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.
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