Five players on the bubble with their current teams that the Cleveland Browns should scoop up if they ended up being cut.
The Cleveland Browns have worked all summer to develop and cultivate a roster heading into their Sept. 9 opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
But if history tells us anything, there’s going to be some serious turnover at the bottom of the roster as GM John Dorsey tweaks his lineup for Week 1.
NFL roster cuts must be finalized on Saturday as teams get down to their final 53-man roster. That means around 1,000 guys will be released as teams scour the waiver wire looking for help.
The Browns play their preseason finale against the Lions Thursday at 7 p.m.
There is a bright side to going 0-16 (actually, there’s not). Besides getting the No. 1 pick in the draft, the Browns also have top waiver priority.
So Dorsey will get to scoop up any player he covets from the wave of players who will become available.
It will be interesting to see how Dorsey treats this period.
Past regimes led by Ray Farmer and Sashi Brown were uber focused on the bottom of the roster (and it didn’t make much of a difference).
Robert Turbin anyone? Ok, I digress.
All teams are in the same boat, as this is a great opportunity to provide depth. Or perhaps, a player a team coveted in the draft but wasn’t on the board when they picked, becomes available.
Here’s five players on the bubble with their current teams that the Browns should scoop up if they ended up being cut.