Browns: 4 fan favorite back up players who may not make the team

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These four fan favorites may not be Browns come September.

The Browns have something like 90 odd players on the roster, and can only carry 53. To say that some guys are going to get cut is a vast understatement. Normally, about 10 or so will be converted to the practice squad while the other 27 players are out of work. It sucks, but it is the beast that is the NFL.

So in order to weed out that 27 (37) players in order to get down to that figure means that a few fan favorite backups may need to get the ax. No one wants to see anyone on this list go, but they all play positions that were seemingly upgraded in the offseason and that’s never a good sign. Sure, there’s every possibility that these members of the 2019 Browns’ team may return to the squad and survive the roster trimming but they all are on the list for a reason.

Even if we don’t want them to be.

Now, we’re not counting guys like WR Alexander Hollins, OL Alex Taylor, DE Cameron Malveaux or S Alexander Hollins who are all near locks to be cut. These were guys who were either added late in the season as injury replacements or were brought off the practice squad for the offseason.

We’re talking about the guys that playe substancial minutes in 2020 as a backup. For that reason, Ryan Switzer, who could very easily get cut, was removed from the list in the evaluation stages. He didn’t actually play a single down for the Browns in 2020.

So with that, let’s start the list.