NFL News: Mohamed Massaquoi released by Jacksonville Jaguars

Mohamed Massaquoi was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars today. With that news the entire 2009 second round Browns class consisting of three players is out of the league.

Massaquoi might still get picked up, of course, but in his first season outside his rookie deal with the team that drafted him, Massaquoi couldn’t find his way into the mix with a team.

Back in April when signing with the Jaguars, MoMass hoped to get a new start. “I guess I just want to rewrite the script,” Massaquoi said. “I want to see where my game can go.”

Of course it’s with no glee that we report Massaquoi’s fate. As recently as a year ago, the hopes among Browns fans was that Mohamed Massaquoi could play a healthy season and prove to be the receiver that he always had the potential to be. After recording 17 receptions in nine games, it wasn’t nearly enough for the Browns to bring him back as they went and got Davone Bess during the draft.

Massaquoi joins fellow classmates Brian Robiskie and David Veikune as NFL players looking for work.

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  • Such an embarrassment. There are few moments one can point to that depict why we are where we are. That cluster of a draft is undoubtedly one of them.

  • mgbode

    MoMass & Robiskie now have been cut by the Jags.
    And yet, Veikune continues to prove to be a worse pick than either
    because the Jags wouldn’t even sign him!

  • Clown Baby

    About a year ago I went back and looked at who was taken after Robiskie and MoMass. I recommend that to no one.

  • Jaker

    Can this be the last time that we ever mention the 2009 NFL Draft? Thank you

  • Harv 21

    He’s taken so many significant head shots already that I hope he retires and, as Chuck Noll used to say, moves on with his life’s work. Please, Mohamed, go make a life before you become Leroy Hoard.

  • mgbode

    on the positive, we apparently just got John Moffit (2nd day draft pick from Wisconsin) for Sanford.

    So, we trade an unlikely to make the team DL for a potential starting while Pinkston/Lauvao are hurt OG? If he was good enough to start 1/2 the games for Seattle the past 2 years 🙂

    (seriously though, getting a possible 53man guy for an unlikely 53man guy is a win for us)

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    He’ll be better then Gilkey. Thumbs up!

  • matt underwood

    F U Mangini – seriously, F U

  • Harv 21

    No way Browns were going to let a 7th round rookie just converting to guard start. Moffit apparently fell out of favor in Seattle even after he got healthy again. Don’t be surprised if the Browns try to upgrade again when cuts are made.

  • Natedawg86

    I wish i could scream that from the top of a mountain! Add Shurmur too


    No, no, Scott, this was all part of Mangini’s brilliant plan to change the culture of the Browns and get them out of salary cap hell, because drafting crappy players ensures that your salary cap number remains low as you continue to get by paying them the league minimum.

    If only Holmgren and Heckert hadn’t come in and wrecked the whole plan by drafting some better players in 2010…

  • Jay

    Would saying “2009 Draft Pick, & Pro Bowler, Alex Mack” be OK?

  • mgbode

    2009 draft pick & SI all-pro Alex Mack is better

  • markn95

    Wow, unless there’s a rash of WR injuries across the league this year, I think MoMass has played his last NFL down. Jacksonville is the way station (read: purgatory) between the rest of the NFL and the Arena & Canadian leagues. If you can’t make it there (particularly at WR) then good luck catching on with any of the other 31 teams.

    Maybe now we can finally put the debacle that was the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL Draft behind us. The timing is fitting, as we are only now recovering from it. It is not hyperbole to state that that round set us back at least 4 years. Thanks a lot, Kokinis (hahahaha, I mean Mangini).