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Here are the players cut to make the Browns 53-man roster

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 18:02:57-04

BEREA, Ohio — With training camp and the preseason in the books, the Browns’ last task at hand before their first regular-season game is the hardest part—roster cuts.

Many players had standout outings through camp and the four preseason games, but unfortunately, the team must cut their roster down to just 53 men. The daunting task is not one head coach Freddie Kitchens takes lightly.

“This is the only business in the world that you hire 90 guys to fire half of them. We are not the Browns yet. We are not the Cleveland Browns yet. We are a bunch of individuals trying to get jobs.,” Kitchens said at the start of training camp.

Here are the players that didn’t make the 53-man roster:

Contract terminated:

LB Ray-Ray Armstrong
P Britton Colquitt
DT Carl Davis
T Bryan Witzmann

Waived:

WR Dorian Baker
DT Brandin Bryant
TE Stephen Carlson
TE Seth DeValve
T Brian Fineanganofo
RB Trayone Gray
LB Willie Harvey
S J.T. Hassell
WR Ishmael Hyman
CB Robert Jackson
K Greg Joseph
CB Donnie Lewis Jr.
S Montrel Meander
WR Braxton Miller
RB A.J. Ouellette
DE Jarrell Owens
CB Lenzy Pipkins
DT Brian Price
DE Wyatt Ray
S Tigie Sankoh
T Brad Seaton
WR Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi
LB Anthony Stubbs
T Travis Vornkahl
LB Dedrick Young II
WR Derrick Willies
G Willie Wright
DE Anthony Zettel

Waived/Injured:

G Kyle Kalis (concussion)
FB Joe Kerridge (concussion)

Browns general manager John Dorsey expressed the difficulty of his job during these roster adjustments.

“I consider this one of the hardest days in the National Football League because you have virtually 37, 40 guys, whatever that number may be, here every day in and day out,” Dorsey said. “And then the organization’s got to tell these guys you know what, they’re not going to be a part of the 53-man roster. So what I always do is try to use empathy, understanding and dignity when you kind of handle these situations. I think you have to do it that way and thank them for all they’ve done for this organization, how hard they’ve worked, how hard they’ve competed. Sometimes words can’t express how hard that transition is when you have to tell these guys that they’re no longer going to be a member of the Cleveland Browns."

This might not be the end for the players who didn’t make the Browns roster. Many of the players being cut are subject to waivers, meaning that 31 other teams will have the chance to claim those guys and add them to their rosters

While the Browns have narrowed down their 53-man roster, expect to see more changes throughout the weekend as the team looks on the waiver wire for additional talent.

Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.