Should have kept – CB A.J. Green
It was hard not to like what A.J. Green brought to the table. Green was so impressive that the Browns gave him a record guaranteed contract for an undrafted rookie free agent. Green’s abilities were clear and he did play well enough in camp to warrant a second and third look. He’s clearly someone the team is high on and will more than likely be on the practice squad unless he’s been some sort of headache in the locker room.
Yet, not keeping Green after all the hype seems strange. Either he’s as good as GM Andrew Berry thought but head coach Kevin Stefanski believed others just outplayed him. That would be fair enough, but why not keep him anyway? The team needs help in the secondary. Though there’s a potentially worse theory that’s out there. It’s that Berry and company didn’t like him that much after all, in which case the Browns need to worry about Berry’s ability to eye talent. So this is going to be a curious situation to watch develop.
Should have cut – CB Tavierre Thomas
Unfortunately, for Tavierre Thomas, he’s the one-to-one for Green. If you keep Green, you’re going to have to cut someone, and Thomas is the other low-man on the list. He’d be brought onto the practice squad, but after all the hype that the Browns organization and the media put on Green, to not give him a shot but to do so with Thomas? That’s wild.
He’s also a John Dorsey guy and we all know that the Browns are moving on from the Dorsey regime pretty quickly. It kinda just makes sense that Thomas would be let go to make way for Green.