As the Browns made their final NFL cuts to bring their roster down to 53 players on Saturday, disappointed Browns hopefuls who didn't make the grade cleared out their lockers and hoped for a spot on the practice squad or to catch on with another team.
But for a few lucky players who were on the cusp, the roster bubble didn't burst and they were asked to stay with the Browns.
No doubt all those players who barely squeaked by and made the cut were relieved and pleased, but that doesn't mean their time for dodging bullets has ended.
In fact, for these few players who barely survived cuts, the stakes have never been higher. These players showed enough to avoid a pink slip, but the question is, how much can they really contribute to the team?
Following are the most notable Browns who narrowly missed being axed, and what they need to do to prove the Browns brass made the right call in letting them stick around.