The Browns are going to have to cut five players on Tuesday.
A job that no coach wants to have but must do is telling some poor kid their NFL dream isn’t coming true just yet. That’s a hard job for anyone to handle, and the Browns are going to have to do just that come Tuesday.
Five players have to be let go of to make the NFL’s requirement of 85 players. The Browns can then carry those 85 guys into the second preseason game, after which the team will have to again cut five players, taking the team down to 80 players for the final preseason game. After that, the team then must cut 27 players to get to the maximum number of league-allowed roster spots of just 53.
Some people have to go, and these are the five guys we think are the most likely to be let go of come Tuesday.
RB John Kelly
Fortunately for most players on this team, the positions of strength should be the first ones to see their numbers reduced. Running back is one of those positions and John Kelly is one of those players. Kelly has no real hope of making the team, regardless if he’s cut now, in week two of the preseason, or with the final 17. We know he’s getting cut. That’s just the sad reality of things.
His -1 yard rushing on eight attempts against Jacksonville didn’t help at all. Yes, you can point to his 44 yards on four receptions as a plus, but considering Demetric Felton will be playing running back and there are those in the media that think he could be the steal of the NFL Draft, a guy like Kelly just isn’t likely to make the cut.