The Vince Young era in Cleveland has turned out to be a short one.
The Browns announced Monday that Young is one of five players they have cut loose from the roster. Young signed with the team less than two weeks ago along with Tyler Thigpen, who remains on the roster.
Young was always a long shot to remain with the Browns all the way through offseason work and training camp, but the arrival of Johnny Manziel in the first round likely accelerated the timetable. Ranking below Thigpen is not a great sign for Young’s chances of continuing his NFL career and we may have seen the last of the third overall pick of the 2006 draft as he turns 31 in six days and hasn’t played a regular season down since 2011.
The Browns also released quarterback Alex Tanney, whose trick shot passing videos haven’t been enough for him to earn long-term employment at the NFL level. Defensive back Brandon Hughes, running back Fozzy Whittaker and defensive lineman Brian Sanford.