The Cleveland Browns have been busy preparing for free agency, releasing punter Richmond McGee and right tackle Tony Pashos, who could miss the 2012 season due to injury, while re-signing offensive lineman John Greco and tendering wide receiver Jordan Norwood and defensive lineman Brian Schaefering, according to Brown beat writer Daryl Ruiter. Via Ruiter:
Jason LaCanfora reported Tuesday afternoon that the Browns had $15 million in cap space to work with prior to any moves being announced or the $1.6 million in cap relief being assessed as a result of penalties against Washington and Dallas.
The terms of Greco's deal were not immediately known, but the Browns saved over $2 million by releasing McGee and Pashos. Greco appeared in 15 games in a reserve role after being acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Rams.
Norwood played in 14 games in 2011, registering career-highs with 23 receptions for 268 yards and one touchdown. Schaefering appeared in all 16 games as a reserve and made 29 tackles and a half sack.