Browns trim roster before cut-down day

The Cleveland Browns got a head start on their final cuts, waiving six rookies and reserve tight end Dan Gronkowski. The Browns need to make 15 more moves to get down to the league limit of 53 by Saturday at 6 p.m.

Gronkowski, who is in his third NFL season, caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in Thursday's preseason finale. A 2009 seventh-round pick by the Lions, Gronkowski also played for the Broncos and Patriots before joining the Browns in 2011.

The six rookies waived were OL Braxston Cave, WR Mike Edwards, DB Abdul Kanneh, RB Miguel Maysonet, DB Kent Richardson and P/K Colton Schmidt.