Browns news: Freddie Kitchens opens up about tough decision to cut Braxton Miller
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Browns’ Freddie Kitchens opens up about tough decision to cut Braxton Miller

Freddie Kitchens, Braxton Miller

The Cleveland Browns recently trimmed the team’s final 53-man roster down from 90 players, leaving many on the outside looking in on what could be a memorable season in the AFC North division. The Browns notably parted ways with former Houston Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller, who was unable to make the cut.

However, first-year Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has since made a point to praise Miller as he believes that the former collegiate quarterback-turned-NFL wide receiver still has a chance to make it at the highest level.

Per Jeff Risdon in USA Today Sports’ Browns Wire:

“Braxton is not here anymore so I do not want to spend a lot of time on it, but Braxton has a future in the game,” Kitchens said. “He is a good player. It is just you have to make tough decisions, and it may not be the best spot for us right now and that is what we basically decided.”

In Miller’s defense, the Browns are currently stacked at the wide receiver position. With former Miami Dolphins wideout Jarvis Landry coming over to Cleveland last season, the Browns then acquired former New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. this time around. Adding this tandem is rising sophomore pass catcher in Antonio Callaway. The Browns also elected to acquire yet another wideout in Taywan Taylor from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a future draft pick this past week.

Cleveland hosts Tennessee to open the regular season on Sunday.