BEREA, Ohio - The Browns cut five players today and placed one on the season ending IR.
The Browns have released wide receiver Jordan Norwood and four other players today.Norwood was a third year wide receiver out of Penn State but played in just two games last year because of injury. Norwood has had trouble staying on the field this season because of a nagging hamstring.
Norwood played in one preseason game this year. He played in just 16 games for the orange helmets in his three years in Cleveland.
Other cuts by the Browns today included defensive end Dave Kruger, the brother of starting linebacker Paul Kruger, and three others.
Dave Kruger was signed as an undrafted free agent by Cleveland in April. He was slowed during training camp by a concussion.
The Browns also waived defensive back Vernon Kearney, wide receiver Cordell Roberson and linebacker Tommy Smith.
The Browns also placed running back Dion Lewis on the season ending IR with a broken fibula.
Cleveland's roster now stands at 82 players, and the club has to get down to the NFL-mandated, 75-player limit by 4 p.m. Tuesday.