Browns Waive TE Rico Gathers

The Browns will waive tight end Rico Gathers, according to ESPN’s Tony Grossi (on Twitter). Gathers was suspended for the first game of the season, but the Browns did not feel the need to drop someone else on the 53-man roster to bring him back into the fold for Week 2.

The Browns picked up Gathers off waivers from the Cowboys in August, giving them a potential depth option behind┬ástarter David Njoku. The former Baylor basketball player has upside, but he’s yet to really do much at the pro level.

Last year, Gathers appeared in 15 games (four starts) for Dallas. He caught just three passes for 45 yards.

The league’s other 31 teams will have an opportunity to pick up Gathers on the waiver wire over the next 24 hours or so. If Gathers clears waivers, he’ll be free to sign with any team.

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