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Browns sign 14 players to practice squad, make additional roster moves

Dontrell Hilliard
Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 21:37:33-04

CLEVELAND — After cutting the roster down to 53 on Saturday, the Cleveland Browns announced additional roster moves and signed 14 players to the practice squad Sunday.

The Browns took to the waiver wire and claimed defensive end Joe Jackson from the Dallas Cowboys and defensive tackle Vincent Taylor from the Buffalo Bills.

Jackson is in his second season and was originally selected in the fifth round of last year’s NFL Draft. In the five games he played his rookie season in Dallas he recorded four tackles and a pass breakup.

Taylor was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 2017 NFL Draft and spent two years on the team before being waived and signed by the Bills. Over his career, Taylor has posted 51 tackles, two sacks and three blocked field goals in 24 games.

In order to make room on the roster for Jackson and Taylor, the Browns waived defensive tackle Eli Ankou and Pharaoh Brown, the Cleveland native tight end.

On Sunday, the Browns signed 14 players to the practice squad, 13 of whom were with the Browns throughout training camp and one other who is a familiar face.

Here’s who made the practice squad:

  • QB Garrett Gilbert
  • RB Dontrell Hilliard
  • RB Benny LeMay
  • FB Johnny Stanton
  • WR Ja'Marcus Bradley
  • WR Taywan Taylor
  • T Brady Aiello
  • G Michael Dunn
  • LB Montrel Meander
  • CB A.J. Green
  • CB Robert Jackson
  • S Elijah Benton
  • S Jovante Moffatt
  • K Cody Parkey

All of the players, aside from Parkey, were with the Browns this training camp, but Parkey has his own history with Cleveland.

Coming from the Philadelphia Eagles, Parkey played for the Browns in 2016, where he made 20 of his 25 field goal attempts and 20 of his 21 extra point attempts. He was waived from the Browns in 2017 and spent time with Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears (where he missed the famous field goal attempt dubbed the “double doink”), and most recently the Tennessee Titans.

This season teams are allowed to have 16 players on their practice squads, up from the 10 player limit in past seasons.

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