Browns reduce roster to 53 (8.31.19)

For Immediate Release

Aug. 31, 2019



BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns have made the following transactions. The Browns active roster is currently at 53 players.


Trade 1:
Browns receive:

WR Taywan Taylor


Titans receive:

2020 Undisclosed draft pick


Taylor is 5-11, 205 pounds and entering his third NFL season out of Western Kentucky. Originally a third-round pick by Tennessee, Taylor has appeared in 29 games with nine starts. He has 53 career receptions for 697 yards with two touchdowns. Last year, he registered 37 receptions for 466 yards and one touchdown in 13 contests. He is a native of Louisville, Ky.


Trade 2:
Browns receive:

G Justin McCray

2020 Undisclosed draft pick


Packers receive:

2020 Undisclosed draft pick


McCray is 6-3, 315 pounds and in his third NFL season out of Central Florida. Originally signed Tennessee as an undrafted free agent in 2014, he has appeared in 25 regular season games with 13 starts. Last year, he appeared in 12 games with five starts for the Packers. McCray is a native of Miami, Fla.


Contract Terminated:
LB Ray-Ray Armstrong
P Britton Colquitt
DT Carl Davis

T Bryan Witzmann


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



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



CB Phillip Gaines (concussion)



WR Antonio Callaway
RB Kareem Hunt

TE Rico Gathers