5 Cleveland Browns player that shouldn’t have been cut and 5 who should have

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BEREA, OHIO – AUGUST 18: Quarterbacks Baker Mayfield #6 and Kevin Davidson #9 of the Cleveland Browns watch a play during training camp on August 18, 2020 at the Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Should have kept – QB Kevin Davidson

How often do you see a team run through the first and second-string quarterbacks in a game? Pretty often. Not like a crazy number of times but at least once a season it feels like. The Browns are rolling the dice on going into the season with just Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum to play under center. That seems like a fool’s errand.

Kevin Davidson isn’t a starter, not yet. He’s smart as heck, a Princeton man if there ever was one. So it stands to reason that he could, at the very least, not screw up a game that they had a chance at winning should he be called on to play. This isn’t a strange idea, either. Most teams carried three quarterbacks for decades. It’s only the last few years that trend has changed.

Like razor scooters, this is a bad trend that needs to end.

Should have cut – WR KhaDarel Hodge

No disrespect intended to Khadarel Hodge. He’s a solid special teams player (13 tackles last year) but he provides little else to the proceedings. There are other players on this list who can do that job and do it as well, if not better than Hodge.

Considering that the team is carrying 11 men who can catch passes as a WR or TE (10 not counting Pharoah Brown), Hodge doesn’t make much sense. Not even as a gunner on special teams.

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