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Earl Bennett released by Cleveland Browns

The receiver-needy Cleveland Browns have no need for Earl Bennett.

The team on Tuesday terminated the contract of the six-year veteran just one month after signing the former Bears pass-catcher to a one-year, $730,000 deal.

The contract contained just $75,000 in guarantees, representative of where Bennett's career stands after being released by Chicago in March.

Barely scratching the surface in Marc Trestman's passing attack last season, Bennett squeezed out just 7.6 yards per reception, ranking him dead last among the 111 wideouts ranked by Pro Football Focus.

It's possible this marks the end for Bennett, who has averaged just 30.8 catches per season and struggled with concussion symptoms in 2013.

Awaiting word on Josh Gordon's potential suspension, the Browns ignored the position in the draft before tapping the open market to grab veterans Miles Austin and Nate Burleson.

The Browns currently house 14 wideouts on the roster, but Cleveland's ability to attack teams through the air will be choked if Gordon is lost for the season. Bennett wasn't going to change that.

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