The Cleveland Browns made more roster movers today to get donw to the mandatory 75. The team needs to trim to 53 come Saturday. They released, linebacker Kendrick Adams, offensive lineman Dominic Alford, wide receiver Dominique Croom, defensive lineman Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, fullback Owen Marecic, offensive lineman Ryan Miller and tight end Travis Tannahill.
The team also placed running back Montario Hardesty on the injured reserve and offensive lineman Chris Faulk on reserve/non-football injury.
The Browns claimed 2 players off of waivers. The first is 6-5, 227-pound outside linebacker, Paul Hazel who was waived by Jacksonville. Hazel Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Jacksonville following the 2013 draft, he had four tackles this preseason. In college, Hazel played 49 games with 19 starts, posting 104 tackles (55 solo), 24 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, six pass breakups, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also saw action on the WMU basketball team during the 2012-13 season. Hazel was all-county in both football and basketball at South Miami (Fla.) High School.
The second player the Browns picked up today is punter, Colton Schmidt from San Francisco. Schmidt, a 5-11, 220-pound punter in his rookie season out of California-Davis, originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on July 15. He appeared in all three of San Francisco’s preseason games and booted four punts for 201 yards (50.3 average) with a net of 47.0 yards, landing two inside the 20-yard line. At UC-Davis, Schmidt set a school record with a 41.1-yard career gross average. A native of Bakersfield, Calif., he graduated from Liberty High School.
All stats and information pertaining to the 2 players claimed off the waiver wire were provided by the the Cleveland Browns….
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