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Cleveland Browns roster cuts following 2021 training camp

NFL teams are cutting down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Cleveland Browns sort out their roster decisions.

Running back D’Ernest Johnson #30 of the Cleveland Browns runs a play during the first quarter against the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 22, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns wrapped up the 2021 NFL preseason with a 19-10 win against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night. The Browns, along with the rest of the 31 NFL teams, will be making roster cuts over the next week to get down to the 53-man limit.

The Browns will have to make some tough cuts on both sides of the football. One position that Cleveland will have to figure out is running back. We already know that Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are locked into their spots, but how many running backs will the Browns keep? D’Ernest Johnson, Demetric Felton, and John Kelly have all played a plenty in preseason and could each make a case on why they should be on the 53-man roster.

*Player who was waived with an injury designation and has reverted back to the team’s injured reserve list

Browns ​53-man roster following roster cuts

Cleveland Browns, 53-man roster

Position Name Position Name
Position Name Position Name
DE Jadeveon Clowney QB Baker Mayfield
DE Myles Garrett QB Case Keenum
DE Takkarist McKinley RB Nick Chubb
DT Andrew Billings RB Demetric Felton
DT Jordan Elliott RB Kareem Hunt
DT Malik Jackson RB D'Ernest Johnson
DT Malik McDowell WR Odell Beckham Jr.
DT Tommy Togiai WR Rashard Higgins
LB Tony Fields II WR Jarvis Landry
LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
LB Jacob Phillips WR Anthony Schwartz
LB Malcolm Smith TE Harrison Bryant
LB Sione Takitaki TE Austin Hooper
LB Anthony Walker TE David Njoku
LB Mack Wilson P Jamie Gillan
CB A.J. Green K Chase McLaughlin
CB Troy Hill FB Andy Janovich
CB Greg Newsome II T Jack Conklin
CB M.J. Stewart Jr. T Chris Hubbard
CB Denzel Ward T James Hudson III
CB Greedy Williams T Jedrick Wills Jr.
S Grant Delpit G Joel Bitonio
S Ronnie Harrison Jr. G Michael Dunn
S John Johnson III G Blake Hance
S Richard LeCounte III G Wyatt Teller
C Nick Harris
C JC Tretter
LS Charley Hughlett
Reserve Injured
TE Stephen Carlson
TE Connor Davis
G Drew Forbes
RB Tre Harbison
LB Montrel Meander
T Greg Senat
WR Ryan Switzer
Reserve Retired
WR Derrick Willies
Reserve Suspended by Commissioner
WR Davion Davis

Browns ​roster cuts

  • QB Kyle Lauletta
  • RB John Kelly
  • RB Corey Taylor
  • FB Johnny Stanton IV
  • WR Ja’Marcus Bradley
  • WR KhaDarel Hodge
  • WR Alexander Hollins
  • WR JoJo Natson
  • WR JoJo Ward
  • TE Jordan Franks
  • OT Alex Taylor*
  • C Javon Patterson
  • OG Colby Gossett
  • OG Cordel Iwuagwu
  • DE Porter Gustin
  • DE Joe Jackson
  • DE Cameron Malveaux
  • DE Romeo McKnight
  • DE Curtis Weaver
  • DT Damion Square
  • DT Marvin Wilson
  • DL Sheldon Day
  • LB Willie Harvey
  • LB Elijah Lee
  • LB Montrel Meander
  • LB Tegray Scales
  • CB Brian Allen
  • CB Emmanuel Rugamba
  • CB Kiondre Thomas
  • S Elijah Benton
  • S Jovante Moffatt
  • S Sheldrick Redwine
  • DB Robert Jackson
  • K Cody Parkey