Here's a position-by-position look at the Cleveland Browns 53-man roster:
Josh McCown: Browns hope he can come through this season in a way he has never come through before.
Johnny Manziel: A backup -- with no No. 3 on the depth chart -- coming off an elbow injury in preseason.
RUNNING BACK (3)
Duke Johnson: Team retains high hopes for him despite injury-filled preseason.
Malcolm Johnson: One of eight draft picks to make the team.
TIGHT END (4)
Jim Dray: The best blocking tight end on the roster.
Rob Housler: Coach Mike Pettine said Housler overcame a slow start with late preseason production.
E.J. Bibbs: Only undrafted free agent to make the roster. Still needs to improve his blocking.
WIDE RECEIVER (7)
Travis Benjamin: One of the team's three best players in camp. Looks like his knee and confidence are back.
Dwayne Bowe: Preseason disappointment needs to live up to his talk in the regular season.
Taylor Gabriel: Never a doubt that he'd make the team. Will be used in various personnel groupings.
Brian Hartline: Emerged as true pro in camp. Very few negatives here.
Andrew Hawkins: Solid third receiver should move into slot role that fits him best.
Terrelle Pryor: Huge potential, but has a player who has never played receiver made the roster after not even having a pass thrown to him in preseason?
OFFENSIVE LINE (6)
Joel Bitonio: Many Pro Bowl visits ahead in his career.
Cam Erving: Right now the only backup offensive lineman on the roster.
John Greco: Was never really a doubt he'd be opening-day starter at right guard, even with Erving opening camp at his spot.
Alex Mack: Attempting to return to Pro Bowl status after missing 11 games last season to broken ankle.
Austin Pasztor: Claimed on waiver from Jacksonville, where he had 20 starts.
Mitchell Schwartz: Entering free agent season.
Joe Thomas: No reason not to expect ninth Pro Bowl in his ninth season.
DEFENSIVE LINE (8)
Armonty Bryant: Coming back from ACL tear; did well in preseason games.
Desmond Bryant: Overall, the team's best defensive lineman.
Xavier Cooper: Browns liked his first-step quickness and explosion when they drafted him, and he showed that in a strong preseason.
John Hughes: Pretty much assured a spot in the offseason when team gave him a contract extension.
Jamie Meder: Stood out in preseason to earn roster spot, but has yet to take field against a starting offensive line.
Danny Shelton: First-round pick will be a starter at nose tackle.
Randy Starks: Free-agent upgrade to defensive line group, figures to start at end opposite Desmond Bryant.
BIlly Winn: Earned spot on roster with his production after he returned from an ankle sprain. Fits mold of athletic linemen who can move.
Tank Carder: Another strong special teams player.
Karlos Dansby: ProFootballFocus calls him the best coverage linebacker in the league.
Chris Kirksey: Expected to improve in his second season. Began camp as starter; will be interesting to see if he starts opener.
Paul Kruger: Along with Dansby, perhaps the most dependable player on the defense.
Barkevious Mingo: Drafted to rush passer, now used to drop in coverage. Also coming off knee scope in preseason.
Nate Orchard: Rookie showed in preseason that the learning curve can be steep.
Craig Robertson: Coaches love him. Vastly improved from two seasons ago, also a leader.
Scott Solomon: Will start outside. Showed good things in third preseason game, but still needs to prove himself as starter.
Pierre Desir: Impressive early in camp, but progress stopped by hamstring injury.
Charles Gaines: Aggressive corner who improved every week the way Campbell did. The two of them could become significant special teams players this season.
Justin Gilbert: The Browns decided to cut Vince Mayle, which deserves credit. With Gilbert, you really wonder if he'd be around if he weren't the eighth overall pick.
Joe Haden: Primed for his best overall season.
K'Waun Williams: It'll be interesting to see if he, Desir, Gaines or Gilbert opens season as nickel back.
Tramon Williams: Solid veteran addition in the offseason.
Johnson Bademosi: The Browns believe his special teams play should be rewarded with a trip to the Pro Bowl after the season.
Ibraheim Campell: Played smart, played well and improved every game during the preseason. Could be a strong draft pick.
Tashaun Gipson: Lost in the preseason was how little he took part. He doesn't need an injury-plagued season in his contract year.
Jordan Poyer: Coaching staff loves his work ethic and dedication. At some point it all has to come together on the field.
Donte Whitner: Veteran presence in the middle of the secondary.
PK Travis Coons: Browns are showing great confidence in an inexperienced first-year player.
LS Charley Hughlett: Team needs to be able to depend on this position, and Browns can.
P Andy Lee: Unusual to trade for a punter, but when you see the rockets that Lee sends downfield you can see why.