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Browns release defensive end Jayme Mitchell

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The Cleveland Browns had hoped Jayme Mitchell would solidify one of the team’s starting defensive end spots in 2011. Mitchell did start 13 games, but managed just 1.5 sacks and was eventually benched in favor of practice squad-type Emmanuel Stephens.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns are now releasing Mitchell.

The move saves roughly $2 million in cap space and clears $2.4 million worth of base salary off the books.

The Browns are hopeful that newly acquired Frostee Rucker will become a stronger presence at right end. The team’s left end is impressive 2011 second-round pick Jabaal Sheard.

Cleveland also signed ex-Eagle Juqua Parker to play in nickel packages.

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10 Responses to “Browns release defensive end Jayme Mitchell”
  1. sbowman1479 says: Mar 16, 2012 2:00 PM

    Addition by subtraction…

    Now some help for the offense please!

  2. rg3isthekidinthegoodburgermovie says: Mar 16, 2012 2:06 PM

    Could of waited and got Wimbley instead of Frostee but they wouldn’t pay what he’ll command anyways. This better be the best draft in the history of drafts.

  3. vikingsfanintexas says: Mar 16, 2012 2:07 PM

    I wonder what that does to the status of the draft pick that the Browns traded to the Vikings to get Mitchell… as in does he have to be on the Browns roster at a certain date?

  4. borophyll says: Mar 16, 2012 2:23 PM

    All these moves on defense tell me that the Browns are going heavy on O in the draft. Blackmon at 4, RT or QB at 22.

  5. ytownie says: Mar 16, 2012 2:58 PM

    I guess Mangini knew something Heckert didn’t when he refused to play this bust during the 2010 season.

  6. lbcoach34 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:20 PM

    I miss Mangini!

    not a a Pat Shurmur fan

  7. godofwine330 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:53 PM

    lbcoach34,

    Shurmur isn’t running the team or picking the players. This is the H&H show. I blame them for doing nothing but clearing capspace when they already had 17.8 or so before free agency started. They haven’t picked up ANY of the Top 100 FAs.

    None.

    These are sad times from Browns fans. Sad times indeed.

    I agree with buiding through the draft but players like Cedric Griffin are available and you pay Patterson $5M a year when he isn’t on the top 100 list (which means you just overpaid for someone that nobody else wants) when you could have gotten a guy half price that could play corner AND safety.

    Factory of Sadness for yet another year.

  8. ronarch13 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:05 PM

    I don’t want a RB at 4 and would rather have Floyd than the 6′-1″ Blackmon HE IS 6′-1″!

  9. oldcracker says: Mar 16, 2012 6:40 PM

    lbcoach34 says:
    Mar 16, 2012 3:20 PM
    I miss Mangini!

    not a a Pat Shurmur fan

    ——————————–

    Not a Mangini fan, but Shurmur sure is making him look good.

    I sure hope H & H make some moves soon. Signing RB Bush would be a positive sign.

  10. shadylamp says: Mar 18, 2012 5:20 AM

    The starting running back today is Montario Hardesty. Not going to get it done. He’s not even close to being a stud. You think the offense was bad last year? If we don’t address the running game, we’re toast. Trent Richardson is better than Adrian Peterson. Watch the film. The rams are targeting Blackmon. We bluff on Blackmon, trade down and pick up Richardson. We take Michael Floyd at 22. I believe He’s going to be better than Blackmon anyway so this is a steal. Pick up Alshon Jeffry (WR) in the later rounds and then… Then Colt McCoy has NO EXCUSES.

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