The Browns are certain to turn over the bottom of the roster once the other 31 teams make their cuts to 53, especially because they have first priority on the waiver wire following their 1-15 record last season. Therefore, predicting the entire team for the opener Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers is impossible.
But it’s a fun exercise, so here’s a shot at the initial 53-man roster when cuts are made by 4 p.m. Saturday.
QUARTERBACKS (3): DeShone Kizer, Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler
RUNNING BACKS (3): Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson, Matthew Dayes
FULLBACK (1): Danny Vitale
WIDE RECEIVERS (5): Corey Coleman, Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis, Rannell Hall
TIGHT ENDS (4): Randall Telfer, Seth DeValve, David Njoku, J.P. Holtz
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9): Joe Thomas, Joel Bitonio, JC Tretter, Kevin Zeitler, Shon Coleman, John Greco, Rod Johnson, Spencer Drango, Austin Reiter
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (9): Myles Garrett, Danny Shelton, Emmanuel Ogbah, Trevon Coley, Carl Nassib, Jamie Meder, Larry Ogunjobi, Tyrone Holmes, Caleb Brantley
LINEBACKERS (6): Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert, Dominique Alexander, Kenneth Olugbode, James Burgess
CORNERBACKS (6): Jamar Taylor, Jason McCourty, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Marcus Burley, Trey Caldwell, Darius Hillary
SAFETIES (4): Jabrill Peppers, Derrick Kindred, Ibraheim Campbell, Calvin Pryor
SPECIALISTS (3): Kicker Cody Parkey, punter Britton Colquitt, long snapper Charley Hughlett