Cleveland Browns: Sorting out bottom of 2021 roster tougher than usual

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2. Cleveland Browns: RB/WR

D’Ernest Johnson is a traditional running back who can catch a pass out of the backfield and block when called upon.

Demetric Felton is a rookie running back the Browns really like, but his best plays of the preseason  came when he lined up as a receiver.

JoJo Natson is a receiver in the same mold of what Felton’s done throughout camp, except that he’s probably the team’s best punt/kick return option at this point.

It’s hard to see a fine roster in which all three of these gentlemen make the 53-man team.

I think Johnson will be the casualty, because I believe Cleveland thinks Felton will be fine at Runnign back. Remember, he’s not the back up. Kevin Stefanski would have to go through Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt before he he really needed to lean on Felton.

Natson is really the best return option at this point. If he doesn’t make the roster, it looks like the Browns would be content to just be “OK” in that department.