The Browns will have to cut another five players after the Giants game.
The Browns will have to cut five more players come Aug 24, 2021, reducing their roster from 85 to 80. This will be the last round of “minor” releases for the preseason. After that, the Browns and the other 31 NFL teams will have to cut a whopping 27 players to get down to the 53 player limit.
The Browns already cut three players and placed another two on IR, which counts as removing them from the active roster in the eyes of the NFL. The players the Browns parted ways with were OG Cordel Iwuagwu, LB Montrel Meander, and CB Kiondre Thomas, who were all let go this past Monday.
The team recently brought back Meander due to injuries sustained by the team over the week, but his return isn’t a sign that he’ll likely make the main roster, more so that the team wants depth for preseason games like the one against the Giants on Sunday.
With there being so many players still that need to be cut (32) and so few spots on the team for the regular season (just 53), these next few weeks are going to be critical for players on the verge. We’ll talk about bubble players in a separate article, but these are the five players who may be gone following this weekend’s matchup with the Giants.
Now for parity reasons, anyone mentioned in last week’s article on the same topic was largely ignored just for the sake of being different. All in all, every name we mentioned over the last few days we think will be gone eventually. It’s not like something magically changed. We’re just looking for a little parity. So everyone on this list is different, save for one player.