The Cleveland Browns have a select group of players who may not be on the team much longer.
The average length of an NFL player’s career is shorter than their rookie contract. That is usually the case, but the current crop of Cleveland Browns has seemingly been given an endless amount of chances by GM Andrew Berry. Not all the Browns, however, just the ones that he himself has drafted. Those players, no matter how bad they’ve been, keep getting another shot.
That is, all but one. Now, imagine how bad you have to be to get cut when guys like Anthony Schwartz and Demetric Felton remain on the roster. That’s the issue Richard LeCounte had to deal with when he became the first player that Berry had ever drafted to get cut. LeCounte was released during the 2022 NFL season and was swiftly signed to the Browns practice squad.
Despite being a 2021 NFL Draft selection, LeCounte was released and signed to the practice squad. Surely the Browns saw a future with him, right? Nope, the Browns released him from the practice squad just 16 days later. LeCounte is now with the Los Angeles Rams, having signed a future contract, guaranteeing a spot with the squad heading into the offseason but not much else.
LeCounte isn’t the only player the Browns may have to cut ties with and these five players are right in the same position as LeCounte. Expendable players who have not yet earned a new contract, let alone their current roster spot. These five players could very easily be gone after 2023.
If not before.