This is the first installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. There will be a new player released every day from now until the Browns preseason begins. If you enjoy (tolerate) this article, I encourage you to check back each day to read each one. I promise to keep them short and sweet. I actually call these articles “Baker Mayfields” because they make such quick reads.
#72- Eric Kush– G- California (PA)
Eric Kush’s last name is low hanging fruit for cheap jokes so I won’t partake in any of that juvenile humor. But to be blunt, Kush should be a solid reserve lineman for the Browns. He is a veteran who won’t get smoked by opposing pass rushers when he is in the game. I am very interested to see how he does at joint practices with the Colts this summer though. Some of Cleveland’s other interior lineman are a little green and will probably have to get weeded out, but I am sure they will become buds with Kush soon enough.
On a more serious note, Kush has played in 33 NFL games in his career, starting 12 of them. Seven of those starts came last season with a good Chicago Bears team.
The fact that this guy started almost half of the games for a playoff team last season, but will in all likelihood be a reserve player for the Browns, says something about the roster that John Dorsey is building in Cleveland. The team’s five starting linemen appear to be set and they have promising young prospects like Drew Forbes and Desmond Harrison waiting in the wings, but Kush’s versatility makes him very valuable to this unit.