The Browns cut nine players Monday, including
undrafted rookie kicker Jesse Ainsworth, who was unable to unseat
veteran Phil Dawson.
Other cuts included defensive back Therrian Fontenot, defensive
end Orien Harris, tight end Buck Ortega and wide receivers Mike
Mason and Kendrick Mosley. Fontenot played one game for Cleveland
last season and Harris appeared in two games.
The Browns also waived injured fullback J.R. Niklos, defensive
back Justin Sandy and wide receiver Efrem Hill.
Hill caught quarterback Brady Quinn's first TD pass against
Detroit on August 18th.
Cleveland's roster stands at 76 players and must be trimmed to
75 by Tuesday afternoon. The Browns must reduce their roster to 53
players on Saturday for the regular season.