5:31pm: The Browns have confirmed the previous roster moves noted below in this post, and have announced their other 14 moves to reach the 53-man roster limit. Here’s the list of players cut from the active roster:
- Josh Aubrey (DB)
- Calvin Barnett (DL)
- Zac Diles (LB)
- Reid Fragel (OL)
- MarQueis Gray (TE/FB)
- Donald Hawkins (OL)
- Emmanuel Ogbuehi (TE)
- Alex Parsons (OL)
- Abasi Salimu (OL)
- Willie Snead (WR)
- Isaiah Trufant (CB): Placed on injured reserve
- Jamaal Westerman (LB)
1:20pm: The Browns have also let go of their third-round pick from last season, among other players:
- Jacobbi McDaniel (DT) (via Ohio.com)
- Leon McFadden (CB) (via ProFootballTalk.com’s Twitter)
- Connor Shaw (QB) (via Aaron Wilson on Twitter)
10:00am: The Browns have released veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot reports on Twitter. The 33-year-old signed with Cleveland in April after having spent the past four seasons with the Lions.
It wasn’t a sure thing that the veteran would make the roster, considering he’s only appeared in 15 games over the past two years. Burleson also hinted that he was considering retiring following the 2014 season. However, at the very least, Burleson was expected to be a veteran leader to the team’s group of young wideouts. As Brian McIntyre tweets, $285K of Burleson’s base salary is full guaranteed.
The Browns will also let go of running back Chris Ogbonnaya, according to Cabot (via Twitter). The 28-year-old has compiled 130 carries since joining the Browns in 2011.
The rest of the Browns moves will be listed below: