Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Anthony Pleasant: Most Productive Browns Player to Ever Wear #98

ByJOSH EDWARDS  22 hours ago

Several of the newest members of the Cleveland Browns have their new jersey numbers.
Odell Beckham Jr. will wear No. 13 just as he did with the New York Giants. It is a number that was last worn wide receiver Rod Streater last season. He wore No. 3 at LSU. The most successful Browns player to ever wear the number was quarterback Frank Ryan from 1962-1968.

Running back Kareem Hunt will wear No. 27 just as he did with the Kansas City Chiefs. Like Beckham, he wore No. 3 at Toledo. Cornerback Tavierre Thomas wore the jersey last season and he remains with the team. Thomas will wear the No. 20 this season. The most successful player to ever wear the number in Cleveland was defensive back Thom Darden from 1972-1981.

Defensive end Olivier Vernon will wear No. 54 just as he had with the Giants. He had worn No. 50 with the Miami Dolphins. Three different Browns wore the number in 2018: offensive lineman Anthony Fabiano, linebacker Mychal Kendricks and linebacker Tanner Vallejo. The most successful player to ever wear the uniform was center Tom DeLeone (1974-1984).

Offensive lineman Kendall Lamm will wear No. 70. He wore No. 63 and No. 74 with the Houston Texans. Offensive guard Kevin Zeitler had that uniform before he was traded to the Giants. It has not been a very successful number in the history of the franchise.

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Offensive lineman Eric Kush will wear No. 72. He had worn the No. 64 with the Chicago Bears last season. The number 72 was worn by two different Browns last year: offensive tackle Shon Coleman, who was dealt to the San Francisco 49ers, and center Aaron Neary, who was claimed off waivers and later waived. The most successful Cleveland player to ever wear the jersey was defensive lineman Jerry Sherk (1970-1981).

Tight end Demetrius Harris will wear No. 88. He had worn No. 84 with the Kansas City Chiefs last season. The most successful player to ever wear the uniform was wide receiver Reggie Langhorne, who wore it from 1985-1991. The No. 84 is currently worn by wide receiver Derrick Willies.

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson will wear No. 98. He wore No. 93 with the Minnesota Vikings. He had worn No. 91 with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks. Only ten players have worn the jersey in the team's history. It was most recently worn by defensive tackle Jamie Meder. Defensive lineman Anthony Pleasant (1990-1995) was the most productive player to ever wear the uniform. He was with the team when they became the Baltimore Ravens. The Nos. 91 and 93 are worn by defensive tackle Brian Price and defensive tackle Trevon Coley respectively.

Safety Eric Murray, who was acquired Monday, does not yet have a new number.

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