In Surprising Move, Cleveland Browns Release CB Dimitri Patterson

The Cleveland Browns made a surprising roster move on Monday, releasing cornerback Dimitri Patterson, who signed a three-year, $16 million deal (with $6 million guaranteed) in March.

Patterson started four games this season but missed seven others with a high ankle sprain. On the year, he had 28 tackles and was thought to bring further stability to the secondary upon his return.

If anything, though, this move might be just another indictment on the Tom Heckert regime. While no one will know the true details of Patterson’s release this late in the season, it only serves as further ammunition for new CEO Joe Banner to go in a new direction in 2013.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Dimitri Patterson

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