Browns cut Braxton Miller as they trim roster to 53

Late trade for Titans receiver may have cost Miller spot with team

The Cleveland Browns waived wide receiver Braxton Miller and traded for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor, a 2017 third-round pick, on Saturday as they trimmed their roster to 53 players.

» PHOTOS: Miller through the years

The Wayne High School graduate and former Ohio State Buckeyes star Miller signed with the Browns on Aug. 21 and caught five passes for 30 yards in two preseason games. He caught three passes for 19 yards in the final preseason game, a 20-16 victory Thursday against the Detroit Lions.

“I thought he did well,” Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said. “He had a couple balls that got called back from penalties. He took one screen and made something out of it. It did not look like there was much there. He used his hands well. I thought he did well.”

The Browns also cut Covington High School graduate A.J. Ouellete, a former Ohio Bobcats star who signed with the team team in July.

A five-star quarterback, Miller led the Warriors to the Division I Ohio state championship game in 2010 before enrolling early at Ohio State, where he was a three-year starter at quarterback and won the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football as the Big Ten Most Valuable Player twice.

A shoulder injury caused him to miss the 2014 season, and he came back as a receiver in 2015.

The Houston Texans drafted him at that position the following spring, but he has not had much success at the pro level yet.

Miller has played in 21 NFL games and logged 34 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

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