Browns cut Rex Grossman

AP

Rex Grossman will no longer be the third man in the quarterback room for the Browns.

PFT has learned that Grossman has been released as the Browns conduct a busy day on the waiver wire to shape their 53-man roster ahead of the start of the regular season. The Browns have claimed wide receiver LaRon Byrd, running back Glenn Winston, guard Ryan Seymour and guard Caylin Hauptmann since Saturday’s roster cutdown, requiring them to drop at least four guys who made the team only in the most technical sense of the phrase.

None of the other departures are known at this time.

Grossman signed with the Browns on August 12 and his history with Kyle Shanahan in Washington and Houston likely boosted his chances of sticking around as a mentor to Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. He last threw a meaningful pass in 2011, though, and the Browns decided they have too many other needs to carry a third quarterback. They could add rookie Connor Shaw, cut on Saturday, or another quarterback to the practice squad.

44 responses to “Browns cut Rex Grossman

  1. Rex would never light the football world on fire but he can be an 8-8 QB. I have no confidence the other two could.

    Not that 8-8 is ideal, but when it is the best option before you, you take it and make it the building block to getting good again.

  2. Why?! Rex is cool. I remember when he had a cannon arm icon in madden 08 i think. Jamarcus Russell had a cannon arm icon too. 😉

  3. What are the browns doing? They just cut Gilkey who, if I remember correctly, was going to slide over as starting center if Mac left. These moves make no sense. I think another cluster is in the making…

  4. Ferdinand…..what is it about Rex that makes you think he can lead the Browns to a .500 record??? He is a turnover machine. He has no zip on his throws and he last threw a relevant NFL pass almost 3 years ago. Rex is terrible.

  5. Huge mistake!

    Rex Grossman, the only quarterback that took the Bears to the Superbowl in the last 30 years, could have easily taken the Browns to the playoffs and probably the AFC North crown.

  6. In four pre-season games, he was the best downfield passer they had. Rex completed both of them.

  7. f1restarter says:
    People keep forgetting this guy once took his team to a Super Bowl.
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    thelastpieceofcheese says:Rex Grossman, the only quarterback that took the Bears to the Superbowl
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    Uhh, no. We went to the SB despite Wrecks Grossman, who proceeded to lose said SB.

  8. Two Quarterbacks with little, to no experience and a joke of a receiving corp.

    The Browns did Rex a favor cutting him loose from that circus.

  9. @brownsmakemecrazy… I agree, they baffle me? I just don’t get it! Unless Pettine knows something we don’t? I was really hoping the Browns would be good this year! I think the Manziel signing was a mistake? Great College QB!!! Pro’s not so much! Hopefully the Browns D will keep them in games? I know Pettine well, me being a Jet fan unfortunately! He’ll be a Blitzing machine! Leaving Gilbert hanging out to dry! I liked the Byrd signing though, good move!

  10. Of course they cut sexy Rexy. You can’t have a third string quarterback who is head and shoulders better than the second string quarterback because that just doesn’t make any sense.

  11. daaabears says: Uhh, no. We went to the SB despite Wrecks Grossman, who proceeded to lose said SB.

    Grossman did not lose said SB. It was the vaunted Bears defense which was riddled for over 400 yards under a monsoon by perennial playoff loser Peyton Manning.

  12. last piece of cheese

    “Rex Grossman, the only quarterback that took the Bears to the Superbowl in the last 30 years”

    Dates aren’t really that hard to determine sir.

    30 yrs is an easy number too, not tricky like say 27 yrs or so.

    Mr. Jim McMahon led the Bears to the Super Bowl 28 yrs 7 months and 5 days ago from today.

    Uh, that’s LESS than 30 yrs…

    American education is getting so bad…

  13. Rex passed for like 3500 and 23 Tds the year the bears went to the Super Bowl so let’s not act like he had nothing to do with them getting that far.

  14. sportsfan18 says:

    Dates aren’t really that hard to determine sir.

    30 yrs is an easy number too, not tricky like say 27 yrs or so.

    Mr. Jim McMahon led the Bears to the Super Bowl 28 yrs 7 months and 5 days ago from today.

    Uh, that’s LESS than 30 yrs…

    American education is getting so bad…
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    You understand how to round numbers up and down right? I’m just wondering because it seems fairly obvious that’s what he did. Apparently your part of the problem to.

  15. Why don’t you give Vince Young a chance.. He wouldn’t cost you hardly anything…. Bring him out of retirement….. You will have to guarantee his contract…. But he has more up side…
    He can still play at a HIGH level,…. His NFL won/loss record right now is 31-19 as a starting quarterback… He has playoff experience … He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year…..
    The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and Vince can WIN…………

  16. This is why the Browns are the 3rd on the list of teams no one wants to play for.

    Their decisions and drafting defy logic, you could tell them which is the best decision to make and they would always make the other one. Farmer and Pettine and Haslam the 2014 version of the Browns 3 Stooges.

  17. No loss. They didn’t keep Vince Young either. Both had a better record but you’ve got to remember it’s Cleveland.

  18. So much support for Grossman, apparently some for Vince Young, but if no other team wanted either, why should the Browns?

    the brownsmakemecrazy guy/gal, I’m not sure if you’re an actual fan or a troll. If you are a fan, you’d see there is something going on with the team beyond the scope of who you’d personally draft or sign. if that makes you crazy then dig up some old tapes of the 80s and 90s. Watching Brian Sipe and the Kardiac Kids, Elway driving 98 yards to tie, Byner fumbling on the 2, Modell moving the team…that made actual fans crazy. Give this new ownership group some credit. They’ve done a lot more in two years than was accomplished the previous 13. I understand progression, had no illusion of a Super Bowl, not even of a playoff berth, but I do have hopes of something beyond 4 or 5 wins and that’ll show improvement during their build. Maybe you need to cheer for Seattle for a couple of years until the Browns field a more competitive team.

  19. Hey silentmajority. You question sportsfan18’s intelligence but the fact is you misused the word your and to in the same sentence. Should have been you’re and too. Sorry to be the grammar police but…..

  20. stillers35 says:
    Aug 31, 2014 9:00 PM
    Hey silentmajority. You question sportsfan18’s intelligence but the fact is you misused the word your and to in the same sentence. Should have been you’re and too. Sorry to be the grammar police but…..

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    Yes it couldn’t just be a spelling error from someone typing on a small touchscreen phone, so it must be that I don’t know the difference between the words. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. You have added so much to this conversation about Rex Grossman, and the ’85 Bears.

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