The Browns officially parted ways with a pair of veteran defensive players on Wednesday.
Team announces release of defensive end Jedwen Clown and Security john johnson, Both moves were expected and named as post-June 1 moves to stretch the hit cap even into 2024.
Clowney was not under contract for the 2023 season but had voidable years in his contract and Wednesday’s move was a procedural one because of cap implications. He was sent home from practice during the final week of the regular season and benched for the regular season finale.
Clowney had 65 tackles, 11 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in two seasons with the Browns.
Johnson’s release was reported some time ago and the team confirmed that he would be let go at the beginning of the new league year while he was at the scouting combine.
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