Cleveland Browns make roster moves ahead of Detroit game
The Cleveland Browns made a handful of squad moves Saturday as they prepared to host the winless Detroit Lions.
Cleveland added Porter Gustin, wide receiver Lawrence Cager and cornerback Herb Miller to the training team while skipping running back from John Kelly, who was just removed from the COVID-19 list this week.
We removed DE Porter Gustin and WR Lawrence Cager from the practice team
– Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 20, 2021
The 6-foot-5 and 257-pound Gustin has been with the Browns since 2019. He’s played 20 games with Cleveland, made three starts, and has 40 career tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery. This is the first time Gustin has been added to the matchday list this season.
The Browns signed the 6-foot, 5-and 220-pound cager to their training team on October 4th. He originally signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and spent most of the season on the New York training team. Cager played four seasons at the University of Miami before moving to Georgia, where he played the 2019 season as a graduate student. All in all, he finished his college career with 78 receptions for 1,157 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1 and 201-pound Miller has jumped back and forth between the training team and the active squad throughout the season, playing mostly as a member of the special teams in four games.
All three moves are a form of injury protection as the defensive end Takk McKinley and wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones are in question for Sunday’s game, while cornerbacks Troy Hill and AJ Green and wide receiver Anthony Schwartz are all out.
Players who have been removed from the practice team will return to the practice team the day after the game.