The Browns shed some dead weight salaries earlier this week, but their most overpaid player remains on the team.
Browns G.M. Tom Heckert told Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer there are no plans “at present” (Grossi’s words) to cut quarterback Jake Delhomme. There’s no rush to cut most players pre-work stoppage and it’s hard to believe Delhomme will be back next year.
Due $5.4 million, Delhomme is behind Colt McCoy on the team’s depth chart. Delhomme threw two touchdowns and seven interceptions last year and his yards-per-attempt was far lower than McCoy and Seneca Wallace.
We can’t imagine Delhomme truly has a chance to return, but Wallace is a free agent so the Browns will apparently hold on to Delhomme until they find someone else to bolster the roster.
Browns President Mike Holmgren has oddly been given a pass for one of the worst free signings of the last five years.
Plenty of moves don’t work out, but paying Delhomme $7 million was impossible to defend the day it was signed, and it turned out worse than imagined.