The Browns announced the release of linebacker Tank Carder. Carder was released in order to make room for new addition Mychal Kendricks.
Carder missed the entire 2017 campaign after suffering a torn ACL, but the Browns re-signed him this offseason to a low-cost one-year deal to see what he could do after his recovery. The deal likely had little or no guarantees, so the release should have little impact on the Browns’ tremendous amount of cap room.
Carder, 29, is really a linebacker in name only and has rarely played on the defensive side of the ball. However, he was a key cog on Cleveland’s special teams unit when he was on the field. In each of his healthy Browns seasons, he saw at least 60% ST playtime. The former fifth-round pick, was with Cleveland from the 2012 through 2017 seasons and was voted a team captain in 2016.
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