On Friday, the Cleveland Browns cut veteran quarterback Brock Osweiler, offensive guard John Greco, defensive lineman Xavier Cooper and kicker Cody Parkey.
The cuts come just a day after the Browns defeated the Chicago Bears 25-0 in their final game of the preseason, which they finished 4-0.
It was anticipated from when he was first traded to the Browns by the Houston Texans in March that Osweiler would not make the final cut. After three average performances during the preseason, it is no surprise that he didn’t make the team.
However, Greco, who started 12 games last season, was a talented lineman who gave the Browns offensive line some depth and experience.
With a defense stacked with young talent, Cooper did not perform as well as his counterparts on the line.
Parkey was in a competition with rookie Zane Gonzalez. Parkey’s cut shows that Cleveland liked what they saw from the rookie out of Arizona State.
The Browns will still owe Osweiler $16 million.
The team has not yet released a statement regarding the releases.