The Cleveland Browns cut day, like most teams, was swift and heavy. While there weren't many surprises, there were some notable names that are no longer with the team.
The Browns traded CB Justin Gilbert in a rare in division trade to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round pick. In his 23 career games, Gilbert has 39 combined tackles and 1 interception.
As for the Browns and running back Raheem Mostert, his agent announced on Twitter his client was cut. The Browns likely view George Atkinson as a replacement for Mostert, who seemed to be the favorite for the No. 3 running back job until a hamstring injury interfered a couple of weeks ago.
The team also released S Rahim Moore. The 6th year DB was picked up by the team in the offseason, but the team obviously has decided to go in another direction. Moore had 16 combined tackles and 1 interception last season with Houston.
Also leaving Cleveland is veteran WR Marlon Moore along with the following waived players:
The Browns did manage to claim running back George Atkinson, defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun defensive back Marcus Burley, defensive end/outside linebacker Tyrone Holmes and linebacker Corey Lemonier before the Sunday deadline. Cleveland also signed veteran DL Stephen Paea.
Here's what the roster looks like as of now:
Quarterbacks (3): Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, Cody Kessler;
Running backs (3): Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson Jr., George Atkinson Fullback (1): Malcolm Johnson
Wide receivers (6): Terrelle Pryor, Andrew Hawkins, Corey Coleman, Ricardo Louis, Jordan Payton, Rashard Higgins
Tight ends (3): Gary Barnidge, Randall Telfer, Seth DeValve
Offensive line (8): Joe Thomas, Joel Bitonio, Cameron Erving, John Greco, Austin Pasztor, Shon Coleman, Spencer Drango, Alvin Bailey
Defensive linemen (7): Danny Shelton, John Hughes III, Stephen Paea, Carl Nassib, Xavier Cooper, Jamie Meder, Tyrone Holmes
Linebackers (9): Christian Kirksey, Demario Davis, Tank Carder, Dominique Alexander, Scooby Wright III, Emmanuel Ogbah, Nate Orchard, Joe Schobert, Corey Lemonier
Defensive backs (10): Joe Haden, Jamar Taylor, Tramon Williams, Tracy Howard, Ibraheim Campbell, Jordan Poyer, Derrick Kindred, Don Jones, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Marcus Burley
Kicker (1): Patrick Murray Punter (1): Britton Colquitt
Long snapper (1): Charley Hughlett
Receiver Josh Gordon (4 weeks)
Defensive end Armonty Bryant (4 weeks)
OL Dan France
TE Connor Hamlett
WR Darius Jennings
OL Kaleb Johnson
QB Kevin Hogan
OL Anthony Fabiano
DT Gabe Wright
- Former Browns QB Austin Davis and 5th year passer is signing with the Denver Broncos. He will come in as the No. 3 and mentor Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch initially.
- The San Diego Chargers are waiving CB Steve Williams to make room for former Browns CB Pierre Desir.
- The Atlanta Falcons announce they've waived WR Nick Williams to make room for former Browns WR Taylor Gabriel.
The two-time Super Bowl champion's checkered past includes:
-In 2011, he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a teenaged girl and was sentenced to six years probation.
-He was suspended twice during his NFL career for substance abuse.
-He was arrested multiple times after retiring from football in 1993.