Cleveland Browns Release Six Players, Including NT Shaun Rogers

The Browns began trimming defensive players today, as they released six players, including former Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers. The team also let go of linebackers David Bowens and Eric Barton, defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman, tight end Robert Royal, and offensive lineman John St. Clair.

To be honest, none of these moves are that surprising, and that includes Rogers. He only started one game in 2010, due to injuries and the emergence of Ahtyba Rubin as the nose tackle of the future. Not to mention he was going to make $5.5 million with a $500,000 roster bonus in 2011.

New defensive coordinator Dick Jauron is in the process of transitioning the Browns into a 4-3 defense, so there are bound to be more changes as he and the rest of the staff try to make the pieces fit. As for the offensive players, Royal and St. Clair were certainly expendable. So far, these are moves that I think Browns fans will be okay with.

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  • Clayton

    Sentimentally, I disagree only with Rogers and Bowens. Rogers because I loved having the meatiest guy in pro football on my Team (and my son has his jersey); and David because his leadership was probably one of the best if not the best on the Team.

    My brain tells me all of the cuts are smart, however. Rogers seems tired and unmotivated, and his injuries are not helping. I would love to think that Bowens had one more roadtrip in the gas tank, but likely not.

  • Erik

    I agree with all of the cuts except Kenyon Coleman. He was one of the Browns better defensive lineman, I know he had several sacks and cause at least one fumble. With these cuts the defensive line will be a lot different next year. Robaire Smith is at the end of his days and other than Rubin and Schaefering I’m not sure who will be playing, a lot of holes to fill with the draft and FA.