The Cleveland Browns have revamped their roster after a disappointing 6-10 finish in 2019.
They’ve added talent through free agency and some young studs during the 2020 NFL Draft.
However, whenever you add talented players to a roster, it means that someone else is going to lose playing time.
There are a few players that are going to need to play well in training camp if they want to make the roster.
1. Kendall Lamm
27-year-old offensive tackle Kendall Lamm signed with the Browns last season.
He spent the previous four years with the Houston Texans.
Lamm was a starter during the 2018 season, but saw only four games with the Browns in 2019.
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The Browns addressed the tackle spot this offseason when they signed former first-round pick Jack Conklin.
However, they also landed Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. during the NFL Draft.
Both Conklin and Wills are expected to immediately slide into starting roles for Cleveland in 2020.
Veteran Chris Hubbard is projected to be the primary backup tackle after starting each of the last two seasons with Cleveland.
The Browns have plenty of depth on the offensive line and little reason to keep Lamm around next season.
He might be able to fight for a spot in camp, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Browns let him go.
2. Taywan Taylor
The Tennessee Titans selected Taywan Taylor in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He spent two seasons with the Titans, but could never fully find his groove with the organization.
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In August of 2019, the Browns decided to make a trade to acquire Taylor.
Sadly, Taylor only saw three games for Cleveland last season and is a cut candidate heading into 2020.
The Browns have some depth at receiver, which means there is likely one spot left open on the roster.
Wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge and Taylor are expected to battle for that job during camp.
However, Hodge might have the edge at the moment since he can significantly contribute on special teams.
Taylor might not make the roster unless he can establish some chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield during the preseason.
3. Pharaoh Brown
The Browns decided to bulk up at the tight end position this offseason after their struggles last season.
They signed Pro Bowl tight end Austin Hooper to a massive contract through free agency.
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Cleveland selected Florida Atlantic tight end Harrison Bryant during the fourth round of the NFL Draft.
He recorded 65 receptions, 1,004 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns during his senior year.
He’ll join a crowded Browns tight end group that features, Hooper, David Njoku, Pharaoh Brown, and Stephen Carlson.
It’s nice to have depth, but the Browns don’t need that many tight ends on the roster.
There’s a good chance that Brown and Carlson compete for a spot on the team in camp.
However, Carlson might have an advantage since he does appear to have more upside and is a few years younger than Brown.
Both players appeared in nine games for Cleveland last season, but Brown only saw three targets all season long.
The 26-year-old will need to impress the team in camp, otherwise he could be cut off the roster.
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