There was never much doubt, but the Browns made it clear that Phil Dawson remains the only kicker for Cleveland on Thursday.
The Browns released eight players, including kicker Shaun Suisham. The team also said goodbye to defensive backs John Bowie, Benjamin Burney and Ramzee Robinson, running
back Thomas Brown, offensive lineman Jason Capizzi, linebacker Auston English
and wide receiver James Robinson.
Dawson skipped offseason practices because he’s unhappy with his contract, but showed up for mandatory minicamp. Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer wrote this week the team made overtures about a modest raise and “the cold response was shocking
to team officials.”
Perhaps this move will warm things up, although we doubt it.