The Browns cut the roster down to 53 players on Saturday. Here is the news release from the team:
The Cleveland Browns today readied their roster for the 2014 season opener in Pittsburgh in eight days by making 21 transactions to reach the NFL regular season limit of 53 players.
The team terminated the contracts of four veteran players including 12-year veteran, wide receiver Nate Burleson; linebackers Zac Diles and Jamal Westerman; and running back Chris Ogbonnaya.
Cornerback Isaiah Trufant was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury that forced him to miss three of the Browns’ four preseason games.To read more or comment...
Today is the NFL's cut day, meaning all teams must trim their 75-man rosters to 53 players before 4 p.m. Follow along as we monitor cuts the Browns have made today:
-Nate Burleson, WR
Burleson, an 11-year veteran, signed a one-year deal with the Browns in the offseason, but a league source confirmed him being cut to the Beacon Journal. The move comes as a bit of a surprise given how thin the Browns are at the wide receiver position. Burleson battled a hamstring injury throughout the preseason that caused him to miss the first three weeks of action. In Thursday's preseason finale against Chicago, Burleson was targeted twice and caught one pass, a 27-yarder from Johnny Manziel.
-Dion Lewis, RBTo read more or comment...
Browns All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon isn't allowed to play in the Canadian Football League as long as he's under contract with an NFL team.
Gordon would like to play for the CFL's Calgary Stampede this year while serving a season-long suspension from the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy, a source familiar with the situation said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation.
However, a CFL rule won't let that happen.To read more or comment...