Browns: 5 most surprising players the team didn’t cut

Cleveland Browns Malik McDowell (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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A.J. Green

Honestly, I just didn’t think A.J. Green had it in him. He was awful looking last year and to see him not only make the team but to do as the sixth corner was quite the sight. It’s rather ironic, actually, that Green made the team. That is, considering, he was the undrafted rookie wunderkind last year that Marvin Wilson was this year.

Wilson got bounced like a deflated basketball, while Green is on the actual team. Green raised a lot of eyebrows last year and didn’t do much about it after that. He ended up on the practice squad and that was essentially that. Even more surprising was how bad the corners were on the main roster, and yet Green still couldn’t crack the lineup.

This year, however, he landed in a position of great depth. Carrying five corners seemed like the best bet. Nine defensive backs are usually more than enough, but Green made the team. He made the team while the Browns are carrying three defensive ends. Sure, one of them may be brought back after Jacob Phillips goes on IR, but still. What a bizarre-looking team.

Green will probably not play much on defense, hopefully, but he may be a big contributor on the special team’s side of the ball. We’ll have to wait and see how Green adapts.

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