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Cleveland Browns Roster Cuts: Brandon McDonald the First Surprise

With NFL roster cuts due in today, the Cleveland Browns have already made a somewhat surprising one: cornerback Brandon McDonald apparently will not be back with the team this season, as revealed on his Twitter account. That news comes as somewhat of a surprise, as the team had already released cornerbacks Gerard Lawson and Coye Francies, both of whom were also on the 53-man roster last year.

The other big move today was that the team released veteran defensive end C.J. Mosley, who had spent all of camp on the physically unable to perform list.

As of this posting, here are all of the players who were released either on Friday or Saturday:

  • WR Jake Allen
  • WR Syndric Steptoe
  • TE Joel Gamble
  • OT Joel Reinders
  • OG Paul Fanaika
  • OG Casey Bender
  • DE C.J. Mosley
  • CB Brandon McDonald
  • CB Coye Francies

We'll have more on the latest cuts on the Browns as they come along. For a live thread to discuss all of the cuts going on, head on over to Dawgs By Nature's official release thread.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.