The Cleveland Browns cut Christian Kirksey they announced on Tuesday.
He started his career with the Browns in 2014, but has only played in nine games over the last two seasons due to injury.
Over his six seasons in Cleveland, Kirksey has 484 total tackles and 30 tackles for loss. He will now be an unrestricted free agent.
The Browns will now have to address their need at linebacker, as Kirksey and Joe Schobert are no longer under contract with the team.