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Browns roster news: Thaddeus Lewis waived to make room for Joe Haden

Cleveland Browns third-string quarterback Thaddeus Lewis was cut in order to create roster space for star cornerback Joe Haden, who is returning from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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The Cleveland Browns have waived third-string quarterback Thaddeus Lewis in order to make room on the 53-man roster for cornerback Joe Haden, who is returning from a four-game suspension.

Chris Pokorny of SB Nation's Browns blog Dawgs By Nature feels that the cutting of Lewis is probably a good choice, as the quarterback would only have seen the field if both Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy went down with injury. While that certainly could happen, having a third quarterback on the roster is often seen as a luxury, especially when there are other needs on the roster.

As for Haden, he was forced to serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Haden tested positive for Adderall, a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The return of Haden will be a huge boost for a Browns team looking to win their first game of the season this weekend against the rival Cincinnati Bengals.

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