The Cleveland Browns have recently shaken up their roster. Wide receivers, Josh Cooper and Tori Gurley were waived yesterday. The Browns decided to add four year veteran, Anthony Armstrong, and undrafted rookie, Taylor Gabriel to bolster our receiving corps. Certainly, Cleveland is trying to address our weaknesses.

Anthony Armstrong originally signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. For two seasons, Armstrong remained on the practice squad until his release in 2010. After signing with the Washington Redskins, the wide out blew up, for one year at least.

As a rookie, Armstrong appeared in 15 games, accumulating 871 yards and three touchdowns on 44 receptions. Unfortunately, these are the only NFL highlights worth talking about. Lack of opportunities resulted in production decline during the 2011 campaign. The West Texas A&M product only registered seven catches for 103 yards in 14 games, but the Texas native did reach the end zone twice.

Speaking of Texas, receiver Taylor Gabriel is born and raised. The undrafted rookie attended Abilene Christian. The speedster finished his collegiate career with 215 catches, 3,027 yards, and 27 touchdowns, enough in all categories for second in school history.

Hopefully, the research and homework will pay off with these receivers. It is good to see that Cleveland’s front office is putting in quality time and effort to configure the best receiving corps. Not to mention, with Johnny Manziel on the field, I don’t believe it matters who catches the ball.

Additional players waived: RB Jermaine Cook, OL Anthony Dima, DL Elhadji Ndiaye, OL Michael Philipp, FB Chris Pressley, and TE Andre Smith

Additional players signed: RB Jourdan Brooks, OL Randall Harris, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, DB Robert Nelson, and TE James Oboh

-Max Gold

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