- In their cuts to get down to 75 players, the Browns have terminated the contract of 2011 draft pick, defensive tackle Phil Taylor. The Browns also released defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen and kicker Carey Spear.
Taylor was the 21st pick of the 1st round in the 2011 draft. Prior to being released, the Browns and Taylor reached a undisclosed injury settlement. In 2011, the Browns used a 3rd round pick to trade up after dropping down to select Phil Taylor. The Kansas City Chiefs took Justin Houston with Cleveland's 3rd round pick. Who was the Director of Player Personnel in Kansas City at the time? None other than current Browns general manager, Ray Farmer.
In 2014, Justin Houston led the NFL with 22 sacks. Phil Taylor had 20 unassisted tackles (36 total) in 20 games in 2013 and 2014 combined. So basically, the Browns traded a chance to take Julio Jones for Phil Taylor, Greg Little, Owen Marecic, Brandon Weeden, plus a 4th round pick (in next draft) and Trent Richardson. Out of all the players named, Brandon Weeden is the only one who is still in the NFL as a backup with the Dallas Cowboys.
- Browns who didn't practice on Tuesday: CB Justin Gilbert (hip flexor), WR Brian Hartline (thigh injury), OL Joe Thomas (veteran’s rest) and CB Charles Gaines (hamstring). Browns not on practice field that moved to injured list: Duke Johnson (concussion), Luke Lundy (concussion), Pierre Desir (concussion) & Nate Orchard (back).
- The United States Olympic Committee is set to announce that Los Angeles is the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Olympics. Boston was the original location selected by the U.S.O.C., but was dropped from contention in July. The International Olympic Committee will pick the host city in 2017.
Rome, Paris, Hamburg and Budapest are already in the mix.
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-The Ohio State Buckeyes have released their first official depth cart as of September 1, 2015