While some fans pay them no mind, the practice squad of an NFL franchise is an important component to success. Players such as linebacker James Harrison and tackle Jason Peters are just a few of the practice squad success stories. The Cleveland Browns are hoping they will have one of those stories on their squad this year.
A practice squad player’s life is not like that of a normal NFL player. They do not get to dress for the games on Sunday and act as an extra body during practice. It’s not exactly the luxurious life average fans imagine when thinking about the NFL.
Despite that, these guys are still NFL players and can work their way off of the practice squad.
So who will be on the practice squad for the Browns this season? There are quite a few candidates that are already on the roster and possibly even more who have not yet joined the squad. Let’s look at five guys who could grab a spot on the practice squad for the Browns.