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The Browns have released pass rusher Paul Kruger three-and-a-half years after signing him to a five-year, $40.5 million deal. It’s not surprising that the team has moved on from Kruger. His sack totals dropped from 11 in 2014 to 2.5 last season, and his cap number was going to be $7.7 million in 2016 and $8.2 million in 2017.

And as often happens in this day and age, Kruger used social media to issue a statement on the matter.

“Although completed [sic] miss handled, unfortunate and absolutely the wrong decision to release me I do wish the Browns, and especially my teammate brothers great success.”

That last paragraph didn’t go unnoticed.

But this is the NFL, and there will always be a premium for pass rushers, even one coming off some down years.

Over the next few days, more than 1,000 NFL players will be released.


Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Browns dump high-priced pass rusher but he won’t be out of work long