Cleveland Browns fans are reacting to a piece of news that would typically probably fly somewhat under the radar.
On Monday afternoon, the team announced that safety Richard LeCounte was being waived.
LeCounte, a fifth-round pick out of Georgia in 2021, had minimal playing time since joining the Browns.
Most of his snaps were on special teams, but those were not plentiful either.
Fans responded to this news because it represented a milestone for General Manager Andrew Berry.
#Browns releasing S Richard LeCounte III is interesting… it’s the first time Andrew Berry has released one of his draft picks.
— Noah Weiskopf (@BrownsWithNoah) October 3, 2022
LeCounte is the first of Berry’s own personal draft picks to be released.
Here are some notable fan reactions.
1. Others Can Go Too
Fans were ready to send suggestions of other draft picks Berry should release next.
At the top of the list was another 2021 selection, wide receiver Anthony Schwartz.
Now do Schwartz.
— Victor (@truthtakes) October 3, 2022
Twitter user j-Hyphen noted that he personally has as many receptions as Schwartz does in the past two weeks.
I’ve got as many receptions as him the last two weeks.
— j-Hyphen (@gioman62) October 3, 2022
2. LeCounte Will Be Back
Another segment of the fanbase did not believe this LeCounte transaction was any big deal.
After all, the Browns regularly juggle the roster, and he could end up on the practice squad.
His alma mater, the University of Georgia, openly speculated about this possibility also.
The Cleveland Browns have waived former UGA safety Richard LeCounte. Will he sign with Cleveland’s practice squad? https://t.co/RfP2RnoMNi
— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) October 4, 2022
3. Forbes Is Back Again
It does appear to be a revolving door because in the same announcement the Browns announced that they signed guard Drew Forbes.
Forbes was a sixth-round pick for the Browns in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Welcome back Drew! pic.twitter.com/XyvOVDrUAv
— BrownsTherapy (@BrownsTherapy) October 3, 2022
He was waived by the Browns on September 5, 2022.
Since then, he was signed and waived by the Detroit Lions.
So the Browns cut Forbes, his new team cut Forbes and the Browns bring him back?!? pic.twitter.com/umbTbdVnbK
— VocalTurf 🥳🇺🇸🇯🇲 (@VocalTurf) October 3, 2022
As expected, fans had many more comments about what could be changed on the 2-2 Browns team.
Replacing other defensive members, coordinators, and coaches was among those suggestions.
Joe Woods seems to be the most popular candidate to lose his job next, according to fans’ social media comments.
When are we planning to waive Joe Woods?
— Alec Sherman (@adaddy19) October 4, 2022
It does not seem like Woods is going anywhere at this point so hopefully the Browns notch a Week 5 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Winning cures all ills.