Cleveland Browns: 4 names on bubble in preseason opener vs Jaguars

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1. Cleveland Browns OT Chris Hubbard

If Chris Hubbard doesn’t make it on to the roster, he’ll definitely end up somewhere. Who, knows? Maybe the Browns even find a way to trade the versatile lineman.

His future on the team depends on how the team views rookie James Hudson and second-year veteran Alex Taylor, who was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2020.

Plus, the team has Greg Senat–a player who spent a lot of time on the practice squad last season before ultimately being poached by Seattle.  When Senat hit free agency, Cleveland brought him right back.

Hubbard’s value is ability to play anywhere, unfortunately, when he filled in at right guard for Wyatt Teller last season, there was a significant drop off in how the position performed.

Hubbard’s in the final year of his contract and is due to make $3.5 million. Cleveland would take a $1.3 million cap hit if they cut or trade him, but could save around $3.6 million, which could be rolled over into 2022–not such a bad thing for a team who has a lot of paydays coming due.