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Browns make roster moves; release Jamoris Slaughter

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243-20130726-0629_600Jamoris Slaughter is no longer a Cleveland Brown. Slaughter was a sixth round selection in last year’s draft. The safety never appeared in a regular season game with the Browns, having spent his time on the practice squad or the trainer’s room.

Sixth round picks aren’t likely to be impact players on your team, but his release further thins the 2013 class which includes Barkevious Mingo, DB Leon McFadden, DL Armonty Bryant and OL Garrett Gilkey.

The Browns also signed OL Alex Parsons and K/P Jake Rogers.

Parsons is from USC. He was drafted by the Raiders in 2010. He spent a couple seasons on the practice squad and played in sixteen games throughout his career with one start.

Rogers is from Cincinnati, signing an UDFA contract out of college in 2011. Rogers has spent time with the Saints, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Giants and Redskins, but has not appeared in a game.

Last week 2014 draft pick OL Joel Bitonio limped off the field with what is being reported as a high ankle sprain. Good chance that Parsons is a guy they want to look at as an insurance policy.

[Related: Browns turn down ‘Hard Knocks” program]

  • Harv 21

    So using a sixth rounder for a guy whose severe injury placed his future even as a special teamer in doubt was another brilliant strategical move by Banner to set up the team for the future. Or was furtively done by turncoat Lombardi when Banner was momentarily distracted by his new beard stubble. Or something.

  • mgbode

    if Mingo doesn’t improve that could go down as our worst draft, which will go nicely in Lombardi’s draft resume.

  • RGB

    Going to be hard to top JaMarcus Russell.

  • mgbode

    but, they at least got Zach Miller and Michael Bush in that draft.

  • Harv 21

    But Lombardi will work again because of that eerie voodoo charm in personal relationships where employers and associates love him fiercely despite the undeniable professional incompetence. Wish I knew how he does it. I do feel like following Banner around so that each of the 6 times each day he mentions how he discovered an unknown named Andy Reid I’d shout “Lombardi!”

  • Harv 21

    Veikune, MoMass and Robiskie in the Second Round from Hell. That’s odds-defying, that’s a Second Round Projectile Vomit that even Alex Mack cannot deodorize.

  • RGB

    I’ll give you Miller.
    Bush is a reach.
    But, JaMarcus is the Justin Bieber tramp stamp that will follow him forever. Forever.

  • mgbode

    oh, agreed. it was putrid especially considering the players that went around those picks.

    but, Mack has been a starter and all-pro at his position. so far, 2013 draft has netted us 0 starting players (let alone good starting players). that can certainly change, but there is a good argument for it being the worst if it doesn’t.

  • mgbode

    very true though Craig Powell at least wants an invite to the dinner.

  • RGB

    That’s because the staff insists on playing the amazing SS we drafted at linebacker.

  • RGB

    Ugh…that just made my head hurt.

  • mgbode

    Even Belichick is not immune to his charms. And then, you see NE uncharacteristically taking a huge injury risk, low ceiling player in the 1st round (Dominique Easley). And you slowly realize that NE likely did not net a single starting player out of the 2014 draft.

    While the media talking heads proclaim that it’s a strange pick and draft, but Bill obviously knows what he is doing, we know better. Michael Lombardi has infiltrated the war room and the stench will permeate.

  • mgbode

    I thought we agreed he was a TE now. 2-TE set with Mingo and Cameron for the win!!!

  • mgbode

    at least it just ended up being a parting gift to Modell.

  • RGB

    Nope. SS!
    I refuse to stop ringing that bell.
    Stronnnnnng saaaaaaafety.
    Do eeeeeet Pettine. WRs will cower in fear!

  • mgbode

    or they will make a simple double-move and Mingo will hit nothing but air and they’ll have an easy 20yd gain. you know, one or the other.

  • RGB

    I actually stayed in Cleveland an extra day to watch that draft, and called in sick to work.
    My ex was piiiiiissed. lol

  • Harv 21

    We doing this? ok, let’s do it. My worst, no particular order of stench. In fairness included only those where we had draft picks in rounds 1 through 3. Read it and try not to weep, at the futlility, the what-ifs and reallys.

    1987
    1 – Mike Junkin LB Duke
    2 – Gregg Rakoczy C Miami (FL)
    3 – Tim Manoa RB Penn State
    3 – Jeff Jaeger K Washington
    6 – Stephen Braggs DB Texas
    8 – Steve Bullitt LB Texas A&M
    10 – Frank Winters C Western Illinois
    11 – Larry Brewton DB Temple

    2002
    1 – William Green RB Boston College
    2 – Andre Davis WR Virginia Tech
    3 – Melvin Fowler C Maryland
    4 – Kevin Bentley LB Northwestern
    4 – Ben Taylor LB Virginia Tech
    4 – Darnell Sanders TE Ohio State
    5 – Andra Davis LB Florida
    7 – Joaquin Gonzalez T Miami (FL)

    2001
    1 – Gerard Warren DT Florida
    2 – Quincy Morgan WR Kansas State
    3 – James Jackson RB Miami (FL)
    4 – Anthony Henry DB South Florida
    5 – Jeremiah Pharms LB Washington
    6 – Michael Jameson DB Texas A&M
    7 – Paul Zukauskas G Boston College
    7 – Andre King WR Miami (FL)

  • mgbode

    Craig Powell (1st)
    Eric Zeier (3rd)
    Mike Frederick (3rd)
    Tau Pupua (5th)
    Mike Miller (5th)
    AC Tellison (7th)

    All out of the league in 6 years (Zeier), only 1 of them started for a team at any point in their career (Frederick – 1st year in Baltimore — Zeier started 12 games over 6 yrs, but always as a backup fill-in) and the bottom 3 never played a single down in the NFL.

    I think we just added another candidate in worst Lombardi draft. The only thing holding it back is the highest pick was #30 overall.

  • mgbode

    love it. bask in the futility. no weeping in June! please add ’95 from above in that list as well.

    ’87 is doubly painful as Jaeger and Winters went on to have long, solid careers for other teams. The only redeeming quality was that Rakoczy was the starting center on the best Brown’s teams of my lifetime.

    and, lest we forget to place ’09 and ’13 in here for future reference:

    2009
    1- Alex Mack
    2- Brian Robiskie
    2- Mohamed Massoquoi
    2- David Veikune
    4- Kaluka Maiava
    6- Don Carey
    6- Coy Francies
    6- James Davis

    2013
    1- Barkevious Mingo
    3- Leon McFadden
    5-Jamoris Slaughter (already cut)
    7-Armonty Bryant
    7-Garrett Gilkey

  • Harv 21

    Please remove ’09, Mack or not, or I may lose my mind. The diff between ’09 and ’13 is that Mangini was actually trying. To you staunch Mangini deadenders, please remember: he demanded control, he chose his puppet GM, he is stained with the blood of that roster damage, picks 2 through 7 and all the creaky ex-Jets he imported, virtually all of whom had to be hastily purged. Don’t turn away when you start your apologetics – look at this!