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Breakdown of the Browns' 53-man roster and moves

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 1, 2012

The Browns were required to trim their 75-man roster to 53 players by 9 p.m. Friday. Click here for an updated web story about the cuts. Below is a position-by-position breakdown of the Browns' initial 53-man roster and the 22 moves they made Friday.

Here is the Browns’ initial 53-man roster: 

Quarterbacks: Thaddeus Lewis, Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden.

Running backs: Montario Hardesty, Brandon Jackson, Chris Ogbonnaya and Trent Richardson.

Fullback: Owen Marecic.

Wide receivers: Travis Benjamin, Josh Cribbs, Josh Gordon, Greg Little, Mohamed Massaquoi and Jordan Norwood.

Tight ends: Jordan Cameron, Alex Smith and Benjamin Watson.

Offensive linemen: Oniel Cousins, John Greco, Shawn Lauvao, Alex Mack, Ryan Miller, Jason Pinkston, Mitchell Schwartz and Joe Thomas.

Defensive linemen: John Hughes, Juqua Parker, Scott Paxson, Frostee Rucker, Ahtyba Rubin, Brian Sanford, Jabaal Sheard, Emmanuel Stephens and Billy Winn.

Linebackers: L.J. Fort, D’Qwell Jackson, James-Michael Johnson, Kaluka Maiava and Craig Robertson.

Cornerbacks: Johnson Bademosi, Sheldon Brown, Joe Haden, Dimitri Patterson, Buster Skrine and Trevin Wade.

Safeties: Tashaun Gipson, Eric Hagg, Ray Ventrone, T.J. Ward and Usama Young.

Specialists: Phil Dawson, Reggie Hodges and Christian Yount.

The Browns cut the following players Friday:

Quarterback: Seneca Wallace.

Running back: Adonis Thomas.

Fullback: Brad Smelley.

Wide receivers: Josh Cooper and Rod Windsor.

Tight ends: Dan Gronkowski and Evan Moore.

Offensive linemen: Dominic Alford, Stanley Daniels, Garth Gerhart, Jarrod Shaw and Jeff Shugarts.

Defensive linemen: Ronnie Cameron, William Green, Ernest Owusu, Brian Schaefering and Kiante Tripp.

Linebackers: Benjamin Jacobs and Quinton Spears.

Cornerback: James Dockery.

In addition to cuts, here are two other moves the Browns made Friday: 

1. The team placed linebacker Scott Fujita on the reserve/suspended by commissioner list.

2. The Browns traded safety David Sims to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional 2013 draft choice.



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