The Cleveland Browns cut their roster down to 75, and one big defensive name is now up for grabs.
Defensive end Paul Kruger had a career high of 11 sacks in 2014, but only managed 2 1/2 last season. According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer‘s Mary Kay Cabot, head coach Hue Jackson told the team to prepare for big names to get cut.
#Browns Hue Jax said of Kruger: "we let people go because" didn't see the performance we wanted. Had a chance to prove himself in camp
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 29, 2016
In the story, the Browns said they wanted to give Kruger a chance to land on a team before final cuts on Saturday. Other players released include quarterback Austin Davis, tight end E.J. Bibbs, kicker Travis Coons, defensive back Sean Baker, wide receiver Josh Boyce, wide receiver Ed Eagan, fullback Robert Hughes, tight end David Reeves and offensive lineman Cory Tucker.
Kruger’s salary would’ve been $6.5 million this season.