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.
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.