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Predicting the 53-man roster before a crazy weekend

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


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