NFL Free Agency News: Browns release DE Jayme Mitchell

In the least surprising news of this off-season so far, the Browns finished off a maneuver they telegraphed blatantly over the last few days. Jayme Mitchell, who Will Burge first reported was looking to get out of Cleveland, has been granted his release by the Browns.

If my math is correct the Browns will save $2.4 million in cap dollars by cutting Mitchell loose.

In case you are wondering what “telegraphed” this action, you need look no further than Frostee Rucker and Juqua Parker who signed with the Browns over the last day or so. It is widely believed that this duo can play in tandem with Rucker playing earlier downs to stop the run and Parker subbing in on passing downs.

In all, the duo will cost the Browns roughly $5 million against the cap in 2012.

[Related: Guessing what the Browns’ moves mean so far]

  • mgbode


  • BrownsFanSF

    But what does it all mean?!?!?!?! 🙂

  • DontbringLBJback

    So what is the status of Marcus Bernard?  Seemed like he was coming along before he took lessons from Kellen Winslow.  I have not heard anyone putting him into the mix of players???  Isn’t he still on the roster?

  • mgbode

    ok, but sit down first.  gonna blow your mind.  sitting yet?  might want to hold onto something too. you know, just in case.

    it means that Jayme Mitchell was a terrible DE and our defense is better off if he is not even a depth option for us.

    either that or we’re about to spend $10mil/year on Wimbley to switch from OLBer to DE.  one of the two.

  • Hypno_Toad

    If only the Bills would have known earlier they wouldn’t have had to sign Mario Williams….


    Free agent news: Kevin Kolb staying with Cardinals; THANK GOD!!!

  • mgbode

    careful.  Alex Smith may be available.

  • deuce

    WHOA totally unexpected (sense the sarcasm?)

  • deuce

    I boubt they grab Wimbley after droppin contracts on these other 2 DE’s. But Wimbley and Sheard would be the pass rush we have always wanted

  • deuce


  • deuce

    Pretty sure he is in his contract year in 2012

  • Mansoor Khan

    Didn’t Heckert say a while ago that he was the best pure pass-rusher on the team? Back when we had Mangini? 

  • BrownsFanSF

    I am guessing it’s the Jayme Mitchell was bad at his job one

  • mgbode

    speaking of which, if we sign QB, Alex Smith, then would our 3rd string TE go by Edwin?

  • Kildawg

     Non-tendered by the Browns I’ve heard. Their website might have more info though.

  • Omar’s Magic Glove

    Somewhere Mangini has his feet kicked up, smoking a cigar, thinking about the nearly 3+ million he’s owed by the Browns for this next year and just laughing about the fact that Heckert really gave him a hard time about not playing this bum.  Mangini 1; Heckert 0.