Stay or Go: the Browns roster


With the 2017 season now completed, it’s time to start focusing on the 2018 season and I think it’s obvious there’ll be some changes to the roster of the Cleveland Browns with free agency, trades and the draft.

I’m going to break down each position group, player by player based on the current roster that’s on the Browns official website and whether they should stay or go this offseason.

If I put go next to a player, it means I think he’ll be leaving or that his spot could be upgraded by someone else.

Of course they just signed eight players to future/reserve contracts and I’m going to keep those players out of this. Those players are:

  • WR C.J. Board
  • LB Austin Calitro
  • DB Trevon Hartfield
  • WR Bug Howard
  • RB Josh Rounds
  • OL Victor Salako
  • DB B.W. Webb
  • WR Kasen Williams


Deshone Kizer: Stay

Kevin Hogan: Go

Cody Kessler: Go

Running Back/ Fullback

Isaiah Crowell: Go

Duke Johnson: Stay

Matthew Dayes: Stay

Danny Vitale: Stay

Darius Jackson: Go

Marquez Williams: Go

Wide Receiver

Josh Gordon: Stay

Corey Coleman: Go

Rashard Higgins: Stay

Matt Hazel: Go

Sammie Coates: Go

Ricardo Louis: Go

Tight End

David Njoku: Stay

Seth DeValve: Stay

Randall Telfer: Go

Matt Lengel: Go

Offensive Line

Joe Thomas: Stay but could retire

Joel Bitonio: Stay

JC Tretter: Stay

Kevin Zeitler: Stay

Shon Coleman: Stay

Spencer Drango: Stay

Zach Banner: Go

Chris Barker: Go

Geoff Gray: Go

Rod Johnson: Stay

Marcus Martin: Go

Austin Reiter: Stay

Defensive Line

Myles Garrett: Stay

Emmanuel Ogbah: Stay

Caleb Brantley: Stay

Trevon Coley: Stay

Lavar Edwards: Go

Jamie Meder: Stay

Carl Nassib: Stay

Larry Ogunjobi: Stay

Nate Orchard: Go

Danny Shelton: Go


Dominique Alexander: Stay

B.J. Bello: Go

Tank Carder: Go

James Burgess: Stay

Jeremy Cash: Go

Jamie Collins: Stay

Josh Keyes: Go

Christian Kirksey: Stay

Joe Schobert: Stay

Defensive Backs

Briean Boddy-Calhoun: Stay

Justin Currie: Go

Trevon Hartfield: Go

Mike Jordan: Go

Derrick Kindred: Stay

Jason McCourty: Stay

Kai Nacua: Go

Jabrill Peppers: Stay

Reggie Porter: Go

C.J. Smith: Go

Derron Smith: Go

Jamar Taylor: Go

Howard Wilson: Stay


Zane Gonzalez: Stay

Britton Colquitt: Stay

Charley Hughlett: Stay


Out of the 66 players I listed out, 30 players’ spots on the roster I believe are in jeopardy from this point on January 4 all the way to the end of training camp.

With the resources we have on the table this offseason between the $100 million plus in cap space as well as the draft capital, the roster could and should be significantly upgraded.








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