The Cleveland Browns have filled out their practice squad over the weekend. In case you missed it, running back Terrance West was traded to the Tennessee Titans for a 2016 7th round draft pick. With the trade of West and the concussion history of Duke Johnson, running back Shaun Draughn earned himself a place on the practice squad.
Wide receiver Darius Jennings also made the team. Jennings caught a touchdown from Johnny Manziel during the preseason, while also showing solid work as a kick returner. He averaged 23.3 yards per return on 9 attempts, including a 54 yard return in the first preseason game.
Offensive linemen Andrew McDonald, Erle Ladson and Darien Miller were also added to the practice squad.
In the secondary, the Browns kept corner Kendall James and safety De’Ante Saunders.
As of right now, preseason fan favorite Josh Lenz is not with the team. 2015 4th round pick Vince Mayle has been signed by the Dallas Cowboys to their practice squad.
Cleveland has also signed defensive lineman Dylan Wynn and center Garth Gerhart to the practice squad. Former Jaguars offensive lineman Austin Pasztor was also claimed off of waivers.
On the rumor side of things, the Browns may look into signing recently cut runnings Jonas Gray, who was with New England, and Montee Ball, who last played with Denver.
Linebacker Nate Orchard, running back Duke Johnson and cornerbacks Pierre Desir, Justin Gilbert and Charles Gaines did not practice on Monday. The team also put Charles Gaines on the IR/Designated Return list with a hamstring injury. Gaines is able to return in Week 8.
Lastly for the Browns, they have suspended offensive line coach Andy Moeller indefinitely. It’s said that the incident is a very serious assault situation. Moeller has a history of drinking-related issues going back to his days with the Baltimore Ravens. In 2011, the Ravens suspended him for two games. Here is the official statement from the Browns:
Tonight’s game will see the Indians’ Carlos Carrasco (12-9, 3.53) face Carlos Rodon (6-6, 4.10) of the White Sox. First pitch is at 8pm EST.