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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns lost their final preseason game to the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs Saturday afternoon by a final score of 33-32.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Kellen Mond scrambles during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Browns traveled to Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium for a 1 p.m. game Saturday but despite a solid performance on offense the Browns fell short in the end.

Browns’ quarterback DeShaun Watson went 5 for 10 with 92 yards passing in the usual limited playing time for first team players during the preseason.


These are the players who will not take the field Saturday:

  • Browns who will not play:
  • #10 WR Anthony Schwartz
  • #12 WR Mike Woods II
  • #16 WR Jaelon Darden
  • #19 WR Marquise Goodwin
  • #28 CB Mike Ford Jr.
  • #29 CB Cameron Mitchell
  • #34 RB Jerome Ford
  • #58 DE Isaiah Thomas
  • #67 G Wes Martin
  • #70 G Drew Forbes
  • #88 TE Harrison Bryant
  • #91 DE Alex Wright

Browns’ first-teamers have played sparingly in the preseason which isn’t unusual. First-team players including Nick Chubb, Myles Garett, DeShaun Watson and Amari Cooper have seen limited playing time.

During a Q&A with sports media in Berea this week, Cleveland Head Coach Kevin Stefanski was asked if he’ll take Watson out of the game after a series if Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid takes his starters out after a series.

“No, we’ll kind of stick to our plan,” Stefanski said. “I texted Coach Reid. I kind of know what they’re doing. I’ll let him share whenever he’s sharing it. But we’ll just do what we do. Or what we’re planning.”

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) participates in a drill during an NFL football camp, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

As NFL teams reduce their rosters to 53 players after this last preseason game, Stefanski talked about having several players competing for similar positions who have played well.

“I think it’s a great problem to have when you’re talking about guys at the end of that roster where, hey, we got four spots for these five guys, or these six means that’s the really tough decisions that’ll have to be made,” Stefanski said.

The Browns lost to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the 2021 regular season opener and in the divisional playoff game to close out the previous season.

The Browns’ season opener is at home against the Bengals on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

You can click here to see Cleveland’s 2023 regular season schedule.