The Cleveland Browns have released defensive end Jayme Mitchell, according to the Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. Mitchell was with the Browns for the last two seasons but became expendable with this week's signings of Frostee Rucker and Juqua Parker. Mitchell was due a base salary of $2.4 million and was simply not productive enough at that price for the Browns to consider keeping him on board.
Breaking: #Browns will release defensive end Jayme Mitchell today, a league source told the plain dealer.Started 13 games last season.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 16, 2012
While Mitchell started 13 games last season, he had only 1.5 sacks and just 26 tackles playing in Dick Jauron's defense. The release comes as no surprise. The Browns also officially announced the signings of Dimitri Patterson and Juqua Parker.