This is the 53rd installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. A new player will be previewed 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 try to keep these articles short and sweet.
#90- Anthony Stubbs– LB- Prairie View A&M
I typed “Stubbs” into google and all that came up was the barbecue sauce and a 20 year old cat from Alaska. You will all be saddened to hear that Stubbs the Cat died in July of 2017. Back to Anthony Stubbs. It will be a nice change of pace to see his cat-like reflexes at the linebacker position opposed to Jamie Collins who always dogged it. However, he might need to use all nine lives to break camp with this roster.
Stubbs was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of football powerhouse, Prairie View A&M. In his senior season with the Prairie Dogs (I don’t actually know if that is their mascot, but it should be) Stubbs recorded 78 tackles, with 6.5 of them being for loss, in just 10 games.
It comes as no surprise that John Dorsey continues to bring in young players who were excellent tacklers in college as the Browns really struggled at times to make tackles last season. Stubbs has an uphill battle to make the team this season, as Cleveland already has Joe Schobert, Christian Kirksey, and Genard Avery on the team. However, the linebacker corps was a little banged up last season so there could be opportunities for Stubbs or one of the other newcomers to see game action this year.
If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out yesterday’s breakdown on Jarvis Landry.