By the afternoon of August 30 all teams must have their rosters cut down to 53 players. It is extremely ironic that on Labor Day weekend hundreds of people will be out of jobs in the NFL. That is just the way it goes, however.
The starters for the Browns are set, but there is still plenty of room for maneuvering at the backup positions. That is what makes the preseason finale against the Chicago Bears so important Thursday night.
It is the last shot for players to make an impression on the coaching staff. It will also be a little tougher than usual, as head coach Mike Pettine plans on playing most of his starters around a quarter.
Before we see the players' last gasp at making the team, let’s make our final 53-man roster prediction.