Browns cut WR Antonio Callaway, activate OT Drew Forbes from IR

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By 92.3 The Fan
Cleveland, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Receiver Antonio Callaway was waived Thursday afternoon to make room for the return of rookie offensive tackle Drew Forbes.

Callaway, who was benched for Sunday’s 19-16 win over the Bills for showing up late for the game, was a fourth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft that came into the league with a lengthy list of red flags out of Florida, including a failed drug test at the NFL Combine.

Callaway was suspended for 4 games for violating the league’s drug policies to begin the season and he is facing a 10-game ban for another violation NFL Network reported following his release.

Cleveland.com also reported that Callaway was late on Tuesday. Combined with the possible suspension and his unreliability, the Browns moved on.

He caught 8 passes for 89 yards in 4 games this season

Forbes, selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Southwest Missouri State, started a preseason game but suffered a knee injury in the preseason finale before he was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 2. The team designated him to return from IR on Oct. 24. 

It is unclear if Forbes will be active Thursday night against Pittsburgh.

Checking out Colin – The Browns will send a representative to attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday in Atlanta according to co-owner Dee Haslam.
“We are in support of anybody getting an opportunity to play football,” Mrs. Haslam said during an appearance at a City Club of Cleveland forum held at the Idea Center downtown with Jim Rooney, son of the late Steelers owner Art Rooney, promoting his new book ‘A Different Way to Win, Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule.’ “We love that.”

Although it appears unlikely that GM John Dorsey, assistant GM Eliot Wolf or VP of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith will attend, Haslam confirmed the team will at least send a scout to the workout, being held by the NFL for all 32 teams.

“I think it’s somebody that’s in the area,” Mrs. Haslam said.

Former Browns head coach Hue Jackson will lead the drills and former head coach Joe Philbin will assist during the workout for teams according to the league. 

“I think a team will definitely pick him up if he fits in with their team and he’s a good player,” Mrs. Haslam said during the forum.

Game 17? – As negotiations between the NFLPA and owners on a new CBA continue, the talk of a 17th game being added to the schedule has made headlines.

“I think that’s really interesting,” Mrs. Haslam said. “It’s a possibility. I wish we had more football.”

Inactives – WR Taywan Taylor, S Eric Murray, CB Robert Jackson, DE Olivier Vernon, T Kendall Lamm, G Drew Forbes and DE Bryan Cox