This is the 54th 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.
#68- Kyle Kalis– C- Michigan
When I heard that Cleveland got a center from Michigan, I assumed John Beilein and the Cavaliers brought in Moe Wagner. Upon further research, it turned out to be Kyle Kalis. It’s no secret that Michigan football players tend to struggle when they play in Ohio (or anywhere where a top football team resides). In fact, the best thing a Wolverine has ever done for the Browns was Jabrill Peppers getting traded for Odell Beckham, Jr. One other cool thing about Kyle Kalis is that it’s fun to read his name with a Cartman voice.
Kalis only saw action in three games with the Browns last season. However, there has been an opening on the line in Cleveland after John Dorsey shipped Kevin Zeitler out of town. Many fans and media members assumed that last year’s second-round pick, Austin Corbett, would step right into the starting spot, but Kalis is giving the coaching staff something to think about.
The Browns’ website lists him as a center, but he has worked at right guard with the starting offensive line this offseason. Kalis is the hometown favorite since he attended St. Ed’s in Lakewood, so it would be neat to see him beat out Corbett and the other guards to win that starting job.
If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out yesterday’s breakdown on Anthony Stubbs.