Wide receiver Carlton Mitchell had been a trendy pick to breakout with the Cleveland Browns ever since he was drafted as a sixth-rounder in 2010. His size and speed (6-3, 215 pounds and a 4.40 40-yard dash) made him an intriguing prospect for the team, but he was never able to make an impact, mostly due to injuries.
And with a leg injury that kept him out of most of this year’s training camp, it was no surprise that Mitchell was one of the nine players let go by the Browns on Sunday.
The other eight players were punter Spencer Lanning, defensive back Emanuel Davis, offensive linemen Matt Cleveland and Jake Anderson, linebacker JoJo Dickson, and wide receivers Bert Reed, Jermaine Saffold and Owen Spencer.
Rosters in the NFL must be trimmed down to 75 by 4 p.m. Monday while the 53-man roster must be set by 9 p.m. August 31.