CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Browns reduced their roster by 6 Monday morning and Cleveland native Shane Wynn is among them.
Wynn, just 5-6 and 167 pounds, now has a chance to catch on elsewhere. The former Glenville star flashed at times during camp – including a 21-yard touchdown reception from Johnny Manziel in an 11-10 preseason loss to Buffalo – but faced an uphill battle trying to make the team at a crowded position.
“He made plays,” head coach Mike Pettine said. “I think Shane got caught up in the numbers a little bit. We loved having Shane here. We loved his attitude. He was productive for us. He went out and worked hard every day and made plays.”
Pettine did not rule out a potential return for Wynn should he remain available.
“I tell those guys, ‘Just because the door closes one place, hopefully, it can open others,'” Pettine said. “To me it certainly would be open here if we ever needed for him to be back here. He did enough good things and left a favorable enough impression.
“I think he has an NFL skillset. It just ended up being a numbers thing.”
Tight end Anthony Ezeakunne, linebackers Everette Brown and Moise Fokou along with running back Jalen Parmele and defensive back Aaron Ross were also cut.
Officially Ezeakunne and Wynn were waived while Brown, Fokou, Parmele and Ross had their contracts terminated.
The Browns roster is at 84 and must be reduced to 75 by 4 p.m. Tuesday.