DE Cameron Malveaux
It seems unlikely that the Browns are going to make any cuts on defense after the first week, save for the defensive ends. Tackle, linebacker, corner, and safety are still question marks, with the most rookie talent to sort through. The defensive end position, however, is a veteran-heavy position with obvious favorites.
We know Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett are your starters, and the odds that they carry Porter Gustin and Takk McKinley seem high. Curtis Weaver is everyone’s favorite as a fifth option, though it should be noted that the Dolphins cut him for a reason, so it’s very possible that the former fifth-round pick is on the practice squad.
Yet, Cameron Malveaux is in a bad spot. He’s a very replaceable commodity and frankly, it was up between him and Joe Jackson between who’d be among the first five to be cut from the team. Jackson and Malveaux are relatively the same players but Jackson is two years younger. Another name that was considered was Romeo McKnight, but as he’s a rookie and has some hype around him coming out of Charlotte, it seems like a fair idea that the Browns would give him a few weeks to showcase his talents.