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Thursday, August 29, 2013
New regime continues Browns' overhaul

By Jamison Hensley

Cornerback Trevin Wade, who was waived Wednesday, was the latest player selected by the Cleveland Browns' old regime to get tossed out by the new regime. Over the past five months, six players taken in Tom Heckert's three drafts in Cleveland have either been waived or traded: Wade, quarterback Colt McCoy (traded), linebacker Emmanuel Acho (traded), safety Eric Hagg (waived), fullback Owen Marecic (waived) and offensive lineman Ryan Miller (waived).

At this point, only 17 of 27 players (63 percent) drafted from 2010 to 2012 remain on the Browns' roster. More of those players could be heading out when the Browns make their final major cutdown Saturday.

The turnover has been even worse for the mid- to late-round picks. Of the 15 players drafted by Heckert in the fourth round or later, only seven are still with the Browns (46 percent).

The top two picks from the 2010 remain (cornerback Joe Haden and safety T.J. Ward), and the top four picks in 2011 are starters (defensive tackle Phil Taylor, outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard, wide receiver Greg Little and tight end Jordan Cameron). The Browns also also starting the top three picks from the 2012 draft (running back Trent Richardson, quarterback Brandon Weeden and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz).

There is likely more change coming next year, when CEO Joe Banner and the Browns have six picks in the first four rounds of the 2014 draft.