3 Cleveland Browns whose stock is down after 2021 preseason finale

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The Cleveland Browns wrapped their preseason with a 19-10 victory against the Atlanta Falcons match-up Sept. 9.

There were a lot of things to like in finale, but these three players saw their stocks take a dive.

Cleveland Browns: Kyle Lauletta, QB

If you were looking to save some money on the cap by replacing Case Keenum with Kyle Lauletta, you might have changed your mind after watching the Falcons finale.

Lauletta is a nice developmental product the team should try to bring over to the practice squad, but after watching him throw two interceptions in a span of four plays, you can see why Keenum firmly has a hold on the backup job.

Lauletta rebounded to hit Davion Davis on a stellar touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and ended up going 11 of 22 for 150 yards, the TD and two picks.

Again, the former Richmond quarterback did some impressive things for the Browns this preseason, but he needs more time to develop.

He seems to be fearless out there, as NBC’s Chris Collinsworth noted how Lauletta succeeds at getting his shoulders turned and squared on play-action fakes.