The Browns’ initial 53-man roster has been set

The Cleveland Browns have set their initial 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.

We’ve been following the team’s reported moves throughout the day, which included moving on from OL Blake Hance and FB Johnny Stanton. The team had previously announced seven of its 27 moves on Monday, including placing DE Chris Odom on injured reserve.

Today includes placing QB Deshaun Watson on the suspended list. He will be eligible to return to the team halfway through his 11th suspension and will be added back to the roster during the bye week.

The initial 53-man roster is not the final roster. The Browns could look to add players other teams have moved on from, such as TE OJ Howard and S Anthony Harris.

Here’s a look at Cleveland’s starting 53-man roster:

Quarterback – 2

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Jacoby Brissett, Josh Dobbs

As expected at quarterback with Josh Rosen cut and Watson on the disabled list.

Running Back – 5

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Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, D’Ernest Johnson, Jerome Ford, Demetric Felton

Perhaps the biggest surprise is that the team continues to list Felton as a running back. With the release of Johnny Stanton, no running backs are also on the roster.

Wide receiver – 5

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Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz, David Bell, Michael Woods II

No big shocks here. Woods could be a candidate to continue on injured reserve after joining the roster, but nothing is certain. Felton fills that room as the versatile RB/WR.

Tight End – 2

David Djokovic, Harrison Bryant

Probably the most interesting place in the group is the narrow room where they only hold two. Kevin Stefanski has used a lot of tight ends in his career and now only has two on the starting roster.

Attack – 10

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At first: Jedrick Wills, Joel Bitonio, Ethan Pocic, Wyatt Teller and Jack Conklin

Backups: James Hudson, Hjalte Froholdt, Michael Dunn, Drew Forbes and Chris Hubbard

Lots of talent, lots of depth on the offensive line which could be an area where a future move could be made.

Defensive end – 6

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Miles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, Alex Wright, Isaiah Thomas, Chase Winovich and Isaac Rossell

Defensive end was a concern to start the offseason, but GM Andrew Berry brought talent and depth to the position with six making the starting roster.

Defensive tackle – 4

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Taven Bryan, Jordan Elliott, Tommy Togiai and Perrion Winfrey

An area of ​​concern in terms of talent and depth can be helped by versatile defensive ends who can slide and help.

Line Supporter – 6

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Anthony Walker Jr., Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Sione Takitaki, Jacob Phillips, Jordan Kunaszyk and Tony Fields II

A late addition to the team, Kunaszyk made his chance to stick in Cleveland and could be part of the special teams core alongside Fields.

Corner – 5

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Denzel Ward, Greg Newsome II, Greedy Williams, Martin Emerson, AJ Green

A very talented cornerback group with some injuries is about history. Somewhat surprisingly, Herb Miller or Shaun Jolly didn’t make the roster because of this story.

Safety – 5

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John Johnson III, Grant Delpit, Ronnie Harrison, D’Anthony Bell and Richard LeCounte III

Four of the five were supposed to make the team at the start of training camp with Bell being the first undrafted free agent to make the initial 53-man roster under Berry.

Special teams – 3

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Cade York, Corey Bojorquez and Charley Hughlett

These three give Cleveland fans a lot of hope after years of struggling to kick and punt the ball.

This story originally appeared on Browns Wire

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