BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns continue to tinker with the bottom of their roster. In addition to terminating the contract of quarterback Rex Grossman, they were awarded four players via waivers, signed five others to the practice squad and waived three others.
The headliner of the day was the jettisoning of Grossman, a 34-year-old veteran who was unlikely to play but could have served as valuable insurance in the event that Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel flopped. Clearly Browns head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer valued the roster spot over having a No. 3 quarterback who was unlikely to play in a game.
The practice squad additions, so far, are offensive lineman James Brown, defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel, tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi, linebacker Keith Pough and linebacker Justin Staples. McDaniel, Ogbuehi and Staples were cut on Saturday.