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Browns waive 10, including TE Irons

BEREA, Ohio (Aug. 28, 2006) -- Tight end Paul Irons, who made one start for Cleveland last season, was one of 10 players waived by the Browns, one day before the NFL requires teams to have their rosters at 75.

The team also cut running back Chris Barclay, punter Kyle Basler, defensive lineman Ja'Waren Blair, quarterback Lang Campbell, kicker Jeff Chandler, offensive lineman Atlas Herrion, linebacker Kenny Kern, wide receiver Brandon Rideau and defensive back James Thornton.

On Aug. 26, Chandler kicked a 35-yard field goal as time ran out, giving Cleveland a 20-17 preseason victory against the Buffalo Bills. However, he had no chance of making the club's roster because the Browns have Phil Dawson, who has been one of the league's steadiest kickers the past few seasons.

The Browns also placed defensive backs Jeremy LeSueur and Shawn Mayer on injured reserve and defensive back DeMario Minter on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

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