Cleveland Browns: John Dorsey releases Kenny Britt as his first move

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John Dorsey wasted no time during his first full day as general manager of the Cleveland Browns, cutting Kenny Britt as his first move in town.

It has been a busy past few days for the Cleveland Browns, and that is before even talking about the team’s preparation for this Sunday.

The Browns introduced John Dorsey as the team’s new general manager today, and he wasted no time making his first move.

A move that should have been made weeks ago.

Kenny Britt joins Dwayne Bowe as horrible signings by past front office regimes, which is a crazy statement to say as this is now the third regime since 2015. What an organization.

Fans are happy to see Britt go but he could end up on another team, and will still make $10.5 million from the Browns.

The veteran leaves town after recording just 18 catches for 233 yards in nine games, with only two of those catches resulting in touchdowns.

He was rarely targeted as the season went on and it became clear Hue Jackson had no desire to play Britt, the same way Mike Pettine made it clear that Bowe was a lost cause just a few years ago.

This move shouldn’t have fans declaring Dorsey as the savior of the franchise, but it does show that he will not waste time to cut players who aren’t performing, regardless of their contract.

This will certainly be the first of many moves to come, as it is hard to imagine Dorsey sticking with all of the players brought in under Sashi Brown. Watch out Cody Kessler, you could be next.

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We are all hoping for the best with the new GM, yet it is hard to be too optimistic until this point next year. If the Browns aren’t at the bottom of the NFL, there will at least be some real progress to talk about. If the team is 0-12 once again, well, that may not surprise some fans either.