New Cleveland Browns general manger, Andrew Berry, is already shaking the organization up less than a month into his employment. The team released four players from their contracts on Monday afternoon.
The organization announced the release of cornerback T.J. Carrie, offensive lineman Eric Kush, linebacker Adarius Taylor and tight end Demetrius Harris. Three of the four players were signed last summer by former GM John Dorsey.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed the news via Twitter.
The #Browns cleared some cap space today, releasing four players from the previous regime: CB TJ Carrie, TE Demetrius Harris, G Eric Kush and LB Adarius Taylor.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2020
Carrie played the biggest role on the roster among the four releases. The cornerback was signed in 2018 and spent two seasons with the Browns. In that time, Carrie totaled 125 tackles, 12 pass defenses, two interceptions and two sacks. In addition, the corner recovered two fumbles. His contract was worth $31 million over four years. The release was saves the team $6.35 million on the salary cap.
As for the rest of the cuts, Harris played the biggest role of the three. The tight-end compiled 15 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns in six starts. Along with cutting Kush and Taylor, the team saves more than $13.3 million in cap space.
With an estimated cap space of $53.6 million after the roster moves, Berry seems to be ready to overhaul the team.
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