The Browns brought in a pair of veteran receivers this week, but they’re reportedly closing it out by cutting a different one.
PFT has learned that the Browns are parting ways with Greg Little. The move leaves the newly signed Miles Austin and Earl Bennett to go with Andrew Hawkins, Nate Burleson and Travis Benjamin at wideout with Josh Gordon facing a suspension.
Little was a second-round pick of the team in 2011 and has started 41-of-48 regular season games since joining the team, but he seemed to steadily fall out of favor last season on his way to 41 catches for 465 yards and two touchdowns. Drops have been an issue for Little over the years and, despite the starting role, he never developed into the receiver the Browns were hoping to get when they drafted him.
There were reports that last year’s Browns regime was planning to proceed without Little before the Browns decided to proceed without them. He clearly didn’t make much in the way of a positive impression on the new decision makers either if they were willing to wash their hands of Little even with Gordon likely out of the picture.
Little may get another look this summer, but getting cut from this receiver group isn’t the best omen for a long NFL career.