|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 217 lb.|
|Born:||October 23, 1992|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 3 (70)|
Strong was cut by the Browns on Monday, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Analysis: Strong was competing for a depth role in Cleveland but the team decided he was not the right fit, less than a week after they signed his former-Texan teammate and fellow wideout Braxton Miller. He ends his preseason stint with seven receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Only 25, there's a chance Strong could find his way onto a roster or practice squad during the regular season.
Strong caught two of seven targets for 11 yards in Friday's 13-12 loss to the Buccaneers in preseason Week 3.
Analysis: Strong got the starting assignment with three of the Browns top receivers held out or injured. A former third-round pick of the Texans who did not play last season, Strong has a chance to stick on the back end of the wideout depth chart. He's second on the team with seven preseason receptions for 52 yards and one touchdown.
Strong could start seeing more first-time reps with Antonio Callaway suspended for the first four games of the regular season, Scott Patsko of Cleveland.com reports.
Analysis: Strong most recently played 40 snaps in the Browns' preseason opener on Thursday, which was tied with Rashard Higgins for the most by a wide receiver. While Higgins is being viewed as the No. 3 receiver on the depth chart, especially in the absence of Callaway, the door is certainly open for Strong to earn more opportunities.
Strong is pushing for a spot on the Browns' 53-man roster, Tony Zarrella of Cleveland19.com reports.
Analysis: Strong signed with the Browns in February and appears to be making the most of his opportunity with the team. Initially selected by the Texans in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, a suspension prompted Strong to move on to Jacksonville -- where he suffered a torn ACL before carving out a meaningful role. The 25-year-old is now competing for a depth role in Cleveland.
Strong is signing with the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Analysis: Selected 70th overall in the 2015 draft, Strong never had much of an impact in Houston and eventually moved on to Jacksonville where he suffered a torn ACL in Dec. 2017. Now healthy after spending a year out of football, the 25-year-old wide receiver will battle for a roster spot in Cleveland.
Strong tweeted Wednesday that he has fully recovered from the ACL injury he sustained in December of 2017.
Analysis: Strong was playing for Jacksonville when he tore his ACL, and since has become a free agent. The Arizona State product will likely need to prove that he's fully recovered and can still play, but being fully recovered is a huge step for the player whose size (6-foot-2, 217 pounds) and speed (4.44 40) helped him get drafted in the third round of the 2015 draft. In Strong's NFL career, he has caught 31 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns over 19 games.
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