Utility Johnny Stanton
The logic for Johnny Stanton being called up from the practice roster is the logic that we had for why he’d make the team. He can play running back, fullback, tight end, linebacker, and even special teams. That wasn’t enough for him to make the team, however, but we’re going to double down on the same logic this time around. With the team being only able to carry 48 players per game, the team may find a guy like Stanton to be a luxury item they can’t afford not to have.
While the NFL allows teams to carry 53 for the season, they can only dress 48 per game.
With Stanton’s versatility, he could fill in at running back, tight end, or fullback at any given time. Considering the Browns are already down Stephen Carlson, and the high usage of the Browns running backs, it’s very likely, if not a full-blown guarantee that the team will eventually see someone at one of those positions miss a stretch of time.
Carrying Stanton allows you to have a fourth running back, a fourth tight end, a seventh linebacker, and even a second fullback. His versatility is his strength and if the Browns find themselves with mounting injuries, Stanton is the guy to call, a call he will likely get at least once this year.