The Practice Squad team can hold 16 guys, I’m electing to take nine from the Cleveland Browns’ current roster to make up the unit. I’d end up scouting who got cut to add to the team but won’t be making those decisions here, as I’m under a deadline and don’t have time to go through over 1,000 players on various other teams trying to decide who to bring into the practice squad.
So, my team is only going to be made up of the nine players that were cut most recently. So my picks for the practice team are as follows;
- John Kelly
- Ja’Marcus Bradley
- Anthony Schwartz
- Brock Hoffman
- Isaac Rochell
- Tommy Togiai
- Chris Odom
- Shaun Jolly
- D’Anthony Bell
For the offensive, John Kelly has shown a lot more ability to move the ball than Demetric Felton, and I’m not going to sit on my hands and waste roster spots on guys who don’t show anything. That’s a great way to lose games. Ja’Marcus Bradley was exciting at times but didn’t get open enough. He’s a good backup, but I wouldn’t waste a roster spot on him unless injuries popped up.
After all, it takes time to learn the playbook and I’d rather have a less than optimal piece like Bradley than have to bring in a new body off the street cold to the playbook. Schwartz has potential as a returner still, but his play was so bad that he doesn’t deserve a 53-man spot. Brock Hoffman was fine and the Browns may need depth at some point.
Tommy Togiai is the defensive Schwartz. All the athletic talent in the world but so little else. Keeping both of them on the practice squad would hopefully give them time to get better and be brought back in 2023.
I liked Chris Odom and Shaun Jolly, there just wasn’t enough room.
And D’Anthony Bell was the least offensive of the two safeties who got cut.