10 days ago, former Ohio State quarterback/wide receiver Braxton Miller signed with the Cleveland Browns. Miller spent two seasons with the Houston Texans, after being selected in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and spent last season on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.
The Browns seemed like a natural fit for the Buckeye great. He is an Ohio native, and there are plenty of crossover fans that have the Browns as their NFL team.
Just the other day, after a solid preseason performance against the Detroit Lions, Miller drew praise from head coach Freddie Kitchens. Miller also said that Cleveland "felt like the place he's supposed to be," per The Plain Dealer.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like his NFL career will be continuing in his home state. Miller was one of a number of players released by Cleveland today.
Braxton Miller has had a very interesting football career thus far.
After starring as quarterback at Ohio State, he ceded the job to J.T. Barrett when he was injured ahead of the 2014 season. Barrett, and then Cardale Jones, led the Buckeyes to a national championship that fall.
The following year, he moved to wide receiver in order to avoid a three-way quarterback battle, and showed serious flashes at the position. Things haven't really panned out in the pros, though.
He appeared in 21 games through two seasons with the Texans in 2016 and 2017, catching 34 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns. Hopefully he'll have a chance to catch on somewhere.
The two-time Big Ten player of the year is a dynamic weapon with the ball in his hands. It just hasn't quite caught on at the next level.