Skip to main content

Rex Grossman released by Cleveland Browns

Rex Grossman couldn't find a home with the Cleveland Browns.

The quarterback has been released, the team announced. Grossman, a 12-year veteran who spent the past four seasons with the Washington Redskins, signed with the Browns on Aug. 12.

Grossman had survived the Browns' cutdown on Saturday and appeared to be a good fit for a Cleveland roster with two unproven commodities at quarterback in Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. Grossman was familiar with Kyle Shanahan's system, having played under the offensive coordinator during their time together in Washington and Houston.

"Rex is a veteran," Browns coach Mike Pettine said Saturday, according to "He's played in this system. He's good for the (other) guys in the room, and he also showed that he can still throw it. And that's the most important thing. He can still play."

It remains to be seen if Cleveland will add another quarterback or enter the season with just Hoyer and Manziel on the active roster.

Grossman's release comes on a busy day for the Browns, who made waiver claims on wide receiver LaRon Byrd, running back Glenn Winston, guard Ryan Seymour and guard Caylin Hauptmann.

The latest "Around The NFL Podcast" predicts our Super Bowl champions and the major winners of the regular-season awards.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content