Browns make 21 moves to get roster down to 53

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns have cut down the roster to reach the NFL regular season limit of 53 players. The browns had to make 21 transactions by 4 p.m. Saturday. 

Some of the players notable players let go include: veteran wide out Nate Burleson, running back Chris Ogbonnaya, quarterback Connor Shaw, cornerback Leon McFadden, offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey, tight end MarQueis Gray, wide receiver Willie Snead and running back Dion Lewis.

The Browns also put Isaiah Trufant on injured reserve with a knee injury.

So here is the Browns 53-man roster as it stands right now:

Offense (23)

Quarterbacks (3): Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel, Rex Grossman; running backs (3) : Ben Tate, Terrance West, Isaiah Crowell, fullback (1): Ray Agnew; wide receivers (5):  Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, Travis Benjamin, Taylor Gabriel, Charles Johnson; tight ends (3): Jordan Cameron, Gary Barnidge, Jim Dray; offensive linemen (8): Joe Thomas, Alex Mack, John Greco, Mitchell Schwartz, Joel Bitonio, Paul McQuistan, Martin Wallace, Karim Barton.

Defense (27)

Defensive linemen (7): Desmond Bryant, Armonty Bryant, John Hughes, Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, Phil Taylor, Billy Winn, Ahtyba Rubin; linebackers (8): Karlos Dansby, Barkevious Mingo, Craig Robertson, Paul Kruger, Jabaal Sheard, Chris Kirksey, Tank Carder; Eric Martin; defensive backs (12): Joe Haden, Buster Skrine, Justin Gilbert, Aaron Berry, Pierre Desir, Robert Nelson, K’Waun Williams, Donte Whitner, Tashaun Gipson, Jim Leonhard, Johnson Bademosi, Jordan Poyer.

Specialists (3)

Kicker (1): Billy Cundiff; punter (1): Spencer Lanning; long snapper (1): Christian Yount.  

The Browns will return to practice Sunday as they get ready for next week's season opener against the Steelers on September 7.


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