After the Cleveland Browns first live action, in their Orange and Brown Scrimmage at The Shoe in Columbus, the team has decided to update their roster. We got the official word from the team just now but we got a tweet from one of the player's agents late last night:
— Scott N. Bergman (@BergmansLaw) August 9, 2015
Its nice to get the respect from the player agent to get the intel to use early.
Here is the official email release from the team on the moves they made:
BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Sunday signed TE Manasseh (pronounced muh-NESS-uh) Garner and DB Joe Rankin. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.
In addition, the club waived LB Darius Eubanks and TE Kevin Haplea.
Garner is a 6-2, 239-pound rookie out of Pittsburgh. He was originally signed by the Chiefs as undrafted free agent in May. In 43 career games at Pitt, Garner recorded 52 receptions for 637 yards with five touchdowns. A native of Pittsburgh, he graduated from Brashear High School.
Rankin is a 5-9, 188-pound rookie out of Morgan State. He previously participated in the Ravens’ rookie camp on a tryout basis in 2014. Rankin recorded 13 career interceptions at Morgan State. A native of Germantown, Md., he graduated from Seneca Valley High School.
Eubanks appeared in nine games with the Browns in 2013 and missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. Haplea was signed by the club in May after participating in team’s rookie camp on a tryout basis.
The Browns roster is currently at the maximum of 90 players.
The Browns do a great job of providing information in their releases. Obviously neither Manasseh Garner or Joe Rankin are likely to make the team but Eubanks is a little bit of a surprise cut. He played in 9 games for the Browns in 2013 and was on their Practice Squad last year.
The good thing for both Garner and Rankin is that GM Ray Farmer and HC Mike Pettine give real chances to all players, regardless of how they were acquired.
The Browns return to practice today, we will keep you up to date from Berea all day on Twitter.