Browns cut Brock Osweiler after helping Texans during offseason

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The Cleveland Browns did what the Houston Texans couldn’t when they released Brock Osweiler.

The Cleveland Browns did the Houston Texans a favor this past offseason by acquiring quarterback Brock Osweiler from them in a trade.

Now yes, I know the Texans had to give up a second round pick in order to get rid of Osweiler, but it was well worth it.

Houston couldn’t afford to dump Osweiler and eat the dead money associated with his contract.

The Browns could afford Osweiler’s contract and proved on Friday that they feel like cutting him and eating the dead money was the best move.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Friday that the Browns have released Osweiler.

The Browns have over $60 million in cap space. So having to pay Osweiler $16 million in order to keep him off their roster makes sense for them.

Osweiler looked promising early in the preseason, but rookie quarterback Deshone Kizer looked better and outplayed him.

It didn’t help Osweiler that he couldn’t stop sailing balls over his receivers head’s.

I’m not sure if any other team is going to want and sign Osweiler. It’s pretty bad when you can’t even make the Browns’ roster and both a rookie in Kizer as well as a second-year quarterback in Cody Kessler are ahead of you on the depth chart.

We should all give Denver Broncos general manager John Elway plenty of credit for making the entire football world believe the Osweiler was a formidable quarterback.

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