their 53 man roster (15). Although it’s worth noting, the Seahawks and Browns are two organizations in radically different positions.
The trade of punter Andy Lee, release of veteran linebacker Paul Kruger and wide receivers Marlon Moore and Taylor Gabriel left the door wide open for rookies to shine. Andrew Gribble of clevelandbrowns.com noted the patience Jackson will need to have with such a young roster, compared to his time with the Oakland Raiders.
Jackson went 8-8 with the Oakland Raiders in his only season as a head coach. Browns Backers need to gear up for a long season, chock-full of blunders and learning on the fly.
If optimism is waning, take a look at the success the Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars could have this season. Both franchises took similar approaches as the Browns, dumping veterans and stockpiling draft picks, and are ready to take the next step. That said, several things stand out as Hue Jackson and company prepare for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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