Cleveland Browns: Ryan Miller

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.
Running back Montario Hardesty reportedly was going to miss two to three games after having his knee scoped. The prognosis proved to be worse than expected.

The Cleveland Browns placed Hardesty on injured reserve, ending his season. With Dion Lewis going on IR on Monday, the top two backups to Trent Richardson are done for the season. Brandon Jackson and Miguel Maysonet are now listed as the reserve running backs on the team's depth chart.

Injuries have derailed Hardesty's career. He has injured the ACL in both of his knees, torn a calf muscle and dealt with a pulled hamstring. In 2010, the Browns traded two fifth-round picks to move up to select Hardesty in the second round.

To get down to the league limit of 75 players, the Browns waived seven players, including two recent draft picks: fullback Owen Marecic (2011 fourth-round) and offensive lineman Ryan Miller (2012 fifth round). Marecic had been replaced by Chris Ogbonnaya as the starting fullback.

Others waived were: linebacker Kendrick Adams, offensive lineman Dominic Alford, wide receiver Dominique Croom, defensive lineman Nicolas Jean-Baptiste and tight end Travis Tannahill. The Browns also placed offensive lineman Chris Faulk on the reserve-Non-Football Injury list.

Cleveland was awarded two players on waivers: outside linebacker Paul Hazel (Jacksonville) and punter Colton Schmidt (San Francisco).
Running back Montario Hardesty reportedly was going to miss two to three games after having his knee scoped. The prognosis proved to be worse than expected.

The Cleveland Browns placed Hardesty on injured reserve, ending his season. With Dion Lewis going on IR on Monday, the top two backups to Trent Richardson are done for the season. Brandon Jackson and Miguel Maysonet are now listed as the reserve running backs on the team's depth chart.

Injuries have derailed Hardesty's career. He has injured the ACL in both of his knees, torn a calf muscle and dealt with a pulled hamstring. In 2010, the Browns traded two fifth-round picks to move up to select Hardesty in the second round.

To get down to the league limit of 75 players, the Browns waived seven players, including two recent draft picks: fullback Owen Marecic (2011 fourth-round) and offensive lineman Ryan Miller (2012 fifth round). Marecic had been replaced by Chris Ogbonnaya as the starting fullback.

Others waived were: linebacker Kendrick Adams, offensive lineman Dominic Alford, wide receiver Dominique Croom, defensive lineman Nicolas Jean-Baptiste and tight end Travis Tannahill. The Browns also placed offensive lineman Chris Faulk on the reserve-Non-Football Injury list.

Cleveland was awarded two players on waivers: outside linebacker Paul Hazel (Jacksonville) and punter Colton Schmidt (San Francisco).

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