Most Surprising Retentions
WR Anthony Schartz
Clearly, Anthony Schwartz has photos of Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry cosplaying as Art Model and Ray Lewis, otherwise, I have no explanation as to why he’s still on the team. It’s not like he’s any good. Six drops in what, eight series? That’s horrible. Yet, he’s here and Johnny Stanton isn’t. Just doesn’t make sense. What good is 4.2 speed if you can’t catch anything? It’s not the yips, it’s just him not being a good player.
DE Isaiah Thomas
I think he’s only here to get cut, honestly. The Browns didn’t need six defensive ends and they don’t need five defensive ends. I think it’ll be very likely he gets cut when the Browns decide on a third tight end if they decide on a third tight end.
S D’Anthony Bell
Not every player on this list is a negative. D’Anthony Bell really did have a solid preseason and his addition to the team’s safety depth is needed. Though one could argue that Ronnie Harrison and/or Ricard LeCounte should have been cut for him, the Browns aren’t cutting bad players. That would be perposterous.
Just like with D’Anthony Bell, Jordan Kunaszyk’s addition to the roster is far from a negative, it’s just surprising. It really felt like he’d be cut eventually to make room for someone else, and it’s very possible he may still be. Personally, I feel he’s earned his spot and hopefully, Berry agrees.