Cleveland Browns call on Dr Josiah Bronson for New Orleans Saints waivers
As the Cleveland Browns continue to suffer from the number of players who are unlikely to be available in their game against the Las Vegas Raiders, they have filed a waiver request for defensive tackle Josiah Bronson. Bronson had been dismissed by the New Orleans Saints.
A University of Washington rookie who also spent time at Temple, Bronson is under 6’3 “hair and over 300 pounds. He has appeared in six games with the Saints this season as a ‘Reserve option Bronson may not have been one of their better guys, in games he’s appeared he’s been on the field a good part.
Between their games against the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills, Bronson was on the field for half of the team’s defensive snaps. His impact on the stats sheet was limited, recording seven solo tackles and one loss tackle.
Of the 14 players the Browns put on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, only one was a defensive tackle to Malik McDowell, but he has played 65.23% of defensive snaps this season. It’s a substantial amount and although they have Tommy Togiai to play the nose, he’s a rookie with little experience.
The Browns have options, including Sheldon Day, currently on the practice squad. They may be more inclined to activate Day to play in the game while still having the opportunity to peek at a rookie defensive tackle. Bronson just might not have enough time to be ready to play by Saturday.
If they like Bronson, they can keep him. The other option is that they could release him and if he accepts the waivers, have him sign the practice team. That’s something the Browns did with guard Hjalte Froholdt after signing him from the Houston Texans practice squad.
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