Friday, 10:01am: The Browns’ overhaul of their wide receiving corps continues, as the team has made another move just one day after bringing aboard veterans Miles Austin and Earl Bennett. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter), Cleveland has cut former second-round pick Greg Little.
Little, 24, hauled in 61 passes for 709 receiving yards in his rookie season, but has seen his totals in both categories decline in each year since then. In 2013, he grabbed just 41 passes for 465 yards. The former North Carolina standout was viewed as a lock to be waived by the previous Browns regime, but when Ray Farmer took over as general manager amidst other changes to the Cleveland front office, Little’s future became more uncertain.
With just $230K in dead money on Little’s deal, the move will create more than $800K in cap savings for the Browns. Meanwhile, with Little out of the picture and Josh Gordon facing a lengthy suspension, Cleveland appears poised to go into the season with an all-new group of wideouts leading the way. In addition to Austin and Bennett, free agent additions Andrew Hawkins and Nate Burleson figure to vie for targets.