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Cleveland Browns announce first 53-man roster for 2021 season

NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to trim their rosters to 53 players.

CLEVELAND — With nearly two hours to go until the NFL's 4 p.m. ET deadline, the Cleveland Browns have announced their first official 53-man roster of the 2021 season.

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In order to trim their current roster from 85 players to 53, the Browns have waived or terminated the contracts of the following players:

  • S Elijah Benton
  • WR Ja'Marcus Bradley
  • TE Jordan Franks
  • G Colby Gossett
  • DE Porter Gustin
  • LB Willie Harvey
  • WR KhaDarel Hodge
  • DE Joe Jackson
  • RB John Kelly
  • QB Kyle Lauletta
  • DE Cameron Malveaux
  • TE Kyle Markway
  • S Jovante Moffatt
  • C Javon Patterson
  • S Sheldrick Redwine
  • CB Emmanuel Rugamba
  • LB Tegray Scales
  • FB Johnny Stanton IV
  • T Alex Taylor (from injured reserve) 
  • DE Curtis Weaver
  • DT Marvin Wilson
  • CB Brian Allen
  • DT Sheldon Day
  • LB Elijah Lee
  • WR JoJo Natson

Meanwhile, Cleveland has also placed guard Drew Forbes and offensive tackle Greg Senat on injured reserve, while wide receiver Davion Davis will go on the league's reserve/suspended list as he serves a two-game suspension to start the 2021 season.

As a result, the Browns' first 53-man roster of the 2021 NFL season is as follows:

  • Quarterback: Baker Mayfield, Case Keenum
  • Running back: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, D'Ernest Johnson, Demetric Felton
  • Wide receiver: Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz
  • Tight end: Austin Hooper, David Njoku, Harrison Bryant
  • Offensive line: Jedrick Wills Jr., Joel Bitonio, JC Tretter, Wyatt Teller, Jack Conklin, Chris Hubbard, James Hudson III, Michael Dunn, Black Hance, Nick Harris
  • Defensive end: Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, Takkarist McKinley
  • Defensive tackle: Andrew Billings, Malik Jackson, Malik McDowell, Tommy Togiai, Jordan Elliott
  • Linebacker: Anthony Walker Jr., Mack Wilson, Sione Takitaki, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Jordan Phillips, Malcolm Smith, Tony Fields II
  • Cornerback: Denzel Ward, Greg Newsome II, Greedy Williams, Troy Hill, A.J. Green, M.J. Stewart
  • Safety: John Johnson III, Ronnie Harrison Jr., Grant Delpit, Richard LeCounte III
  • Special teams: Chase McLaughlin, Jamie Gillan, Charley Hughlett