Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little (18) warms up on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Browns release Greg Little

The Cleveland Browns continue to shake up their wide receiver group in light of what could be a substantial suspension for Josh Gordon.  After signing both Earl Bennett and Miles Austin yesterday, the team has opted to release former second round pick, Greg Little.

Little has flashed talent at times with a good amount of physical ability, but he has struggled and gotten a bad reputation for being unable to catch the ball.  Most of this seems to be because he struggles to separate from opponents in running his routes, causing almost every pass to him to be a tougher catch than it needs to be.

The timing of the release could be in the best interest of Little as he will have plenty of time to catch on with a different team and perhaps get a fresh start.  There were some that thought Little might get a look this year in part because he was good friends with Gordon.  A new regime, a new approach, and perhaps cleaning house of some of the issues that may or may not have contributed to Gordon’s current circumstance may have all played a role.

Little will be subject to waivers.

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